1. Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltending Woes Continue: Is Andrei Vasilevski the Answer?

    When the 2011-12 season concluded for the Tampa Bay Lightning , it was incredibly apparent that the team lacked a true No. 1 goaltender...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about over 2 years ago 892 reads 0 comments

  2. Vancouver Canucks: Why David Booth Could Be the Perfect Fit

    We aren't even a month into the season and already the Vancouver Canucks have pulled off the biggest trade since the deal that brought Keith Ballard to the club just north of the Washington state border...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about almost 3 years ago 564 reads 2 comments

  3. Los Angeles Kings: After Three Straight Shutouts, Is Jonathan Quick Elite?

    On Saturday night, the Los Angeles Kings took on the Dallas Stars in what was a battle of the two top teams in the Pacific Division. Coming into Saturday's game, Jonathan Quick had put up two straight shutouts for the Kings...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about almost 3 years ago 423 reads 7 comments

  4. Vancouver Canucks: Why the Canucks Deserve More Credit and Less Hate

    It wasn't long ago that the Vancouver Canucks hung their heads low after losing to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. As a resident of Vancouver, I can tell you that the city was really hurting after that moment...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about almost 3 years ago 1,619 reads 16 comments

  5. Los Angeles Kings Hammer St. Louis Blues in Lopsided Victory

    The Los Angeles Kings greeted their fans with open arms and gave a collective shout, "We're Home!" It didn't take long to see that this team is different than last year's...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about almost 3 years ago 80 reads 0 comments

  6. Canuck Nation Strong as Vancouver Canucks Defeat Edmonton Oilers

    The Vancouver Canucks took on the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Saturday night in what was certainly an interesting game. The Oilers came out strong and pressed the Canucks back onto their heels with strong offensive play and speed...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about almost 3 years ago 279 reads 1 comments

  7. Los Angeles Kings: Alec Martinez Signed to Two-Year Extension

    It has been a busy week for the Los Angeles Kings . As documented in many articles, Dean Lombardi acquired Mike Richards and Simon Gagne via trade and free-agency respectively. However, the Kings weren't stopping there...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 382 reads 0 comments

  8. NHL Trade Scenarios: 6 Potential Deals That Make Sense for the Los Angeles Kings

    The next NHL season is still a couple months away but that leaves writers like me with plenty of time to come of with speculations and predictions. Dean Lombardi and the rest of the Los Angeles Kings have been really busy this off-season...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 8,743 reads 22 comments

  9. 10 Predictions for the Minnesota Wild in 2011/2012

    Here is the final predictions installment for the Northwest Division. I've looked at the Canucks , Flames , Oilers and Avalanche , so we can finally look at the Minnesota Wild ...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 2,277 reads 9 comments

  10. Los Angeles Kings: Simon Gagne Excited by Opportunity to Play

    In the week leading up to July 1st, many speculated that if the Kings were to lose out on Brad Richards, they would target Simon Gagne as a potential winger. The fit made sense in Los Angeles...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 273 reads 1 comments

  11. 10 Predictions for the Calgary Flames in 2011-12

    The Calgary Flames , fueled by a late-season charge, are ready to get off to a great start in 2011/2012. With other teams in the Northwest getting older, stronger and faster, the Calgary Flames are going to be in tough to make the playoffs...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 1,514 reads 10 comments

  12. 10 Predictions for the Edmonton Oilers in 2011/2012

    The Edmonton Oilers are going to be a force in the coming years. With young stars like Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and so many more, they are a team that could do some real damage in the Western Conference this season...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 1,331 reads 5 comments

  13. Los Angeles Kings Speculation: Ales Hemsky a Target for Kings on the Wing?

    For the last two seasons, Ales Hemsky 's name has been linked to the Los Angeles Kings as their possible trade target. He is highly skilled, quick and affordable. The downsides in his game are his lack of physicality and his injury history...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 693 reads 3 comments

  14. 10 Predictions for the Colorado Avalanche in 2011/2012

    When the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs two seasons ago, it was thought by many that things had turned around in the Mile High City. Clearly, that was not the case...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 3,207 reads 14 comments

  15. 10 Predictions for the Vancouver Canucks in 2011/2012

    With free agency well underway, I am going to start a 30-part series with 10 predictions for each team that could transpire over the next calendar year...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 6,878 reads 30 comments

  16. Breaking News: Former Bolt Simon Gagne Signed by Los Angeles Kings

    There was a sense of anticipation around the Los Angeles Kings since free agency opened on the morning of July 1st. The Kings put their best foot forward, and finally their efforts have paid off...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 323 reads 0 comments

  17. Los Angeles Kings Lose Michal Handzus to Division Rival San Jose Sharks

    Teams in the Western Conference know the value of Michal Handzus . Teams in the Pacific Division know it especially well. The San Jose Sharks were happy to announce that they signed Michal Handzus to a two-year deal worth $5 million...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 525 reads 2 comments

  18. Los Angeles Kings All Too Quiet to Start Free Agent Frenzy

    The Los Angeles Kings remained incredibly quiet as the free agency frenzy began today. Their only real move was making a huge pitch to Brad Richards and his agent...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  19. Front-Loaded Contracts: Are They the Cause of the Next NHL Lockout?

    With the announcement of Christian Ehrhoff's new contract with the Buffalo Sabres earlier today, it has become abundantly clear that the National Hockey League and its owners are ...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 266 reads 0 comments

  20. The 12 Most Hated Players in the NHL

    The Stanley Cup Finals really showed fans that it was possible to hate a team, player or entire fanbase more than anything else in the world. The Canucks took so much heat for their on-ice antics and off-ice "arrogance" during the final...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 1,635 reads 13 comments

  21. Los Angeles Kings: Can Dean Lombardi Convince Free Agents to Play for Kings?

    The Los Angeles Kings don't have a stellar track record in free agency under general manager Dean Lombardi. In actual fact, the track record is downright awful...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 795 reads 12 comments

  22. Trouble on the Left Wing: A Look at Players the Los Angeles Kings Could Go After

    With the addition of Mike Richards, it has become abundantly clear that the Los Angeles Kings will not have to rely on Anze Kopitar nearly as much in this coming season...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 792 reads 12 comments

  23. 2011 NHL Entry Draft: 10 Winners From the First Round in Minnesota

    The 2011 NHL Entry Draft is in full swing and the first round was full of excitement. Many teams took chances that will surely help them in the long run...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about 3 years ago 437 reads 0 comments

  24. L.A. Kings: Lombardi Pulls the Trigger, Acquires Mike Richards

    The day Kings fans have been waiting for has finally arrived—Dean Lombardi finally pulled off a big move for the Los Angeles Kings ...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about over 3 years ago 859 reads 1 comments

  25. Los Angeles Kings: Dean Lombardi's Offseason Game Plan?

    Over the course of an NHL season it becomes incredibly apparent that every team has weaknesses. Even the strong Vancouver Canucks had their issues that they came face-to-face with as the postseason started...

    Michael Stuart Written by Michael Stuart about over 3 years ago 1,043 reads 12 comments