1. NHL Predictions: 7 Dark Horse Stanley Cup Hopefuls

    The same teams are always getting the headlines in the NHL , and for the most part, the same teams are always in contention for the Stanley Cup at the end of the season...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 57 reads 2 comments

  2. 10 Players That Should Retire After 2011-12 NHL Season

    Mark Recchi proved that experience can hang with youth when pushed to the brink. Recchi, 43, helped lead the Bruins to the 2011 Stanley Cup before riding off into the sunset of retirement...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,205 reads 5 comments

  3. NHL: 20 Most Awesome Game-Winning Goals of All Time

    Game winning goals get all of the glory. The pressure is immense in those situations, and the celebration that ensues makes them the most memorable plays in hockey...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,934 reads 13 comments

  4. NHL's Top 10 Quiet Goal Scorers

    With the exception of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, most offensive stars in the NHL are able to go about their business quietly...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 3,187 reads 20 comments

  5. NHL Power Rankings: Ranking All 30 NHL Teams, Preseason Edition

    The Boston Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup, proving just how unimportant preseason power rankings can be. That being said, up until the drop off the puck on opening night, the speculation and comparisons of teams on paper is all we have...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 7,604 reads 44 comments

  6. Sidney Crosby Injury: Eric Lindros and 13 "Next Ones" That Haven't Panned

    Pressure is a funny thing. It can turn some players into prime time performers, while it unravels far too many careers. Some guys just can't handle it. Injuries, poor discipline and the improper surrounding can all derail a player's career...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 3,066 reads 15 comments

  7. NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Players That Will Move During 2011-12

    Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull and Phil Esposito were all traded at one point during their NHL careers. Nobody is safe. Heading into the 2011-2012 season, certain players are definitely feeling the heat...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,213 reads 4 comments

  8. 50 Best Players in NHL Video Game History

    EA Sports has released NHL 12, and fans everywhere are hard at work on the sticks searching for the next dominant players in a long line of superstar video game hockey players...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 11,065 reads 18 comments

  9. NHL Free Agents: How Drew Doughty and Each RFA's Situation Will Play out

    Drew Doughty's current contract holdout with the Los Angeles Kings is a prime example of why it is important for NHL teams to lock up their restricted free agents early...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,003 reads 7 comments

  10. NHL Predictions: 10 Players on the Brink of Greatness

    Steven Stamkos and Corey Perry established themselves as elite NHL players during the 2010-2011 NHL season with 90-point seasons and appearances at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,960 reads 22 comments

  11. NHL Trade/Free Agent News: The Player Each Team Will Miss Most This Season

    NHL Free Agency glorifies the teams that sign the big prizes. The New York Rangers were heroes for reeling in Brad Richards, and the signings of Christian Ehrhoff and Ville Leino made the Sabres instant contenders...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 4,654 reads 13 comments

  12. NHL Free Agents: The Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents Still Looking for a Team

    The 2011 NHL free-agency frenzy was a complete whirlwind, leaving plenty of debris behind for teams to scoop up after the first few days of signings had commenced...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,181 reads 2 comments

  13. The Most Tragically Cut Short Careers in NHL History

    Sidney Crosby recently announced that he will not be ready to start the season but ensured the press that the chances of him losing his career to this injury are very unlikely...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 381 reads 12 comments

  14. 25 Greatest Jerseys in NHL History

    The NHL has the best jerseys in the world. Nothing compares to the feeling of pulling a hockey sweater on. Whether one is hitting the ice or just getting ready to cheer on their team, there is something special about putting on that jersey...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 12,171 reads 29 comments

  15. NHL Trade Steals: The 10 Most Lopsided Hockey Trades Ever

    Underestimating potential can be a devastating thing. Whether it be the pimple-ridden, nerdy girl that you refuse to talk to in junior high who then becomes a perfect 10 by the time ...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 5,801 reads 15 comments

  16. NHL Predictions: 10 Unheralded Players Poised for a Breakout

    In the same fashion that Claude Giroux and Keith Yandle burst onto the NHL scene during the 2010-2011 season, dozens of young, talented NHL players are hoping to make a similar impact this fall...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,142 reads 6 comments

  17. NHL Free Agency: How Much Room Each Team Has to Maneuver Under the Salary Cap

    The NHL implemented a salary cap following the lockout of the 2003-2004 season. The cap often fluctuates from year to year, but in general certain teams have become known for spending ...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,070 reads 10 comments

  18. NHL Trades: The Worst Trade in Each Team's History

    Everyone remembers the horrible trades. As great as it feels when one's home team has just reeled in a top prize at the trading deadline, the blunders a general manager makes are what sting for years and years...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 7,737 reads 20 comments

  19. Detroit Red Wings: 8 Reasons the Wings Will Be Among the Favorites Again in 2012

    The Detroit Red Wings have suffered early exits in the postseason the past two years at the hands of the San Jose Sharks after the Wings had made consecutive trips to the Finals...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 3,536 reads 4 comments

  20. NHL Predictions 2011-12: 8 Coaches That Will Not Survive the Season

    NHL coaches don't have a very impressive lifespan. Normally, a coach will last between two and three seasons with a team before being cut lose and moving on...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 731 reads 5 comments

  21. 10 NHL Players You'd Want to Have over for Dinner

    NHL players are a different brand of professional athlete. They are normal people. You won't find too many 6'6'', 250-pound NHL players who seem unhuman. The NHL is as down to earth as it gets...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,222 reads 14 comments

  22. NHL Free-Agency Predictions: 15 Players Set to Score Big in 2012 Free Agency

    The NHL free-agency market has become a get rich quick scheme for players across the league. During 2011 NHL free agency, Brad Richards, Christian Ehrhoff, Ilya Bryzgalov and many others cashed in on teams looking to spend money and improve their team...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,991 reads 9 comments

  23. Alexander Semin and the 12 Most Criticized NHL Players

    Media is growing by the day, and athletes everywhere are being put under more of a microscope every time they suit up. NHL players are no different...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,994 reads 16 comments

  24. NHL Trade Rumors: The Latest Buzz Surrounding Each NHL Team

    August is the worst month of the calendar year. Summer slows to a halt, school starts back up, and the hockey season is still nowhere to be found. To make matters worse, the NHL has stove has become ice cold and the news well has completely dried up...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,962 reads 12 comments

  25. NHL Scouting: The Top 13 Prospects in College Hockey Right Now

    The 2011 NHL draft confirmed what has been a growing trend in the league's scouting process: College hockey is not the pipeline to the NHL...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 3,792 reads 14 comments