1. NHL All-Star Skills Competition: 15 Reasons It Will Be Worth Watching

    The NHL All-Star Game is a relaxing time for everyone. Players are either enjoying the lighthearted festivities or enjoying the time off, and fans get a break from the grind of the season and watch their favorite stars goof around...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,379 reads 10 comments

  2. 10 Toughest NHL Fanbases

    Hockey is a tough game. That toughness extends into the stands at times, as some fanbases have developed a reputation for being quite rabid...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,122 reads 115 comments

  3. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: One Player from Each Team Who Should Be There

    On Thursday night, Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara will divvy up the teams like it's a game of river hockey. But a handful of players won't be available at the draft after missing out on the chance to take part in the midseason showdown...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,396 reads 6 comments

  4. 2012 NHL Mock Draft: Projecting All 30 Picks of Round 1

    The 2012 NHL draft is already being coined the "Fail for Nail." Nail Yakupov is the odds-on favorite to be the first overall pick, and he is considered by most scouts to be a truly elite prospect...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 5,813 reads 14 comments

  5. 20 Biggest Pretty Boys in the NHL

    NHL players aren't exactly known for being pretty boys. In fact, it's quite the opposite. However, there are a handful of professional hockey players that adopt a diva persona, or care a bit too much about style points and physical appearance...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 8,509 reads 23 comments

  6. 15 Most Fragile Players in NHL History

    Hockey is an undeniably violent sport. Players are bigger and skating faster than they ever have, and as a result, they're hitting harder. The injuries that result, meanwhile, are far from new to the game...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,442 reads 15 comments

  7. NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Players Who Could Be Traded Before the Trade Deadline

    The NHL trading deadline can make the difference for a team on the brink of contention. There may not be a ton on the trading market, but often times it's the seemingly insignificant deals that can become the missing piece to a championship run...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,921 reads 4 comments

  8. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: 50 All-Star Facts You Need to Know

    The NHL All-Star Game is a wonderful event. It's the perfect change for the fans, players and coaches to reflect on the season to date and enjoy some downtime before the second-half surge gets under way...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 3,932 reads 22 comments

  9. NHL All-Star Game 2012: 1 Player from Each Team Who Must Be on the Ice

    The 2012 NHL All-Star Game roster is set, but between now and the All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 29, plenty of players will opt out of the game. There are also a handful of players who deserve to be considered as replacements...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,588 reads 8 comments

  10. Comparing NHL Stars to 'Mighty Ducks' Movie Characters

    When it comes to sports movies, few can top the Mighty Ducks series. Armed with one of the most dynamic groups of characters, the trilogy of hockey movies gives you a new reason to watch with each installment of the series...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 3,947 reads 10 comments

  11. NHL Power Rankings: Ranking Each Team's Defensive Prowess

    Defensive cliches are obnoxious. "Defense wins championships." "Think defense first, offense second." "They can't win if they can't score." We get it; defense is important...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,941 reads 2 comments

  12. NHL Trade Rumors: Finding Fact, Debunking Fiction Among the Latest Buzz

    It's that time of year again, folks. Between now and the NHL Trading Deadline on Feb. 27, the rumors will be be swirling every which way...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 693 reads 0 comments

  13. World Junior Hockey Championship: Highlights of the 20 Best Prospects

    The World Junior Championship always puts on a show. Featuring some of the world's most talented prospects, the 2012 version of the tournament did not disappoint...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 1,214 reads 6 comments

  14. NHL Trade Speculation: Top 16 Prospects and Minor Leaguers Who Could Be Dealt

    Between now and the league's Feb. 27 trading deadline, teams across the NHL will be swapping players and picks to jockey for position as the postseason approaches. However, it's not always the big names that have the biggest impact...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,954 reads 3 comments

  15. 2012 Winter Classic: Preview, Prediction and Pick for Flyers vs. Rangers

    After weeks of anticipation, three episodes of Ilya Bryzgalov's nonsensical ramblings and countless hours spent constructing the rink, the 2012 Winter Classic is upon us...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 445 reads 0 comments

  16. NHL Trade Scenarios: 11 Glue Guys Playoff Contenders Will Seek at Deadline

    The NHL trading deadline isn't always about the big names that are moved. Often times the most beneficial acquisition is a role player that takes a team to the next level. Glue guys are the meat and potatoes of the NHL trading deadline...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about almost 3 years ago 2,730 reads 11 comments

  17. 50 Biggest NHL Storylines Heading into 2012

    2011 was a roller-coaster ride of a year in the National Hockey League. Concussions, the Boston Bruins and Claude Giroux have all taken headlines...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 3,420 reads 21 comments

  18. World Junior Championship: 15 Players You'll Need to Know for the NHL Draft

    The 2012 World Junior Championship is underway, and with a plethora of goal scoring on the first day of action, there are plenty of prospects to discuss in this tournament...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,377 reads 6 comments

  19. 2012 World Junior Championship: TV Schedule, Preview, Analysis and Live Updates

    The IIHF World Junior Championship gets under way today in Alberta, Canada. The tournament features 10 teams divided into two groups for the preliminary round, which will last a week...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 5,147 reads 10 comments

  20. 7 NHL Teams That Will Turn It All Around in 2012

    Things change quickly in the NHL . Momentum can change in the blink of an eye, and teams that seemed doomed for years of failure could prove to be successful without much transition time...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 1,854 reads 8 comments

  21. NHL Trade Deadline: Will Your Team Be a Buyer or Seller at the Trade Deadline?

    As the NHL slowly progresses, the contenders are separating themselves from the pretenders. Key pieces of championship puzzles are floating around the league waiting to be exchanged at the NHL trading deadline...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 34,891 reads 12 comments

  22. 15 Biggest Crybabies in the NHL

    The NHL is a tough league for tough men. Sometimes, however, players slip through the cracks. Like any professional sport, pro hockey has its fair share of whiners, divers and crybabies...

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  23. Power Ranking Don Cherry's 25 Best Suits of All Time

    Hockey Night in Canada would not be complete without Don Cherry. And Don Cherry would not be complete without a crazy, eye-popping suit...

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  24. 20 Most Incredible Hockey Trick-Shot Videos Ever

    Hockey is all about style points. OK, maybe that's not true, but it sure is fun to watch some of these elite athletes work magic with the puck. Whether in a shootout or a live game, hockey players have the ability to do things many consider impossible...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 1,119 reads 0 comments

  25. Kyle Turris Trade: Phoenix Acquires David Rundblad in a Trade with Ottawa

    The Phoenix Coyotes have ended a long dispute with Kyle Turris , trading the 22-year-old center to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for David Rundblad and a second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon ...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 1,760 reads 4 comments