1. 15 Best Power Forwards in the NHL Today and the Past Players They Resemble

    The power forward is a rare species in today's NHL . With hockey evolving into a game of speed and skill, the physically gifted as well as physically imposing offensive threats are tough to find...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 3,336 reads 6 comments

  2. NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Teams Who Might Sell Players at the Deadline

    Two months ago, every NHL team was a playoff contender. But in the NHL, things change fast. In the span of just 30 games, hopes of making the playoffs have been dashed for some ...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 3,351 reads 1 comments

  3. 2012 NHL Draft: An Early Look at the Top 20 Candidates for Next Year's Draft

    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 3 years ago 2,989 reads 4 comments

  4. 50 Most Important NHL Figures of 2011

    2011 has been a big year for the National Hockey League. The game's biggest star spent much of the year sidelined with a concussion, new stars were born and an original six team took home the Stanley Cup...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 1,697 reads 9 comments

  5. Hockey's 20 Most Awesome Empty-Net Goal Fails

    An empty net is enough to put any hockey fan on edge. The idea of leaving the cage unoccupied makes some restless. That's due at large to how many things can go terribly wrong when the net is empty...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 7,943 reads 1 comments

  6. 15 Most Clutch Players in the NHL Today

    Glory is achieved with performing in the spotlight. Clutch players always get the attention, and rightfully so. What's to remember about a player who disappears when the lights shined the brightest? Today's game has no shortage of big-time players...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 20,911 reads 56 comments

  7. The 10 Greatest Individual Seasons in NHL History (not Including Wayne Gretzky)

    The NHL record book is packed full of incredible seasons, but at the top of most lists is Wayne Gretzky's name. The Great One is not the only one to put forth some mind-boggling seasons, however...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 1,430 reads 16 comments

  8. Each NHL Team's Biggest Strength and Weakness

    In the NHL , anything can happen on a given night. Each team in the league has strengths and weaknesses. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent is the best way to prepare for the grind the NHL season can bring...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 1,302 reads 3 comments

  9. 20 NHL Personalities and Their Muppet Counterparts

    While NHL players continue to battle it out on the ice this weekend, the Muppets are wrapped up in a box office scrap of their own with some other blockbuster titles...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,821 reads 14 comments

  10. Carolina Hurricanes Put Tomas Kaberle on Trade Block: 10 Potential Suitors

    The Carolina Hurricanes may be interested in trading Tomas Kaberle just a few months after signing the puck-moving defenseman, according to TSN's Darren Dreger . Kaberle currently carries a $4...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,959 reads 16 comments

  11. The 10 Dumbest Fan Moments in NHL History

    NHL fans are a rabid bunch. However, like in other sports, the fans of hockey are not always the brightest of bulbs. There are plenty of moments over the years that have provided evidence of that...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,366 reads 8 comments

  12. NHL Winter Classic: Potential Matchups and Sites for 2013 Classic

    The 2012 NHL Winter Classic is right around the corner with the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers set to battle it out at Citizens Bank Park...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 354 reads 101 comments

  13. Ranking the NHL's Top 50 Players, Post Sidney Crosby's Return

    In case you haven't heard the news, Sidney Crosby is back. With his return comes a drastically different landscape in the NHL ...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 10,137 reads 62 comments

  14. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: 10 Players Who Do Not Deserve to Be on the Ballot

    The 2012 NHL All-Star Game , like many that came before it, will be a popularity contest. A quick look at the ballot for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game reveals a handful of undeserving players that found spots on the ballot because of their reputations...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 3,851 reads 27 comments

  15. 13 NHL Prospects Who Should Be Given a Chance Now

    Developing NHL prospects is a tricky business. Unlike in other sports, players drafted in the NHL Draft are not expected to make an immediate impact for the most part...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 35,021 reads 28 comments

  16. 10 NHL Players Who Will Be Superstars in 5 Years

    The influx of young talent in the NHL is unlike anything the league has ever seen. Players are making an impact before they turn 20, and making an impact in a big way...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 4,775 reads 19 comments

  17. NHL Free Agency: 20 Best Players That Will Be in High Demand Next Summer

    2012 NHL Free Agency is not as far off as it may seem. In fact, for some teams it cannot come soon enough. A quarter of the season is in the books, and a good chunk of the NHL is already ready to write off the playoffs...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 6,784 reads 8 comments

  18. 25 Sketchiest Characters in NHL History

    The NHL is no different than any other league in that it is home to a fair amount of sketchy characters...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 3,749 reads 5 comments

  19. NHL: The Best and Worst Hockey Players Turned Commentators

    The fastest way to get into broadcasting professional sports is to have played professional sports. People want to listen to the guy they grew up watching. It's that simple. Sometimes, former players make excellent analysts...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,686 reads 11 comments

  20. Best Early Christmas Present for Every Hockey Team

    The holiday season is right around the corner and teams across the NHL are hoping the season will bring some good fortune their way. The 2011-2012 season has not been kind to some teams and overly kind to others...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 4,788 reads 15 comments

  21. NHL Free Agency: Every Team's Most Surprising Free-Agent Signing Ever

    NHL teams tend to become creatures of habit. We often see the same front offices go after the same types of players and exhibit similar spending patterns...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,431 reads 9 comments

  22. John Tortorella and the 20 Most Abrasive Coaches in NHL History

    Coaches can't please everyone. Whether it's youth hockey, junior hockey or the pros, certain coaches rub people the wrong way...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 1,459 reads 4 comments

  23. One Improvement Each NHL Team Must Make Right Now

    The NHL is all about adjustments, both in-game and in-season. Coaches are canned, lines are adjusted and trades are made with regularity throughout the regular season. Teams are always looking to gain an edge in any way possible...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 4,644 reads 8 comments

  24. NHL Trade Scenarios: 10 Players Whose Teams Regret Giving Them a No-Trade Clause

    A bad contract can be a burden for an NHL team. A bad contract with a no-movement clause can cripple a team. Since the lockout, the contracts being dished out in the NHL are becoming crazier and more binding than ever before...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 3,546 reads 5 comments

  25. NHL Power Rankings: An Inside Look at Each Team's Top Line

    The NHL is a scoring league. A consistently elite first line is a rarity in the NHL, but the teams that are blessed with one, reap the benefits. Lines are juggled so often that it's often tough to pin down exactly what each team's first line is...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 3,743 reads 28 comments