1. 3 Most Exciting NHL Prospects at Every Position

    The abundance of exciting young talent among the NHL 's best prospects is one of the many reasons why this is a great time to be a hockey fan...

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  2. What We Do, Don't Know About Evgeni Malkin, Dallas Stars' Tampering Controversy

    Evgeni Malkin recently pledged his future to the Pittsburgh Penguins with a massive eight-year contract extension that should pair him with superstar teammate Sidney Crosby for the rest of his prime...

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  3. John Tavares as the Next New York Islanders Captain Is a No-Brainer

    John Tavares is the best NHL player in New York. The superstar center became a Hart Trophy finalist last year with 47 points in 48 games while playing a key role in ending the New York Islanders ' five-year playoff drought...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 5,804 reads 16 comments

  4. Blueprint for the Perfect NHL Goaltender

    Much like NFL quarterbacks, the performance of goaltenders in the NHL is often the difference between winning championships and finishing with a high draft pick...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 10,430 reads 14 comments

  5. Latest Buzz on the NHL's Top Unsigned Players

    NHL training camps are only a few weeks away, but there are still several notable restricted and unrestricted free agents still without jobs as the end of the offseason nears...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 10,281 reads 17 comments

  6. Why Toronto Maple Leafs Should Explore Trade Options for Dion Phaneuf

    The Toronto Maple Leafs made a splash in free agency and the trade market this summer, but the team's biggest moves could be on the horizon...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 25,986 reads 172 comments

  7. 10 Incredible Facts About Wayne Gretzky

    The name Wayne Gretzky is synonymous with greatness. The Brantford , Ontario native, appropriately nicknamed the "Great One," began to re-write the record books when he first stepped onto the ice as an NHL player for the Edmonton Oilers in 1979...

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  8. Wayne Gretzky Trade Anniversary: Reflecting on Ultimate Winners and Losers

    The Wayne Gretzky trade rocked the sports culture of two nations and helped the NHL embark on an ambitious path to where it now has 30 teams and a national footprint that covers all of the United States...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 7,752 reads 11 comments

  9. How the Wayne Gretzky Trade Changed Hockey in the United States

    The stunning and unexpected trade that sent Edmonton Oilers superstar Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings 25 years ago today was a landmark event for the NHL that changed the entire landscape of the sport in the United States...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 7,297 reads 4 comments

  10. NHL Expansion to Seattle: Not so Fast Without an NBA Partner

    When the NHL and NHLPA agreed to realign the league for the 2013-14 season, they conveniently left two open spots in the Western Conference divisions for possible expansion...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 9,192 reads 68 comments

  11. The 10 NHL Players Who Are Respected the Most by Their Peers

    Respect is not easily earned in the NHL . Players have to demonstrate a high level of professionalism, toughness, dedication and on-ice performance to earn the respect of teammates, opponents and coaches...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 13,997 reads 63 comments

  12. Why Tim Thomas May Be Out of Options in Return to NHL

    It's not often that a former Conn Smythe Trophy winner is unable to find a home in free agency. But unfortunately for Tim Thomas, the only person to blame for his current situation is himself...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 10,004 reads 29 comments

  13. Pros and Cons for All of Team Canada's Potential Goalies at 2014 Sochi Olympics

    Being the starting goaltender on the Canadian Olympic team is one of the most pressure-filled spots in all of sports, and it's a role no one can fully understand until they are put in the position...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 5,093 reads 16 comments

  14. NHL Players Who Must Stand Out in Contract Years

    Playing for a new contract is one of the most powerful motivators in sports. This is especially true in the NHL , where owners open up their checkbooks every summer to sign, and in most cases overpay, the top free agents on the market...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 5,533 reads 16 comments

  15. Ranking the Chicago Blackhawks' Biggest Obstacles in Stanley Cup Defense

    Winning back-to-back Stanley Cups is arguably the toughest team challenge in pro sports. It's one that hasn't been met since the Detroit Red Wings swept the Philadelphia Flyers ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 4,773 reads 8 comments

  16. The Biggest Questions Facing Team USA Before 2014 Sochi Olympics

    The United States raised expectations with its silver medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 5,671 reads 16 comments

  17. Ranking the 10 Most Unselfish Players in the NHL

    There are a lot of selfish athletes in professional sports who often care about their own fame, wealth and attention more than the goals of the teams they represent...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 11,472 reads 68 comments

  18. NHL Free Agency 2013: Ranking the Best Players Still Available

    The NHL free-agent market still has several quality players for general managers with limited salary cap space to pursue as they make the final adjustments to their rosters before training camps begin in September...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 27,004 reads 52 comments

  19. Top Prospects Who Could Be Trade Bait Before 2013-14 NHL Season

    As the amount of talent left on the free-agent market dwindles, the most effective way for NHL general managers to make substantial changes to their rosters will be through the trade market...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 7,415 reads 12 comments

  20. Is Phil Kessel the Winger the Maple Leafs Should Build Around?

    Not many players in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs boosted their reputation more than Phil Kessel . His performance against the Boston Bruins in Round 1 proved that the superstar ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 9,951 reads 83 comments

  21. Is New Era on Horizon for Rangers After Latest Madison Square Garden Vote?

    For over 40 years, going to Madison Square Garden to watch their beloved New York Rangers has been a rite of passage for hockey fans in the Empire State...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 8,533 reads 37 comments

  22. Ranking the Top 10 Candidates for the 2013-14 NHL Calder Trophy

    The competition for the 2014 Calder Trophy should be one of the closest and most exciting races in the award's history...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 23,246 reads 79 comments

  23. Which Is the Better Spot for NHL Expansion: The Pacific Northwest or Quebec?

    The NHL 's new realignment plan that will be put into place for the 2013-14 season has increased the amount of debates over future expansion...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 8,650 reads 65 comments

  24. Why Roberto Luongo Situation Will End Up Being a Big Benefit for Canucks

    Playing the role of a starting goaltender for an NHL team in a Canadian market is one of the toughest jobs in sports, not only from a physical standpoint, but a mental one too...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 4,311 reads 4 comments

  25. Odds for Every Player on USA's Preliminary Olympic Roster to Make Final Cut

    The United States will be one of the gold medal favorites at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi , but there are still several roster spots up for grabs before the final team is announced during the 2013-14 NHL season...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about almost 2 years ago 2,179 reads 4 comments