1. Predicting Who Will Lead NHL in Every Major Stat Category in 2013-14 Season

    After an amazing Stanley Cup playoffs that ended with the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup, hockey fans have already started counting down the days until the 2013-14 NHL season begins on October 1...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 6,813 reads 21 comments

  2. Breaking Down Best Line Combinations for Team Canada at 2014 Winter Olympics

    Building the best line combinations and defense pairings for a team of NHL stars from Canada is no easy task...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 21,348 reads 227 comments

  3. Breaking Down Best Line Combinations for Team USA at 2014 Winter Olympics

    Team chemistry is an important factor in Olympic success. One of the toughest challenges for United States head coach Dan Bylsma prior to the 2014 Olympics will be finding the ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 9,609 reads 36 comments

  4. Team USA Hockey: Position-by-Position Breakdown of Preliminary Roster

    The United States will face high expectations at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after coming so close to winning the gold medal in Vancouver...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 29,336 reads 50 comments

  5. Team Canada Hockey: Position-by-Position Breakdown of Preliminary Roster

    Canada has not won an ice hockey gold medal at the Winter Olympics outside of North America since 1952. This is the challenge that Hockey Canada has prepared for since its gold-medal triumph at the Vancouver games in 2010...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 27,305 reads 99 comments

  6. New Jersey Devils Stop Offseason Bleeding with Jaromir Jagr Signing

    The next stop on Jaromir Jagr 's tour around the NHL will be New Jersey. The Devils have reportedly signed the future Hall of Fame forward to a one-year contract, according ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 10,517 reads 39 comments

  7. NHL Players One Flaw Away from Being Superstars

    To reach superstar status in the NHL , a player must consistently perform at an elite level and have no major weaknesses in his game at either end of the ice. The amount of youthful talent in the NHL right now is quite impressive...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 15,295 reads 23 comments

  8. What's to Love and What's to Hate About NHL Conference Realignment?

    The NHL is one pro sports league that isn't afraid to make bold changes to its landscape. As the league has added more teams over the past few decades, it has used several different ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 18,215 reads 71 comments

  9. New NHL Divisions: Metropolitan All the Rage on Twitter After Schedule Release

    Hockey fans were anxiously awaiting the announcement of the names to the new divisions that were created as part of the NHL 's realignment plan for the 2013-14 season...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 17,892 reads 66 comments

  10. The Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2013-14 NHL Schedule Release

    It's time for hockey fans across North America to begin making plans to see NHL games next season. The NHL finally announced the 2013-14 regular-season schedule on Friday, which, ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 27,058 reads 76 comments

  11. How Will Conference Realignment Affect the NHL?

    The NHL is getting a makeover for the 2013-14 season and there are plenty of reasons for hockey fans to be excited...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 29,478 reads 113 comments

  12. Winter Olympics 2014: Early Hockey Predictions and Gold-Medal Odds

    At the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Canada will attempt to become the first nation to win three gold medals in men's ice hockey since the NHL first started allowing its players to participate in the Olympics...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 29,171 reads 214 comments

  13. Why 2014 Sochi Olympics Will Give Revitalized NHL Another Big Boost

    With Friday’s announcement that NHL players will be eligible to compete in the Sochi Games, fans are already thirsty for the best international hockey competition around...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 13,134 reads 23 comments

  14. NHL Free Agency 2013: Predictions for Top Salary Arbitration Cases

    When restricted free agents are unable to reach a new contract with their NHL teams, those who are eligible often go to salary arbitration...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 11,307 reads 8 comments

  15. Dustin Brown Extension: Kings Solidify Stanley Cup Core by Locking Up Captain

    Dustin Brown is the heart and soul of the Los Angeles Kings . He embodies the tough, physical style of play that the team displayed in its first ever Stanley Cup championship ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 5,818 reads 18 comments

  16. The Biggest Bargains at Every Position in the NHL

    At this stage of the offseason, one of the most difficult challenges for NHL general managers is to make important roster upgrades without burning a large amount of salary-cap space...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 14,801 reads 21 comments

  17. Why Spending Big in Free Agency Isn't the Best Way to Win the Stanley Cup

    The NHL is a business run by impatient people. Owners want results, and they are rarely willing to wait long to see success from their teams on and off the ice...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 3,237 reads 3 comments

  18. Predicting Which 2013 1st-Round Draft Picks Will Make the NHL in 2013-14 Season

    There was an enormous amount of high-end talent in the 2013 NHL draft class, which is why we will likely see more first-round picks make their pro debuts next season than normal...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 15,033 reads 27 comments

  19. Super-Early Predictions for the 2013-14 NHL All-Star Teams

    The NHL All-Star teams are announced shortly after the Stanley Cup Final and rarely create a ton of buzz for the league, but that wasn't the case this year...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 30,645 reads 57 comments

  20. Are Toronto Maple Leafs a Contender or a Pretender After Free Agency Moves?

    Just a few months after ending the NHL 's longest playoff drought, the Toronto Maple Leafs are taking aim at the sport's longest championship drought...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 18,554 reads 131 comments

  21. Why Ilya Kovalchuk Won't Be a Trendsetter for Russian Stars

    Ilya Kovalchuk 's retirement from the New Jersey Devils sent shock waves through the NHL . The idea of a highly-paid superstar choosing to leave North America to join an inferior ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 9,195 reads 16 comments

  22. Which NHL Teams Are Acing the 2013 Offseason?

    General managers have found a few challenges in upgrading their rosters for the 2013-14 NHL season. The salary cap decreasing by about $6 million has hurt the financial flexibility ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 15,932 reads 110 comments

  23. How Good Will Tampa Bay Lightning Star Steven Stamkos Be in 2013-14 Season?

    Sidney Crosby is the NHL 's best offensive player, but that's an honor he won't hold for much longer. By the end of the 2013-14 season, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 6,122 reads 18 comments

  24. Playing Risk vs. Reward for Boston Bruins' Bergeron and Rask Deals

    Building a perennial Stanley Cup contender requires NHL teams to roll the dice and gamble on long-term contracts. For much of Jeremy Jacobs' tenure as owner of the Boston Bruins (1975-present), the team has been unwilling to take these risks...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 6,476 reads 6 comments

  25. Projecting Stats for Top Signed 2013 NHL Free Agents

    As newly-signed free agents enjoy the offseason and new contracts, it won't be long before NHL training camps open and the expectations that come with their large salaries begin to impact these players...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 12 months ago 9,223 reads 26 comments