1. Is Ilya Kovalchuk Crazy to Retire from the NHL?

    Ilya Kovalchuk is not a man who's afraid to make bold decisions. In a stunning development, the New Jersey Devils announced on Thursday that their most talented and highest-paid ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 20,952 reads 108 comments

  2. The Pros and Cons of Jaromir Jagr's Potential Free Agent Suitors

    Jaromir Jagr is a legend. He's one of the most popular players in the NHL , and he has given hockey fans in six different cities plenty of wonderful memories...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 4,916 reads 14 comments

  3. Grading Every NHL Team's Offseason So Far

    As the free-agent frenzy winds down and rosters for next season begin to take shape, it's now time to hand out grades for all 30 NHL teams...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 49,726 reads 129 comments

  4. Why the NHL Needs to Play More Outdoor Games

    The Winter Classic is the NHL 's golden goose. It's a money-making bonanza that sets attendance records and draws gigantic television ratings that often exceed the amount of people who tune into the Stanley Cup Final...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 5,700 reads 48 comments

  5. Stock Up, Stock Down for the NHL's Top Remaining Free Agents

    The NHL 's free-agency period is almost a week old, and there are still many quality players available at each position...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 8,041 reads 4 comments

  6. Breaking Down the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Candidates

    The 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame class will be announced on Tuesday. Four players will get a call they have been dreaming of for a long time...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 9,683 reads 9 comments

  7. Does a Maple Leafs' Goalie Controversy Loom After Jonathan Bernier Signing?

    Goalie controversies have the potential to be a real distraction for NHL teams, even to the point where it negatively impacts the club's on-ice performance. After a successful 2013 season (19-8-5 record, ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 12,390 reads 92 comments

  8. Predicting Which NHL Team Will Land Goalie Tim Thomas

    Tim Thomas is reportedly interested in making a return to the NHL following a one-year hiatus in which he chose not to report to the Boston Bruins despite having another season left on his contract...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 13,251 reads 29 comments

  9. Burning Questions as 2013 NHL Free Agency Heats Up

    The first weekend of the NHL 's free-agency period is in the books, and there are still many quality players available on the market...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 19,609 reads 23 comments

  10. How Much Closer to Contending Would Montreal Canadiens Be with Jaromir Jagr?

    The Montreal Canadiens need to bolster their scoring depth before next season, and one player who general manager Marc Bergevin should sign to strengthen his club is future Hall of Fame winger Jaromir Jagr ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 12,917 reads 16 comments

  11. NHL Power Rankings 2013: How Start of Free Agency Shook Up the League

    The opening weekend of NHL free agency resulted in owners spending over $400 million to improve their teams for the 2013-14 season and beyond...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 42,884 reads 185 comments

  12. Is Rob Scuderi's Return Enough to Cure What Ails Pittsburgh Penguins' Defense?

    Rob Scuderi made his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday after signing as a free agent to address the weaknesses on the team's blue line that were created when ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 9,018 reads 5 comments

  13. Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins: The Perfect Marriage

    Jarome Iginla admitted on Saturday that there were a few teams that showed interest in him as a free agent over the last few days...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 11,242 reads 18 comments

  14. NHL Free Agency 2013: The Most Underrated Signings

    The first stage of the NHL 's free-agency period has produced several smart signings that may not grab the attention of hockey fans right now, but they will soon learn why these moves will add valuable skill and depth to their favorite team...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 8,911 reads 7 comments

  15. Winners and Losers Early in the 2013 NHL Free-Agency Period

    Despite a lengthy lockout that involved NHL owners trying to find ways to reduce player salaries and control costs, these men have opened up their checkbooks in a major way as the 2013 NHL free-agency period officially began on Friday...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 27,238 reads 63 comments

  16. Will Bobby Ryan Lead Ottawa Senators' Offensive Youth Movement?

    The start of NHL free agency was a miserable one for Ottawa Senators fans as longtime captain Daniel Alfredsson chose to leave the franchise after 18 years to pursue a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 9,825 reads 22 comments

  17. Jarome Iginla Signs One-Year Contract with the Boston Bruins

    Jarome Iginla is one of the top five NHL forwards in the 2013 free-agent class as a top-six winger still capable of scoring 20-plus goals. UPDATE: Friday, July 5 at 7:37 p...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 17,627 reads 2 comments

  18. NHL Free Agents 2013 Tracker: Rumors and Destinations for Top 50 Players

    The normally calm offseason NHL waters are bubbling and foaming at the start of free agency. As teams look to improve their lot for 2013-14, players are searching for the best financial deals as they take the next step in their careers...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 135,823 reads 41 comments

  19. Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars Both Winners in Tyler Seguin-Loui Eriksson Trade

    The Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars gave hockey fans a reason to pause their Fourth of July celebrations by completing a seven-player blockbuster trade highlighted by star forwards Tyler Seguin and Loui Eriksson ...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 34,419 reads 61 comments

  20. Ranking the Biggest Difference-Makers Available in 2013 NHL Free Agent Market

    NHL teams are now allowed to meet with free agents of other teams, but no contracts can be signed until Friday when the free-agent market officially opens...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 19,950 reads 18 comments

  21. NHL Free Agency 2013: Ranking the Best Fits for Mike Ribeiro

    Now that former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier has chosen to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals veteran Mike Ribeiro will soon become the best center available in a weak free-agent class...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 6,544 reads 4 comments

  22. Why Philadelphia Flyers Are Still Fumbling with Vincent Lecavalier Deal

    The Philadelphia Flyers are back above the salary cap after signing another offensive-minded player despite the team's glaring weaknesses on the blue line and at the goaltender position...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 21,206 reads 63 comments

  23. NHL Free Agency 2013: Odds on Where Vincent Lecavalier Will Sign

    Vincent Lecavalier 's Hall of Fame-worthy career with the Tampa Bay Lightning came to an end last week when the team announced that it would buy out the final seven years of his contract...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 2,594 reads 2 comments

  24. NHL Power Rankings 2013: Where Every Team Stands at the Start of Free Agency

    Free agency opens on Friday and NHL teams are hoping to make the right signings that will add the necessary depth needed to win the Stanley Cup...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 14,063 reads 56 comments

  25. Did Vancouver Canucks' Stanley Cup Window Slam Shut with Schneider Trade?

    The Vancouver Canucks know better than anyone that having two quality goaltenders in the salary cap era is not an enviable situation...

    Nicholas Goss Written by Nicholas Goss about 1 year ago 11,048 reads 22 comments