1. Get Out the Welcome Matt for Carle in Philly

    According to NHL.com: The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have acquired 6'0", 205-pound defenseman Matt Carle and the San Jose Sharks' third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry ...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 211 reads 2 comments

  2. Two Changes the NHL Has Overlooked

    There has been one constant since the NHL resumed play after the locked out season of 2004-05—never-ending changes aimed at making the game more exciting...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 334 reads 22 comments

  3. The Salary Cap’s Affect on Teenagers in the NHL

    There are few things more exciting for a sports fan than watching and following the progress of a new prospect on their favourite team. I prefer to watch the young players in the league and follow their progress, or lack thereof in some instances...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 289 reads 4 comments

  4. Youth Needs To Be Served In The Desert

    I believe the Phoenix Coyotes have a decent team and could win more if Wayne Gretzky had his lines better sorted and was more patient in awaiting positive results. Here’s the rundown of the lines from the game last night against the Calgary Flames..

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 167 reads 4 comments

  5. Luca Sbisa: NHL Rookie or Junior Hockey Star in 2009?

    When the Philadelphia Flyers face the New York Islanders on Thursday, October 30, it will mark the 10th game of the season. Most seasons, the 10th game would be nothing more than a game in late October...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 681 reads 3 comments

  6. Stevens Out, Tortorella In?

    The clock is ticking for John Stevens. The minute hand is nearing twelve o’clock. With the Flyers shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks they remain winless through the first six games of the season...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 191 reads 1 comments

  7. Philadelphia Flyers Have Big Line Issues

    On September 22, I wrote an article on why the big line of Richards-Briere-Gagne wouldn’t work. The main point of my article was simply that although I did believe that it could ...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 396 reads 2 comments

  8. Observations from Week One of the NHL Season

    Barry Trotz and the Nashville Predators are 2-2-0 despite more adversity. Very little news has been positive out of the “Music City” in the last few years...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 184 reads 10 comments

  9. Is "Grit" Valuable, or Just Make-Believe Skill?

    Grit is defined as "firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck." Grit is also a term often used when hockey fans talk about players on their favourite team that don’t often contribute tangible results, such as goals or assists...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 310 reads 1 comments

  10. Mike Richards: Man Crush Series, Part One

    Let’s face it, gentleman—if you're a huge sports fan, it means you are susceptible to falling into a man crush situation...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 393 reads 1 comments

  11. Everyone Into The Pool: How To Win Your Hockey Pool

    Every year around this time hockey fans all over the world gather to participate in a tradition almost as old as the game itself. The hockey pool...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 864 reads 0 comments

  12. Mike Smith is Lightning in the Crease for Tampa Bay

    I wanted to write this article before the preseason was underway so that no one would think I was jumping on the Mike Smith bandwagon...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 464 reads 4 comments

  13. The “TOEWS” Rule

    Five things to be very happy about if you’re a Blackhawks fan. Those five reasons can be summed up in one name. Toews. The 20 year old captain is the face of change in the Windy City...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 548 reads 12 comments

  14. Danny Briere, Simon Gagne, Mike Richards Won't Work as Flyers' Top Unit

    Sept. 22 marks the opening night of the NHL preseason for the Philadelphia Flyers as they face off against the New Jersey Devils...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about almost 6 years ago 955 reads 5 comments

  15. Hockey Pool Season Is Here...HELP!

    Hey there "Bleacher Creatures" I'm writing this article as a plea for help. With the NHL season fast approaching I'll be joining numerous hockey pools and with little time to delve deep into ...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 286 reads 3 comments

  16. Mike Richards Named Philadelphia Flyers' Captain

    Chris Di Fran broke the news that the Philadelphia Flyers named Mike Richards as team captain September 17. This is a move that most of the hockey world has been expecting since his emergence ...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 505 reads 6 comments

  17. Five Players Headed For Career-Best Seasons in the West

    Here is the Western Conference installment of five players that will have career-best seasons in 2009. 5. Steve Bernier RW - Vancouver Canucks Steve Bernier is the exact player the Sedins have asked for while in Vancouver...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 381 reads 8 comments

  18. Five Players Headed for Career-Best Seasons in the East

    Each and every summer, NHL teams assess the strengths and weaknesses of their team and presumably go out and improve the on-ice product...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 630 reads 18 comments

  19. John Tavares No Longer Leafs' No 1. Prospect?

    TSN (The Sports Network) has conducted an unofficial poll with 10 NHL scouts to rank the top 10 prospects for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as of right now. The player holding down the No. 1 spot may surprise some people...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 2,403 reads 11 comments

  20. Philadelphia Flyers' Six-Man Mystery

    After his team enjoyed one of the best turnaround seasons in NHL history, John Stevens, coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, will have his toughest decision ahead of him thus far once training camp gets underway...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 738 reads 12 comments

  21. No Cups, No Problem: The Best Players Who Never Won a Stanley Cup

    Who says no one ever remembers who finished second? I'm not only going to attempt to remember and honour players that finished "second," but I'll even build a team using only players that never got the chance to hoist Lord Stanley's Mug in their careers.

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 1,527 reads 22 comments

  22. So Much Hate In LeafsNation—But For Whom?

    Bryan McCabe and a fourth round draft pick have officially been dealt to the Florida Panthers for Mike Van Ryn. This move has long been awaited by Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Gone is McCabe, his giant contract, and his ever-embarrassing gaffes...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 365 reads 10 comments

  23. Marc-Edouard Vlasic's Re-Signing Makes Jeff Finger's Contract Look Worse

    Many times fans of a team cannot recognize the negatives of the team they cheer for. Hey, I guess that's what makes them fans. Of course, almost every fan will claim to view his or her favourite team through unbiased eyes...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 1,202 reads 24 comments

  24. Building an NHL Winner Is Truly a Numbers Game

    Throughout the history of the NHL, championship teams have been built in different ways, from the slick and skilled Montreal Canadiens to the Broad Street Bullies in the 1970s, from ...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 474 reads 4 comments

  25. To Acquire Sundin and Bouwmeester, Flyers May Part Ways With Carter

    As many fans in the Flyers world are aware Holmgren has admitted to "putting their name in the hat if Mats Sundin decides to return"...

    Nelson Santos Written by Nelson Santos about 6 years ago 1,009 reads 12 comments