1. Rocket, The Great One and Mr. Hockey: Top 50 Nicknames in NHL History

    Most sports teams give many teammates nicknames. On hockey teams, everyone has a nickname. No one is referred to by their real name. Part of the reason may be because some names are too hard to pronounce or people share names...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 13,537 reads 32 comments

  2. NHL Free Agents: Ranking the Top 20 Forwards Who Will Be Available

    Brad Richards is the most highly sought after free agent in this year's free agency crop. However, he isn't the only free-agent forward available come July 1st (even though he has received the most press coverage)...

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  3. 2011 NHL Playoffs: 10 Best Game 7's in Stanley Cup Finals History

    Only one game has been played in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. If the series goes to a Game 7, it will join a long line of fantastic Game 7s throughout Stanley Cup Finals history...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 4,240 reads 10 comments

  4. NHL Trade Rumors: Best Case Offseason Trade Scenarios for Every Team

    The Stanley Cup Finals have just gotten underway. For the other 28 teams that aren't in the Finals, they are already looking ahead to next season...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 15,724 reads 43 comments

  5. NHL Returning to Winnipeg:11 Reasons Winnipeg Will Be a Better Home Than Atlanta

    Yesterday, the NHL announced that True North Sports and Entertainment has purchased the Atlanta Thrashers and intends to relocate the franchise to Winnipeg, Manitoba...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 1,087 reads 15 comments

  6. 2011 Stanley Cup Finals: Latest from the Vancouver Canucks-Boston Bruins Matchup

    The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals matchup is set: The Boston Bruins will take on the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks . The schedule is set: The series will begin Wednesday night at 8 p...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 1,062 reads 0 comments

  7. 2011 NHL Mock Draft: Projecting the Entire First Round

    The NHL draft will not take place until the last weekend in June, but we will get a preview from the scouting combine taking place this week, Monday-Saturday...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 16,005 reads 12 comments

  8. 2011 NHL Playoffs: The Top 10 Candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy

    As the Stanley Cup Finals matchup is almost set, the candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy are narrowing. Since we won't know until tonight if the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning ...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 1,182 reads 1 comments

  9. 2011 NHL Playoffs: 4 Reasons the Tampa Bay Lightning Will Win Game 7

    Tomorrow night, the Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Boston Bruins at 8 p.m. The Lightning forced the Game 7 with its 5-4 win in Game 6. Tampa Bay came into this series as the underdogs, and some would argue that it still is for Game 7...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 620 reads 10 comments

  10. Vancouver Canucks: What a Stanley Cup Win Would Mean for Canadian Hockey

    Last night, with one of the strangest goals in Stanley Cup playoffs and even hockey history, the Vancouver Canucks won in double overtime to advance to the Stanley Cup Final...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 1,763 reads 23 comments

  11. NHL Power Rankings: The Best Captain in Each NHL Franchise's History

    There are many ways to measure a great captain. Some captains are outspoken in the dressing room. Others let their actions on the ice do their talking, leading by example. Either way, great captains are great leaders...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 3,510 reads 9 comments

  12. Atlanta Thrashers Moving to Winnipeg? Top 10 Ideas for a New Team Nickname

    The city of Winnipeg has been waiting, wishing and hoping for an NHL franchise returning to their city for a long time. It seems that time may have finally arrived...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 5,846 reads 27 comments

  13. NHL Playoffs 2011: The 25 Greatest Performances in Stanley Cup History

    Winning the Stanley Cup requires an impressive team effort. It requires all individual parts of the team working together to win the coveted prize...

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  14. Martin St Louis, Tim Thomas and the Best Active College Grads Power Ranking

    Some might think the most popular and effective route to the NHL is to play junior hockey, get drafted, then work through the minor system...

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  15. NHL Power Rankings: Sean Avery and the 10 Most Political Players in NHL History

    Sean Avery made news last week when the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality PSA that he contributed to was released. Avery's participation in a political issue led to discussion and even some criticism of his participation...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 3,287 reads 14 comments

  16. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Joe Thornton-Ryan Kesler, Who Will Be the Difference Maker?

    If you watched the San Jose Sharks - Vancouver Canucks game on Versus last night, you were treated to an analysis of the Joe Thornton -Ryan Kesler matchup...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 657 reads 2 comments

  17. 2011 NHL Playoffs: MVPs of Each 2nd-Round Series

    The second round seems to have taken forever this year. With four-game sweeps in both of the Eastern Conference series and Games 6 and 7 in the Western series, it was quite lopsided...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 574 reads 4 comments

  18. Atlanta Thrashers: Winnipeg and 10 Cities to Which the Franchise Should Relocate

    The Phoenix Coyotes are staying in Glendale it turns out, as the Glendale city council voted to keep the team for another year this past Monday...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 1,924 reads 24 comments

  19. Stanley Cup Playoffs: 20 Reasons Why the NHL Postseason Is Better Than the NBA

    Of all the four major sports in North America, the NBA and NHL have the most in common. They each play 82 games, almost half what the MLB plays and way more than the NFL plays. Their seasons run around the same time...

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  20. Philadelphia Flyers' Mike Richards Requires Surgery on Hand, but Thumbs Are Fine

    Ever since the Philadelphia Flyers were ousted from the playoffs in a four-game sweep by the Boston Bruins , the team has been pummeled with questions: What went wrong? What ...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 2,149 reads 19 comments

  21. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Most Unheralded Players on Flyers Playoff Roster

    Last year, the Philadelphia Flyers made their surprising playoff run culminating in a Stanley Cup Finals loss. Despite the loss, due to the lengthy run, many players started to get the recognition they deserved...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 2,942 reads 7 comments

  22. 2011 NHL Playoffs: MVPs of Each 1st-Round Series

    There is only one MVP of the NHL playoffs—the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy after the Stanley Cup Finals. However, there are many players who deserve recognition for things they do in the series leading up to the Cup...

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  23. Patrick Roy and the 25 Best Goalie Fights in Hockey History

    Fighting is a unique aspect of hockey. It is an exciting aspect of hockey. There are few fights that are more entertaining than a goalie fight...

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  24. Sidney Crosby Update: Crosby's Post-Concussion Symptoms Returned

    Today was locker clean-out day for the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center. Sidney Crosby spoke with the media for the first time in quite awhile today...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 1,985 reads 1 comments

  25. 2011 NHL Playoffs Goalie Report Card: Who's Shining and Who's Leaking?

    It seems like it has been the year of the goalies. We have seen amazing performances from both winning and losing goaltenders of each series...

    April Weiner Written by April Weiner about over 3 years ago 7,327 reads 8 comments