1. NHL Trade Scenarios: 8 Teams That Need a Roster Blow-Up and How They'd Do It

    It's hard to say that there are a lot of teams that need to implode their rosters after a quarter of the year, especially considering there are 22 teams with between 20 and 27 points...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 14,566 reads 95 comments

  2. 10 NHL Players and Coaches Who Need to Smile More

    Not many players in the league flash their crocodile smile as often as Alexander Ovechkin, so he's certainly not the poster child for needing to smile more. But there are a lot of players, and coaches, who aren't as free-spirited as The Great Eight...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 796 reads 19 comments

  3. 4 Reasons There Will Never Be Another NHL Dynasty

    Since the lockout, no team has repeated as champion. Since the lockout, 28 of 30 teams have made the playoffs. In the last decade, two teams that have held the top overall pick in the draft have won a Cup within five years of making that top selection..

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 132 reads 14 comments

  4. Why the Florida Panthers Won the David Booth Trade, Part II

    Three weeks ago, the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers consummated an intriguing trade that generated a great deal of dialogue...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 1,025 reads 35 comments

  5. Power Ranking the NHL Fanbases on Their Level of Passion for the Game

    The NHL has fully come back from a lost season and is now, across the continent, as popular as it's ever been...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 16,720 reads 321 comments

  6. NHL Free Agency: One Player Each Team Needs to Keep at All Costs

    There are a lot of talented players who need a new contract before the 2012-13 season begins. Many young players that have already made an impact on the league will be restricted free agents...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 4,213 reads 34 comments

  7. Ranking Ed Belfour and All of the Hockey Hall of Fame Goaltenders

    As Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour joins the all-time greats in the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, it's a great time to look back at the netminders that came before him. What follows is my rankings of the 36 goalies (including Belfour) in the HHOF...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 982 reads 0 comments

  8. One Word That Describes Each NHL Head Coach

    What follows is precisely what the title says: one word to describe each head coach in the NHL.There are 30 coaches, and with them, there are 30 words...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 3,976 reads 23 comments

  9. 10 Great Hockey Quotes of All-Time

    Hockey has some unique characters and has a colorful history. There are great stories and great story tellers that have passed the wonderful game from one generation to the next through written and spoken word...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 731 reads 4 comments

  10. NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Big-Time Players Who Will Be Deadline Trade Bait

    There is always speculation about big-name players moving at a trade deadline, but after a summer that saw a number of "unmovable" players (like Brian Campbell, Jeff Carter and Mike ...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 22,661 reads 86 comments

  11. Predicting 22 Members of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

    While the NHL still hasn't given a firm commitment to playing in the 2014 Winter Olympics, the process of putting together a roster isn't too far away...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 8,119 reads 77 comments

  12. Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Reasons They're Better This Year Than in Their Cup Year

    In 2010, the Blackhawks brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago for the first time in 49 years. That roster was loaded with All-Stars, and we've seen Dustin Byfuglien move on to become ...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 2,444 reads 62 comments

  13. NHL Free Agency: Every Team's Worst Free-Agent Signing Ever

    When teams go shopping each summer, fans and general managers hope that the money is spent wisely. Sometimes, however, it isn't. Every team has made a few mistakes through the years...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 4,679 reads 34 comments

  14. Hockey's 20 Best Goal Celebrations of All Time

    Scoring an NHL goal is an exciting thing. In the stands, fans dance and cheer and scream. On the ice, some players prefer to act like they've been there before...but others allow their excitement to come out...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 2,355 reads 6 comments

  15. 10 AHL Players That Will Move to the NHL During the Season

    Late in the 2009-10 season, Logan Couture was skating in the AHL when he got the call from San Jose. After a 32-goal, 56-point rookie season last year, he won't have to worry about meal money again...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 2,912 reads 2 comments

  16. Sidney Crosby vs. Wayne Gretzky: Comparing Their First 6 Years in the NHL

    In six seasons, Sidney Crosby has drawn a lot of comparisons. Now that he's been away from the game for almost a full calendar year, the void that's been left has led to a number of questions...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 7,082 reads 24 comments

  17. 15 NHL Teams and Players Who Already Look Like Busts

    It's early in the NHL season, but some teams and players have already disappointed to the point that there is concern. Obviously, some teams aren't going to show up on this list...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 2,179 reads 61 comments

  18. NHL Free Agency: Grading the Offseason's Top 15 Free-Agent Signings so Far

    A lot of players made a lot of money this summer all over the NHL . As we now pass the first tenth of the season in most markets, some have been good, some have been bad and some have been awful so far...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 1,897 reads 23 comments

  19. 1 Player on Every NHL Team Driving the Fan Base Nuts

    Sean Avery is the posterchild for driving fans nuts. Pretty much the entire NHL hates the guy, and he's probably played his last hockey game at the highest level in North America...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 3,887 reads 46 comments

  20. Why the Florida Panthers Won the David Booth Trade

    On Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks made a bold statement in acquiring David Booth from the Florida Panthers . Booth, 26, is a top-six left wing who posted 40 points last season in 82 games...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 4,355 reads 167 comments

  21. The 100 Greatest Players in NHL History

    In the history of the NHL , there have been so many great players. To rank the 100 best ever is a daunting task. When ranking these players, a number of things had to be taken into consideration...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 44,565 reads 130 comments

  22. 15 NHL Stars Who Are on the Upswing

    The NHL season is now two weekends old, and we've already seen some impressive performances. There are some goalies that are off to red-hot starts and others that aren't looking as good as they did last year...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 908 reads 3 comments

  23. NHL Power Rankings: Rating All 30 Coaches and Their Job Security for 2011-12

    Some NHL coaches have it good. Guys like Lindy Ruff in Buffalo and Terry Murray in LA watched their respective owners open their pocketbooks this summer and throw some major money around...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 4,532 reads 79 comments

  24. NHL: 14 Teams That Have No Shot at the 2011-12 Stanley Cup

    Every year, the NHL season begins with all of the hype and excitement of any professional sport. Records are gone, stats are reset and every team has a chance to win the... Sorry...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 853 reads 36 comments

  25. 25 Classiest Players in NHL History

    The current climate in the NHL is focused so much on the cheap shots and illegal hits that take place on the ice that, many times, classy players get lost in the shuffle...

    Tab Bamford Written by Tab Bamford about 3 years ago 927 reads 41 comments