1. Ranking the Top 5 NHL Players at Every Position

    The NHL is full of numerous stars of different talents, but who are the best players at each position? There are arguably numerous stars at each position, and some positions are more stacked than others...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 70,238 reads 461 comments

  2. Odds Each of Last Year's NHL Rookie Standouts Will Have Sophomore Slump

    The dreaded sophomore slump ailed second-year player Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers this past season, and what are the odds that top rookies such as Nail Yakupov, Jonathan ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 2,372 reads 13 comments

  3. The Signature Highlight from the NHL's Top 10 Stars

    The NHL is full of stars such as Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos, guys who make highlight reels month after month. These players have amazing skill sets, and there are certain highlights that sum up each player in a nutshell ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 4,293 reads 107 comments

  4. Breaking Down the Ceiling for Every NHL Team's Top Prospect

    At one point superstars Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos were just prospects playing junior hockey, but what are the respective ceilings for top prospects like Nathan MacKinnon and ...

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  5. Did New York Rangers Make Right Call by Staying with Brad Richards?

    Signing Brad Richards to be a No. 1 pivot in 2011 made a world of sense, but did the Broadway Blueshirts make the right call by standing by their third-line center? No, and it is as simple as that...

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  6. The 8 NHL Teams That Have Had the Most Tumultuous 2013 Offseasons

    Numerous high-profile players switched teams during the 2013 NHL free-agency period, and these teams have an intriguing season ahead of them...

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  7. Rangers and Blue Jackets on Unexpected Paths 1 Year After Rick Nash Blockbuster

    Twelve months ago the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers made a blockbuster deal involving Rick Nash, but no one could have predicted the divergent paths each franchise has traveled on since the trade was consummated...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 3,101 reads 4 comments

  8. Ranking the Biggest Snubs from Team Canada's Preliminary Olympic Hockey Roster

    Hockey Canada released the preliminary roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and players such as Jamie Benn, Patrick Marleau and Dan Girardi were snubbed from a invite to camp...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 13,792 reads 32 comments

  9. Every NHL Team's Greatest Concern for the 2013-14 Season

    NHL teams are rarely perfect, and teams such as the New York Rangers are concerned with their overall health heading into the 2013-14 season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 42,477 reads 96 comments

  10. The 3 Most Overpaid NHL Players at Every Position

    With over 700 players a part of various NHL organizations, there are bound to be a few players—such as Brad Richards, Alex Ovechkin and Jason Garrison—who are overpaid...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 19,559 reads 147 comments

  11. Ideal Fits for the Top NHL Free Agents Still on the Market

    The NHL 's free-agent frenzy started on July 5, and a number of top free agents like Mikhail Grabovski remain unsigned on July 17. These players may not have contracts, but they still have a chance to fit the needs of an NHL franchise...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 8,155 reads 6 comments

  12. The Biggest Winner and Loser from Every Major NHL Trade This Offseason

    There have been numerous deals this offseason that involved players such as Bobby Ryan, Loui Eriksson, Tyler Seguin and Jonathan Bernier...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 18,200 reads 98 comments

  13. Decoding Jaromir Jagr's NHL Future After Bizarre Facebook Video

    Fans for years have recognized Jaromir Jagr for his flair on the ice. But confused fans have no idea what to make of his recent off-ice theatrics. Jagr’s most recent Facebook video raises a few questions...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 12,152 reads 20 comments

  14. NHL Players Who Will Have the Biggest Skates to Fill in the 2013-14 Season

    The departure of Mike Ribeiro from the Washington Capitals will put Brooks Laich in a tough spot this season, and other players such as Michael Ryder and Ryane Clowe will have big skates to fill in New Jersey...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 3,474 reads 13 comments

  15. Each NHL Team's Potential Superstar of the Future

    The NHL is currently full of superstars like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, but there are prospects and young players who have the potential to become superstars...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 53,708 reads 71 comments

  16. The Most Desperate Signings of the 2013 NHL Free-Agency Period Thus Far

    NHL free agency can be a hit-or-miss proposition, and sometimes a franchise makes desperate signings after striking out on the big-name free agents...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 7,525 reads 25 comments

  17. The Most Shocking Departures from the NHL

    Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the world by announcing his retirement from the NHL via a New Jersey Devils press release , but he is not the first to leave the league in a shocking manner...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 7,259 reads 8 comments

  18. Signed NHL Free Agents with the Most to Prove in 2013-14 Season

    During NHL free agency, teams often sign players to lofty contracts that come with expectations. This year’s class features different types of players breaking the back in ...

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  19. Biggest Remaining Need for Every NHL Team After Start of 2013 Free Agency Period

    The initial NHL free-agency frenzy came and went with a ton of fanfare, and each team still has some needs to address...

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  20. Brendan Shanahan: Former NHL Star Inducted to 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Class

    The Hockey Hall of Fame committee should have inducted Brendan Shanahan last year, but now he is officially headed to Toronto for enshrinement...

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  21. Scott Niedermayer: Former NHL Star Inducted to 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Class

    The Hockey Hall of Fame committee made the right choice when they named Scott Niedermayer as a member of the 2013 class. Niedermayer had an amazing career, and he truly deserved to be recognized for all his efforts and triumphs as an NHL superstar...

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  22. Chris Chelios: Former NHL Star Inducted to 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Class

    The Hockey Hall of Fame committee made the right choice when they named Chris Chelios as a member of the 2013 class. Chelios had an amazing career, and he truly deserved to be recognized for all his efforts and triumphs as an NHL superstar...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 7,084 reads 25 comments

  23. NHL Free Agency 2013: Playing Fact or Fiction with the Biggest Rumors

    The opening of NHL free agency on July 5 was a huge bang for players such as the Toronto Maple Leafs' David Clarkson, the Detroit Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson and various others, but there are still some big rumors percolating...

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  24. Penguins Rumors: Latest Free Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    The Pittsburgh Penguins had a quiet day highlighted by the re-signing of Craig Adams, and the addition of defenseman Rob Scuderi, because they made their major moves before the start of free agency...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 10,220 reads 1 comments

  25. Red Wings Rumors: Latest Free Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    The Detroit Red Wings revamped their top six today with the additions of Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss, and project to be contenders in 2013-14. UPDATE: July 5, 4:39 p...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 12,042 reads 41 comments