1. Every NHL Team's Most Tradeable Asset

    In the NHL world, franchises are always trying to improve their rosters, and sometimes you need to give up a good asset in order to receive one in return. A perfect example of this was illustrated in the Tyler Seguin trade...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 34,701 reads 67 comments

  2. Every NHL Team's Best Player Under 25 Years Old

    One of the reasons that NHL hockey is a great sport is because there is never a shortage of young talent entering the league...

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  3. Looking Ahead at the Best Players in the 2014 NHL Free Agent Class

    The 2014 NHL free agency class is set to become one of the best in years, and there are a number of players such as Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller and Phil Kessel who could hit the open market...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 13,577 reads 25 comments

  4. NHL Stars Who Should Be Signed to Long-Term Deals as Soon as Possible

    The New York Rangers made the decision to lock up star defender Ryan McDonagh for the long haul this summer, and there are other stars that teams should re-sign as soon as possible...

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  5. NHL Coaches with the Most to Prove in 2013-14 Season

    The 2013-14 NHL season is just around the corner, and a few teams have coaches that have a lot to prove. John Tortorella of the Vancouver Canucks will need to prove he can be effective with a roster devoid of gritty players...

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  6. Power Ranking the Projected Starting Goalies at 2014 Winter Olympics

    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will give goaltenders such as Jonathan Quick, Henrik Lundqvist, Sergei Bobrovsky and assorted others a chance to showcase their skills on a national stage...

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  7. Ranking the 10 Best Active NHL Veterans Without a Stanley Cup

    Winning the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal for an NHL player, and not everyone is lucky enough to have their name inscribed before their career is over...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 14,203 reads 73 comments

  8. The Biggest Move for Every NHL Team During 2013 Offseason

    This summer, NHL franchises were busy trying to revamp their rosters, and the Boston Bruins' trade of Tyler Seguin was arguably one of the biggest moves of the summer. Other teams remained relatively quiet, but they did at least address some needs...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 10,219 reads 32 comments

  9. Ranking the 10 Best NHL Broadcasters Today

    The art of broadcasting is something that can't be taught, and announcers like Doc Emrick , Chris Cuthbert , Bob Cole have mastered the art...

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  10. Goaltenders with the Most to Prove in the 2013-14 NHL Season

    Goaltenders like Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick are household names known for their skill, but other netminders such as Sergei Bobrovsky, Evgeni Nabokov, Steve Mason and Semyon Varlamov have a lot to prove this season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 11,187 reads 71 comments

  11. Ranking the Best Two-Way Forwards in the NHL

    Two-way play is an important skill, and players such as Pavel Datsyuk, Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews can adequately balance offense and defense...

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  12. Every NHL Team's Most Likely Olympic Star at 2014 Sochi Games

    A few weeks ago, the various international organizations released preliminary 2014 Sochi Olympic rosters, but the final rosters for the tournament are not set in stone...

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  13. Predicting the NHL's Top 10 Scoring Leaders in the 2013-14 Season

    The 2013-14 NHL season is just around the corner, and there is no better time than the present to determine whether or not Martin St. Louis can defend his Art Ross crown as the league's top scorer...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 13,048 reads 77 comments

  14. Ranking the Worst General Managers in the NHL

    NHL general managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a franchise and its players, and some such as Paul Holmgren and Jay Feaster are not very good at their job...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 18,058 reads 151 comments

  15. Ranking the 10 Most Media-Savvy Coaches in the NHL

    Conducting business with the media is an important part of being an NHL coach, and some coaches are savvier than others...

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  16. 10 Moments That Permanently Changed NHL History

    The NHL has had many moments throughout its history, but only a few such as the Wayne Gretzky trade truly transcend the game. The addition of Gary Bettman as commissioner was another moment that still impacts the NHL today...

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  17. 10 Brilliant NHL Offseason Moves That Flew Under the Radar

    The signing of David Clarkson, the trade of Tyler Seguin and the acquisition of Nathan Horton were transactions that got tons of media attention this summer...

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  18. 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 71,262 reads 461 comments

  19. 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 ...

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  20. 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 4,316 reads 107 comments

  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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...

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  25. 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 over 1 year ago 13,852 reads 32 comments