1. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about over 1 year ago 6,489 reads 25 comments

  2. 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 over 1 year ago 14,518 reads 73 comments

  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about over 1 year ago 17,464 reads 116 comments

  5. 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 over 1 year ago 11,185 reads 71 comments

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 over 1 year ago 13,127 reads 77 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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 over 1 year ago 72,044 reads 461 comments

  14. 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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  15. 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 over 1 year ago 4,349 reads 107 comments

  16. 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 ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about over 1 year ago 43,147 reads 98 comments

  17. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about over 1 year ago 4,583 reads 20 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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 over 1 year ago 18,353 reads 98 comments

  25. 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...

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