1. Nashville Predators: Why Shea Weber Is the Best Defenseman in Hockey

    Ryan Suter is gone, but by matching a 14-year offer sheet from Philadelphia , the Nashville Predators locked up the best defenseman currently in the NHL . Shea Weber can do it all...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about 2 years ago 871 reads 14 comments

  2. The Most Overrated and Underrated Players on Every NHL Team

    For some reason, fans are fascinated by players who are overrated (players who get more attention and credit than they deserve) and players who are underrated (players who don't get the attention and credit they deserve)...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about 2 years ago 2,914 reads 136 comments

  3. NHL Trade Talk: Why Nashville Should Try to Trade for Jay Bouwmeester

    The Nashville Predators lost top-tier defenseman Ryan Suter to the Minnesota Wild just over a month ago, and have not yet done much to replace him...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about 2 years ago 653 reads 4 comments

  4. NHL Uniform Concepts That Would Look Great on the Ice

    Clearly, there are some teams that could use uniform changes or additions in the NHL today. Since we're in the middle of what seems to be a very quiet stretch in this NHL offseason, ...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about 2 years ago 2,279 reads 21 comments

  5. 2012-13 NHL Season: Why the Nashville Predators Are Still a Playoff Team

    Let's face it, the Nashville Predators have had a rough offseason, to say the least. The losses of Ryan Suter, Alexander Radulov, Jordin Tootoo, Anders Lindback, and Andrei Kostitsyn ...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about 2 years ago 512 reads 9 comments

  6. NHL Realignment: Four Solutions That Would Preserve Rivalries and Lower Travel

    The NHL will (hopefully) realign for the 2013-14 season due to the move that sent the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg to become the Jets last summer...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 5,780 reads 22 comments

  7. NHL Playoff Matchups That Hockey Fans Would Love to See

    Anyone sick of looking at the NHL 's free agency signings page and seeing nothing but re-signings and minor league deals every day? How about reading about rumors every day of the ...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 1,523 reads 39 comments

  8. 2012 NHL Free Agents: The Other Team That Benefits from Wild's Big Signings

    One of the best teams in the NHL should be jumping for joy that Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have signed with the Minnesota Wild...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 2,531 reads 13 comments

  9. NHL Free Agency: Why the Minnesota Wild Will Not Make the Playoffs in 2013

    Yesterday, Minnesota went wild in free agency, signing the top forward and defenseman available in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, respectively. OK, enough with the puns...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 3,273 reads 109 comments

  10. NHL Free Agency: Why Pittsburgh Shouldn't Worry If It Can't Sign Parise or Suter

    With the trades of Jordan Staal and Zbynek Michalek , it appears that the Pittsburgh Penguins are clearing up cap space to make a big move in free agency...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 1,101 reads 5 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Penguins: Why the Penguins Need to Lock Up Malkin as Soon as Possible

    I'm going to say it: Evgeni Malkin is not only the best player on the Pittsburgh Penguins , but in the entire NHL . He's everything anyone could ask for in a hockey player...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 1,776 reads 7 comments

  12. Pittsburgh Penguins: Why Sidney Crosby Deal May Come Back to Bite the Penguins

    Sidney Crosby is one of the best players in the world, and there are only about two or three players I'd take over him to build a team around. $8.7 million a year is even a great value in my opinion for a player of his caliber...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 728 reads 9 comments

  13. 2012 NHL Free Agency: Other Free Agent Possibilities for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have been one of the most interesting teams to follow in the past week and will continue to make waves in the NHL for the next few weeks...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 1,693 reads 6 comments

  14. NHL Free Agency: Why the Penguins Need to Build for a Deep Playoff Run in 2013

    Not too long ago, the Penguins were parading through Pittsburgh with the sport's greatest trophy: the Stanley Cup...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 1,155 reads 5 comments

  15. 2013 NHL Winter Classic: What Will the Detroit Red Wings Wear?

    The announcement that the 2013 Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will be played at the Big House in Ann Arbor came almost six months ago, and we still have no idea what either team will wear...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 4,091 reads 11 comments

  16. NHL Free Agency: Could the Detroit Red Wings Sign a Backup Goalie?

    The Detroit Red Wings are expected to be one of the most active teams in free agency this year due to an early playoff exit and the departures of Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 1,526 reads 29 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Penguins: Why Signing Ryan Suter Is Smarter Than Signing Zach Parise

    The Penguins are obviously preparing for a big move in free agency. Last night, they traded Jordan Staal to Carolina for defensive-minded center Brandon Sutter, a draft pick, and a prospect...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 6,579 reads 12 comments

  18. NHL Trade Rumors: Could Detroit Swing a Deal with the Washington Capitals?

    With the NHL Draft just hours away and free agency beginning in ten days, many notable trades will likely happen in the coming weeks...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 4,872 reads 35 comments

  19. Pittsburgh Penguins: Trading Sidney Crosby Is Better Than Moving Jordan Staal

    I know I'm going to get some emphatic comments for this one. I know I'm going to hear "he's the best player in the world!", or "you just don't like him!" or "you know nothing about hockey!" There's no need to put in those types of comments...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 8,263 reads 42 comments

  20. Detroit Red Wings Release Schedule: Home Matchups That Fans Will Love

    When last year's schedule came out, I was extremely disappointed. It was the first year since 2008 that Detroit and Pittsburgh didn't play twice (in the regular season), and absolutely zero of the Eastern Conference Original Six teams at home...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 527 reads 4 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Penguins: Quick Fixes to Some of the NHL's Most Boring Jerseys

    The Pittsburgh Penguins were one of the hardest-hit teams by the Reebok jersey re-design in 2007. Just a few seasons after the team added the somewhat dull Vegas Gold to replace ...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 2,480 reads 19 comments

  22. Detroit Red Wings: The Number (Besides No. 5) the Wings Should Retire/Honor

    Obviously, Nicklas Lidstrom 's No. 5 will hang from the rafters of Joe Louis Arena some time this coming season along with the numbers of Terry Sawchuk, Steve Yzerman, Sid Abel, Alex Delvecchio, Ted Lindsay and Mr...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 3,919 reads 27 comments

  23. The Greatest Alliances in Sports: Teams That Actually Kind of Like Each Other

    In sports, it's very rare to hear of teams that somewhat like each other. Sometimes, however, fans build a likeness for other teams besides their own and find themselves rooting for ...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 475 reads 2 comments

  24. 2012-2013 NHL Schedule: Carolina Hurricanes Release Preseason Schedule

    Less than 24 hours after the 2011-2012 NHL season ended with a Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory, the Carolina Hurricanes have announced their preseason schedule for next season...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 3,527 reads 2 comments

  25. Mike "Doc" Emrick and the 10 Greatest Current NHL TV Announcers

    After Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals ended last night, commentators Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk had remained quiet for most of the celebration as the Los Angeles Kings had won their first ever Stanley Cup...

    Adam Rickert Written by Adam Rickert about over 2 years ago 4,127 reads 27 comments