1. Early Struggles Raise Question: Are the Vancouver Canucks Good Enough?

    After a wildly inconsistent start, there is cause for concern for the Vancouver Canucks this season. Their 13-8-6 record is deceiving, and also incredible, if you consider how poor their special teams have been so far...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 1 year ago 75 reads 6 comments

  2. Resolving Lockout a Major Key to Turning Around Struggling Columbus Blue Jackets

    The National Hockey League's labour strike spells trouble for every fan, player and organization on a variety of platforms. The first is obviously the absence of watching any games being played...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 1 year ago 577 reads 3 comments

  3. Vancouver Canucks: 7 Keys to Success for Next Season and Beyond

    After following up their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, the time has come from some inward reflection for the Vancouver Canucks ...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about 2 years ago 1,249 reads 0 comments

  4. Vancouver Canucks: Costly Mistake Makes Team Biggest Loser at Trade Deadline

    Most contending teams enjoying a comfortable spot at the top of the league's standings generally approach the trade deadline with caution and purpose...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 2,417 reads 22 comments

  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Contender or Pretender?

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are so close to the playoffs they can almost taste it. Still, an ugly loss at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday shows that they've still got a way to go before they're set to make their mark in the postseason...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 432 reads 8 comments

  6. Every NHL Team's Future Franchise Player

    Eventually every NHL team enters a rebuilding mode, in which winning becomes an elusive aspiration. As struggling team's start stock-piling high draft talent, their future's begin to look a little bit brighter amidst the scourge of losing seasons...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 29,253 reads 71 comments

  7. Washington Capitals: Is Coach Dale Hunter the Right Man for the Job?

    It's been a sub-par season so far in the nation's capital to say the least, and the team is running out of excuses...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 737 reads 11 comments

  8. One Easy Solution for All Concussions in the NHL

    With Philadelphia Flyers star forward Claude Giroux out indefinitely after sustaining a head injury during a game, the issue of player safety has once again sky rocketed...

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  9. NHL: 15 Early Candidates for the Calder Trophy

    While it's still early in the year, there have already been several rookie standouts that are making their case for the Calder Trophy...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 5,851 reads 13 comments

  10. Calgary Flames: Contenders or Pretenders?

    With October finished, and the double-digit mark surpassed in the new season, it's fair to begin to analyze what teams will be bringing to the table in the 2011-2012 season...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 262 reads 3 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 20 Deadliest Shots in the NHL

    It takes a diverse collection of talent to form a winning team. Every team's management is charged with the task of compiling a roster that boasts an array of players, each with a different method of contributing to form a balanced team...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 6,142 reads 31 comments

  12. Analyzing the Canucks-Panthers Trade History over the Past Decade

    Apparently, the Canucks and Panthers have figured out how to add each other on speed dial. On Sunday, the Vancouver Canucks pulled off yet another trade with the Florida Panthers that saw several prominent members of both organizations change colors...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about over 2 years ago 1,464 reads 6 comments

  13. Cory Schneider: Trade Bait or Vancouver Canucks Future Goalie Star?

    As a new season approaches, the tough finish to Vancouver's outstanding 2010/11 season and playoff run will finally fade into the past. At least temporarily...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about almost 3 years ago 1,332 reads 5 comments

  14. Boogaard, Rypien and Belak: Should Fighting Be Taken out of Hockey?

    Today, it was announced that former player Wade Belak was found dead at the age of 35. His tragic passing is now the third of the offseason for the league...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about almost 3 years ago 1,509 reads 11 comments

  15. Future Contenders: How Close Are the New York Islanders to the Post Season?

    The New York Islanders are much closer to the playoffs than most people give them credit for. The last time the Isles' laced up to play hockey past the 82 game regular season was in 2006-07, where they lost in 5 games to the Sabres...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about almost 3 years ago 663 reads 4 comments

  16. 5 Biggest Rivalries in NHL of the Past 5 Years

    Every sport has its rivalries. Some result from playoff battles or on-ice antics, while others are simply a matter of geography or a long history of competition...

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  17. 7 Teams in the Race for the 2011/12 Stanley Cup

    With the free agent frenzy now in the past, the final chapter of a busy off season is nearing completion. Excluding a few names, most of the available talent on the market has found a home for the upcoming season...

    Ian Matheson Written by Ian Matheson about almost 3 years ago 621 reads 17 comments