1. The Most Coveted Prospect for Each NHL Team

    When fans of NHL teams feel that there is no hope for the current season, this is where they tend to look for inspiration and, above all else, faith. Faith that next year could be better...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 28,658 reads 61 comments

  2. 5 NHL Teams with the Worst Team Chemistry

    You can't watch an NHL game without hearing about it. Teams build and draft and trade for it. Players seek it out in nearly every game and practice. It's why they room with who they room with, eat where they eat and talk to who they talk to...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 3,048 reads 19 comments

  3. Jonathan Drouin and the Riskiest Players Available Early in the 2013 NHL Draft

    The 2013 NHL draft could go down as one of the better drafts in recent memory, with options for lottery teams looking to grab a defender or a forward to build around...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 4,288 reads 10 comments

  4. Did NHL GM's Make the Right Call on Nail Yakupov and 9 Other Junior Age Players?

    One of the most interesting early-season story lines in every NHL year is the "will he stay, will he go" dance that teams take with their young, Junior Eligible prospects...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 2,882 reads 23 comments

  5. Ranking the Likelihood of the NHL's Leading Scorers Staying on the List

    It seems like just two weeks ago that us NHL fans were unsure if we would have any hockey to talk about at all in 2013. Yet here we are, several games into a new season, and there are already some interesting and unforeseen storylines emerging...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,269 reads 2 comments

  6. Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Things to Watch for in Tonight's Tilt

    The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight in what is the most important game of the young season for the Wings...

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  7. Steven Stamkos and the NHL's Most Clutch Players

    Being a talented goal scorer in the NHL is one thing. Any ol ' player can light the lamp to pad a four-goal lead, or score into an empty net at the end of the game...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,560 reads 33 comments

  8. Will the Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins or Minnesota Wild Lose First?

    The Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild were all tasked with tough back-to-back games to open the shortened 2013 NHL season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,144 reads 10 comments

  9. Where Do Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin Rank Among the Best NHL Scoring Duos?

    There's something magical about elite one-two scoring combos in the NHL . Take Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for example. They tend to mean that, somewhere along the line, something started going right for an NHL team...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 279 reads 14 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    The Pittsburgh Penguins chased Henrik Lundqvist in the 2nd period and never let up after that. The New York Rangers drop their home opener in a mildly embarassing fashion, as there was never really any doubt about this one...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 5,105 reads 41 comments

  11. Detroit Red Wings: Is There Any Good News Following the St. Louis Blues Blowout?

    The Detroit Red Wings , a team surrounded by question marks following the departure of Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart and Tomas Holmstrom, didn't help their case one bit during their opening game against the St...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 2,852 reads 35 comments

  12. Detroit Red Wings: Why It's Boom or Bust for Damien Brunner

    Will Damien Brunner be the next Dan Cleary or will he be the next Fabian Brunnstrom? The Detroit Red Wings have been filling gaps on its roster with reclamation projects since the salary cap was first implemented...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 3,113 reads 10 comments

  13. NHL Free Agency: 12 Players Who Should Test the Waters in 2013

    Daniel Alfredsson, Jarome Iginla and Alexander Semin are All-Star caliber players who could (and should, for various reasons) test the sometimes-refreshing waters of free agency in 2013...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,763 reads 18 comments

  14. Montreal Canadiens Fans Chant for P.K. Subban's Return at Open Scrimmage

    In case you were curious about how Montreal Canadiens fans feel about the ongoing contract shenanigans with defender P.K. Subban —now I suppose you know...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 2,755 reads 11 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players Who Will Need to Have Their Best Years Yet

    The Detroit Red Wings have made the playoffs in 21 consecutive seasons, but with the questions surrounding the state of their Nicklas Lidstrom-less blue line , some pundits are predicting they will miss their first postseason in over two decades...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 427 reads 14 comments

  16. Detroit Red Wings Name Zetterberg Captain: 5 Reasons Why He Is the Right Heir

    The Detroit Red Wings know they'll never be able to replace Nicklas Lidstrom, but they took their first stride forward on Tuesday , naming Henrik Zetterberg the new captain. This, after all, is what the Wings do...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 2,904 reads 6 comments

  17. Safety Remains a Huge Concern for NHL Players Entering 2013 Season

    The NHL lockout has finally come to an end. The labyrinth of issues that separated the NHL and the NHLPA has been navigated, and it only took 113 hockey-less days to do it...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,601 reads 33 comments

  18. 10 Worrisome Injuries Heading into 2013 NHL Training Camps

    Nothing can put a damper on an NHL season like the injury bug. The impact of injured players will be amplified by 2013's shortened season; with the sprint-to-the-finish pace of a ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 2,119 reads 5 comments

  19. Stock Up, Stock Down for the Top 16 NHL Stars Entering 2013 Season

    The 2013 NHL season is (perhaps) just a little over a week away from starting, and as such the story lines we've been rolling around in our brains throughout the lockout will finally come to fruition...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,551 reads 49 comments

  20. Why Gary Bettman Should Quit Apologizing About the NHL Lockout

    Gary Bettman just doesn't seem to understand social cues. At all. Every single time he hands out the Stanley Cup, he is booed. Every time he appears in public in front of fans, he is booed...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,732 reads 3 comments

  21. 2013 NHL Fantasy Hockey Tips: 11 Pointers to Help You Crush Your Draft & League

    For fans of the NHL , the news that the lockout would soon be coming to an end was exciting because that meant that hockey would be back out on the ice...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 18,096 reads 8 comments

  22. 2013 NHL Schedule: Pros and Cons of the Shortened Docket

    This time last week, we NHL hockey fans were still mired in a lockout, unsure of when we'd see another game played. Now, just a few days later, we're breaking down the matrix that the NHL is using to construct a schedule for hockey in 2013...

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  23. NHL Fantasy Sleepers 2012-13: 14 Must-Have Pickups for Your Fantasy Team

    The NHL Yahoo! Fantasy Player Rankings are known for letting a few guys slide down the chart from time to time...

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  24. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Montreal Canadiens

    The Montreal Canadiens had a disastrous season in 2011-2012. They finished last in the Eastern Conference and missed the playoffs by 14 points while losing the division to the Boston Bruins by 24 points...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 4,669 reads 6 comments

  25. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Vancouver Canucks

    There's only one way for the Vancouver Canucks to improve on their seasons at this point, and that's winning the Stanley Cup...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 1,735 reads 0 comments