1. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Edmonton Oilers

    Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall. Yeah, Edmonton Oilers fans have a lot to be excited about now that the lockout is over...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,520 reads 2 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings: Predicting Their Starting Lineup for the 2013 NHL Season

    With an abbreviated 2012-13 season, the time may be now for the Detroit Red Wings to have a bit of a "youth movement...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 764 reads 63 comments

  3. NHL Season 2013: Breaking Down the Stanley Cup Contenders and Pretenders

    After the Los Angeles Kings made arguably the most improbable run to the Stanley Cup in the history of the NHL , fans across North America must believe one thing: "If an eighth seed ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 4,477 reads 13 comments

  4. Detroit Red Wings: In Light of New Cap, Is Kenny Holland Psychic?

    Kenny Holland was berated and battered in a way I've never seen before this summer after failing to land Zach Parise or Ryan Suter , and unsuccessfully trying to attract any kind of attention from a stud free agent...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,033 reads 12 comments

  5. NHL Salary Cap Dropping to $64.3 Million: 5 Teams That Will Need to Make Moves

    What will the NHL salary cap be in 2013-2014? Twitter was ablaze this morning with news that the NHL lockout had finally ended, and surely this was the question on most everyone's minds...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 14,298 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL Lockout Ends, According to Multiple Reports

    Multiple sources, including Katie Strang of ESPN New York and Sean Gentille of the Sporting News have proclaimed that the NHL lock out has ended. Gary Bettman told reporters around 5:45 a...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 151 reads 2 comments

  7. WJC Gold Medal Game: What Beating Sweden Would Mean to the Americans

    Right now Seth Jones, John Gibson, Jake McCabe and the rest of Team USA are gearing up for their gold-medal game against the Swedes, at least mentally. As riled up as I am for the tilt, which will take place at 8 a...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,095 reads 0 comments

  8. 2013 NHL Lockout: No NHLPA Disclaimer, Presence of Mediator Both Positive Signs

    It's early on Thursday morning, and I may or may not be awake to watch the United States take on Canada in quarterfinal action in the World Junior Championships. Before turning to NHL...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 365 reads 2 comments

  9. NHL Trade Speculation: 8 Post-Lockout 'Will They Stay or Will They Go' Scenarios

    Lets assume that Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr don't succeed in their apparent quest to blow the NHL , and that there will be a season sometime in the near future. All Dr...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,461 reads 10 comments

  10. NHL Lockout: Nail Yakupov and 10 Other Players Who Will Save the League (Again)

    The last time the NHL had a lockout, it had Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin to lure fans back to the game...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,996 reads 14 comments

  11. NHL Lockout: Jordan Eberle & 11 Players That Have Impressed While in the AHL

    Jordan Eberle, to the surprise of no one, has been tearing it up for the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL. The farm team of the NHL 's Edmonton Oilers are stocked up on top-end talent ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 3,858 reads 12 comments

  12. 2013 NHL Lockout: Why Fans Are Wrong in Attacking Evander Kane for Twit Pic

    Leave Evander Kane alone. And the rest of the locked out players, too, while you are at it. I read just about any blog on hockey that I can and typically even force ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 203 reads 21 comments

  13. WJC: The 20 Best Players to Ever Compete at the World Junior Championships

    The 2013 World Junior Championships are upon us, and while it's fun to look forward and debate who will win the Gold medal this year, it's also a good time to look back at the history of the storied tourney as well...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 307 reads 10 comments

  14. 2013 WJC Schedule: NHL Network to Cover Games, NHL.com to Live-Stream US Games

    If you are a World Junior Championship hockey fan in the United States without access to the NHL network, you need look no further than NHL.com for coverage...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 3,159 reads 0 comments

  15. WJHC 2013: Boone Jenner Ejected for Another Late Hit Against Sweden

    Boone Jenner finds himself in hot water yet again, this time for a late hit. The feisty forward was ejected in the second period after being assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for charging after a late hit on Sweden's Jesper Petterson...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 472 reads 0 comments

  16. Linus Omark: Why Detroit Red Wings Should Aggressively Pursue Oilers Forward

    Tyler Seguin . John Tavares . Henrik Zetterberg. Joe Thornton. Patrice Bergeron. Jason Spezza. Justin Williams. Logan Couture. Rick Nash. Patrick Kane...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 2,494 reads 33 comments

  17. NHL Lockout 2012: Alex Ovechkin and 9 Contracts You Can Blame for the Stoppage

    The NHL lockout (2012 edition) is now threatening to more or less dismember the league entirely, and while we could argue about which side is to blame for the impending loss of another ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 2 years ago 5,606 reads 32 comments

  18. Detroit Red Wings: Are Their Days as NHL Playoff Mainstays Coming to an End?

    The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the most consistent franchises in North American sports for the last 20 years or so. There hasn't been an NHL playoff in 21 seasons that didn't involve the Winged Wheel...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 years ago 1,688 reads 47 comments

  19. Nashville Predators: Preventing Shea Weber from Bolting Was the Right Move

    The Nashville Predators have decided to match the intense 14-year, $100 million-plus offer sheet that had been submitted by a Philadelphia Flyers team desperate to solidify a suddenly depleted blue line...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 years ago 165 reads 0 comments

  20. Rick Nash Traded to the New York Rangers: 5 Things We've Learned from This Mess

    Rick Nash is no longer a Columbus Blue Jacket. The New York Rangers finally pulled the sword out of the stone after months of negotiations—including stalled talks at the ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 years ago 3,219 reads 37 comments

  21. Only Clueless Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Are Booing Jaromir Jagr in His Return

    Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins have exactly zero reasons to boo Jaromir Jagr . Yet every time he has touched the puck during his return to the Steel City, the boo birds have been aimed at the 39 year old winger...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 2 years ago 2,080 reads 40 comments

  22. Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning Manage to Make a Mockery of the NHL

    Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning embarrassed themselves, the NHL , the fans that paid to watch this debacle and disgraced the game of hockey as a whole...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 4,886 reads 105 comments

  23. Sidney Crosby to Return Soon: 10 Players We'd Rather Be Hearing About Right Now

    Sidney Crosby could return to play as early as this Friday, and I couldn't be more happy. Maybe now we can read and write and take in something else hockey-related instead of a minute-by-minute update on Crosby's condition...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 2,183 reads 43 comments

  24. NHL Trade Speculation: 5 Teams That Could Use Linus Omark

    The Edmonton Oilers are so loaded at forward that they recently demoted shootout wizard Linus Omark to their AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 2,203 reads 47 comments

  25. Detroit Red Wings: 4 Players Who Could Get Red Wings Back on Track

    There are several Detroit Red Wings players that could be blamed for the recent turn of fortunes for the squad...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,349 reads 3 comments