1. 10 NHL Players Who Need to Pick It Up Before It's Too Late

    The NHL season is a long one, but too slow of a start can doom even the best teams and the biggest stars...

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  2. NHL Trade Speculation: 8 Teams That Will Deal for Leadership at the Deadline

    Few moves that an NHL GM can make at the trade deadline have the potential to impact a team like adding a savvy veteran to the mix...

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  3. Pavel Datsyuk a Minus Player and 5 Trends the Detroit Red Wings Need to Buck Now

    The Detroit Red Wings currently sit at 21st overall in the NHL and 12th in the Western conference. Their current five-game losing streak has seen them plummet from one of only ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,535 reads 16 comments

  4. Nicklas Lidstrom: The 12 Best Moments of His Hall of Fame Career

    The Hall of Fame career of Nicklas Lidstrom is exhausting to comprehend. His accomplishments are so numerous that his Wikipedia page locks up my laptop computer. His perfection on the ice is surpassed only by his classiness off of it...

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  5. Gustav Nyquist Makes His Detroit Red Wings Debut Against Minnesota Wild

    Gustav Nyquist could be just what the Detroit Red Wings need to get going offensively. According to the Detroit Free Press , he will take Jiri Hudler's spot in a top-six role on a line with Johan Franzen and Todd Bertuzzi...

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  6. NHL Trade Talk: 5 Teams That Need to Shake Things Up

    The Boston Bruins are currently dead last in the Eastern conference. The Vancouver Canucks also currently reside outside of a playoff spot...

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  7. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Deals That Could Change Detroit's Fortunes

    The 2011-2012 NHL season has and has not treated the Detroit Red Wings kindly. After a quick start that saw the team win five in a row, the Wings have since lost four strait and are suddenly third in the competitive Central division...

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  8. NHL's Top 25 Fights Since 2000

    Few things in hockey bring fans out of their seats like a good old-fashioned fight. While the days of the Broadstreet Bullies may be long gone, there are still a high number of quality bouts that take place every year...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,647 reads 17 comments

  9. Niklas Kronwall Gets a New Deal with the Detroit Red Wings: His Best Hits so Far

    Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings has been given a seven-year contract extension worth $33.25 million according to several sources . While his positional play continues to improve, we all love Kronwall for his hits...

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  10. Tomas Plekanec Wins Faceoff for Montreal Canadiens, Scores on Own Goalie

    The Boston Bruins ' power play needed a bit of help heading into their game against the Montreal Canadiens ...

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  11. NHL Trade Speculation: Should the Columbus Blue Jackets Trade Rick Nash?

    It may be time for the Columbus Blue Jackets to move their most precious asset. It may be time for the team to do the unthinkable. It may be time for the Jackets to trade Rick Nash ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 2,539 reads 74 comments

  12. Montreal Canadiens and the 8 Most Disappointing NHL Teams in 2011-12

    We are only a few weeks into the 2011-2012 NHL season, and while it's far too early for teams to enter outright panic mode, there are certainly some trends a few squads would like to buck...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,521 reads 16 comments

  13. Jaromir Jagr and the Most Dependable Players in the NHL

    Jaromir Jagr finally had a big game for the Philadelphia Flyers. After going scoreless in his first seven games with his new team, the salute returned, much to the delight of the Flyers faithful...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,269 reads 7 comments

  14. All 30 NHL Teams' Early-Season Wish

    I watched Disney's animated classic Aladdin with my two little brothers the other day, and I got to thinking: What would each NHL team wish for if they were in possession of the magic lamp? No, not the one behind the opposition's net...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 2,073 reads 16 comments

  15. NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs and 7 Teams That Will Surprise You in 2011-2012

    The 2011-2012 NHL season seems primed and ready to surprise. If the playoffs started today odds-on Cup favorites such as the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks ...

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  16. NHL Predictions: Alex Ovechkin and 5 Players Who Will Have a Letdown Year

    Big NHL seasons mean bigger expectations. If Alex Ovechkin puts up 80 points in a year the expectation becomes 90 for the next season. Some guys are able to live up to these lofty, ever-increasing standards...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,640 reads 24 comments

  17. NHL Predictions: How Will Last Year's Top Rookies Fare in 2011-12?

    The sophomore slump is one of the most predictable phenomenons in the NHL . Players explode onto the scene as a rookie by surpassing even the most wild expectations, only to take a bit of a step back the following year...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,098 reads 21 comments

  18. NHL Predictions 2012: Possible Dark Horse Winner for Each NHL Trophy

    You always hear hockey fans saying that they are sick of having the same few players crammed down their throat by advertisements and media coverage. Well, this article is for those fans...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 4,292 reads 17 comments

  19. Detroit Red Wings: Ranking the Top 11 Goal Scorers in Team History

    Few teams in the NHL boast a more robust history than the Detroit Red Wings . As an Original Six franchise, they have been around longer than your average sports team, and as such, ...

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  20. NHL Predictions 2012: 4 Big Teams That Will Miss Playoffs

    The 2011-2012 NHL season should be one of the closest we've ever seen. The salary cap has done the job it was supposed to, and created parity around the league. It truly is an "any given Sunday" type atmosphere these days...

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  21. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players Key to Playoff Run

    The Detroit Red Wings are a team primed for a deep playoff run in the 2011-2012 NHL season. After two straight postseason losses to the San Jose Sharks , some have been quick ...

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  22. ESPN Body Issue: 13 Athletes We Do NOT Want to See Next Year

    Sports Illustrated can keep their whole beautifully air brushed super model thing with their yearly swimsuit issue. ESPN's Body Issue is something different all together. Sure, the focus is still on bodies...

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  23. Ron Artest on DWTS: Metta World Peace and the 10 Worst Athlete Appearances

    Sometimes it seems like our favorite athletes are good at any sport they try their hand at. They are supremely talented individuals—even the guys on the bench are among the best in the world if you really think about it...

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  24. NHL Predictions: Ray Emery and 5 Backup Goalies That Could Steal Starting Jobs

    Few things get fans and media pundits wound up like a goaltending controversy. The circumstances are predictable—the results are anything but. We've seen it time and time again...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,639 reads 10 comments

  25. NHL Predictions: 8 Players Who Will Reach Milestones Within the Next 3 Weeks

    Every so often I check the list of players nearing milestones on NHL .com just to see who is nearing 400 or 500 goals, a big games played number, or a noteworthy points scored total...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 1,943 reads 12 comments