1. Most Hilarious Yelp Review for Every NHL Arena

    Folks who don't spend any time online may find this hard to believe, but when you give people on the Internet anonymity and ask them what they think, the results tend to be amusing at best...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 565 reads 56 comments

  2. Ranking the NHL's 10 Fastest Skaters in the Last Decade

    When the NHL returned from the lockout in 2005, it wanted to do a better job of showcasing speedy, talented players. The obstruction rules were added and enforced, and suddenly, quickness was the key to victory for many teams around the league...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 30,079 reads 87 comments

  3. NHL Golden Oldies: Ranking the Top 10 Players Over 35

    The NHL may be a young man's game, but that doesn't mean old dogs like Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne don't have any fight left in them...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,650 reads 27 comments

  4. The 10 Strangest Personalities in the NHL

    The NHL may not boast the same kind of flamboyant personalities that are prevalent in the NBA and NFL, but that doesn't mean that the league doesn't contain some weird and funny dudes...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 19,584 reads 29 comments

  5. NHL Teams Best Built for Postseason Success

    The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are just one last push away for teams and fans alike. It feels like just yesterday we were wondering if there would be an Stanley Cup Champion at all...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,823 reads 10 comments

  6. Ranking the 12 Most Unheralded Stars in the NHL

    Only by watching an NHL team on a nightly basis do you uncover the gems—the unglorified guys who could be stars, but for whatever reason shine a little less bright than players like Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 6,220 reads 74 comments

  7. NHL Trophy Watch: Leading Candidates for Season's Awards

    While it's never too early to submit NHL award predictions for consideration, with less than 10 games to go in the season, it's time for the talks to start heating up a bit. Especially with some serious questions hanging over players like Sidney Crosby..

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 37,594 reads 93 comments

  8. Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Re-Sign or Trade Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel?

    The Toronto Maple Leafs could be only a few weeks away from doing something that they haven't done since 2004—making the playoffs...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 7,207 reads 80 comments

  9. The 10 Greatest NHL Puck-Handlers in the Past Decade

    Few things can bring NHL fans out of their seats like an ace-stick handler. It's one of the toughest skills to hone as a professional player—the hand-eye coordination necessary, ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 13,886 reads 59 comments

  10. 5 Teams Already Regretting Inactivity at the NHL Trade Deadline

    The NHL trade deadline is where philosophies and directions really come to light. General managers and the like can talk all they want to local radio stations about how they want ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 4,273 reads 24 comments

  11. NHL All-Star Predictions: Projecting the 2013 First and Second Teams

    While the All-Star game itself was cancelled due to the lockout, that doesn't mean that the NHL won't announce their first- and second-team All-Stars at the annual awards show this summer as usual...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 5,000 reads 12 comments

  12. The 10 Most Eye-Popping Statistics from the 2013 NHL Season

    Stats aren't everything in the NHL , but that doesn't make some numbers any less impressive or eye-popping. The 2013 season has had its fair share of ups and downs and interesting numbers have been born from the truncated season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 251 reads 18 comments

  13. Hockey Swag: Who Has It and Who Doesn't in the NHL?

    NHL players may not express swagger like their NBA and NFL counterparts, but that doesn't mean they don't bring their own brand of cool to the ice on a nightly basis. Swagger means something different to everyone...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 4,278 reads 27 comments

  14. 4 Coaches on the Hot Seat in Final Month of the NHL Season

    NHL coaches have a specific job to do. And when they don't do it, they end up on the hot seat. Win games and the general manager and fans will leave you alone...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 146 reads 11 comments

  15. The Most Intriguing Figures in the NHL Today

    The NHL might not share quite the flair for characters that the other major sports leagues do, but that doesn't mean that the good ol' boys club is totally void of interesting people...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,967 reads 10 comments

  16. The 10 Best NHL Players You Might Not Know About

    As fun as it is to talk about NHL players that are on everybody's radar like Sidney Crosby and Pavel Datsyuk, sometimes it's more fun to go off that beaten path and chat about the player that maybe everyone doesn't know about yet...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 8,707 reads 40 comments

  17. 2013 NHL Mock Draft for First Round: Post-Trade Deadline Edition

    The 2013 NHL draft may seem like a distant star compared to the looming playoffs and the recent trade deadline, but the likes of Seth Jones and Nathan MacKinnon are only a few short months away from hearing their names called in New Jersey ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 24,539 reads 97 comments

  18. Jussi Jokinen to Penguins: Deal Cements GM Ray Shero as Deadline Day Master

    Out on the ice, the best players in the NHL thrive under pressure. When the game is on the line and there is a rebound to bury while the goalie is pulled for an extra attacker, the best players in the world always tend to get the puck on their stick..

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,221 reads 22 comments

  19. Marian Gaborik to Blue Jackets: Where Will New York Rangers Get Their Offense?

    Heading into the 2013 NHL trade deadline, the New York Rangers had the worst offense in the league. Their abysmal 2.26 goals per game was good for 30th, while their power play was clicking at a rate of 14...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,336 reads 17 comments

  20. NHL Trades 2013: Complete Roundup and Analysis

    The 2013 NHL trade deadline actually happened, mostly, prior to deadline day. This could be the year that we revisit when examining when, exactly, the deadline broke...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 6,739 reads 22 comments

  21. Calgary Flames and Miikka Kiprusoff Spin Cautionary Tale of the No-Trade Clause

    Darren Dreger of TSN reported this morning that Calgary Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff is going to finish the season and likely retire, stripping the suddenly rebuilding team of another valuable trade asset...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,133 reads 5 comments

  22. Ranking the 11 Most Untradeable Contracts in the NHL

    The NHL lockout (2005 edition) brought a plethora of changes to the game we all know and love. The trapezoid. The death of the two-line pass. And of course our good friend parity ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,613 reads 17 comments

  23. Predicting 8 Blockbuster Deals That Would Shake Up the NHL at Trade Deadline

    Few dates on the NHL calender have bigger circles around them than the NHL trade deadline, and the truncated 2013 season is no different...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 981 reads 8 comments

  24. Young Stars Having a Hard Time Adjusting to NHL-Level Play

    The Buffalo Sabres have returned Mikhail Grigorenko to his major junior team to make room for the returning Ville Leino and Patrick Kaleta ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 3,262 reads 49 comments

  25. The NHL Oscars: The Game's Best Embellishers (Video)

    Few subjects bring the bitterness and ugliness out of an NHL fan like the subject of diving. Every devotee seems to think that their favorite squad is 100 percent diver-free while rivals are filled with nothing but swans...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,423 reads 60 comments