1. Edmonton Oilers and Three Other Non-Playoff Teams That Will Be Better in 2014

    The 2013 NHL playoffs are right around the corner, which is good news for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks—they are in the postseason after all...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 4,120 reads 31 comments

  2. Predicting In or Out for Every NHL Team Still Fighting for a Playoff Spot

    The start of the 2013 NHL playoffs is upon us with four teams battling for the last three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference and six teams going after the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 21,857 reads 31 comments

  3. Ranking the 11 Most Embarrassing Moments in the 2013 NHL Season

    The 2013 NHL season was cut short by an embarrassing lockout, and plenty of equally embarrassing bloopers followed once play finally resumed in January. Some miscues, of course, are better than others, so we'll rank them for you here...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 31,264 reads 22 comments

  4. The Biggest Disappointments Among Preseason Stanley Cup Favorites

    The NHL standings grow more double-take-worthy as every day goes by, and teams that were considered Stanley Cup favorites during the preseason fall by the wayside as squads like ...

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  5. NHL Players Who Would Look Awful with a Playoff Beard

    The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are just over a week away, which means hockey fans are close to witnessing the best goals, saves and playoff beards that the sport has to offer...

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  6. NHL Coaches That Give Their Team the Greatest Edge in the Playoffs

    The NHL regular season will be coming to a close on Sunday, April 28th, which means that the playoffs are upon us. The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators will do battle that day. Then the insane season that has been 2013 will turn into something else...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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 over 1 year ago 30,551 reads 87 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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 over 1 year ago 6,229 reads 74 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 37,601 reads 93 comments

  14. 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 7,227 reads 80 comments

  15. 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 14,000 reads 59 comments

  16. 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 4,278 reads 24 comments

  17. 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 5,012 reads 12 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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 8,715 reads 40 comments

  23. 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 24,548 reads 97 comments

  24. 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 2,235 reads 22 comments

  25. 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 1,355 reads 17 comments