1. 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 1,444 reads 10 comments

  2. 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 1,979 reads 14 comments

  3. 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 3,834 reads 12 comments

  4. 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 166 reads 21 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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 over 1 year ago 2,457 reads 33 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 5,604 reads 32 comments

  10. 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 almost 2 years ago 1,672 reads 47 comments

  11. 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 almost 2 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 almost 2 years ago 3,180 reads 37 comments

  13. 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 2,022 reads 40 comments

  14. 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 over 2 years ago 4,830 reads 105 comments

  15. 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 over 2 years ago 2,157 reads 43 comments

  16. 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 over 2 years ago 2,192 reads 47 comments

  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 2 years ago 1,321 reads 16 comments

  19. 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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  20. 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 over 2 years ago 1,497 reads 16 comments

  21. 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...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 2 years ago 1,309 reads 2 comments

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 2 years ago 1,911 reads 24 comments

  25. 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 over 2 years ago 1,577 reads 17 comments