1. Drew Doughty: Has the LA King Earned His New Contract After Only 3 Years?

    Late last night, news of Drew Doughty finally re-signing with the Los Angeles Kings came over the wire. While the dollars and term weren't immediately clear, eventually sites like thefourthperiod...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 351 reads 10 comments

  2. Los Angeles Kings Reportedly Re-Sign All-Star Blueliner Drew Doughty

    Various social media outlets are reporting that the LA Kings and Drew Doughty have reached a verbal agreement for a new contract. The news broke simultaneously on the team's Facebook page and via several different Twitter accounts, including ESPN...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 636 reads 10 comments

  3. 2011 NHL Fantasy Hockey: 14 Sleepers You Need to Own on Your Fantasy Team

    There is nothing quite like having a sleeper pick pay off in fantasy sports. Of course, for every success story, there are probably at least two or three drop-adds, but that comes with the territory...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 4,107 reads 12 comments

  4. NHL, Brendan Shanahan on the Right Track with Suspension Explanation Videos

    The days of players and fans engaging in a guessing game over the NHL 's scales and weights of justice are finally over. NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan made sure of that in one long-overdue move towards transparency...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 375 reads 14 comments

  5. Detroit Red Wings Lose Jan Mursak to Ankle Injury Against Chicago Blackhawks

    The season is officially underway into Detroit. Jan Mursak left the preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks midway through the second period after sustaining a fractured ankle ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 730 reads 6 comments

  6. Why Gary Bettman, NHL Seriously Mishandled Wayne Simmonds Banana Debacle

    I had to re-read the headline and make sure that it wasn't some kind of twisted joke coming off the AP Wire. It just couldn't be accurate, could it? That a fan of the NHL would throw a banana at an African-American baffles my mind...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,291 reads 30 comments

  7. NHL Fantasy Hockey: 8 Things You Need to Know Heading into This Season

    NHL fantasy hockey is all about having an edge on the competition. Maybe it's adding a young blueliner in the middle of a point streak that turns into a breakout season. Perhaps you check NHL...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 695 reads 1 comments

  8. NHL: Sidney Crosby Gets Standing Ovation at Training Camp

    A video recently surfaced on YouTube of Penguins fans going nuts for Sidney Crosby's return to the ice on Saturday. We're not talking a few hundred people giving it their all...

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  9. NHL Free Agency: Grading the New Contracts of Luke Schenn and Others

    Luke Schenn of the Toronto Maple Leafs and several other prominent NHL players received new contracts within the last few days...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 942 reads 15 comments

  10. Fantasy Hockey: Each Team's Best Value Heading Into the 2011-12 Season

    The first couple of rounds of a fantasy draft can go by easily. You have an idea of what you'd like to end up with, and while some of your targeted players may vaporize there is generally someone good enough sitting there right behind them to cover you...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 408 reads 2 comments

  11. Team Sidney Crosby vs. Team Shane Doan: Which Side Are You On?

    Sidney Crosby caused quite a stir when he called for the banishment of all hits to the head, regardless of circumstance, angle or intent...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,037 reads 39 comments

  12. Drew Doughty Rejects Kings' Offer: Toronto and 4 Teams That Could Trade for Him

    Drew Doughty has shot down a nine-year deal worth $61.2 million, and perhaps now it's time for the Kings to consider dealing him...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 110 reads 167 comments

  13. NHL Fantasy: Claude Giroux and 17 Players You Can Steal in Your Yahoo! Leagues

    Yahoo!'s NHL fantasy mock drafts have been live for a few weeks now, and because I am a bit of a fantasy nerd I have ran at least one every day since. What, it was just research! You know, so you wouldn't have to...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,674 reads 21 comments

  14. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman: How His Salary Could Be Put to Better Use

    Towards the end of July, NHL .com reported some interesting numbers that had been published in SportsBusiness Journal . They reported that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was paid $7...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 116 reads 3 comments

  15. The Plane Crash in Russia, and Trying to Make Sense of the NHL's Tragic Summer

    I woke up this morning to 14 emails, five voice mails and over a dozen forms of interaction on Facebook. Those numbers didn't appear to be odd at first...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,265 reads 6 comments

  16. Sidney Crosby: 6 Pittsburgh Penguins Who Will Need to Step Up in His Absence

    Leave it to the monster that is the concussion to stop a player who appeared locomotive-like cold in his tracks...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 540 reads 6 comments

  17. NHL Free-Agent and Trade News: Grading Each NHL GM's Summer Moves

    Some NHL GMs still have a major player to get under contract (Los Angeles Kings), while others are already dealing with injuries and the cap space that brings (Boston Bruins)...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 2,110 reads 12 comments

  18. NHL Predictions 2011-12: Picking the Divisional Winners and Losers from the East

    Happy September. One month closer to hockey, and that is always a good thing. I don't know about you but I just have a hard time feeling hockey-ish when I look at the calendar ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,359 reads 9 comments

  19. Gary Bettman: It Will Be Headshots, Not Expansion, That Will Define His Legacy

    Yesterday, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told the Boston Globe that All-Star center Marc Savard would not play during the 2011-2012 season ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 765 reads 33 comments

  20. NHL 12 and the 17 Best Hockey Video Games of All Time

    Hot on the heels of NHL11—widely considered one of the best sports games ever made—comes NHL 12...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 11,469 reads 54 comments

  21. Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins Will Not Play in 2011-2012

    The Boston Bruins have shut down Marc Savard for the 2011-2012 season, and it is believed that the 34-year old center may never play another NHL game, per NHL.com and a Boston Globe report...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,011 reads 32 comments

  22. Detroit Red Wings: Pavel Datsyuk and the 11 Most Skilled Players in Team History

    Picking the most skilled Red Wings in history is a tricky task. And at times likes these—trying to pull an article like this together that covers so much time that I wasn't ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,396 reads 15 comments

  23. Drew Doughty, and a Question for LA Kings Fans: Is This the Leader You Want?

    Bleacher Report's own Featured Columnist Nicholas Goss wrote an article today posing a fair question: At this stage of the game should the Los Angeles Kings consider trading ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 2,215 reads 57 comments

  24. Detroit Red Wings: Pavel Datsyuk's Top 11 Datsyukian Plays with Video

    I went to College for broadcasting for a while with aspirations to be a hockey play-by-play guy someday. Not necessarily at the Pro level—after all, my professors always used ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 441 reads 27 comments

  25. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players from the Last 15 Years That I Miss Watching

    While it feels like the NHL Network has been showing the same three or four playoff series this summer—seriously, I think I have the play-by-play for Nashville vs Anaheim ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,250 reads 30 comments