1. NHL Predictions: 10 Old Faces in New Places Under Pressure to Win Now

    The Philadelphia Flyers didn't sign Jaromir Jagr to a contract just to fill a roster spot. There are expectations in place. But Jags isn't the only new player in a new city that will be counted on throughout the season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 534 reads 2 comments

  2. NHL Predictions: 5 Detroit Red Wings That Are Primed for Breakout Seasons

    The Detroit Red Wings are too old to compete for a Stanley Cup this season. Teams such as the San Jose Sharks and LA Kings got stronger during the offseason, and will be too much for the Wings to handle...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 930 reads 7 comments

  3. Sean Avery Waived by the New York Rangers: 4 Teams That Could Use the Super-Pest

    As of noon on Tuesday , super-pest Sean Avery was no longer a New York Ranger. That means there are 29 other teams in the league that could be interested in pursuing him for his services...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 960 reads 17 comments

  4. NHL Free Agents 2011: 5 Free Agents Who Provide Best Additions to New Teams

    Guys like Brad Richards and Jaromir Jagr are certainly more than capable of stealing the spotlight when it comes to a July free-agent signing. And not without good reason. These are All-Star players with piles of points at the NHL level...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 2,338 reads 3 comments

  5. NHL Predictions 2011-2012: Evgeni Malkin and 5 Front-Runners for the Art Ross

    Every year the Art Ross trophy seems to come down to a few outstanding players who have pieced together nearly unrealistic point streaks across the NHL regular season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 912 reads 2 comments

  6. 2011-2012 NHL Season: 16 Games You Have to Watch in October

    I no longer have to end random Tweets with the hashtag Isitoctoberyet—thankfully because it didn't seem to be catching on. After what felt like the longest offseason of my life, we're set to drop the puck on the 2011-2012 NHL regular season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,176 reads 3 comments

  7. Detroit Red Wings: Could They Make a Trade for Evgeni Nabokov?

    Last season the Detroit Red Wings made an attempt to bring in a high-quality, established veteran netminder in Evgeni Nabokov . The New York Islanders proceeded to crash the party by claiming the former 40-game winner off of re-entry waivers...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 2,663 reads 12 comments

  8. Clarke MacArthur's "No Hit League" Remark Example of Bad Attitude Towards Safety

    Toronto Maple Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur was recently suspended for two regular-season games following this hit on Justin Abdelkader of the Detroit Red Wings during a preseason match...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 875 reads 47 comments

  9. 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 373 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 671 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 4,129 reads 12 comments

  12. 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 391 reads 14 comments

  13. 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 765 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 1,311 reads 30 comments

  15. 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 692 reads 1 comments

  16. 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...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 years ago 605 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 3 years ago 957 reads 15 comments

  18. 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 3 years ago 418 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 3 years ago 1,056 reads 39 comments

  20. 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 3 years ago 143 reads 167 comments

  21. 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 3 years ago 1,712 reads 21 comments

  22. 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 3 years ago 139 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 3 years ago 1,275 reads 6 comments

  24. 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 3 years ago 567 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 3 years ago 2,131 reads 12 comments