1. Boston Bruins 2014 NHL Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis

    It's not uncommon to see Stanley Cup contenders dish off draft picks for rental players in the hopes of boosting the odds of a lengthy playoff run...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 26 days ago 7,051 reads 1 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings 2014 NHL Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis

    The 2013-14 NHL season was a tough one for the Detroit Red Wings . They managed to keep their stunning playoff streak alive, but it took just about everything the organization had to get there...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 26 days ago 9,377 reads 17 comments

  3. Ranking the Best Fits for FA Center Mike Cammalleri

    There's a lot of chatter about the 2014 NHL free-agent class being thin on talent. While there might not be any monstrous names hitting the market on July 1, there are still a handful of players who could be difference-makers for their new clubs...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 11,153 reads 13 comments

  4. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Must Deal 1 of Their Stars to Improve Depth

    This offseason was never going to be an easy one for the Pittsburgh Penguins . Had they won the Stanley Cup or even appeared in the Final, then perhaps struggling against the cap ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 1,508 reads 1 comments

  5. Which Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects Will Have Enhanced Roles in 2014-15?

    You may have loved Ray Shero, or you may have hated him. The Pittsburgh Penguins weighed the pros and cons of keeping the general manager and eventually decided to release him from his duties...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 4,730 reads 10 comments

  6. Boston Bruins Should Lock Up Young Talent Before Re-Signing Jarome Iginla

    The Boston Bruins are going to do everything they can to avoid losing their first-line right wing for the second consecutive season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 3,439 reads 5 comments

  7. Ranking the Best Landing Spots for Ottawa Senators Captain Jason Spezza

    When dealing with hockey rumors, fans are typically forced to rely on a small handful of insiders for their dose of drama and intrigue...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 11,293 reads 35 comments

  8. Blueprint for Jim Rutherford's 1st Offseason with Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins shocked the hockey world when they hired ex- Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford to replace the recently fired Ray Shero ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 6,505 reads 12 comments

  9. Should the San Jose Sharks Look to Trade Patrick Marleau in 2014 Offseason?

    The San Jose Sharks need a makeover. While there's no shade that will magically turn the Western Conference powerhouse into a legit contender again, general manager Doug Wilson has been more than patient with the current core...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 2,867 reads 15 comments

  10. Stanley Cup Final 2014: Rangers' Biggest Weaknesses and How Kings Can Capitalize

    The Los Angeles Kings are going to have their hands full with the New York Rangers . A popular angle during the Western Conference Final was that the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 2,350 reads 6 comments

  11. Breaking Down Chicago's Ultimate Downfall in Thrilling Western Final vs. Kings

    There will be a new Stanley Cup champion this year. After winning two straight elimination contests to force a Game 7, the Chicago Blackhawks just barely ran out of comeback magic against the Los Angeles Kings ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 3,717 reads 27 comments

  12. Have the Kings Suddenly Become the Underdog to Chicago in 2014 Western Final?

    When the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012, they managed to do so by dominating the opposition. They only lost two contests in the three series that led up to the Stanley Cup Final, where they took care of the New Jersey Devils in six...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 8,738 reads 48 comments

  13. Is Jonathan Quick to Blame for Los Angeles Kings' Game 5 Loss?

    Twenty minutes—That's all that stood between the Los Angeles Kings and their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in three seasons...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 4,806 reads 37 comments

  14. Chicago Blackhawks' 2nd-Line Woes Get Worse in Game 3 Loss to Kings

    Through the first two rounds of the 2013-14 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks appeared to be a team with the depth needed to repeat as champions...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 3,656 reads 13 comments

  15. Who's to Blame for Blackhawks' 3rd Period Collapse in Game 2 vs. Kings?

    The Chicago Blackhawks had an absolute meltdown in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. There are different ways to frame the 6-2 score that gave the Los Angeles Kings a ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 11,753 reads 137 comments

  16. What Are Canadiens' Options After Dustin Tokarski Gamble Fails in Game 2?

    Dustin Tokarski was thrown to the sharks. Or rather, to the New York Rangers . Was Game 2 the opportunity of a lifetime for the 24-year-old netminder ? You bet, but guys in his position typically only win in the movies...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 5,217 reads 19 comments

  17. Plenty of Positives for Kings Despite Losing Game 1 to Chicago in Western Final

    The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are the last two teams standing in the Western Conference for a reason...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 4,692 reads 51 comments

  18. Habs Searching for Answers After Blowout Loss to Rangers in Game 1 of ECF

    The Montreal Canadiens were smashed by the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 1,681 reads 10 comments

  19. Final Report Card for the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2013-14 Season

    A half-decade ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins seemed to be on the brink of becoming a dynasty. They had just won the Stanley Cup for the first time in the Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin era and had been to the Stanley Cup Final two consecutive seasons...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 3,502 reads 16 comments

  20. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 7: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    The Pittsburgh Penguins thought that this semifinal series was over after Game 4. So did Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Craig Morgan of FoxSports .com and Colin Horgan of The Guardian ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 2,166 reads 12 comments

  21. Penguins vs. Rangers Game 6: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    Game 5 didn't go according to plan for the Pittsburgh Penguins . They tried to take an unfamiliar route home and got shaken down by a hungrier and more determined New York Rangers team...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 1,576 reads 10 comments

  22. Rangers vs. Penguins: Biggest Takeaways from Game 5

    The Pittsburgh Penguins went out and dominated the New York Rangers in Game 4. The Blueshirts flipped the script on the Penguins in Game 5, taking it to the home team right from the outset...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 1,956 reads 8 comments

  23. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 5: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    The New York Rangers had a chance to get back into their semifinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4. After outshooting Pittsburgh in Game 3 by a wide margin, New York had every reason to be confident...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 1,678 reads 1 comments

  24. Penguins vs. Rangers Game 4: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    The Pittsburgh Penguins already got what they went to New York for in Game 3. After dropping Game 1 on home ice before winning Game 2, the Penguins needed to win either of the next two contests in the Big Apple to reestablish home-ice advantage...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 2,063 reads 3 comments

  25. Penguins vs. Rangers: Biggest Takeaways from Game 3

    The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins split Games 1 and 2 of their 2013-14 NHL playoff semifinal series and struggled to find much rhythm in the Steel City...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 3,255 reads 15 comments