1. 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 29 days ago 6,481 reads 12 comments

  2. 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 2,812 reads 15 comments

  3. 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 2,335 reads 6 comments

  4. 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 3,699 reads 27 comments

  5. 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 8,724 reads 48 comments

  6. 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 4,792 reads 37 comments

  7. 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 3,639 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 11,741 reads 137 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 5,195 reads 19 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 4,687 reads 51 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 1,671 reads 10 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 3,486 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 2,149 reads 12 comments

  14. 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 1,560 reads 10 comments

  15. 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 1,945 reads 8 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 1,664 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 2,052 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 3,249 reads 15 comments

  19. Penguins vs. Rangers Game 3: Keys for Each Team

    If the New York Rangers fail to advance to the Eastern Conference Final, they're going to look back at Game 2 as a missed opportunity to put the Pittsburgh Penguins on the mat...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 2,176 reads 12 comments

  20. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 2: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    It's not a series until a road team wins a game. There's a lot of conventional wisdom swirling around the NHL at this time of year as the emotions of the postseason kick into high gear...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 2,745 reads 31 comments

  21. Rangers vs. Penguins: Biggest Takeaways from Game 1

    Three periods wasn't enough to contain the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the second round. It required overtime to settle this one, and Benoit Pouliot is your hero for the night...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 3,813 reads 35 comments

  22. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 1: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers both fought off considerable adversaries to make it to the second round, and the level of play is just going to get higher from here...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 1,082 reads 3 comments

  23. Are Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin's Slow Playoff Starts Officially Over?

    With great power comes great responsibility. Everyone's favorite Webhead learned this lesson the hard way. When you're among the most talented and highly paid players in the NHL , cold streaks are no longer a luxury...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 1,688 reads 10 comments

  24. Complete Guide for Columbus Blue Jackets' 2014 Offseason

    The 2013-14 campaign was the best in Columbus Blue Jackets history. Forty three wins sets a new standard for the Blue Jackets, as does 93 points...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 3,769 reads 5 comments

  25. Final Report Card for Columbus Blue Jackets' 2013-14 Season

    The 2013-14 NHL season has come to an end for the Columbus Blue Jackets , and the campaign will be remembered as a historic one for the franchise...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 2 months ago 2,305 reads 7 comments