1. Predicting the Strength and Weakness of Each Chicago Blackhawks Line in 2013-14

    The Chicago Blackhawks are the defending Stanley Cup champions and almost all of their most important players are returning...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 6,064 reads 15 comments

  2. NHL Prospects Destined to Become Dynamic Duos

    We selected nine up-and-coming dynamic duos from the NHL 's top young players, and an odd thing happened when trying to find a cover photo—not a single one of the pairings had been caught on film together...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 4,000 reads 12 comments

  3. Glaring Flaws Top NHL Prospects Must Fix

    NHL players tend to enter their prime by their mid-20s. While it's very possible to see some spectacular performances before that age—Alex Ovechkin scoring 106 points at 20, ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,437 reads 7 comments

  4. Ranking the Top 50 Fantasy Players for the 2013-14 Season

    The funnest thing about compiling this list of the top 50 fantasy players in the NHL was trying to consider all the different angles people use to view players from. No two fantasy hockey enthusiasts value players the same way...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 41,160 reads 28 comments

  5. The Biggest NHL Storylines to Follow During Training Camp

    NHL training camps are underway, which means that the storyline machine is ready to kick itself into high gear...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,582 reads 1 comments

  6. Hockey Stars Who'll Benefit Most from Larger Ice Surface at 2014 Sochi Olympics

    When the Canadians won the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics , they did so on a NHL -sized rink. When they head to Sochi to defend that medal for the 2014 Winter Games, they will be doing so on an international-sized rink...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,275 reads 9 comments

  7. Prospects with the Best Chance to Shine at 2013-14 Training Camps

    An often overlooked facet of NHL prospect development occurs before the regular season even begins. Talk to any youngster before playing their first game in the best pro hockey league in the world and you'll hear them say the same type of thing...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,782 reads 7 comments

  8. Hockey Matchups We Can't Wait to See at 2014 Sochi Olympics

    Patrick Kane vs Jonathan Toews. Nicklas Backstrom vs Alex Ovechkin. Anze Kopitar vs the world. These are just a few examples of matchups worth getting excited about as we inch closer toward the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,575 reads 2 comments

  9. NHL Prospects at Risk of Becoming Busts

    For every Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, there is a Patrik Stefan or Pavel Brendl . High draft picks going bust is a fact of life for general managers in the NHL , and it's always ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 8,239 reads 32 comments

  10. Predicting the 10 Most Penalized Players for the 2013-14 NHL Season

    You aren't going to hook and hold your way onto the NHL 's list of top 10 most penalized players. No way, no how...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,560 reads 7 comments

  11. Ranking Every NHL Team's Power-Play Unit

    Having a strong power play in the NHL isn't a necessity. The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks both had power plays that ranked in the bottom third of the league in 2013, but that didn't prevent them from reaching the Stanley Cup Final...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 18,124 reads 47 comments

  12. Most Intriguing Position Battles for 2014 Winter Olympics Hockey Rosters

    A lot of the pre -Olympic hoopla has been focused on Canada and who will be its starting netminder . The likes of Roberto Luongo, Carey Price and Mike Smith are set to do battle ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,978 reads 7 comments

  13. Ranking the 10 Most Well-Rounded NHL Prospects

    Most of the top NHL prospects weren't drafted because they had the word "two-way" appear frequently on their scouting report...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,627 reads 17 comments

  14. Potential Breakout Hockey Stars at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    We all know what Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane are going to do at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,757 reads 4 comments

  15. The Best YouTube Highlight Reels of NHL Prospects

    There is an abundance of information available about the top NHL prospects from around the league. Scouts have put in a lot of time and made their thoughts available across the web, ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,390 reads 10 comments

  16. 10 Facts You Need to Know Before Your 2013 Fantasy Hockey Draft

    The signs that another NHL fantasy hockey season is near surround us now. It's the end of August and people are already talking about which Batman villain they want to be for Halloween this year...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 7,882 reads 6 comments

  17. The Ideal Sidekick for the NHL's Top Superstars

    The past 10-plus Stanley Cup-winning teams all have a common thread: a dynamic duo at forward. Whether they were split up on two separate lines like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 7,297 reads 26 comments

  18. Dynamic Hockey Duos We Can't Wait to See at 2014 Winter Olympics

    The Winter Olympics give hockey fans a rare chance to see the best players in the NHL out on the ice together...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 6,132 reads 31 comments

  19. NHL ETAs for the Top 10 Prospects in Hockey

    Not since the 2005-06 season has the NHL braced itself for such a large influx of young, talented players...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 7,998 reads 12 comments

  20. Stock Watch for NHL Superstars Over the Past 3 Years

    Just like the rest of us, NHL superstars have good weeks and bad weeks. Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Steven Stamkos are all susceptible to the same ups and downs as us "normal" ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 6,322 reads 44 comments

  21. The Most Clutch Player on Every NHL Team

    There's no shortage of players in the NHL who can bury an empty-net goal or tack on the seventh marker in a 7-3 blowout victory. Those aren't tough plays to make. There's no pressure when you're just padding a lead or sealing a win ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 7,444 reads 25 comments

  22. Predicting the 3 Best NHL Rookies at Each Position for the 2013-14 Season

    Trying to figure out which teen-aged rookie is going to have an outstanding year can be a lot like trying predict which sports team Justin Bieber will be "repping" next week. It's unpredictable and unscientific at best...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 18,072 reads 29 comments

  23. 1 Moment That Haunts Each of the NHL's Top 10 Stars

    Being a top-end player like Sidney Crosby or Steven Stamkos in the NHL isn't an easy gig. When your team is winning, all is well with the universe and sleeping in peace isn't a tough part of the job...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,517 reads 36 comments

  24. NHL Prospects Most Likely to Be All-Stars in the Next 3 Years

    The lockout cost fans the an All-Star Game in 2013, and the Winter Olympics in Sochi will prevent an All-Star Game from occurring in 2014...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 4,645 reads 15 comments

  25. NHL Draft 2014: What Each Top Prospect Must Prove Before Next June

    The road to NHL stardom is long and paved with those who haven't been willing to put quite enough work in to make it to the top of the heap...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,785 reads 5 comments