1. With Carlyle Out, Anaheim Ducks Fans Can Back Away from the Ledge, for Now

    Late Wednesday night, Randy Carlyle and his staff were relieved of their duties with the Anaheim Ducks . Former Washington Capitals bench boss, Bruce Boudreau will take over the reigns in Orange County...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about almost 3 years ago 683 reads 1 comments

  2. Chicago Blackhawks: 15 Best Individual Seasons of All Time

    It's a story that never gets old. Original Six, the Indian Head sweater, the roar of the old Chicago Stadium, Stanley Cup championships, the Madhouse on Madison, THE Anthem—the Chicago Blackhawks ...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about almost 3 years ago 1,513 reads 0 comments

  3. The 10 Most Inspirational Hockey Players of All Time

    "The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his/her life will be...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about almost 3 years ago 8,762 reads 20 comments

  4. Fantasy Hockey: 5 Early Questions You Have to Answer for Late-Season Success

    We're just over two weeks into the 2011-12 regular season, which means we're also just over two weeks into the fantasy hockey season...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about almost 3 years ago 426 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL Free Agency: 10 Players That Will Help Their Teams Playoff Chances

    It's October, and though the leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping, optimism and hope are at all-time highs...that is unless you're in Ottawa (sorry, Sens fans)...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 621 reads 10 comments

  6. NHL Center Ice: 13 Games to Watch During the Free Preview Period

    Just a couple of weeks ago, people were pining for the start of the 2011-2012 NHL regular season. Now recently, I've seen people complain about how these regular season games don't really mean anything—"It's all about the playoffs...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 1,244 reads 0 comments

  7. Chicago's Hope: The Blackhawks Are on the Verge of a Dynasty

    Chicago is one of the greatest sports cities in the country, with great fans who are perennially hungry for a championship. That's a fact. And as long as we're talking titles and facts, here are a few more: The White Sox 2011 "all-in" bet was a bluff...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 2,571 reads 11 comments

  8. Roberto Luongo: A Look at 2011-12 and His Connection to LeBron James

    Three months ago we all became "witnesses" to the fact that Roberto Luongo and LeBron James are similar. Like James, Luongo is a phenomenal talent. Both are athletically gifted and have had Olympic Gold draped around their necks...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 1,593 reads 4 comments

  9. Love Him or Hate Him, the NHL Needs Crosby

    It's Sidney Crosby 's ever-turning world, we're all just living in it and swirling with the rumors, reports and press releases. Rumors of retirement were followed by updates claiming the contrary...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 689 reads 11 comments

  10. NHL 2011-2012: Zach Parise and 20 Players to Watch Coming Back from Injury

    You and I have spent the past couple of months looking for things to help fill the void left by the absence of hockey. Watching game re-runs and television specials; reading magazines and articles; or perhaps even skating at a local rink...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 2,218 reads 6 comments

  11. Mythbusting the "Sophmore Slump" and a Look at 21 Notable Second-Year Players

    Last week we talked about the "breakout season" and ten players who are ready to have one . This week we tackle another sports cliche: the "sophomore slump." This over-hyped storyline is a product of player success combined with media hype...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 257 reads 12 comments

  12. NHL Predictions 2011-2012: Evander Kane and 10 Players Ready To Break Out

    What is a "breakout?" For one, it's an overused cliche. Secondly, it's a term that has lofty expectations built in...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 5,152 reads 26 comments

  13. 6 Former Chicago Blackhawks Who Should Be Honored with a Heritage Night

    When Rocky Wirtz took over as Chairman of the Blackhawks in October of 2007, the front office was in the middle of a rebuilding process on the ice...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 1,126 reads 4 comments

  14. MLB Trade Deadline: Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Hunter Pence from Astros

    ( Updated at 7:09 p.m. PT.) The city of Philadelphia is having a pretty good Friday. Just a few hours after the Eagles signed prized free agent Nnamdi Asomugha , the Phillies ...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  15. Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Benefits of Ray Emery Coming to Training Camp

    Ray Emery will attend the Chicago Blackhawks September training camp on a tryout basis, ESPN's Scott Burnside reported Wednesday , marking the next stop on an already miraculous trail...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 1,227 reads 1 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Changes That Will Have Them Ready to Reclaim the Cup

    Last season was a frustrating adjustment for the Chicago Blackhawks . Coming off their first Stanley Cup in 49 years, the Hawks were forced through a tumultuous offseason in 2010 to play a year marred by injury and inconsistency...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about 3 years ago 1,169 reads 2 comments

  17. Anaheim Ducks: The Importance of Teemu Selanne's Return

    (article updated: 9/15/11 ) Teemu Selanne has played in 1,259 games in his NHL career. He has 637 goals and 703 assists for 1,340 points. Not so long ago, those totals would have been deemed impossible...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about over 3 years ago 944 reads 4 comments

  18. NHL Free Agents 2011: 5 Dark Horse Signings to Watch for Next Year

    There have been some 257 free agent signings so far in the 2011 NHL offseason. Some unrestricted, some restricted; some old, some young; some expensive, and some cheap...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about over 3 years ago 3,421 reads 6 comments

  19. 2011 NHL Free Agent Lineups: The Bargains, the Overpaid and the Best Available

    Starting July 1, front offices around the NHL are "endowed certain unalienable rights," that include cap space, negotiations and the pursuit of free agents...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about over 3 years ago 542 reads 7 comments

  20. Chicago Blackhawks: Mapping out the 2011 Offseason and Return to the Cup

    Much has changed in the 386 days since Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup. For one, the obvious—the Hawks are no longer the defending champions...

    Stephen Nelson Written by Stephen Nelson about over 3 years ago 1,137 reads 9 comments