1. Detroit Red Wings: Datsyuk Signing Typical for Hockeytown

    There is no franchise in any of the four major sports that includes the term loyalty in their day-to-day operations. Except one...

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  2. 35 Most Memorable First Goals in NHL History

    You always remember it: your first love, car, flat-screen television, donkey, Harlem Shake or NHL goal. While most of us will never get to the goal-scoring part of life's firsts, NHL players will never forget the first time they lit the lamp...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 9,164 reads 36 comments

  3. Power Ranking the Best Quiet Leaders in the NHL

    Leadership in the NHL is a quality that isn't often measured by being the loudest guy in the room. A quiet confidence and professionalism can be infectious in a locker room particularly when one of the best players has a team-first attitude...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 6,007 reads 18 comments

  4. The Most Insane Long-Distance Shots Ever Scored in the NHL

    There is nothing worse for the morale and momentum of a hockey team than giving up a bad goal. By definition a bad goal would be a play that a goaltender would normally make on a puck...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 8,959 reads 15 comments

  5. Power Ranking the Best Rivalries in NHL History

    The success of one team is directly correlated to the failure of another. Watching your neighbor enjoy the spoils of victory can build resentment and turn conventional competition into something that can be charged with emotion...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 22,741 reads 79 comments

  6. The Most Impressive Streaks in NHL History

    The sports world is filled with numbers. They measure the success and failure of both teams and athletes. Some of those numbers can be measured across generations while others reflect the times and the quality of the play of that era...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 11,114 reads 20 comments

  7. Craziest Items Thrown on the Ice During an NHL Game

    There are several different accounts of how a "hat trick" was celebrated in the history of the NHL . Each have varying degrees of similarity, but all involve a hat being awarded to any player who tallied three goals...

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  8. NHL Award Watch: How Are the Preseason Favorites Performing?

    In every team sport, there are certain milestones and achievements awarded for individual excellence. The ultimate goal is to win a championship, but if you can pick up some individual accolades along the way, that's pretty special too...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 3,673 reads 29 comments

  9. NHL Goes Hollywood: Motion Pictures Featuring NHL Players

    More often than not professional athletes remind us why they should keep their day job. Being a famous athlete has provided dozens with the opportunity to cross over into the entertainment world...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 2,597 reads 20 comments

  10. Ranking the 15 Best Goal Celebrations in NHL History

    The purists say to "Act like you've been there before", but it is hard to find fault with the enthusiasm of a goal scorer. To reach the highest level in your chosen profession allows for some moments of emotional release...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 5,543 reads 13 comments

  11. The 25 Greatest Individual Seasons in NHL History

    Let's be honest here. This slide show could quite possibly be titled "Wayne Gretzky's Greatest Seasons, and Then Everyone Else". Hockey is the only major sport where the records seem to be getting farther away from the players of today...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 11,376 reads 23 comments

  12. The 25 Classiest Players in NHL History

    I have always been of the mindset that you can judge the character or class of an athlete best in defeat rather than in victory...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 6,816 reads 55 comments

  13. One Burning Question Facing Each NHL Team Early in the 2013 Season

    We are all thrilled that the NHL is back, some more than others. Teams were finally able to unveil the labors of their offseason, rolling out some fresh new faces, and some that found work in new places...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 1 year ago 2,716 reads 8 comments

  14. The Most Hated NHL Player from Each Decade

    My personal hockey memory bank doesn't go too far past the 1980s when it comes to talking about the most hated players from each decade in the NHL ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,127 reads 66 comments

  15. Ravens 2013 Draft: Potential Prospects from East-West Shrine Game

    Seldom do All-Star games provide a truly competitive environment for an entertaining game. The outcome rarely seems to matter as the contest turns into an opportunity for self-promotion and resume building...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,521 reads 0 comments

  16. The Most Outrageous but True Tales in NHL History

    With the hockey season nearly upon us, it's always fun to take a look at some of the wackiest and goofiest fun facts in the storied history of the NHL ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 15,740 reads 10 comments

  17. 10 Underdogs That Will Turn Heads in 2013 NHL Season

    Everyone likes an underdog. Well, almost everyone. The favorite who are having their collective lunch handed to them by the underdog probably isn't too fond of the "Cinderella" story...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 13,016 reads 45 comments

  18. The 10 Worst Jobs in NHL History

    In the television show Dirty Jobs , host Mike Rowe looks at some of the most unusual, disgusting, demanding and downright strangest ways that a human being can make a living. Hockey is no different than the real world...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 3,962 reads 8 comments

  19. NHL Player Power Rankings: Definitive Top 20 Heading into 2013 Season

    Who is the best? Who ya got? The bar stool/water cooler conversations exist at every level discussing anything from supermodels to hemorrhoid cream. The NHL is no different...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 927 reads 65 comments

  20. Ravens 2013 Mock Draft: The Smartest Pick Baltimore Can Make at Every Spot

    It's hard to plan for the offseason while you're still smack dab in the middle of an emotional playoff "ride" as Ray Lewis likes to call it...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 5,549 reads 10 comments

  21. Ravens vs. Colts: Baltimore's Biggest Wild Card Winners and Losers

    The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 Sunday to advance to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Baltimore will travel to Denver to face the Broncos next Saturday afternoon...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 2,850 reads 21 comments

  22. The Definitive Blueprint to Baltimore's Perfect Offseason

    In what has been deemed a holiday by some pundits, "Black Monday" is the label given to the day following the final Sunday of the regular season. Yesterday claimed the jobs of seven head coaches in the NFL and multiple front office personnel...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,731 reads 19 comments

  23. Ravens vs. Bengals: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Baltimore

    Final score Baltimore: 17 Cincinnati: 23 The last 30 minutes of today's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals looked more like a game that could have taken place in August...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,845 reads 36 comments

  24. Baltimore's Keys to Success in the 2013 Playoffs

    Last week's thoroughly dominating win over the defending Super Bowl champs reminded fans and even some experts why the Baltimore Ravens were a fashionable preseason choice to represent the AFC in New Orleans in February...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,594 reads 1 comments

  25. Ravens vs. Giants: Baltimore's Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 16

    The Baltimore Ravens defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants , 33-14, in Baltimore Sunday. It was a completely dominating game from a reeling Baltimore squad desperate for a win and the AFC North Division title...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 266 reads 10 comments