1. NHL Lockout: Creating a Drinking Game for the Talks Between NHL & Players

    To say that the lockout has caused unrest in the hockey fan's life is an understatement. By now, hockey has done this to us enough times that we shouldn't be surprised or stunned...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,449 reads 8 comments

  2. The 20 Best Prospect Names in Hockey

    Let me preface this slideshow by saying the following. By funniest names I am not poking fun at anyone's heritage race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual preference, favorite color, toothpaste flavor, head size or...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 5,445 reads 21 comments

  3. Ranking the 25 Best European Hockey Uniforms

    The picture above might have some of the finest design ever seen on a hockey uniform. Ever. Unfortunately, these kits belonged to the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL , which disqualifies them from consideration in this article...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 5,194 reads 11 comments

  4. NHL's Top 20 Biggest Hitters We'd Love to See Check Gary Bettman

    I would bet your next paycheck on the fact that Gary Bettman doesn't know how to skate. So, I'm imagining a scenario where Bettman has to get out on the ice for a charity event...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 7,589 reads 46 comments

  5. 50 Reasons Fans Will Never Give Up on the NHL

    Fans of the NHL must be gluttons for punishment. I include myself in the above statement because no matter how poorly the league is run or how little the league seems to care about its fans, I will still watch when the puck gets dropped again...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 4,315 reads 53 comments

  6. NHL 2022-23: Predicting What the NHL Will Look Like 10 Years from Now

    With not much to report on the hockey front, my thoughts turn to the future of the NHL . Eventually there will have to be hockey, right? I'm not talking about a couple of months from now when this ridiculous work stoppage is an awful, awful memory...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 4,816 reads 36 comments

  7. NHL 13: 25 Most Awesome Features of EA Sports' New Video Game

    So, if this your first NHL hockey game, everything in it is new to you and you may or may not have an appreciation for the journey that video game hockey has taken...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 21,093 reads 10 comments

  8. NHL Lockout: 5 Signs the 2012-13 NHL Season Is in Serious Jeopardy

    "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it," George Santayana, Reason in Common Sense Well hockey fans, I hope you have plans this winter—or alternate plans, I should say...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 24,421 reads 40 comments

  9. EA NHL '13: The Top 10 Players at Each Position

    One of my favorite times of the year is the month of September. The kids go back to school, football season starts, the summer and the oppressive central Pennsylvania humidity dissipate, and the latest version of EA Sports NHL hits the shelves...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 80,897 reads 71 comments

  10. 20 NHL Player Names That Don't Sound That Tough at All

    Considering the international flavor of the NHL , there is no other sports league in the world that can boast some of the most interesting and phonetically challenging names...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 4,728 reads 25 comments

  11. 20 Softest Players in NHL History

    Hockey is a sport renowned for it's toughness and honor. The players who put on the gear night after night deal with injuries that would put lesser men on the mend for weeks...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,006 reads 88 comments

  12. Each NHL Team's Smartest Player

    Intelligence is measured in many different ways. Back in the dark ages when I took my SAT tests to get into college, my aptitude was measured by a Scan-Tron multiple choice, Powerball-type ticket that could only be used with a No...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 7,355 reads 25 comments

  13. 25 Most Incredible NHL Celebrity Doppelgangers

    A few months ago, I did an article on NHL players and their celebrity look-a-likes. It was a blast to do and pretty amazing to see the similarities. Take a look for yourself to enjoy my first edition ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 4,695 reads 10 comments

  14. The NHL's 20 Best Shootout Saves of All Time

    When you hear an announcer say that you are going to see the most exciting play in hockey, he's absolutely not talking about the Florida Ice Girls combing spray out of George Parros' mustache...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 1,971 reads 3 comments

  15. 50 Things We're Desperately Hoping for in the 2012-13 NHL Season

    The midnight hour is less than a month away when Gary Bettman could potentially pull the plug on the the 96th NHL season...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 5,053 reads 39 comments

  16. 25 Greatest One-Hit Wonders in NHL History

    Everyone knows what a one-hit wonder is, and there is not a person walking on this earth that doesn't have an image immediately pop into their mind when they hear the expression...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about almost 2 years ago 7,951 reads 57 comments

  17. NHL Free Agents: Power Ranking the 15 Best Players Still on the Market

    Holiday shopping should never sneak up on us, but it often does. Even though the season is always marked on the calender at the beginning of every year, many of us find the pickings to be slim when it comes down to crunch time...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 3,671 reads 13 comments

  18. NHL CBA: 25 Gary Bettman Alternatives We'd Rather See as Commissioner

    It is pretty easy to dislike Gary Bettman. He is the constant face of NHL labor unrest. While the NHLPA can't seem to keep the same negotiating team on their side of the table, ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 2,914 reads 37 comments

  19. 15 Hockey Movies Every Serious Fan Must See

    In the make-believe world of television and film, anything can happen, and in the 1980s, it predictably did. The term "Hollywood ending" exists because of the portrayals of a good story, but sometimes we don't always want the predictable conclusion...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 53,335 reads 24 comments

  20. The 50 Most Entertaining Characters in NHL History

    Based on the skill, speed, precision, endurance and mental sturdiness required to achieve success at the NHL 's highest level, I like to put the hockey elite among the greatest athletes in the world...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 4,966 reads 17 comments

  21. NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Blockbusters That Would Top the Rick Nash Deal

    One of my favorite things about playing EA Sports NHL hockey games was the ability to make the trades that my favorite team never would. Now, I'm not talking the absurd trades like Shawn Burr for Mario Lemieux, or Tim Cheveldae for Patrick Roy...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 7,503 reads 92 comments

  22. 20 Most Corrupt Figures in NHL History

    Corruption comes in many different forms. Like the picture above, it can be an excessively friendly handshake, but it can manifest itself in almost every conceivable angle...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 1,199 reads 35 comments

  23. NHL Trade Rumors: Trade and Free Agency Talk for Each Team

    The free-agent swap meet has pretty much ended, and it's fairly safe to say that there were some clear winners and losers. But all is not lost if your team has fallen under the "loser" column in the free-agent game...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 5,307 reads 14 comments

  24. NHL Trade Scenarios: 15 Major Rumored Deals That Can Still Get Done

    I like to equate the NHL free-agent signing and trading period to a combination of musical chairs and seventh-grade dodgeball selection. Everybody eventually gets picked, but the quickest to the seats, or the highest in demand, get selected first...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 27,722 reads 94 comments

  25. The 50 NHL Players, Past and Present, Most Desperate for Attention

    They say that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Allegedly. The advent of a social media revolution means that celebrities and athletes are more accessible now than ever before...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about 2 years ago 4,627 reads 22 comments