1. NHL Free Agents: Who Is Most Likely to Sign with Each Team Heading into Summer

    As we wrap up another fantastic NHL season with the Stanley Cup Final, teams will look ahead to next year...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 16,594 reads 49 comments

  2. Nicklas Lidstrom and the 15 Best Swedish Players of All Time

    Many great hockey players have hailed from Sweden. No NHL team has benefited more from the talent in Sweden like the Detroit Red Wings . Their 2008 Stanley Cup championship team featured nine players from the Tre Kronor (Three Crowns in Swedish)...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 2,920 reads 11 comments

  3. Nicklas Lidstrom: How Will the Red Wings Deal With His Absence

    So it's been two days since the big announcement and it turns out the Red Wings are still in Detroit, will play their games at the Joe Louis Arena, and now have an extra $6.2 million to go shopping with this summer...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 3,849 reads 17 comments

  4. Each NHL Team's Most Dominant Enforcer of All Time

    Blocking punches with your face is an art form perfected many moons ago by guys who just didn't seem to know any better. Today's enforcer role is teetering on "irrelevance," as Mike Rupp famously labelled Jody Shelley...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 5,947 reads 29 comments

  5. Stanley Cup Playoffs: 25 Greatest Playoff Beards in Playoff History

    Ok, so there are literally thousands of articles about the beards of the NHL and the playoffs. This article will attempt to separate itself from the masses by going outside of the box a little bit...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 7,194 reads 1 comments

  6. NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Updated Trade Buzz for Each NHL Team

    Trade rumors have begun floating around the NHL , with all teams except the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings already in offseason mode, looking to reload for next year. The Stanley Cup Finals begin on Wednesday for the Devils and Kings...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 7,777 reads 19 comments

  7. NHL Stanley Cup Finals: 25 Burning Questions Heading into the Finals

    With Game 6 tonight, the Stanley Cup Finalists could well be in place before midnight; seventh overtime notwithstanding. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Kings are hoping that they won't have to wait too long before they get to lace up their skates again...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 3,876 reads 6 comments

  8. NHL Free Agents 2012: One Rumored Target Each NHL Team Needs to Avoid

    Gentlemen, open your checkbooks. The season of free agency will soon be upon us, and general managers across the land will be looking to add the shiniest of shiny objects to their roster...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 11,332 reads 38 comments

  9. NHL Playoffs 2012: 10 Reasons They've Crushed the NBA Playoffs This Year

    Let me be the first to say that I am not a huge fan of the NBA. I used to follow college basketball with a fair bit of enthusiasm...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 480 reads 1 comments

  10. 25 NHL Players and Their Celebrity Look-Alikes

    If you're like me, every time you see the Capitals' No. 8 streak up the ice, you wonder how that guy has time to make blockbuster movies like Troy and Burn After Reading ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 2,550 reads 23 comments

  11. Best NHL Coaches to Never Win a Stanley Cup Title

    Head coach ( h d k ch): scapegoat, whipping post, lightning rod, villain, oppressor of star player. Also see: stooge, sitting duck, easy mark, doormat, patsy. Being a head coach in any sport typically doesn't end well...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 3,714 reads 10 comments

  12. NHL: One Glaring Weakness Each Team Must Fix Heading into Next Season

    As the Conference Finals get under way, true hockey fans are torn. The playoffs only get better the later the season goes, but if your team isn't still in the mix, can you still enjoy the games? The answer is yes...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 4,891 reads 26 comments

  13. NHL Playoffs: 6 Most Important Phoenix Coyotes Heading into Conference Finals

    With the Conference Finals ready to begin, the Phoenix Coyotes might be thrown off by something other than their opponents, the Los Angeles Kings . Stability...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 424 reads 3 comments

  14. NHL Playoffs 2012: Is the Alex Ovechkin Legacy Made This Year?

    When rating the best of all time, people have different criteria. Once you take your fan goggles off, and you have seen all of the replays and stats, it all becomes subjective. The most common yardstick by which to measure our heroes is championships...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 1,842 reads 3 comments

  15. The 25 Best Hockey Pundits You Need to Be Following on Twitter

    First of all, before you read any further, let me just say this: Barry Melrose is not on this list. What is the opposite of false advertising? Most of you were just going to skip ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 3,893 reads 0 comments

  16. NHL Free Agency: One Player Each Team Will Be Happy to Let Go

    With the NHL playoffs hitting their stride, the majority of the league is preparing for the draft next month and the free agency to follow...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 7,074 reads 52 comments

  17. NHL Playoffs 2012: Philadelphia Needs to Bring the Hate Against Devils

    It's hardly encouraged in sports at any level to bring emotion into your competition. Most people tend to lose focus and become unraveled when the objectivity and purpose of their mission becomes personal...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 3,352 reads 15 comments

  18. Detroit Red Wings: Top 10 Toughest Wings of All Time

    The Detroit Red Wings hardly make opponents tremble in fear these days, at least when it comes to dropping the gloves...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 6,161 reads 23 comments

  19. NHL Playoffs 2012: 3 Stars from Yesterday's Games

    With three-quarters of the NHL conference semifinals underway, have we seen a glimpse of things to come or a just a snapshot from a single game? Yesterday's games were matchups ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 843 reads 8 comments

  20. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Most Important Players for the Capitals in Round 2

    The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers kick off the Eastern Conference semifinals this afternoon at 3 p.m. EST on NBC...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 584 reads 1 comments

  21. NHL Playoffs 2012: Breaking Down the Eastern Conference 2nd-Round Matchups

    Finally the second round is here! After waiting for three of four first-round series to play out the full seven games, Round 2 is set to begin. No time for a break. Get your hands off your knees, boys...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 1,316 reads 0 comments

  22. NHL Trade Speculation: 12 Players Who Would Benefit from Change of Scenery

    With Roberto Luongo 's realization that his days may be numbered in Vancouver, the goaltender regarded by many as the best in the world declared that he would consider waiving his no-trade clause ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 2,262 reads 6 comments

  23. NHL Playoffs: 8 Reasons We Would Love to See a LA Kings vs. Flyers Cup Final

    The first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs has provided us with some memorable moments and monumental upsets...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 4,566 reads 25 comments

  24. NHL Playoffs 2012: Claude Giroux Sets the Tone Early in Flyers-Penguins Game 6

    Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the mouth. -Mike Tyson There's not much in common between Claude Giroux and the "Baddest Man on the Planet" at first glance. Don't tell that to Sidney Crosby ...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 2,592 reads 6 comments

  25. NHL Playoffs 2012: Have We Seen the Last Game of Nicklas Lidstrom's Career?

    The last time the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs was 2006. The Edmonton Oilers bounced the top-seeded Wings on their unlikely sojourn to the Stanley Cup Finals...

    Rob Kirk Written by Rob Kirk about over 2 years ago 1,586 reads 20 comments