1. Ranking the Top 2017 Conn Smythe Trophy Candidates After the Conference Finals

    With just the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins still standing, it's time to look seriously at which players are making cases for themselves as the most valuable player in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 42,418 reads 0 comments

  2. Biggest Questions for the Rest of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The first two rounds of the NHL playoffs dealt out plenty of ecstatic highs and crushing lows. Usually watching from the sidelines at this time of year, the Nashville Predators ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 9,921 reads 0 comments

  3. 2017 NHL Playoffs: Players Having the Biggest Impact in Their Postseason Debuts

    When NBA legend Charles Barkley says he's enthralled by the NHL playoffs, you know hockey's having a good year. The 2017 postseason has been filled with comeback wins, unpredictable outcomes and plenty of new faces...

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  4. Ranking the Top Contenders for the 2017 Conn Smythe Trophy

    The Conn Smythe Trophy was first awarded on May 1, 1965, when Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau was judged to be the NHL 's most valuable postseason player...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 5 months ago 13,109 reads 0 comments

  5. Burning Questions for the 2nd Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Eighteen overtime games. Two sweeps. No Game 7s, but one doozy of an upset. As usual, the first round of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs offered a bonanza of quality hockey entertainment...

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  6. Ranking the Best Rookies Early in the 2017 NHL Playoffs

    In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, experience rules the day. Learning the grind of the NHL regular season is one thing. The playoffs are an even tougher beast to tame thanks to both the relentless schedule and the increased intensity...

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  7. Top NHL Storylines to Follow in 1st Round of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    It's about to begin. For the next two weeks, we'll be treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet of hockey during the first round of the NHL playoffs. The action kicks off Wednesday night as five series get underway...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 5 months ago 2,649 reads 0 comments

  8. Winners and Losers of the 2016-17 NHL Regular Season

    Turn the page. The 2016-17 NHL regular-season grind is complete, and the playoffs are just around the corner. It's a perfect moment for teams and fans to take stock...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 50,899 reads 0 comments

  9. Players Most Likely to Have Breakout Performances in the 2017 NHL Playoffs

    We're just days away from the beginning of the 2017 NHL playoffs. The race is shaping up to feature plenty of intrigue...

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  10. NHL Rookies Most Likely to Make an Impact in the 2017 Playoffs

    The 2016-17 NHL season has been outstanding for the latest crop of rookies to join the ranks of hockey's top league...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 7,495 reads 0 comments

  11. Laying Out 2017 Hart Trophy Cases for NHL's Top Candidates

    With the end of the 2016-17 NHL regular season in sight, awards talk is heating up. Voting for regular-season awards will be completed before the playoffs begin in April, so time is running out for the top candidates to make their cases...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 16,894 reads 0 comments

  12. Bold Predictions for the Rest of the 2016-17 NHL Season

    The stretch run for the 2016-17 NHL season is underway in earnest. All teams are now into the final 15 games of their regular season...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 46,260 reads 0 comments

  13. 10 NHL Teams in Need of Big Offseason Changes

    The 2017 trade deadline is barely in the rearview mirror, but we're already starting to hear talk about offseason changes that could come down around the NHL ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 months ago 28,220 reads 0 comments

  14. Ranking the Top Stanley Cup Contenders After the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline

    The 2017 NHL trade deadline is now in the rearview mirror. That means the time has come to start looking at which teams have set themselves up for a serious run at this year's Stanley Cup championship...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 months ago 49,882 reads 0 comments

  15. NHL Trade Deadline 2017: Winners and Losers from Around the League

    The 2017 NHL trade deadline has come and gone. We saw some potential contending teams, such as the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks, add depth. Others looked to become tougher to play against—hi, Montreal Canadiens...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 months ago 47,565 reads 0 comments

  16. The Best Dream and Realistic Option at Every Position on 2017 NHL Trade Market

    With less than one week until the NHL 's March 1 trade deadline, the masses are getting restless. Fans have grown accustomed to trades being rare in the salary-cap era, so we spend ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 months ago 12,692 reads 0 comments

  17. Red-Hot NHL Players Who Have Overcome Slow Starts to This Season

    Through the long grind of an 82-game NHL regular season, most players experience peaks and valleys in their performances. The hot streaks can be fueled by any combination of solid team play, surging linemates, favorable schedules or just plain luck...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 months ago 14,104 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Redemption Stories of the 2016-17 NHL Season

    One of the greatest joys of being a sports fan is witnessing the redemption stories that are annually carved out in every league...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 months ago 21,347 reads 0 comments

  19. NHL Players Most Likely to Heat Up in Final Months of the Season

    It's crunch time. Now that the All-Star break is in the books, games will heat up around the NHL as teams make their pushes for playoff positions...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 8 months ago 6,245 reads 0 comments

  20. Ranking the Playoff Chances for Canada's NHL Teams

    Canada's NHL teams are looking to get back into the playoff picture after a disastrous 2015-16 season. For the first time since 1970, no Canadian team featured in the NHL playoffs...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 8 months ago 3,875 reads 0 comments

  21. The Top Feelgood Storylines of the 2016-17 NHL Season so Far

    With the NHL 's All-Star break drawing near, it's an excellent time to take stock of what we've seen in the 2016-17 season so far. There is plenty of uncertainty about which teams will be contenders and pretenders come playoff time...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 8 months ago 4,424 reads 0 comments

  22. The Hottest and Coldest NHL Teams Right Now

    In the National Hockey League this season, streaks have made some of the biggest headlines. The Columbus Blue Jackets flirted with history when they won 16 straight games, but since ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 8 months ago 4,380 reads 7 comments

  23. New Rivalries Getting Better in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    When it comes to rivalries in the National Hockey League, it's all pretty clear, right? The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. The Boston Bruins vs. the Montreal Canadiens...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 9 months ago 5,421 reads 16 comments

  24. Wisconsin vs. Indiana: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers dominated from start to finish in their 75-68 win over the No. 25 Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 9 months ago 4,434 reads 4 comments

  25. Winter Classic 2017: Live Score, Updates, Analysis for Blackhawks vs. Blues

    The St. Louis Blues delighted their sellout crowd of 46,556 at Busch Stadium with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Monday's 2017 NHL Winter Classic. Weather concerns for the outdoor game, the first-ever in St...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 9 months ago 13,206 reads 11 comments