1. Vincent Lecavalier Operation May Scuttle Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Hopes

    The Tampa Bay Lightning made several preseason lists as one of the NHL teams likely to improve the most this year...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 4 years ago 481 reads 4 comments

  2. Jaroslav Halak vs. Carey Price: How Are NHL Decisions Working Out?

    There was a lot of player movement in the offseason. There were some conventional trades involved, but most of the movement saw players leaving town for financial, psychological, philosophical or perhaps even karmic reasons...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 4 years ago 902 reads 9 comments

  3. The 50 Greatest Offensive Defensemen in NHL History

    The most exciting play in hockey is the end to end rush. A defenseman starts out behind his own net and skates through an entire team to score a goal...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 4 years ago 14,111 reads 43 comments

  4. Edmonton Oilers Youth Movement:How Are Hall Et Al Working Out In Oil Country?

    The Edmonton Oilers have not made it to the playoffs since they lost in the Stanley Cup Final to Carolina in 2006. This regular season futility was finally capped last year by being the worst team in hockey...

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  5. Montreal Canadiens Early-Season Report Card

    The Canadiens have played seven regular-season games already. Admittedly, those are probably the least important games they are likely to play all year long. Still, Montreal was on the bubble last year, so every win counts...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 4 years ago 1,031 reads 3 comments

  6. Year of the Rookie: Youth Looks to Be Served in the 2010-11 NHL Season

    Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers has begun his career by scoring three goals in his first game versus last year's Vezina Trophy winner, Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres ...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 4 years ago 252 reads 6 comments

  7. NHL 2010-11 Opener Features Montreal Canadiens In Toronto: Teams Still In Flux

    The Montreal Canadiens open their NHL season tonight, playing their longest standing rivals the Leafs in Toronto...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 4 years ago 473 reads 2 comments

  8. The NHL's New Class Of Cap Orphans

    There is a brand new sub-species of NHL players. These are the ones who have been bought out, released or hidden by their NHL teams because the team in question no longer feels the player is worth their cost to the organization...

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  9. Captain America: Can Brian Gionta Survive As Montreal Canadiens Captain?

    In a city where the press and the fans love to eat their own young alive, the life expectancy of the new Montreal Canadiens’ captain looks short. Once a sinecure for hall of famers the Montreal Canadiens’ captaincy has become an electric chair

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 4 years ago 582 reads 8 comments

  10. John Madden and Marty Reasoner: Naming the Top Unsung Penalty Killers

    There are a lot of bad jobs in hockey.They feature hard work, low pay and threat of injury.One of the worst jobs used to be in ice maintenance. The advent of the ice girl has given even that menial task a hint of glamour, beauty, and style...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 4 years ago 1,796 reads 2 comments

  11. The 25 Greatest Players In Montreal Canadiens' History

    The Montreal Canadiens have been around longer than the NHL. The Canadiens have won 24 Stanley cups the most in NHL history...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 4 years ago 31,041 reads 23 comments

  12. Labor Day Discord: Is the Cap Killing Quality in the NHL?

    It's the dawn of another beautiful Labour Day in North America. The NHL and the NHLPA seem to have agreed on a contract for Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils...

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  13. Name the Six NHL Teams Due for the Greatest Improvement In 2010-11

    Every season teams fail. They suffer through ignominy and embarrassment with a year full of the type of play that is best forgotten. Yet all those teams come back from the off-season with the chance to put that behind them and achieve greatness...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 4 years ago 1,877 reads 9 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leaf Turnover and Other Northeast Division Concerns

    The last full season before Brian Burke took over hockey operations for the Maple Leafs was 2007-08. The top ten scorers for the Leafs that year were, in order, Mats Sundin, Nik Antropov, ...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 4 years ago 1,641 reads 7 comments

  15. NHL 2010-11: New Faces In The Northeast Division

    It's a new NHL season.General Managers of all the teams in league have been desperately trying to improve their rosters.Whether it's through the draft or trades or by signing free agents new players are being added to teams throughout the league...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 4 years ago 1,057 reads 8 comments

  16. Yesterday in Montreal Canadiens History: August 4, 1978

    It was 32 years ago yesterday that Molson Canada bought the Montreal Canadiens for the second time. They purchased the team from the Bronfman family that they had sold it to seven years before...

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  17. The Montreal Canadiens' 10 Best Checking Forwards of All-Time

    Montreal Canadiens history is replete with stories of flying frenchmen. The scorers, the skaters, the goaltenders, even the great defensemen get their due. But there is a role on hockey teams that is often ignored...

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  18. Montreal Canadiens Prepare For The 2010-11 NHL Season

    The 2010 NHL Playoffs featured the best run by a Montreal Canadien's team since they won their last cup in 1993...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 4 years ago 1,433 reads 19 comments

  19. Sutter's Last Gasp: The Flames Resign Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay

    Prior to the 2010 NHL entry draft Calgary Flames General Manager declared to the Calgary Herald that the Flames were one player away from being a top team. For anyone who watched the Flames play last year, this was a rather shocking announcement...

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  20. Montreal Canadiens Sign Tomas Plekanec To Six-Year Contract

    The Canadian Press reported yesterday that Tomas Plekanec will be an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2010. Plekanec signed a six year $30 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about over 4 years ago 313 reads 7 comments

  21. The 12 Best NHL Rookies of 2009-10

    The NHL nominates three finalists for each trophy they hand out tonight in Las Vegas. Three is never enough to properly do honour to all the players who could legitimately have a shot at one of these year-end trophies...

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  22. Montreal Canadiens Plan To Play the Price in 2010-11

    Jaroslav Halak had another save-choked year for the Montreal Canadiens. Playing under intense media and fan scrutiny in Montreal he excelled. Playing on a team that gave up one of the highest shot counts against per game in the league (32...

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  23. Canadiens Visit McMahon With Hope Of Playing Flames In 2011 Heritage Classic

    The Montreal Canadien's will reprise the role, as visitor to the west, they first played in November of 2003 in Edmonton. That is, they will pending the approval of the NHL competition committee...

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  24. Leaf Fans Pray for Flyer Victory in 2010 Stanley Cup Finals

    It was in 1961 that the Chicago Blackhawks last won the Stanley Cup. 49 years ago the two players pictured here, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, were young up and coming stars on that Hawk team...

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  25. NHL 2010 UFA Desert: Habs' Plekanec Best Center Out There?

    The NHL had a vision for unrestricted free agency. Every July 1st would feature fields of free ranging talent being picked over by a few NHL teams...

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