Go West, Go Northwest; The Power Brokers of NHL Free Agency

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In the last week we have seen one division totally reshaped by NHL free agency, and that is the Northwest.  All 5 teams have thrown their hats into the ring, and seven of the most highly sought after free agents have signed with teams within the division.  The Northwest Division has been the Vancouver Canucks […] READ MORE


NHL Free Agent Frenzy: Grades for the first two days

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*Editor’s Note: Maksim Vasilyev is back.  We have decided to bring him on as a regular writer.  Maksim will be helping with our NHL coverage* The money game is going to be a big issue during the talks in NY – by talks I mean 5-year olds trying to share cookies. By 5-year olds, of […] READ MORE


NHL Free Agency Watch: Top RFAs who were Not Qualified

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With the NHL Entry Draft now concluded, GMs, players, and fans turn their attention to July 1st and the day dubbed by hockey pundits as the Annual NHL Free Agent Frenzy.  In preparing for that frenzy, teams had until Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 5:00pm EST to submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents […] READ MORE


Where Does Brodeur Stand Amongst the Greats?

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With Los Angeles defeating the New Jersey Devils, the question of whether Martin Brodeur will retire or not has already flooded the internet.  Whether he does or not remains to be seen.  But while we wait on him, let’s revisit a question that has loomed over him for several years – “Where does Martin Brodeur […] READ MORE


NHL Final Analysis: Northeast and Northwest Divisions

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Northeast Division Team: Boston Bruins Current Position: 2nd Probable Finish: 2nd Possible Finish: 2nd, 6th-7th Current Status: Playoff bound Possible First Round Opponents: Washington, Buffalo, Ottawa Probable Playoff Finish: Semi Finals Draft Ranking: Late first round pick Position Targeted: Best available Free Agency and Off-Season Moves: It would be nice to have Boston’s problems. They […] READ MORE


A Comprehensive Look at the NHL: On the Bubble (Part 3/5)

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Welcome back! Yesterday we took a look at which teams are certainly playoff bound, but are missing something from being considered a real Stanley Cup contender.  Let’s continue by taking a look at teams on the bubble, that have a good shot at making the playoffs, but will need a strong “homestretch”. On the Bubble […] READ MORE


Out of the Gate: Who's Hot, Who's Not?

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With seven games in the books so far in the National Hockey League, it’s safe to say which teams will be making the playoffs this year and which teams pulling their spiked shoes out of the closet. I’m kidding of course. Even doing an evaluation at this point in the season is ridiculous. But if […] READ MORE


Ten (plus) NHL Rookies to Watch

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With Rookie Camps open now in many NHL cities and regular training camps ready to open soon, I thought it would be interesting to look at Ten Rookies who are looking to make their respective clubs and chase down the Calder Trophy. So lets begin the countdown. Special Honourable Mention for Goalies: Jonas Enroth/Jonathan Bernier […] READ MORE