NHL Yearbooks: Comparing Last Year’s Predictions to Actual Results (Final Results!)

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Welcome to Part Three, the final episode in this three part series that compares the pre-season predictions of three very well respected hockey publications – The Official NHL Yearbook, The Hockey News Yearbook, and McKeen’s Hockey Pool Yearbook.  Before continuing on to part three, you may want to check out  Part One and Part Two […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: St. Louis Blues

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects” – a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. As I continue my alphabetical journey, I bring you a look at the St. Louis Blues. As always you can find a complete listing of my previous articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL Draft […] READ MORE


NHL Happy Hour: Cheaper side of things

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This week’s NHL Happy Hour is going cheap – a bottle of Ketel One vodka, ice, and a lime. What else do you really need, eh? Well, hockey would be one. I thought an appropriate topic for today might as well be cheap things in hockey. Cheap, but good, because my vodka is good and it […] READ MORE


NHL Teams avoid arbitration with Young Stars

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NHL Arbitration Hearing, three words that players, GMs, Agents and owners all fear, or at least it seems that way.  Since the Arbitration process started in the 1995 NHL CBA we have been seeing fewer and fewer RFAs actually make it to the hearing stage.  This year’s hearings are scheduled were scheduled to take place […] READ MORE


The History of NHL Offer Sheets

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News this morning broke that Shea Weber has signed a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet made by Paul Holmgren and the Philadelphia Flyers.   This means that his current team, the Nashville Predators, run by GM David Poile have 7 days to match the offer or be awarded 4 first round picks in compensation. In […] READ MORE


Life in Columbus After Rick Nash

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If I ask you to name a good solid franchise in the NHL with excellent management and a good up and coming pool of talent, what are the few teams that would spring to mind? I bet Columbus Blue Jackets are not on that list, are they? The Blue Jackets have been around since 2000 […] READ MORE


Can We Just Give the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles Now?

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Cinderella story? I don’t think so! The Los Angeles Kings have knocked off the number one seed, and are one game away from knocking off the number two seed in typical Cinderella fashion, but nobody really believed that this was an eighth place team to begin with. They finished the season with 95 points (putting […] READ MORE


NHL Playoffs Second Round Predictions

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So who’s ready for round two? After one of the most thrilling, controversial, and unpredictable first rounds in recent memory, how can you not be excited for the second round?  And the great news is, you don’t have to wait long at all. Game 1 between Phoenix and Nashville starts Friday, April 27, at 9pm. […] READ MORE


Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen in the NHL!

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How can you not love playoff hockey? So far this year we’ve seen; big hits, upsets, fights, goaltender duels, goaltender blow-ups, questionable reffing, and lots of controversy. We’ve also seen records set for; points by a player, goals in a series, suspensions, and consecutive overtimes. All this has happened, and we’re still in the first […] READ MORE


NHL Playoffs First Round Predictions

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Eastern Conference #1 New York Rangers vs. #8 Ottawa Senators Believe it or not, Ottawa won the season series 3-1, and stands a better chance than most people think. That being said, the Rangers are the overwhelming favorite here. Defense reigns supreme in the playoffs, and the Rangers are built from the back-end out. They […] READ MORE