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Philadelphia Flyers Players Get Scared by 'Snake-in-a-Cooler' Prank on Halloween

It's the time of tricks and treats, and when Philadelphia Flyers equipment manager Derek Settlemyre saw a golden opportunity to prank his team's players, he took it. You may be the baddest, toughest, most bearded player in the NHL, but...Show More Summary

5 Stats That Should Make the Montreal Canadiens Worried Moving Forward

The Montreal Canadiens just completed their three-game Western Canada road trip, taking three out of a possible six points to end October. So, as the calendar flips to November, enjoy this: The Montreal Canadiens are first in the entire NHL with 17 points. It has been a great start to the season for the Habs in the win column. Show More Summary

What Winless October Means for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Rest of the NHL

For the first time in franchise history, the Carolina Hurricanes have lost their first eight games in a season. Friday night, they'll finish a travel-heavy October with zero wins and two points in eight contests. To describe all that...Show More Summary

What Detroit Red Wings Must Do to Slow Down Los Angeles Kings' 'That 70s Line'

Through the first couple weeks of the 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Kings' "That '70s Line" has picked up from where it left off in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The line of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli has come together...Show More Summary

Power Ranking the Top 10 Players for the Tampa Bay Lightning so Far in 2014-15

As expected, the Tampa Bay Lightning sit near the top of the Eastern Conference standings, and they've continued to climb a variety of power rankings over the last few weeks. The Lightning have put up some standout performances en route...Show More Summary

Goaltending Depth Has Chicago Blackhawks in a Postion to Succeed

Goaltending depth has not always been an advantage that the Chicago Blackhawks could claim. It's become one as the 2014-15 season heads into the second month of the season. Corey Crawford is a strong No. 1 goaltender, and that's not going to change any time soon. Show More Summary

Philadelphia Flyers Are Proving Their Worth in Tough Stretch

The Philadelphia Flyers came out of the gates with a whimper, with losses in five of their first six games. But two of those losses came in a shootout, and there were certainly some silver linings to take away from the rough start. Those...Show More Summary

Jarret Stoll's 3rd-Line Woes Hurting Los Angeles Kings' Scoring Depth

Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson have combined to produce 17 of the Los Angeles Kings’ 23 goals through nine 2014-15 games. Though some of that glaring lack of complementary scoring should be attributed to injuries (Marian...Show More Summary

David Backes Injury: Updates on Blues Star's Concussion and Return

The St. Louis Blues have struggled out of the gate this season, and things won't get any easier with captain David Backes set to miss some time. According to the Blues' official Twitter account, both Backes and fellow forward T.J. Oshie...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Most Impressive Rookies so Far in the 2014-15 NHL Season

Barely a month into the NHL's 2014-15 season, several rookies have impressed with their performances thus far. While this season's rookie crop lacks the star power of 2014 Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon, there are those showing...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Early Candidates for 2014-15 Jack Adams Award

Though he never touches the puck, an NHL coach might be the single most important ingredient in a team's success or failure. It falls to the coach to organize, teach, motivate and deploy the talent on his roster in order to generate on-ice results. Show More Summary

Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for Philadelphia Flyers so Far This Season

The Philadelphia Flyers are now 4-3-2 after beating the Los Angeles Kings in an overtime victory on Tuesday night and have been solid throughout the last week. But these first nine games must be taken into account as a whole. EnoughShow More Summary

Detroit Red Wings Will Be Dangerous in 2014-15 as Long as Everyone Stays Healthy

They are 11 percent into their 82-game schedule, but there's reason to believe the Detroit Red Wings won't need a mix of prayers, luck and a furious two-month goal-scoring pace from Gustav Nyquist to get into the playoffs like they did...Show More Summary

5 Stats That Should Make the San Jose Sharks Worried Moving Forward

The San Jose Sharks have played 11 games in the 2014-15 NHL season and are off to a solid 6-4-1 start. While there are several positives to point to, here are five statistics from the early part of the season that should make Sharks fans a bit worried moving forward. Keep in mind that some of these issues are fixable. Show More Summary

Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader Well on His Way to Having Breakout Season

The Detroit Red Wings picked up their fifth win of the season during a 4-2 decision over the Washington Capitals on NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game, and a trend continued in the process. During the team's win, Justin Abdelkader...Show More Summary

Seth Griffith Fitting in on the First Line with the Boston Bruins

His two goals and three points in the Boston Bruins’ 4-3 Tuesday night loss to Minnesota are not Seth Griffith’s most startling stats. His five points over four consecutive NHL outings cannot claim that distinction either. Here is the...Show More Summary

Is the Boston Bruins' Blue Line Good Enough Without Zdeno Chara?

The Boston Bruins’ defence has been taking a lot of hits lately. At least one of the hits—the highly suspect trade of Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders—was self-inflicted, but the majority of the damage has been dealt by injuries. Show More Summary

Umberger-Hartnell Trade Still Looks Like a Terrible Deal for Philadelphia Flyers

It was always easy to understand why the Philadelphia Flyers would be interested in trading Scott Hartnell. After all, Hartnell is 32 years old and signed to a contract that combines both a long term with a pretty hefty cap hit. He’d...Show More Summary

5 Stats That Should Make the Chicago Blackhawks Worried Moving Forward

There is no trouble in paradise, at least not yet. The Chicago Blackhawks started the season with one goal, and that goal remains the same. It is to win the Stanley Cup for the third time in the last six seasons. It's a realistic goal, but it's one that they will not be able to do anything about until the playoffs start in April. Show More Summary

How the Pittsburgh Penguins Will Cope with the Absence of Olli Maatta

Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins are facing the prospect of a hole in their blue line due to a serious medical issue involving one of their most important players. On Monday, the Penguins announced that they'll be without sophomore Olli Maatta for about four weeks after he undergoes surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck. Show More Summary

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