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The Top 5 'Must-See' Games on the Washington Capitals' 2014-15 Schedule

It's as true for the Washington Capitals as it is for each of the NHL's other 29 clubs. Every year, coaches and players mentally highlight a handful of games on the regular-season schedule that they see as critical tilts, despite knowing...Show More Summary

What Type of Production Can Rangers Expect from Chris Kreider in 2014-15?

Chris Kreider is one of the New York Rangers' most celebrated stars on Broadway, and the upcoming 2014-15 season should be a momentous time for the sophomore NHL winger. Kreider dazzled and impressed during postseason stints, but 2013-14...Show More Summary

What Are the Chicago Blackhawks' Options If Brad Richards Does Not Work Out?

The Chicago Blackhawks are not looking for miracles from Brad Richards in 2014-15. When they signed the former New York Rangers center at the start of free agency, Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville did not assume that they had brought in an all-star to play between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad on the Blackhawks' No. Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Likely Dynasties in the NHL Today

In today's salary-cap driven NHL, parity is the name of the game. More than ever before, the playing field has leveled out. As we've seen in the playoffs, almost anything is now possible. Unless there's a fundamental change in the way...Show More Summary

Top 5 Los Angeles Kings Training Camp Battles to Watch in 2014

The Los Angeles Kings are coming off a Stanley Cup championship and have kept nearly every player from the championship roster. But, that doesn't mean there won't be some intense competition in training camp. According to, the Kings open camp at the Toyota Sports Center on Sept. Show More Summary

Top 5 Must-See Games on the Philadelphia Flyers' 2014-15 Schedule

Preseason action for the Philadelphia Flyers begins in less than three weeks, with the regular season set to commence a mere two weeks after that. Hopes are high for a Flyers squad that finished third in the tightly contested Metropolitan...Show More Summary

Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: All the Reasons Why Hockey in Las Vegas Is a Good Idea

Las Vegas. It’s the greatest city in the world and the worst city world. It’s the city that provides some of the greatest memories you never want to forget and the darkest moments that you can never shake from your psyche. Really, it’s...Show More Summary

Top 5 Washington Capitals Training Camp Battles to Watch in 2014

Any time a head coach is hired in the National Hockey League, it's inevitable that there will be jobs up for grabs as the incoming bench boss attempts to leave his mark on his new team. When the Washington Capitals begin training camp...Show More Summary

The Top 5 Edmonton Oilers Training Camp Battles to Watch in 2014

The Edmonton Oilers had a busy offseason attempting to address some major holes that have prevented the team from turning the corner during its rebuilding process. While some might criticize the money paid to new players such as Benoit...Show More Summary

The Top 5 'Must See' Games on the Montreal Canadiens 2014-15 Schedule

The Montreal Canadiens 2014-15 schedule kicks off Oct. 8. The Habs will help the NHL open the curtains on a new season when they face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Any Habs -Leafs game is worth watching, but add to it the fact that it's opening night, and Oct. Show More Summary

Ranking the Candidates for the Philadelphia Flyers' Top Line in 2014-15

During the offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers traded winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger. Hartnell spent most of last season on coach Craig Berube's top line alongside captain Claude Giroux and winger Jakub Voracek. Show More Summary

NHL Teams Can Still Sign Bargain Free Agents Before 2014-15 Season Begins

Unrestricted free agency is, famously, not a place to go looking for bargains. The NHL’s July 1 shopping spree is best known as the place where really good players can make a fortune, moderately good players can get way overpaid, and...Show More Summary

Will Boston Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Repeat as Vezina Trophy Winner in 2014-15?

No NHL goaltender has won back-to-back Vezina Trophies since Martin Brodeur in 2007-08. If that string is to stop at seven years in 2014-15, it will be on Boston Bruins backstop Tuukka Rask. Forecasters who see any measure of merit in recent history can make a confident case for Rask to repeat his title. Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

As the calendar turns to September, the Tampa Bay Lightning are less than three weeks from the opening of training camp. All of the excitement their busy offseason brought will be put to the test as the final roster starts to take shape. Show More Summary

Should More NHL Teams Be Setting Up to Tank for Connor McDavid?

It is universally agreed that the 2015 NHL draft’s Connor McDavid has franchise-player potential, and he’s probably the most important draft prospect since Sidney Crosby in 2005. It is further agreed that NHL teams have a nasty habit...Show More Summary

Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014-15

While the Toronto Maple Leafs will introduce a number of new faces to their fans this fall, the usual suspects are likely to be the statistical leaders in 2014-15. The Leafs should be a strong offensive team with more balanced scoring...Show More Summary

1 Star on Each NHL Team in Decline Ahead of 2014-15 Season

An old saying claims time and tide wait for no man. That phrase certainly rings true for NHL players. No matter how talented or well conditioned, no matter how brightly their star burns, at some point they all encounter the inevitable...Show More Summary

Boston Bruins' 2014-15 Season Will Be Key to Sustaining Their Elite Status

A quarter-century ago, the Boston Bruins were one of the last losing Stanley Cup finalists to return to that round within two seasons. After suffering a sweep via Edmonton in the 1988 championship, they mustered a 1990 rematch, though...Show More Summary

Can Braydon Coburn Carry the Philadelphia Flyers' Defense in 2014-15?

Braydon Coburn has been very underappreciated during his tenure as a Philadelphia Flyer, and my hope is that will change during the 2014-15 season. The Flyers have had some really talented defensemen around during Coburn 's eight seasons...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Most Well-Rounded NHL Prospects Ahead of 2014-15 Season

They may not get all of the attention from fans, but players who possess a wide range of skills are vital to NHL teams' success. In a normal season, very few rookies show two-way acumen, but this season there are several with the ability to impact the game in all three zones. Show More Summary

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