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Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane Engage in Dance Contest at Blackhawks Convention

The seventh annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention kicked off last Friday with the usual fanfare. Players assembled to give out autographs, talk to fans and engage in Q&A sessions with the people who pay their salaries. Team captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane sat down to talk with fans when one bold woman threw out an unusual request. Show More Summary

Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Penguins only had five draft picks in the 2014 NHL entry draft. A number of the team's selections had been moved out under the Ray Shero regime, so Jim Rutherford had to do the best he could with what he had. After taking...Show More Summary

Power Ranking Tampa Bay Lightning's Top 6 Forwards for 2014-15 Season

In early September, when the temperature drops outside, things will be heating up across the NHL with the onset of training camp. On the ice, the Tampa Bay Lightning will battle for 10 of the 11 forward spots, excluding Steven Stamkos as the No. Show More Summary

Vancouver Canucks Have a Whole New Goalie Controversy to Deal with in 2014-15

It just wouldn ’t be NHL hockey in Vancouver if the Canucks didn ’t have some form of goaltending controversy. Fresh off a battle between No. 1 goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider—a conflict Vancouver dealt with by dumpingShow More Summary

Each NHL Team's Top Free Agent in 2015

With this summer's NHL free-agent market all but picked clean of quality talent, it's worthwhile to look toward next summer's crop of potential free agents. Each player on this list has varying levels of value to his respective team....Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 5 Boston Bruins Stories Halfway Through the 2014 Offseason

A future Hall of Famer, an endeared enforcer and an underpublicized instructor and builder have all bolted the Boston Bruins. On the flip side, a promising person and place with presumptive roles in the franchise’s future have surfaced. All...Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes Need a Breakout NHL Season from Ryan Murphy

The first professional season for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy began strong, faltered late and answered few questions about the former first-round pick's future. Murphy, the 12th overall selection in the 2011 NHL draft,...Show More Summary

What Would Lee Stempniak Bring to New York Rangers' Lineup?

The New York Rangers are closing in on signing Lee Stempniak to a one-year deal, according to Darren Dreger of TSN: Brad May of Sportsnet, however, tweeted that the Rangers have signed Stempniak: Official confirmation is needed, but there's enough information the deal will be brokered very soon. Show More Summary

NHL Teams with the Most Work to Do in 2014 Offseason

Every summer, all 30 NHL teams try to improve their position in next season's league rankings. It's mathematically impossible for them all to succeed. As the frenzy of activity surrounding the 2014 NHL draft and free-agency period winds...Show More Summary

Will the San Jose Sharks Still Be a Force in the Western Conference in 2014-15?

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has made no secret about what he plans to do with his hockey team: rebuild. “Everything that we do is based upon building a championship team,” he told the NHL Network in June. “And if it means...Show More Summary

Predicting the 10 Best Rookies for the 2014-15 NHL Season

NHL teams have learned over the years that patience is a virtue when it comes to draft picks. Looking ahead to the 2014-15 season, most of the best rookies have been in their organization for a year or more. Some are high picks fromShow More Summary

What Should Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Expect from Mike Johnston's Offense?

Forget about how new general manager Jim Rutherford missed out on his top choice to take over the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer. That's irrelevant to how Mike Johnston is going to come in and run this team. Despite the seemingly long...Show More Summary

Where Toronto Maple Leafs Can Still Turn for Help in 2014 Offseason

With the roster nearly set for the beginning of the Toronto Maple Leafs' 2014-15 season, it is unlikely that fans will see significant changes in the coming weeks. The Leafs do have some cap space with over $10 million still available to the club. Show More Summary

Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin Allows Golf Pro to Hit Tee Shot off His Groin

It takes supreme confidence and a hefty plate of huevos rancheros to let someone hit a golf ball off your body. Anyone, even a golf pro of the highest stripe, possesses a measure of human fallibility that could turn a stunt shot for charity into a messy limp to the infirmary. Show More Summary

How Each Offseason Addition and Departure Will Affect Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are known around the hockey world for having one of the most talented cores ever seen in the game of hockey. However, the past few seasons have ended in a disappointing fashion, which has the front office scrambling...Show More Summary

Updated Strategy for Rangers in Talks with Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard

From a financial standpoint, the buyout of Brad Richards is looking better each and every day, especially with the news coming out via Larry Brooks of the New York Post that Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard are looking to get paid. It...Show More Summary

Where Los Angeles Kings Can Still Turn for Help in 2014 Offseason

For a Stanley Cup champion that will see nearly its entire roster return in 2014-15, one would assume the Los Angeles Kings were at the very top of the league in terms of payroll. Not so. The Kings rank seventh in the NHL with a team payroll of $67,441,894, which gives them $1,558,106 to work with under the cap. Show More Summary

Analyzing Mirco Mueller's Chances to Make San Jose Sharks' 2014-15 Roster

Defenseman Mirco Mueller is the highest-ranking prospect in the San Jose Sharks organization. But will Mueller be in San Jose when the Sharks start the 2014-15 season, or will general manager Doug Wilson send the big defenseman downShow More Summary

Los Angeles Kings Should Take Patient Approach with Brayden McNabb

Brayden McNabb is in the running for a spot on the Los Angeles Kings’ blue line in 2014-15. If he isn’t quite up to the task yet, however, L.A.’s management must employ a measured and deliberate approach to his development. Just as the...Show More Summary

Should New York Rangers Consider Extending Derek Stepan Now?

The New York Rangers have a number of high-profile restricted free agents who need new deals before the start of next season, but team brass should be looking forward to next summer. Next summer, Derek Stepan's current two-year dealShow More Summary

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