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Ranking the Best Highlights for the Chicago Blackhawks so Far in 2014-15

The Chicago Blackhawks (9-6-1) have played decent hockey through the first four-plus weeks of the season, but they have not yet hit the kind of stride that head coach Joel Quenneville envisions for his team. The Blackhawks have had some early season problems when it comes to putting the puck in the net. Show More Summary

What Does Connor McDavid's Injury Reveal About Fighting in the NHL?

Connor McDavid is one of those rare prospects whom scouts praise as a franchise-defining player. Not since Sidney Crosby has a prospect been touted in the way that the Erie Otters’ centre has. Anything that impacts a skater of that calibre is obviously going to be big news in the hockey world. Show More Summary

Paul Bissonnette's Comments on Fighting, Connor McDavid's Injury Are Laughable

Super prospect and presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft Connor McDavid broke his hand in a fight Tuesday night, prompting another round of commentary about the place of fighting in the NHL from those keyboard warriors that can...Show More Summary

Who's Overachieving, Underachieving for the Pittsburgh Penguins so Far

Having shot to the top of their division, the Pittsburgh Penguins have benefited from the hot starts of some players and have been able to overcome the slow starts of others. While players, just as teams, have their ups and downs over...Show More Summary

Jakub Voracek Finally Looks Like a Star for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2014-15

Jakub Voracek has been the biggest revelation of the Philadelphia Flyers' 2014-15 season thus far, and he's arguably the biggest reason that they haven't fallen toward the bottom of the Metropolitan Division yet. Most people would expect...Show More Summary

Coyotes Fans in Front Row Cover Young Daughter's Eyes from Fight on the Ice

Front-row seats at sporting events are great, but being that close to the action can sometimes allow young children to see more than their parents would like. In the first period of Tuesday night's game between the Dallas Stars and the...Show More Summary

5 Key Reasons for the Carolina Hurricanes' November Point Streak

The Carolina Hurricanes have evidently never enjoyed a holiday as much as they did Halloween 2014. What appeared a lifeless skeleton of embarrassment less than two weeks ago —after a winless 0-6-2 October that made even Buffalo temporarily...Show More Summary

10 AHL Players Proving They're Ready to Make an Impact in the NHL

NHL teams use their minor league systems as both a developmental team and a place to store useful players whom they can recall as needed during the season. Some are draft picks in need of seasoning in pro hockey before stepping into the NHL, while others are college or European free agents signed to see if they can survive at this level. Show More Summary

Gustav Nyquist Is Poster Child for Detroit Red Wings' Onboarding of Prospects

The Detroit Red Wings have been a gold standard in the NHL when it comes to the integration of prospects. It was made abundantly clear by Jonathan Willis of Bleacher Report in a piece about how each NHL team built its roster. Of theShow More Summary

New York Rangers' Closed-Door Meeting the Spark the Whole Team Needs

NEW YORK — Dan Girardi shares a wall with Marc Staal in the New York Rangers’ locker room, as the two have been teammates since 2007 and stall neighbors for several years. So when Girardi saw the media gathering around Staal to talkShow More Summary

Ranking the Best Highlights for the Los Angeles Kings so Far in 2014-15

The Los Angeles Kings play a style that doesn't always lead to the type of highlight-reel goals you might see from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning or even the Edmonton Oilers. However, early this season, when they dominated offensively, That 70s Line produced a number of plays worth a second watch. Show More Summary

Is Toronto or Montreal This Week's Bigger Boston Bruins Matchup?

For once, it makes sense for the NBC Sports Network to feature the Boston Bruins and somebody other than the Montreal Canadiens on its “Wednesday Night Rivalry” card. This despite the fact that the Bruins shall visit the Bell CentreShow More Summary

Canadiens Win the Sergei Gonchar Trade, but Deal Makes the Stars Better as Well

A trade involving a bottom-pairing defenseman who's probably older than your dad for a fourth-line forward who has been healthy-scratched this season isn't the stuff of front-page headlines. But the deal executed Tuesday between theShow More Summary

Penguins and Rangers Heading in Different Directions as Rematches Loom

When the Pittsburgh Penguins meet the New York Rangers for the first time this season at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford and coach Mike Johnston might want to pass along a thank you card...Show More Summary

5 Things the Toronto Maple Leafs Must Do to Cool off the Red-Hot Bruins

Despite a slow start to the 2014-15 campaign, the Boston Bruins are back near the top of the heap in the competitive Atlantic Division. The Bruins are riding a five-game winning streak, which means the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to...Show More Summary

Sergei Gonchar to Canadiens: Latest Trade Details, Reaction and Analysis

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Travis Moen. Montreal passed along word of the deal on its official site after it was announced by general manager Marc Bergevin. Show More Summary

Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: NHL Teams' Blueprint to Set Up Their Goalies for Success

Cory Schneider made his 15th start of the season Monday. It was also the New Jersey Devils' 15th game of the season. That puts Schneider on pace for (carry the one, subtract the exponent, first outer, inner last) 82 starts this season. Schneider...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for the 2014-15 Calder Trophy

More than a few rookie NHLers are making an impact with their respective teams already in the 2014-15 season. The race for the Calder Trophy is a hot one, as you could make a case for a handful of candidates. Typically, the trophy goes...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Rumblings for Avalanche, Blue Jackets and More

There are bound to be surprises between mid-November and the end of the 2014-15 NHL season, but it is also rather clear already that some teams need to make moves if they plan on playing in the postseason. Then there are the teams that...Show More Summary

Ottawa Senators Trade Rumours: Chris Stewart In, Colin Greening Out?

The Ottawa Senators are in the market for some desperately needed scoring help. Despite a reasonable 7-4-3 record to start the season, the Senators have received spotty offensive production. Through 13 games played, the Sens have scored...Show More Summary

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