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Top 5 Takeaways from the 1st Week of Play for the Pittsburgh Penguins

We're just two games into the 2014-15 NHL season. So far, it looks like the drama that the Pittsburgh Penguins endured through the offseason is leading to positive results. It's hard not to feel optimistic about a 2-0 record to start...Show More Summary

Handicapping the Hottest Goaltending Battles Early in 2014-15

For years, the Vancouver Canucks have been the focus of goalie drama in the NHL. The battle for playing time between Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo was compelling because it featured two exceptional goalies and it took years for Vancouver...Show More Summary

Florida Panthers' Nearly Empty Stadium Fuels Relocation Rumors

This is not the kind of crowd that will get you pumped up for a home game. The picture above is from warm-ups prior to Monday night's Florida Panthers-Ottawa Senators matchup at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun also tweeted a picture depicting the attendance at the start of the game. Show More Summary

Chicago Blackhawks Use Technology to Create On-Ice Pregame Introduction Video

If this is the future of pregame introduction videos, sports fans will be getting their money's worth before games even start. At their home opener on Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks used technology to put an awesome pregame introduction video on the ice. Show More Summary

Dancing Blue Jackets Fan Refuses to Turn Down, Is an Inspiration to Us All

Dancing Kevin is less of a man and more of a movement. The Columbus Blue Jackets superfan is known throughout the league for dancing like a man possessed by an especially sensual demon, and he may have just given us his magnum opus. Eye on Hockey’s Chris Peters brings us video from the Blue Jackets’ home opener against the New York Rangers. Show More Summary

Vincent Lecavalier Injury: Updates on Flyers Star's Foot and Return

Philadelphia Flyers forward Vincent Lecavalier will miss two weeks while recovering from a foot injury he suffered on Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens, according to NHL.com. The 34-year-old veteran center had three points in three games (one goal and two assists), and was a key part of the offensive game plan. Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from the Opening Week of the 2014-15 NHL Season

Hockey is back! For the first time in three years, the NHL season will return to its regular rhythms. The last two years offered condensed schedules. First, there was the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, which was followed by theShow More Summary

NHL Coaches Most Likely to Be Fired During the 2014-15 Season

It's said that an NHL coach is hired to be fired. While that assessment seems harsh, the coach is often the fall guy if a team fails to play up to expectations. Winning is the name of the game, and those who fail to produce results suffer the consequences. Any number of factors can result in a coach losing his job during the season. Show More Summary

Hockey Player Trevor Gillies Slams Opponent's Head into Ice After Fight

Former NHL player Trevor Gillies has been known for his dirty play, but this might be one of his worst offenses. The Adirondack Flames were facing the Rochester Americans in an AHL matchup Friday night when Gillies got into a scuffle with Americans rookie William Carrier. Show More Summary

Odds for Junior-Eligible Draft Picks to Make 2014-15 NHL Rosters

When most top NHL players are drafted at age 18, even the best of the bunch typically need more time to develop before they graduate to the big league. That's one of the reasons why young draftees aren't permitted to play in the NHL's...Show More Summary

10 NHL Veterans Most Likely to Lose Their Roles in 2014-15

NHL teams have finalized their rosters and are ready for battle in the 2014-15 season. In many cities, teams chose a veteran in good standing over an up-and-coming youngster, and that will mean another season in the league for some older, established players. The race isn't over yet, and some big names could be out of a job during this season. Show More Summary

Backup NHL Goaltenders Most Likely to Become Starters in 2014-15

In the NHL there is one player who is usually under constant scrutiny: the goaltender. NHL teams have a starter and a backup, and the dynamic between the two netminders is interesting to say the least. There are some teams that haveShow More Summary

Arizona Coyotes Reach Agreement to Make Andrew Barroway Majority Owner

The Arizona Coyotes reached an agreement to sell 51 percent of the franchise to Andrew Barroway. The team made the announcement on Friday via its Twitter account: While the sale is still subject to approval by the NHL’s Board of Governors, Barroway will immediately begin to serve as the team’s Chairman and Governor upon approval. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers from the Opening Games of the 2014-15 NHL Season

After a long summer, the 2014-15 NHL season is finally underway. Some teams have two games in the books, and the vast majority have at least one, with the only exceptions (the Islanders and Hurricanes) facing off on Friday night. There are always very few (if any) conclusions to draw in the early going. Show More Summary

What Would Make the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014-15 Season a Success?

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins opened their 2014-15 NHL season on a high note with a 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks. The game made a positive first impression for a new regime led by rookie head coach Mike Johnston and new...Show More Summary

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler Scores Twice in 15 Seconds, Throws Down on Ice

Blake Wheeler had an eventful start to the NHL season Thursday night. The Winnipeg Jets' right winger tallied two goals in a 15-second window against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period. He also managed to get his face thoroughly...Show More Summary

4 Key Questions for Carolina Hurricanes' Season Opener vs. New York Islanders

The Carolina Hurricanes will seek to restore confidence after a discouraging and destructive training camp, reverse their history of home-opener struggles and win the first half of a divisional home-and-home series with the New YorkShow More Summary

Babcock, Holland Power Struggle an Unwanted Distraction for Red Wings' Season

Mike Babcock is in the final year of his contract, and he's done a great job as the man in charge behind the bench of the Detroit Red Wings. He's showed his ability to make the most out of nothing, last season primarily, and he is aShow More Summary

Bold Predictions for the Los Angeles Kings as the 2014-15 NHL Season Begins

The Los Angeles Kings started the 2014-15 NHL season the same way they started the 2013-14 playoffs, by losing big to the San Jose Sharks. A 4-0 win over the Kings probably did little to erase the Sharks' memories of their playoff collapse, as L.A. Show More Summary

Detroit Red Wings Need to Move Forward Without Daniel Alfredsson

The Detroit Red Wings opened up the season with a gutsy 2-1 win against the Boston Bruins, and they did it without their leading scorer. That player is Daniel Alfredsson. The sensational Swede scored 49 points for the Wings last season,...Show More Summary

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