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The Time May Have Come for Los Angeles Kings to Trade Mike Richards

After Tuesday night’s 1-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter singled out Mike Richards for his lapse on the lone goal of the game. This is noteworthy for two reasons. Firstly, L.A.’s bench boss usually...Show More Summary

Kris Versteeg's Unexpected Scoring Spark Key to the Chicago Blackhawks' Surge

The Chicago Blackhawks came into training camp with a burning determination fueled by their loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Final last season. That defeat was particularly painful, as it came in overtime of the...Show More Summary

What Getting Captain Zdeno Chara Back from Injury Means to the Boston Bruins

Zdeno Chara is poised to return Thursday night after missing 19 games with a knee injury, and the Boston Bruins couldn't be happier to have him back as the team limped along to... 11-7-1 record? Without Chara? Really? How did the...Show More Summary

Why Dougie Hamilton Is The Real Boston Bruin To Watch Against Chicago Blackhawks

Expected to start his 2014-15 season over Thursday night, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is bound to draw excessive scrutiny in his team’s tilt with the Chicago Blackhawks. Based on Wednesday’s practice report from the team’s website, Chara’s long-awaited return for this game is all over but the formal confirmation. Show More Summary

Breaking Down Why the Detroit Red Wings Are One of the NHL's Top Teams

The Detroit Red Wings picked up a lone point during a shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday and improved to 40 points on the season with a 17-6-6 record. The Red Wings' performance to date has been completely unexpected,...Show More Summary

The Top 10 Rising Stars to Watch in the 2014-15 NHL Season

Every NHL season brings a new crop of players who blossom into stars. This season is no different, as several players are carving out their place among the league's top stars. Many of them have become scoring leaders on their respective teams. Show More Summary

1 Improvement Each Line Must Make for the San Jose Sharks

The NHL season is roughly one-third over so every team has a pretty good idea of what talent they have and how most of their players fit into the team. This is a look at each line combination the San Jose Sharks have and what one improvement...Show More Summary

One Improvement Each Line Must Make for the Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens recently returned from a road trip having lost three games in a row for the first time all season. They were 1-5-1 in their last seven. Maybe not time to panic, but there was certainly room for big improvements. So...Show More Summary

Stock Watch for the NHL's Replacement Goaltenders in the 2014-15 Season

No single position impacts the fortunes of a National Hockey League team more directly than the goaltender. They're on the ice for nearly every second of the game. For the goalie, it only takes a couple of miscues to spell the difference...Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Penguins Need Sidney Crosby on Track with His New Linemates

On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins did an admirable job of weathering their latest injury storm with a strong game and a third-period comeback that helped them seize a point on the road against the New York Rangers. Though Sidney...Show More Summary

The Player Most Likely to Be Traded on Every NHL Team in 2014-15

In a salary cap world, it's increasingly difficult for NHL teams to make midseason moves. Every hockey deal comes with a financial component that must be carefully considered, and general managers have to look not just at the present...Show More Summary

One Improvement Each Line Must Make for the Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks stretched their winning streak to seven games Tuesday night when they outlasted the New Jersey Devils 3-2 and took the decision in a shootout. After struggling to string wins together and put the puck in the net earlier in the year, the Blackhawks are now getting timely scoring from up and down their roster. Show More Summary

NHL Stars Failing to Meet Expectations in 2014-15

NHL teams count on their veterans for consistent production and when a star player fails to meet that threshold it can be extremely detrimental. Each season there are a few players we regard as stars who stop doing the things that made...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Why the New York Rangers Are a .500 Team

With a 12-10-4 record through 26 games, the New York Rangers have a.538 win percentage. The season to date has been challenging and underwhelming for the defending Eastern Conference champions, and the team has not played to potential. Through...Show More Summary

5 Takeaways from the Philadelphia Flyers' Recent Road Trip

The Philadelphia Flyers just completed a five-game road trip and finished with a mediocre 1-2-2 record. While there were some positive signs on this road swing, four points in five games is not a good enough result to help turn around...Show More Summary

1 Improvement Each Line Must Make for the Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have seen a number of changes to their lines in recent weeks, and more are coming. Marian Gaborik is healthy, but according to, Kyle Clifford has the flu. The site also has the latest lines from...Show More Summary

Keith Ballard Injury: Updates on Wild Star's Status and Return

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard was taken to a local hospital after suffering an injury on a scary hit from New York Islanders forward Matt Martin on Tuesday. Ballard, 32, was hit after dumping the puck into the Islanders' zone. Show More Summary

Is the Worst of 2014-15 Behind Boston Bruins Winger Reilly Smith?

Participants and pundits agree: Reilly Smith’s recent set of back-to-back two-point efforts was the delayed product of a long-suffering turnaround. Even when his preceding scoreless skid stretched to 10 games, he started to perform in...Show More Summary

5 Players the Edmonton Oilers Should Not Trade

If you're an Edmonton Oilers fan and have not yet damaged any viewing screens this season, well, good for you. Despite some noticeable improvements as a whole, the team remains in a depressingly similar position as it has for most of...Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Greatest Rookie Seasons in New Jersey Devils History

The New Jersey Devils prided themselves on drafting well during the height of their dominance from the mid-'90s to the mid-2000s. So it comes as no surprise that they've had some tremendous performances from rookies over the last 20Show More Summary

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