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Red Wings' Petr Mrazek Has Golden Opportunity While Gustavsson Is Sidelined

Heading into the season, the Detroit Red Wings' goaltending situation was set with Jimmy Howard in goal and Jonas Gustavsson as his backup. The plan was going swimmingly until "The Monster" separated his shoulder on the last play ofShow More Summary

Grading the Positional Units for the Montreal Canadiens Through 3 Weeks

The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a shootout victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 5 that put them second in the NHL with 19 points. That's the good news. The bad news it that they have an ugly goal differential of minus-eight...Show More Summary

How Much Longer Can the Chicago Blackhawks Afford to Rely on Brad Richards?

The decision to sign Brad Richards to a free-agent contract last summer resulted from a weakness on the Chicago Blackhawks roster that has existed for several seasons. While the Blackhawks have one of the most talented rosters in the...Show More Summary

5 Stats That Should Make the Pittsburgh Penguins Worried Moving Forward

With an impressive record of 8-2-1 so far in the 2014-15 regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are once again in first place in the Metropolitan Division and near the top of seemingly every power rankings list. However, there are always areas of concern that must be addressed. Show More Summary

What Red Wings Must Do to Get Back on Track After 3 Straight Losses

The Detroit Red Wings got off to an amazing start to the season, but things haven't gone so smoothly over the last week. The Red Wings have dropped three games in a row, and although they have picked up two points, the team has not been playing smart hockey. During the last three games, the Wings have taken 13 penalties. Show More Summary

NHL Jerseys Haven't Been Sacred for a Long Time; Ads Are the Next Logical Step

According to John Collins, the NHL’s chief operating officer, it isn ’t going to be long before advertisers are going to get to go somewhere many fans probably won’t like: NHL jerseys. In fact, according to Collins, NHL jerseys are already...Show More Summary

Brett Bellemore Providing Defensive Stability in Carolina Hurricanes' Win Streak

After sitting out five of the Carolina Hurricanes' eight season-opening losses, Brett Bellemore 's emergence as a regular defenseman in the lineup has coincided directly with the Hurricanes' ongoing three-game winning streak. It's been...Show More Summary

5 Issues Plaguing the Los Angeles Kings in 2014-15

After a dreadful four-game swing that saw the Los Angeles Kings muster one of a possible eight points, they bounced back with a nice 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. The game provided a number of reasons for optimism, as the...Show More Summary

NHL COO John Collins Comments on League Potentially Using Ads on Jerseys

The National Hockey League is moving forward with a landmark policy of endorsing sponsors by selling advertising space on its players' jerseys. John Collins, the league's Chief Operating Officer, offered an update on the impending action,...Show More Summary

The Most Impressive Player for Each NHL Team 1 Month into the 2014-15 Season

Though the NHL season is nearly a month old, a number of players have garnered attention for their impressive early performances. Each NHL club has one player who's stood out among their teammates. Some of these players are long-standing superstars who continue to dominate the league. Show More Summary

Young Fan Fist Bumps Boston Bruins Players After Pregame Warm-Ups

Are you prepared to ingest lethal levels of preciousness? I only ask, because that is exactly what happens when you watch a little kid in a team jacket fist bumping his heroes as they leave the ice. HockeyWebCast’s Robert Soderlind uploaded video of a young Boston Bruins fan having a moment with his team’s players Tuesday. Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Rumblings Surrounding Penguins, Coyotes and More

The NHL trade deadline isn ’t until March in the 2014-15 season, but there are still plenty of rumors circulating around the league. The Pittsburgh Penguins have an opportunity to challenge for a Stanley Cup title this year and may look...Show More Summary

NHL Teams That Are Facing Brutal Upcoming Schedules

For the last two seasons, NHL teams have been stretched to the upper limits of their endurance thanks to condensed schedules caused by the 2012-13 lockout, then the February Olympic break last year. The 2014-15 season kicked off at a...Show More Summary

Grading the Positional Units for the Toronto Maple Leafs Through 3 Weeks

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been equal parts great and mediocre in the first three weeks of the NHL season. The club has played some inspired hockey in stretches. At other times, there has been little passion in the team's game. The...Show More Summary

Analyzing How Jakub Voracek's Fast Start Has Energized the Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers offense remains a potent force, and the surprising play of forward Jakub Voracek is a key component of that success. Voracek is off to a red-hot start, by far the best in his NHL career. The 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic has already scored five goals and 18 points in the first 12 games of the season. Show More Summary

Rangers' Martin St. Louis Starting to Look Like Old Self After Rough Start

The New York Rangers acquired Martin St. Louis last season because he's an elite offensive player, but things didn't click when he arrived to Manhattan. In 19 regular-season games, St. Louis tallied a goal and seven assists for eight points, which was disappointing to say the least. During the playoffs,St. Show More Summary

Chicago Blackhawks Reveal 2015 Winter Classic Jerseys

The Chicago Blackhawks have unveiled the jersey the team will don during the 2015 Winter Classic. With a little help from forward Brandon Saad, the team's official Twitter account provided several snapshots of the new look: Sometimes simple is better, and the Blackhawks seem to be exhibiting that mantra with this particular jersey. Show More Summary

Why Nathan MacKinnon Is the Player to Turn Colorado Avalanche's Season Around

Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche have dug themselves into a hole early this NHL season, and it'll be up to the young superstar's growth in his second season to get them out. Colorado was a surprising playoff team under new head coach Patrick Roy last season, and forward MacKinnon was its brightest star. Show More Summary

Grading the Positional Units for the Chicago Blackhawks Through Four Weeks

As the page turned on the calender from the first month of the season to the second, it's a fair time to take stock of the Chicago Blackhawks. Nothing has changed about head coach Joel Quenneville's team when it comes to long-term goals and the desire to win another championship. Show More Summary

Penguins' New Regime Makes 1st Massive Mistake with Marc-Andre Fleury Extension

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Let's start the insanity. On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced a four-year, $23 million contract extension for goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, a deal that has a salary-cap hit of $5.75 million through the 2018-19 season. Show More Summary

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