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Maple Leafs Fan's Selfie with Phil Kessel in the Penalty Box Is Best Selfie Ever

One Toronto Maple Leafs fan saw her chance to snap an epic selfie with Phil Kessel, so she took it. Kessel wasn't exactly in a smiling mood, as he had just gotten sent to the penalty box for his team having too many men on the ice. It would have been weird had he been smiling while in the sin bin anyway. Show More Summary

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 4 Poll

As we approach mid-November, the dust is beginning to settle a bit in the NHL. It's becoming clear which teams will be among the best all season (Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Tampa Bay) and which one particular team (Buffalo) will be anchored...Show More Summary

David Krejci's Return to Full Form Crucial to Boston Bruins' Long-Term Success

The Boston Bruins schedule promises to grow more formidable in the coming weeks. So, too, must their top center, David Krejci. As of Sunday evening, Krejci will have had 72 game-free hours to continue to recuperate from his second injury stint of 2014-15. Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from Week 5 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

If you like watching good players at the top of their games, then you must have been pretty pleased with the biggest storylines of the NHL's fifth week. Godfather of skill Sidney Crosby has been leading by example as his Pittsburgh Penguins...Show More Summary

Who Must Step Up for the Chicago Blackhawks After Patrick Sharp's Injury?

The Chicago Blackhawks know that replacing Patrick Sharp is going to be a difficult task over the next three-to-four weeks while the high-scoring winger recovers from a knee injury, as noted by ESPN's Scott Powers. But if the Blackhawks...Show More Summary

NHL Stars off to Surprisingly Poor Starts in the 2014-15 Season

A month into this NHL season, several stars are off to surprisingly slow starts. Poor early performances by depth players can be overlooked, but it's a different story when stars fail to play up to expectations. For the players on this list, various factors account for their early-season woes. Show More Summary

NHL Executive Warns That Jersey Sponsorship Is Coming, Fans Mourn

The NHL won't wait any longer. Despite the groans of hockey fans across North America, the NHL has revealed that it intends to pursue jersey ads, securing millions of dollars in sponsorship revenue in the process. NHL COO John Collins...Show More Summary

Will Bruins Defenseman Dougie Hamilton Keep Up His All-Around Hot Streak?

Dougie Hamilton has escalating challenges ahead of him as the Boston Bruins stride into the thick of November. Or, to put it a little more bluntly, he has some learning experiences on tap. Or, to ditch the euphemisms, some rough outings...Show More Summary

Boston Bruins: Dougie Hamilton Is One of the NHL's Best Defensemen

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton probably isn't the first name that comes to mind when fans discuss the best defensemen in the NHL. Zdeno Chara? Yes, his name probably comes to mind. P.K. Subban ? His name likely pops up, too. Duncan...Show More Summary

Sam Reinhart and the 14 Most Exciting Rookies to Watch This NHL Season

The 2014-15 NHL season is well underway, which means an exciting crop of rookies such as Buffalo Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart will have a chance to dazzle us with their amazing skills. There are rookies already making an impact in the...Show More Summary

With Expanded Toolbox, Pittsburgh Penguins Show There's More Than 1 Way to Win

On Thursday night, shootout goals from Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby sealed the Pittsburgh Penguins' sixth-consecutive win as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3. The idea of the mighty Penguins beating typically hapless Winnipeg doesn't seem especially outlandish, but the streaking Jets were undefeated in six games going into Thursday's matchup. Show More Summary

Ryane Clowe Injury: Updates on Devils Forward's Concussion and Return

New Jersey Devils forward Ryane Clowe appears to have suffered another concussion during Thursday's game against St. Louis. According to Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello, via Rich Chere of The Newark Star-Ledger, Clowe sufferedShow More Summary

Pavel Datsyuk Injury: Updates on Red Wings Star's Groin and Return

The Detroit Red Wings will be without their second-leading goal scorer Pavel Datsyuk on Friday night against the New Jersey Devils. According to Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record, Datsyuk was injured during the team's morning skate before...Show More Summary

5 Stats That Are a Reason for Optimism for the Los Angeles Kings in 2014-15

The Los Angeles Kings hot streak to start this season — which included a franchise record six-game home win streak — has quickly gone cold as they've lost five of their last six games. They managed to pick up a point against the New York Islanders Thursday, losing in a shootout. Still, there is no reason for fans to be worried. Show More Summary

The Latest Buzz on the Top Prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft Class

The 2015 NHL entry draft is one of the most highly anticipated moments in recent NHL history. It is highly anticipated not because of who will be drafted first overall, but who will be the lucky team to draft Connor McDavid first overall. McDavid...Show More Summary

Are the Vancouver Canucks Legit? Buying or Selling the Canucks Hot Start

Let me admit off the top that this piece could be coming from a place of mild bias. I had the Vancouver Canucks finishing the season with 77 points, so clearly I had lower expectations than most for a team that has a 10-4-0 record in...Show More Summary

5 Stats That Are a Reason for Optimism for 2014-15 Detroit Red Wings

Despite the Detroit Red Wings' recent three-game skid, there is plenty of reason for optimism among Red Wings fans going forward. The NHL schedule is often grueling, and the Wings recently felt the effects of three games in four nights, going 0-1-2 in that span. Show More Summary

Have the Ducks Supplanted the Blackhawks as 'Other' Team to Beat in the West?

Don’t look now, Chicago Blackhawks, there’s another heavyweight looking to take your spot as the "other" team to beat in the Western Conference. The Anaheim Ducks this week became the first NHL franchise to hit 10 victories on the season,...Show More Summary

Buffalo Sabres: What Should They Do with Nikita Zadorov?

With the amount of young talent the Buffalo Sabres have on their roster, it was only a matter of time before a significant hurdle was encountered. Enter the Nikita Zadorov saga. Zadorov, the Sabres' second first-round selection in the...Show More Summary

Grading the Positional Units for the San Jose Sharks Through 3 Weeks

The San Jose Sharks are a bit more than three weeks into the 2014-15 NHL season, and they are off to a 7-5-2 start after 14 games. At this point, we can begin to grade each unit on Team Teal. Which groups are contributing to the team's success, and which units are holding the team back? Grades are based on a combination of expectations and results. Show More Summary

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