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Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Los Angeles Kings in 2014-15

The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings probably won't have a player inside the top 10 in any major statistical category. They rarely have in recent years. The Kings play a style that leads to many low-scoring games. Even...Show More Summary

Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Washington Capitals in 2014-15

After arguably the franchise's most disappointing season of the last decade, the Washington Capitals enter the 2014-15 campaign in search of redemption. Armed with a proven commodity behind the bench in Barry Trotz, as well as a pair...Show More Summary

Will the Kane and Toews Contract Extensions Come Back to Bite the Blackhawks?

The Chicago Blackhawks took care of a huge issue last month when they signed superstars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to substantial contract extensions. Chicago fans have celebrated two Stanley Cup championships in the last five seasons,...Show More Summary

Expectations for Each 2nd-Year Member of the Boston Bruins in 2014-15

Eight men donned the eight-spoked “B” for the majority of a season for the first time in their respective careers in 2013-14. Two of them, power forward Jarome Iginla and backup goaltender Chad Johnson, have since left the Boston Bruins...Show More Summary

Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15

With the beginning of training camp just a few weeks away, expectations for each Carolina Hurricanes player will soon be set for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign. The 'Canes are fielding a cast of impact players identical to last year,Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Philadelphia Flyers Roster

Every player on an NHL roster is important. And yet, the fact remains some are just truthfully more important than others. Craig Adams is an important piece of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but would anyone argue he's more important thanShow More Summary

Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Roster

Blessed with the reigning Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner, a former recipient of those awards and a roster loaded with talent, the Pittsburgh Penguins have several key players. Perhaps more than any other NHL team, they rely on their...Show More Summary

Predicting the Contracts for the NHL's Top Restricted Free Agents

There's really nothing worse than being an NHL restricted free agent at this time of year. Players who lack arbitration rights also lack negotiating leverage, which means you almost always have to take whatever the team wants to give...Show More Summary

Why the 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers' Success Hinges on Steve Mason's Play

Few hockey teams win championships without getting good goaltending, but that will be particularly true for the 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers’ success this season will be very dependent on the performance of goalie Steve Mason,...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Each Toronto Maple Leafs Defensive Pairing in 2014-15

While there were no big splashes in terms of trades or offseason free-agent signings in Toronto, the Maple Leafs' defensive pairings will be noticeably different from 2013-14. Carl Gunnarsson, Paul Ranger and Tim Gleason, who all played...Show More Summary

When Will Your NHL Team Make a Stanley Cup Run?

There's a reason the same two teams have claimed the Stanley Cup in four of the last five seasons. The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings have used a mix of veterans and youth, speed, skill and grit to their advantage while earning...Show More Summary

Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014-15

Last season, the Tampa Bay Lightning found themselves near the top of the NHL in a variety of statistical categories. With a healthy roster, the Bolts could see a completely new list of names lead them to new heights on the scoreboard. The upcoming season will have a lot of turnover among the Lightning's statistical leaders. Show More Summary

Hockey Player Busts Out 360 and Evades 4 Defenders to Score

Vincent Praplan of the Kloten Flyers in the Champions Hockey League has already put his name in for the goal of the year. During the game between the Flyers and HV71, Praplan used a smooth 360 to juke a defender, then split two more with a nice cutback before beating the goaltender with a backhand shot. Now that is impressive. [YouTube] Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

J.R. Smith Wants to ‘Be a Leader’ for Knicks

Never say J.R. Smith doesn’t have goals. Conventional goals, mind you. Not aspirations to open up his own chocolate factory that’s managed by Willy Wonka and a platoon of Oompa Loompas. Not hopes of one day building and living in a house made of beef jerky, cheese and ranch dressing. Actual, basketball-related goals that demand […]

Why 2014-15 Is a Make-or-Break Season for Chicago Blackhawks' Nick Leddy

Joel Quenneville understands that young players are not always going to be consistent in terms of their production. But one thing he does not understand is a player who is not providing maximum effort every time he steps on the ice.Show More Summary

How Revamp of Hartford Wolf Pack Will Help the New York Rangers

Before players are in the NHL scoring highlight-reel goals, making big hits or amazing plays, they usually need to go through a stint of hockey in the American Hockey League. Some players are good enough to make the jump from the NCAA...Show More Summary

NHL Stars Facing the Biggest Question Marks in the 2014-15 Season 

A number of NHL stars will face questions entering this season. Superstars will confront the challenge of reaching greater heights. Aging stars will hope to maintain their place among the league's elite. Promising youngsters will be under pressure to take their game to the next level. Some will be under more scrutiny than others. Show More Summary

How Should Rangers Split Time Between Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot in 2014-15?

Goaltending is one of the most important positions in hockey, and the New York Rangers know that very well. Henrik Lundqvist is regarded as one of the NHL's best netminders, but the Rangers take every opportunity they can to give their...Show More Summary

Look: 11-Yr Old Nik Stauskas Shooting 3?s With Vince Carter at Raptors Game

Sometimes we forget that NBA Players were once little kids, playing hoops and dreaming about one day making it to the league. Growing up in Canada, those kids probably felt like an even bigger underdog to be able to realize their dream. So it’s always fun to look back at old photo’s capturing moments of […]

Who Should Be the New York Rangers' No. 6 Defenseman in 2014-15?

The New York Rangers made a number of transactions this summer to bolster their roster, but there are still some roles that need to be filled for the upcoming season. One role in particular is the No. 6 defenseman spot on the third pairing...Show More Summary

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