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Carolina Hurricanes Drowning in Losses Despite Dominant Play

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters was asked, after his team's 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Monday night, what the cure is for the Hurricanes' offensive woes. "That's the million dollar question," he responded. A witty fan replied...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for the 2014-15 Calder Trophy

It looks like a three-horse race, but the Calder Trophy candidates are really neck and neck a couple of months into the 2014-15 NHL season. Things have changed fairly dramatically in the top 10 or so, with some new faces rocketing up...Show More Summary

Is Dave Cameron the Right Coach for the Ottawa Senators?

On Monday, the Ottawa Senators relieved Paul MacLean of his duties as the team’s head coach. Two hours later, the team announced that his replacement for the top job was already on staff: It’s debatable to what degree MacLean should have been held responsible for the Sens’ problems. Show More Summary

The NHL's Old-Timer All-Star Team for 2014-15

On Saturday, 42-year-old Martin Brodeur recorded his first win of the 2014-15 season in a relief appearance for the Blues against the New York Islanders. Whatever happens to the legendary goalie in St. Louis, he's already defied theShow More Summary

Paul MacLean Never Stood a Chance with Ottawa Senators in 2014-15

Paul MacLean was but a rookie head coach for the Ottawa Senators in 2011-12 when came on the scene that offseason after Cory Clouston was fired and took a downtrodden squad to the playoffs. One season later, MacLean was named Coach of...Show More Summary

Paul MacLean Fired by Senators: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Ottawa Senators dismissed head coach Paul MacLean from his position on Monday, according to the team’s official Twitter account: According to Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen, an interim coach has already been named: Scanlan also...Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from Week 8 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

During the past week, the National Hockey League has had its eyes fixed on the review mirror much more than it has on the road ahead. Whether it was the passing of an iconic legend, the retirement of a franchise favourite or the resurrection...Show More Summary

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 9 Poll

No matter what's happening in your life, the power rankings are always here for you. Reliable. Strong. Informative. They are everything you could want in a power ranking. These power rankings are the opposite of a show that claims you...Show More Summary

Eric Staal Injury: Updates on Hurricanes Star's Foot and Return

An errant slap shot from Justin Faulk could cause Eric Staal to miss some time. The Carolina Hurricanes center was hit in the foot by a shot from his teammate Sunday evening and skated off the ice, per Michael Smith of CarolinaHurricanes.com: Initially,...Show More Summary

NHL Players Most Likely to Break the 80-Point Mark in the 2014-15 NHL Season

Of last season's NHL scoring leaders, only seven reached or exceeded the 80-point plateau. That was the fewest to do so since 2003-04. This puts more focus upon those with the best shot of reaching that mark this season. Many of the current top 30 scorers appear to have a good chance of reaching 80 points, but it's still only early in the season. Show More Summary

Top 25 Moments in Montreal Canadiens History

The Montreal Canadiens have more than 100 years of great moments and unforgettable memories. Whether it's the team's 24 Stanley Cups or seeing greats like Maurice "Rocket" Richard or Ken Dryden on the ice, no team can match the starShow More Summary

Special Teams Excellence Propels Detroit Red Wings over New York Rangers

The Detroit Red Wings have been a very entertaining team to watch this season, and they have grown tremendously since the season started in early October. It is fair to say that the team has exceeded a number of expectations, and at this point you can only wonder how far this team can go. Show More Summary

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

Last month I kicked off my "countdown to draft day" by taking a look at the top prospects of the 2015 NHL draft, and a lot has happened since we last talked. Players have shot up the charts, others like Connor McDavid were injured, and...Show More Summary

What Bruins Center Carl Soderberg's Struggles Could Mean For His Next Contract

Do not be fooled by Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg ’s performance on the stat sheet through 27 games this season. Although he enters Saturday’s action tied with Patrice Bergeron for the team lead with identical 5-13-18 scoring logs,...Show More Summary

Biggest Takeaways from Chicago Blackhawks' Showdowns with Blues and Canadiens

The Chicago Blackhawks appear to be making their run to glory After turning up their production and efficiency levels in a 5-1-0 Circus Road Trip in late November, the Blackhawks came home to face a challenging two-game homestand against the St. Show More Summary

NHL Coaches Most Likely to Be Fired Before New Year's Day

NHL teams begin each season with the best intentions and progress on their minds. There are goals to be reached and pressure to improve on the success of previous seasons. In some NHL cities, winning the Stanley Cup is the expectation—meaning...Show More Summary

Justin Faulk Adding Stabilizing Factor to Carolina Hurricanes' Shaky Defense

Seventeen games. Three goals: two on the power play, the other short-handed. Ten assists. Fifty-four shots on goal. Plus-five rating. Over 25 minutes of ice time per game. Such is the November stat line for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman...Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Penguins Must Boost Their Forward Lines to Stay Among NHL Leaders

How quickly things can change in the NHL. Injuries are a fact of life, but since Patric Hornqvist left the Pittsburgh Penguins' game against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday with an injury, the Penguins' top six has been effectively...Show More Summary

Picking an All-Time NHL Tough Guy Team

There are a lot of tough guys in the NHL. Any sport that legally allows guys to punch each other unconscious makes toughness a requirement. In a league filled with some of the toughest, baddest athletes in the world, what would happen if a team was formed of only the toughest and baddest? That's what this list will attempt to do. Show More Summary

The 5 Biggest Surprises for the Pittsburgh Penguins So Far This Season

As the 2014-15 NHL regular season heads into its third month, the Pittsburgh Penguins are once again in a familiar spot, atop the Metropolitan Division, and have the look of a Stanley Cup contender. While their success is not surprising,...Show More Summary

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