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Date Added: 2009-04-25 08:25:22
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More Players Should Include Yoga in Training
Recently the Vancouver Canucks hosted a “Yoga on Ice” Fundraiser for their local children’s charity. All in all the fundraiser was a success and produced a number of hilarious photos. […]

Scapegoated Rangers of the 21st Century
New York can be a fickle place to play. If a player strikes the right chord, he’ll have the fans forever on his side. But if one comes off the […]

Islanders Depth to Be Tested with Okposo Injured
The Islanders were dealt a pretty big blow yesterday with the announcement that forward Kyle Okposo would miss 6-8 weeks with an upper body injury.  The team has shown great […]

The L.A. Kings Waive Mike Richards: Early Reactions
stun·ning (stŭn′ĭng) adj. 1. Causing or capable of causing emotional shock or loss of consciousness. For Kings fans, the news about Mike Richards being placed on waivers was a puck […]

Ovechkin, Johansen Impress with Sweetest Moves of All-Star Weekend
Don’t worry, we get it. The NHL All-Star Game lacks a few attributes that fans love about hockey. There are no hits, penalties, icing, or offside calls. The worst scrum […]

Mike Richards is Not Derek Roy.
A few weeks ago, the Oilers made a trade in which they dealt AHL quality centerman Mark Arcobello to the Nashville Predators for the experienced, yet underwhelming Derek Roy. Arcobello […]

Has Kevin Klein Earned a Spot on the NY Rangers PP?
Optimus Klein Comes to Broadway New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein will always remember January 22, 2014. That was the day he was traded from the Nashville Predators to the […]

Buffalo Sabres: Time for the Excitement
Now that we’re past the All-Star break, things will start to heat up in Buffalo.  The Sabres have a busy month ahead and things will start to get interesting in […]

The Downfall of Mike Richards
The Los Angeles Kings placed forward Mike Richards on waivers Monday. The 29-year-old is in the seventh year of his enormous 12-year $69 million contract and his having the worst […]

Anton Volchenkov Happy To Be In Nashville
In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website, Predators Defenseman Anton Volchenkov talks about his move to Nashville, rumors of him signing in Russia, and playing […]

All-Star Comedy in Columbus
“All-Star Comedy” would have been a more fitting name to the NHL All-Star Game Sunday afternoon. As in the other major sports, (except for Major League Baseball), the event was […]

All-Time Avalanche All-Stars
View image | With the 2015 NHL All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio just concluding, I have decided to select an all-time Avalanche All-Stars team. This team will not necessarily […]

Phaneuf’s Biggest Fan: It’s Time to Trade Phaneuf
It pains me to write this. Dion Phaneuf is one of my favorite hockey players of all-time. I have watched him be unfairly maligned by the world’s most ridiculous hockey […]

Hockey News: Mike Richards on Waivers; Kyle Okposo Injury
Finding the positives of the All-Star game. [Grantland] Johnny Gaudreau got a nice bonus for playing. [] Great post summing up the response to Ovechkin giving away a car he […]

The New Jersey Devils Miss Ilya Kovalchuck
A four goal performance at the KHL All-Star game this weekend highlighted the reason why the New Jersey Devils miss Ilya Kovalchuck. In a losing effort Sunday, Kovalchuck, the captain […]

Jack Eichel Tracker: Money in Overtime
In an ongoing series of articles, the Jack Eichel Tracker will monitor Eichel’s performance and development in his freshman season at Boston University. As a BU student, I will have […]

Hockey in Distant Places
Hockey is always referred to as a global game, and given the World’s shrinking boarders of today, that couldn’t be a truer statement. While North America and Northern Europe usually […]

5 Keys For the Rest of the Ducks Season
The Anaheim Ducks are flying high heading into the second half of the season. With the conclusion of yesterday’s All-Star game, the Ducks will enter the second half of the […]

The 20 Best Jerseys You’ve Never Seen
In the NHL, teams are forced to work exclusively with Reebok in designing and manufacturing their jerseys. Most teams do not vary their jersey design with any great frequency. Some […]

Best Moves in Recent Jets History
With the trade deadline just over a month away, the talk of the NHL is going to be what moves are teams looking to make. Which teams will look to […]

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Trade Rumour Tuesday
With no National Hockey League games scheduled last night, the news today centres on  rumours of player exchanges between several teams, with the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs front and centre. […]

San Jose Sharks: Keys to Making the Playoffs
Where They Stand For the past 11 years, the San Jose Sharks were one of the most consistent teams in the NHL and were deemed cup contenders for quite some […]

Doug Wilson Due for a Deadline Splash
Wilson Waiting in the Weeds? With the way 2014-15 has gone for the San Jose Sharks, making a trade deadline splash probably isn’t the wisest move. While personnel decisions clearly […]

Q & A with 2016 NHL Draft Prospect Auston Matthews
It is rare to see a 17-year-old play in the World Junior Championship, but when it happens, the youngster is likely to have a promising hockey career ahead of him. That […]

Red Wings Mailbag: Possible Trade Targets for Detroit
All-Star weekend is over, which means the Detroit Red Wings will be back in action this week looking to continue their winning ways. The beginning of 2015 has been good […]

Hockey News: All-Star Weekend; Ovechkin’s Car
This years All-Star game featured the most combined goals scored ever. [CBC] It would have been really great if Ovechkin spent some of his $9 million dollar salary and bought […]

The Kings Are This Year’s Devils
Okay, so maybe the title is a little misleading. The Los Angeles Kings have struggled through much of the unofficial first half of the season but are clearly better than […]

Who Is the Perfect Partner for Erik Karlsson?
We’re only just past the halfway mark of the season (46 games, to be exact), but Erik Karlsson has already had seven different defense partners. It’s true, every single defenseman […]

Lightning At The All-Star Game: Tampa Bay’s Weekend In Columbus
View image | The Tampa Bay Lightning sent three players to the All-Star festivities in Columbus. Captain Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson were selected to play in the game […]

5 of the Greatest Dynamic Duos in NHL History
Throughout the years, the NHL and it’s fans have been treated to an endless number of talented players of ever increasing skill. As individuals, these highly skilled players in particular retain the […]

Marc Bergevin’s Tenure As Habs GM: Signings
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has built a reputation for himself as one of the best executives in the National Hockey League during his two and a half seasons at […]

Sens Chemistry Lab: Erik Karlsson and the Top Three Playmaking Duos
Sens Chemistry Lab: Erik Karlsson and the Top Three Playmaking Duos View image | Mathew Brown is a postdoctoral fellow in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Check […]

NHL All-Star Game: Team Toews, City of Columbus Win Big
The end result may not have stuck to script, but at the end of Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, the city of Columbus stood tall. The “visiting” Team Toews may have skated off […]

2015 NHL Draft War Room: NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings Combined
by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Rationale Behind the Combined Rankings As you are aware, NHL Central Scouting produces a segregated set of rankings. That is, they are separated based on North […]

NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings: Top 10 Surprises
by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The Top 10 Surprises Like all lists, NHL Central Scouting’s rankings contain a few surprises – players ranked higher or lower than you would have […]

Ales Hemsky Starting to Turn His Season Around
Don’t give up on him yet. Looks like things are finally coming around for Ales Hemsky. After a terrible start to the 2014-2015 season, Hemsky seems to be returning to […]

NHL to Start Using Tracking Chips in Pucks and Jerseys
The tracking of advanced statistics in the NHL might become a lot easier. The league announced Saturday, a partnership with the company Sportvision with the intention to place tracking chips […]

Drafting the All-Time Red Wings All-Star Team
For the first time in as long as I can remember, the Detroit Red Wings will not be represented at the 2015 NHL All-Star game. There will be no Red […]

3 Potential Trade Targets for the Dallas Stars
The Stars will be back in action Tuesday night with a visit to the Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadians.  The Stars (21-18-7) are 4 points behind Calgary […]

Columbus Center Stage for All-Star Skills Competition, More
Columbus could really get used to this. The NHL All-Star Weekend host city welcomed in the Commissioner, hosted a Red Carpet gathering, and watched a team of their own, Team […]

Considering What the World Cup Under-23 Roster Will Look Like
A lot of people are criticizing the World Cup announcement as gimmicky or disrespectful to the countries left out, but I don’t agree.  I don’t ever want to watch Canada […]

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Lowly Bruins Blank Habs
The cellar-dwelling Boston Bruins, completely outclassed by the Montreal Canadiens only 24 hours earlier, put it all together last night as they shut out the vaunted Habs by a 3-0 […]

Former Stars Forward Ray Whitney Officially Retires
As THW previously reported, Ray Whitney is finally taking a break after 23 years of professional hockey.  The Former Stars forward, now 42 years old, officially retired this past Wednesday. […]

Carey Price: Evolution of an All-Star Goaltender
As Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price gets set to take the ice in Columbus for the All-Star Game (5 pm Eastern Time), one can’t help but look back on his […]

Hockey News: World Cup of Hockey; All-Star Skills Competition
All you need to know about the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. [Puck Daddy] The Bruins and Canadiens will face off in the next Winter Classic. [Boston Globe] Toronto may […]

Dustin Byfuglien isn’t the Winnipeg Jets Only Star
Dustin Byfuglien may be the Winnipeg Jets standout at the All-Star game in Columbus, but there have been no shortage of great performances in Winnipeg this season. For the first […]

NHL to Seattle: The NBA is Blocking the Shot
The simmering topic of NHL expansion to the city of Seattle may have plenty of support, but also its share of detractors. Those in favor of adding an expansion team […]

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