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2 hrs ago | Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #14 Connor Brown

Brown blitzed the OHL in his final year in junior. What's next for Don Cherry's favourite World Junior snub? Typically, the voting process reveals some major differences of opinion on the quality and outlook of the young players in the Toronto Maple Leafs system.


Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL Northeast Divison

6 hrs ago | The Cannon

Cannon Blasts - September 2, 2014

Cannon Blasts *should* be ramping up shortly for your daily reading pleasure. All seems to be quiet as we hold our collective breaths on the Joey situation.


Related Topix: Sports, Columbus Blue Jackets

6 hrs ago | WFLA-AM Tampa

Lightning Single Game Tickets On Sale FRIDAY

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that single-game tickets for the upcoming 2014-15 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 5. Fans can get an exclusive pre-sale opportunity before the general public by visiting and signing up for the free Lightning Insider e-mail newsletter.


Related Topix: Sports, Tampa Bay Lightning, Steven Stamkos, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Top of the List: NHL teams

What are the NHL teams with the highest attendance, as a percentage of capacity, for home games? We ranked NHL teams by percent of capacity for home games during the 2013-14 season.


Related Topix: Sports

13 hrs ago | Too Many Men On The Site

2014-15 NHL season preview: Philadelphia Flyers

Amidst all the criticism, the Flyers have quietly had a successful run since the mid-90s, making the playoffs in 17 of the last 19 seasons and reaching the Stanley Cup Final twice.


Related Topix: Sports, Philadelphia Flyers, Claude Giroux, NHL Players, R.J. Umberger, Jakub Voracek, Andrew MacDonald, Wayne Simmonds

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Too Many Men On The Site

NHL and the Officials' Union are Negotiating

Mar 29, 2014; Sunrise, FL, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing George Parros fights with Florida Panthers right wing Krys Barch as linesman Andy McElman linesman Jonny Murray and referee Chris Rooney look on in the first period at BB&T Center.


Related Topix: Sports, George Parros, Robert Mayer, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison, Montreal Canadiens, Krys Barch, Florida Panthers, NHL Southeast Division

Too Many Men On The Site

What Will It Take For The Bruins To Return To Glory?

May 10, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Carl Soderberg celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden.


Related Topix: Sports, Boston Bruins, Kevan Miller, Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton, David Warsofsky, Corey Potter, NHL Players


Should More NHL Teams Be Setting Up to Tank for Connor McDavid?

It is further agreed that NHL teams have a nasty habit of sabotaging themselves when the chance to land that kind of player becomes available.


Related Topix: Sports, Buffalo Sabres, Chris Stewart, Brian Gionta, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Former NHL defenseman Vadnais dies

The New York Rangers reported on their website that Vadnais, who spent seven seasons with the team, passed away Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, New York Rangers, NHL Atlantic Division, NHL Northeast Divison, Montreal Canadiens

Raw Charge

It's still okay for an NHL team to draft goaltenders

For some time now, a number of people have been making the argument that it is a waste of resources for NHL teams to draft goaltenders, and to some extent defensemen, early in the draft.


Related Topix: Sports, Tampa Bay Lightning

Blackhhawk up

2014-15 Season Chicago Blackhawks' Best Shot at Another Stanley Cup?

Apr 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after winning in overtime at the United Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, NHL Players, Corey Crawford, Teuvo Teravainen, Brandon Saad

2014-2015 NHL preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild got themselves some payoff last year from their big free agent deals they doled out in the not too distant past.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division

Detroit Free Press

Pressure turning up on Jimmy Howard

Deep into the NHL off-season, Helene St. James takes an analytical look at individual Red Wings and assesses expectations for the coming season.


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, Jimmy Howard, NHL Players, Brian Rafalski, Nicklas Lidstrom, Jonas Gustavsson, Chris Osgood


1 Star on Each NHL Team in Decline Ahead of 2014-15 Season

An old saying claims time and tide wait for no man. That phrase certainly rings true for NHL players.


Related Topix: Sports, Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, NHL Players, Torey Krug, Johnny Boychuk, Dougie Hamilton, Dennis Seidenberg

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Boston Bruins' 2014-15 Season Will Be Key to Sustaining Their Elite Status

A quarter-century ago, the Boston Bruins were one of the last losing Stanley Cup finalists to return to that round within two seasons.


Related Topix: Sports, Boston Bruins, Dougie Hamilton, Marc Savard, Patrice Bergeron, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Western Conference

Lighthouse Hockey

That Time Brad Isbister and Brad Ference Engaged in a Water Bottle Fight

This came up in comments a few weeks ago, and after asking around a bit I didn't get any better info or memories on the circumstances.


Related Topix: Sports, New York Islanders

Pens Labyrinth

Simon Despres To Be Full-Time NHL Player For Pittsburgh Penguins?

Mar 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Simon Despres shoots the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Penguins, Simon Despres, NHL Players, Christian Ehrhoff, Paul Martin, NHL Atlantic Division

Too Many Men On The Site

2014-15 NHL season preview: Ottawa Senators

Apr 18, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; The Canadian flag is passed through the crowd prior to game between the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place.


Related Topix: Sports, Ottawa Senators, Alex Chiasson, Kyle Turris, David Legwand, Bobby Ryan, NHL Players, Erik Karlsson

NHL 30 in 30 series examines 2014-15 San Jose Sharks

Doug Wilson's declaration of a rebuild resulted in more questions than results when the San Jose Sharks stayed virtually intact.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Western Conference, Tomas Hertl, NHL Players, Justin Braun, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton

Sat Aug 30, 2014

On the Forecheck

Fantasy Hockey

I have just created a 12 team league in Yahoo, with a Preds friendly league name.


Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators