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  1. The NHL’s Great Connor McDavid Sweepstakes

    Sean McIndoe

    One of the running themes of the season has been the eventual destination of Connor McDavid. As the first sure-thing franchise player the league has welcomed since Sidney Crosby, McDavid has earned plenty of attention toward the bottom of the standin...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  2. Today’s Featured Recipe: A Quick and Easy Stanley Cup Champ...

    Sean McIndoe

    Winning a Stanley Cup doesn't have to be difficult! By following the steps of this simple recipe, anyone can make an impressive run to a championship. 1. Start with several large spoonfuls of SMART DRAFTING. Continue until your prospect...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  3. NHL Tankapalooza! The Race to the Bottom and Two of the Biggest P...

    Katie Baker

    How appropriate that the 2015 NHL draft will be in Sunrise, Florida! A new day will dawn; we'll smile toward it and squint. The fishermen will intuit some fine catches coming their way any minute. Adolescents with angry skin will wear hats...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  4. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The No-Clue Division

    Sean McIndoe

    One of the tricks of the season-preview business is that you always start at the bottom and work your way up, building suspense along the way. That's the basic approach we've taken for our NHL preview; on Monday, we covered the Bo...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  5. The NHL’s Race to the Bottom

    Sean McIndoe

    With most of the offseason's major moves already made and rosters around the league largely set, it's time to start talking about which team heads into the 2014-15 season with the best chance at earning the big prize. No, not t...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  6. Going Down Wikipedia's NHL Rabbit Hole

    Sean McIndoe

    I love Wikipedia. It's a great source for information and anecdotes about just about everything you could imagine. Granted, not all of that information is true, or vaguely accurate, or even spelled correctly. But it's interesting, and you c...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. NHL Offseason Bizarro Rankings

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL offseason isn't over yet; it's only mid-July, which means we still have roughly seven weeks until training camp starts. But it's mostly over, in the sense that virtually all the big signings, trades, hirings, and...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  8. Your NHL Offseason Primer

    Sean McIndoe

    Hey, remember when that one team won the Stanley Cup? Seemed like a good team; I think they wore black. I seem to recall something about a grumpy coach who took off his shirt during the parade, although that may have been a nightmare I had. But it...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  9. Can the Minnesota Wild Recover?

    Sean McIndoe

    The Minnesota Wild were a great first-round story, beating the heavily favored Colorado Avalanche in overtime of Game 7 to become the only 4-seed to advance. But that win earned them an even tougher matchup in Round 2 against the defending champs. An...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. Hockey's Great Night of Game 7s (Games 7? Whatever.)

    Katie Baker

    Is it Games 7 or Game 7s? It's whatever you want it to be, as far as I'm concerned, because the truly important thing is that there were three of them taking place in the NHL on Wednesday night. The evening was like a pinball machine on mul...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  11. Does a Tough First-Round Series Hurt a Stanley Cup Run?

    Sean McIndoe

    The Sharks and Kings are heading toward an unlikely Game 7. After San Jose won the first three games of their opening-round series, Los Angeles has fought all the way back to force a deciding game after Monday night's 4-1 home win in Game 6...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. Why the West Is Fun: Are Division Winners Colorado and Anaheim Ac...

    Cam Charron

    In 2012, the L.A. Kings entered the NHL playoffs as an 8-seed, up against the Vancouver Canucks, the defending Western Conference champs. They seemed to be at a disadvantage, but a funny thing happened: L.A. won the first three games and forced Vanco...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  13. Your Guide to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Sean McIndoe

    "We've got to roll four lines." Expect to hear a lot of that in the next few weeks during the Stanley Cup playoffs, which open tonight. This time of year, every coach is overcome by an almost fanatical desire to roll...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  14. Grantland’s NHL Regular-Season Awards

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL regular season wraps up this weekend. In theory, that would be the time to post a "season in review" piece. But let's face it, we'll all be 100 percent focused on watching our teams head toward the play...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  15. The Best Possible NHL First-Round Matchups — Ranked!

    Sean McIndoe

    With 10 days left in the season, the NHL's playoff picture is coming into focus. Over the past few weeks, we've spent plenty of time looking at the various bubble teams that are scrambling to earn the final playoff spots. But toda...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  16. Le Retour de Patrick Roy

    Katie Baker

    The hockey world celebrates each time Patrick Roy has occasion to return to Montreal. Tuesday night wasn't even the former goaltender's first visit to his old city, but it was his inaugural appearance in the Bell Centre as an opposing coach...

    Blog | March 19, 2014