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  1. The argument against enforcers -- NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Should NHL teams employ an enforcer? The debate continues to rage in 2014-15. Rob Vollman busts three myths that have propped up the argument in favor of employing goons.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  2. Why McDavid is an exceptional prospect

    Corey Pronman

    In my very preliminary draft rankings, I noted that there is no debate over the top prospect for the 2015 NHL draft: It's Erie Otters center Connor McDavid. The debate for me is how much of a gap there is between him and the next best prospect, Jack ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Future deals impacted by Toews, Kane

    Craig Custance

    The new deals for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews make them the highest paid players in the NHL on an annual-average basis. How long will that last? That's up for debate. The Kane and Toews contracts came in right about where you'd expect. What...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. Resetting the Western playoff race

    Craig Custance

    As typically happens after most borderline hits, the debate following Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews, one that knocked Toews out of the game, centered on the legality and the potential suspension of the offender. For Chicago Blackhawks fans,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. NHL trade deadline debates

    Craig Custance

    How much time left does Chris Stewart have in St. Louis? Should the Blue Jackets trade Marian Gaborik? Is there hope for New York Islanders fans? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. The impact of Steven Stamkos' absence

    Craig Custance

    In the end, it ended up being a mulligan for Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman. On Wednesday night, while debate raged over who should replace the injured Steven Stamkos on Team Canada's roster, one NHL scout suggested we were all overthinking it. ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  7. NHL - Debating biggest Olympic hockey snubs, medal picks, more

    Neil Greenberg and Frank Provenzano

    Neil Greenberg and Frank Provenzano debate the top hockey questions heading into the Olympic games, including biggest snubs, medal picks, all-tournament teams and more.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  8. NHL - The best player at every age

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg ranks the top NHL player at every age. While there were some easy age groups from which to select a winner, certain ones (such as age 23, with Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Erik Karlsson) provide substantial debate.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  9. Is the point system debate returning?

    Craig Custance

    It's been brought up before, although without much success. At one NHL general managers meeting a couple of years after the lockout that gave birth to the shootout, the idea to give three points to a regulation win was presented. And then shot down q...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  10. Ranking the best Olympic forward groups

    Craig Custance

    At least Steve Yzerman made it interesting. He could have put Claude Giroux and Martin St. Louis on Team Canada, and there really wouldn't be anything to debate. Sure you could nitpick about the third goalie or perhaps the exclusion of James Neal...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  11. NHL - Debating Team Canada's roster decisions for 2014 Sochi Olym...

    Frank Provenzano

    With Team Canada announcing its roster for the Sochi Olympic Games, Frank Provenzano dives into the decision-making process with a handful of player debates. Was Jeff Carter the right call over Claude Giroux? Dan Hamhuis over Brent Seabrook?

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  12. NHL Daily Links - Jan. 2

    Tim Kavanagh

    The big talk this week in hockey circles surrounds the announcement of rosters for the Olympic games. Team USA made their call following the Winter Classic on Wednesday, and there is already a ton of debate over which players deserved to make the tea...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  13. NHL - Metrics show who are the biggest snubs for Team USA for 201...

    Neil Greenberg

    With the announcement of Team USA's roster for the Sochi Olympic games, there is already lots of debate as to the biggest snubs. Neil Greenberg offers the analytics argument as to why certain players shouldn't be left home, including Dustin Byfuglien.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  14. NHL Morning Links - Dec. 10

    Tim Kavanagh

    The buzz around the league is dominated once again by the debate over fighting, hard hits, etc., after the Bruins-Penguins debacle over the weekend. Bruins forward Shawn Thornton still awaits his penalty from the league, while Penguins forward James ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. Debating the role, impact and future of the enforcer - NHL

    Craig Custance and Frank Provenzano

    As part of ESPN.com's examination of the future of fighting in the NHL, Craig Custance and Frank Provenzano debate the impact, role and future of designated enforcers.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  16. How Seth Jones, other rookies are faring - NHL

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman breaks down the early play of top NHL rookies. Seth Jones, Aleksander Barkov and Sean Monahan have been impressive thus far.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013