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  1. Who Is on the NHL Hot Seat?

    Sean McIndoe

    Almost one-quarter of the NHL season is in the books, with several teams hitting the 20-game mark this week. And as usual, we've seen the usual array of goals, saves and bloopers, tight games and blowouts, inspiring upsets and outright tank...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. 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
  3. NHL Grab Bag: What Would Phil Kessel Do?

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: The Pit...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. Where Do the Oilers Rank on the NHL Misery Index?

    Sean McIndoe

    So stop me if you've heard this one before, but the Edmonton Oilers seem like they might be terrible this year. Last night's win over the Lightning moved them to 1-4-1 and one point clear of dead last place in the league. They&...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. NHL Wrap-up: All Is Rusty in Edmonton

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. Last week we talked about the value of patience, and of not overreacting to an especially hot or cold streak over the season's first few games. But sometimes a...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  6. NHL Opening Weekend: Let's All Calm Down

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. There are always lessons to be learned from a season's first few nights; it just takes a while to figure out which ones. This time last year, we were all buzzi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Five Holdouts Who Changed the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    NHL training camps opened last week, and all players have now reported, completed their fitness testing, and started playing preseason games. Well, almost all players. A few aren't there yet, because they're sitting at home wai...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  9. 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
  10. The NHL Dives Into the Advanced-Stats Pool

    Sean McIndoe

    News broke last week that the Edmonton Oilers had hired Tyler Dellow, a well-known blogger and advanced stats pioneer. The move follows on the heels of the Devils hiring Sunny Mehta, the Maple Leafs hiring Kyle Dubas as assistant general manager, and...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  11. Looking Back at the 10 Biggest NHL Trades From 2013-14

    Sean McIndoe

    I miss trades. The NHL used to be a league filled with them, from small deals to major blockbusters. At any given time, there always seemed to be at least one major star on the verge of moving, sometimes several, and occasionally they'd all get ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Good-bye, NHL Regular Season!

    Sean McIndoe

    Well, that final NHL weekend was a bit of a dud. When the Stars shut out the Blues on Friday night to clinch a wild card, it meant that all 16 playoff spots had been wrapped up, with two days remaining. That left Sunday night's Dallas-Ph...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  15. Canadian Tire Fire: A Nation in (Hockey) Crisis

    Sean McIndoe

    Is this godforsaken season going to be over any time soon? I'm asking for an entire country. And no, I don't mean winter, although come to think of it, that works, too. I mean the NHL's regular season. Or, as it&r...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. Everything You Know Is Wrong: Setting the Record Straight on Five...

    Sean McIndoe

    Hockey fans like to argue. Pick a topic, any topic, and we'll happily spend the entire day screaming at each other. Gretzky vs. Orr, Roy vs. Brodeur, shootouts, fighting, the Hall of Fame, expansion, Don Cherry ... You name it, we're ready to stak...

    Blog | November 19, 2013