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  1. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA defensemen

    Victoria Matiash

    Potential fantasy impact of forward signings | Goalies Conventional hockey wisdom suggests a player on defense benefits more from experience and maturity than a forward, and that a typical NHL defenseman hits peak performance around 27 years of ag...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Toronto Maple Leafs introduce Brendan Shanahan as team president

    Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  3. Links from around the rink: Apr. 13

    Tim Kavanagh

    As the end of the regular season approaches on Sunday night, 16 of 30 teams are preparing for the playoffs while the remaining 14 are trying to figure out where things went wrong. There will be the customary player movement this offseason, but well b...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  4. Improving the NHL playoff format

    Craig Custance

    When the question was first posed to fans, the response from many was natural: Why fix something that's perfect? NHL playoff hockey is as good a product as there is. A playoff hockey game is better than anything played in March on college basketba...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA goalies

    Victoria Matiash

    Win the Stanley Cup, then worry about the future. With the NHL playoffs at the front of everyone's mind, the two most prominent pending unrestricted free-agent goaltenders have bigger fish to fry before chiseling out their next contracts. But Ryan Mi...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  6. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA forwards

    Victoria Matiash

    There's a unique state of limbo reserved only for NHL players in the final year of their current contracts. It's not uncommon to begin the season with one club, join a second for (fingers crossed) a playoff run, only to sign with a third in the offse...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. Their Own Personal Hell: Breaking Down the Devils' Shootout ...

    Sean McIndoe

    The New Jersey Devils' line in the NHL standings may be the saddest thing in the hockey world. They sit at 34-29-16, good for 84 points in 79 games, which leaves them three points behind Columbus for the final Eastern Conference playoff...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Fantasy Hockey - Assessing the top 200 forwards, defensemen and g...

    Sean Allen

    Sean Allen offers an early look at the top 200 rankings of forwards, defensemen and goaltenders for the 2014-15 season. Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  9. Links from around the rink: March 31

    Doug Mittler

    Just two weeks remain in the regular season, and the New Jersey Devils are five points out of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. So could we be witnessing the final days of Martin Brodeur in an NHL uniform? The future Hall of Famer doesn't...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. Links from around the rink: March 30

    Tim Kavanagh

    The playoff races are in the final stretch, and there were some notable developments thanks to Saturday's outcomes: the Boston Bruins are Atlantic Division champs, thanks to a win over the Washington Capitals; the Colorado Avalanche are headed back t...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  11. Links from around the rink: March 28

    Tim Kavanagh

    As we prepare for the weekend -- and potentially more signs of spring weather in some areas -- the big story in the hockey world is the report that New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is in talks to sell a majority stake of the team. Given the team...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  12. Sean Avery, Martin Brodeur exchange jabs

    Katie Strang

    Sean Avery is no longer playing in the National Hockey League -- he famously declared he was throwing his skates in the Hudson River upon retirement in 2012 -- but that doesn't mean his epic battles with bitter enemy Martin Brodeur have ended. Th...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  13. Chad Johnson, Antti Raanta among high-value backup goalies - Fant...

    Victoria Matiash

    Victoria Matiash explores how changes in line combinations offer benefits to certain players in fantasy hockey. This week, she identifies some backup netminders who have strong value down the stretch, such as Chad Johnson and Antti Raanta.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  14. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 23

    Victoria Matiash

    As is customary this time of year -- Olympics or no Olympics -- the long regular season is beginning to wear on NHL rosters. With the playoffs just around the corner, most NHLers are, to some degree, bruised, banged-up and/or justifiably bushed. It s...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  15. Fantasy hockey matchups and strength of schedule for March 24-30,...

    Sean Allen

    Sean Allen forecasts the week of March 24-30 in fantasy hockey, and highlights players who can fill up certain categories.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  16. New-look Hockey East semis start Friday

    Brion O'Connor

    Due to a scheduling quirk, the Hockey East quarterfinals last weekend featured three matchups of teams that knew each other intimately, with the opponents having just met in the final weekend of the regular season. The semifinals this Friday at Bosto...

    Blog | March 20, 2014