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  1. 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
  2. Recapping the NHL Draft

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL draft was held over the weekend in Philadelphia, a fact that would have been hard to miss if you were a hockey fan in the city. If the bright orange draft-themed banners that seemed to have been hung on every square inch of available space di...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. The Sheer Joy of Draft-Watching Gary Bettman

    Sean McIndoe

    "We have a trade to announce." Those six words have to rank among hockey fans' favorite phrases. And ironically, that's especially true when they're spoken by one of the sport's most unpo...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. An NHL Draft Primer

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL draft will be held this weekend in Philadelphia. The first round goes Friday night, with the rest held throughout the day on Saturday. Drafts are a fascinating business; everyone comes up with their rankings and mocks, and then inevitably...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Seth Jones and the Nashville Predators

    Katie Baker

    Seth Jones, the 19-year-old son of Popeye, is set to make his debut tonight for Nashville. Can he live up to the hype?

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  6. The Top Story Lines at the NHL Draft

    Katie Baker

    For many of the teenage prospects gathered in Pittsburgh for tonight's NHL draft, the last couple of days have been designed to show off some of the best of what this year's hockey-mad host city has to offer — even if the itinerary clearly hasn...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  7. Mike Modano Says Goodbye

    Katie Baker

    When the gloriously mulleted and barely 18 years old Mike Modano was drafted no. 1 overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1988 NHL Draft, he was so nervous that he stood on stage clutching his new no. 9 jersey in his, as he described them, "clam...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  8. Who Is Left in the NHL Free-Agent Pool?

    Sean McIndoe

    August is the dead zone of the NHL offseason. After the excitement of the playoffs, followed immediately by the draft, free agency, and a handful of major trades, August shows up and ruins everything. You suck, August. Although we sometimes do see...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. The 10 Biggest Names of the NHL Offseason (So Far)

    Sean McIndoe

    Last week was a busy one in the NHL, featuring the draft, several major trades, and the opening days of unrestricted free agency. And while the offseason stretches into September, history tends to show that most of the key moves are made within those...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  10. A day at the 2013 NHLdraft

    Katie Baker

    Boos for Gary Bettman, cheers for Martin Brodeur, and a big afternoon for this year's top NHL prospects in Newark, New Jersey.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  11. Important Dates in the NHL Offseason

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL has wrapped up the action on the ice for another season. Hockey fans have already turned their attention to the draft, which will be held this Sunday in New Jersey. Sunday is an important date on the hockey calendar for another reason: It'...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  12. Grantland Live Returns!

    Juliet Litman

    Tonight is a perfect storm of sports. There are two Game 7s in the NHL playoffs, eight NBA teams playing for better seeding on the final night of the regular season, and the NFL draft begins. Thus, there could not be a better night for Grantland Live...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  13. Advanced stats in hockey, the plight of the Wild, the strange twe...

    Katie Baker

    The plight of the Wild, the strange tweets of Ochocinco, and the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  14. Which All-Star Will Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara Humiliate T...

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL's annual All-Star fantasy draft is the undisputed highlight of the NHL's All-Star weekend, in the same way that reading magazines in the waiting room is the undisputed highlight of a colonoscopy. After last year's generally well-received d...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  15. Katie Baker's Coldhearted: On Week 2 of the NHL Season

    Katie Baker

    Plus: Sick snipes, silly controversies, and the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011