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  1. 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
  2. The Tom Kurvers Trade: One Deal, One Million Repercussions

    Sean McIndoe

    If you know any Maple Leafs fans, you may have noticed that they've been even crankier than usual over the past few days. That's because last week marked the 25th anniversary of one of the worst trades in the history of hockey: th...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. NHL Grab Bag: It's Still Early

    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: Barry...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  6. The Captaincy: How It Can Be the NHL’s Scarlet Letter

    Sean McIndoe

    After months of speculation, the San Jose Sharks finally named their new captain last week: nobody. They won't have one this year, going with four alternates instead. That's going to be a little bit awkward for Joe Thornton, wh...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  7. 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
  8. NHL Grab Bag: Welcome Back!

    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 Dal...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  9. 14 NHL Story Lines to Overreact To

    Sean McIndoe

    Hockey fans are a happy bunch this week. After more than three months of waiting, we're just days away from the return of games that count. The NHL's opening night is almost here. Well, make that opening nights, since the NHL bas...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  10. Place Your Bets: The NHL Awards Breakdown

    Sean McIndoe

    With Wednesday's NHL opening night almost upon us and the team-based predictions already filed away, we've got one last chance to make some picks for the various individual awards. And you can bet there will be a few surprises as...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  11. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The Contenders

    Sean McIndoe

    And then there were seven. After covering the bottom feeders, the middle of the pack, and those that defy any logical projection, NHL season preview week wraps up today with our final group of teams: the best of the best. If you've been...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The Middle of the Pack

    Sean McIndoe

    Yesterday, we kicked off NHL season preview week with a look at the bottom-feeder division - the league's truly hopeless teams. Today we're moving up the standings, with what we're calling the...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  14. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The Bottom Feeders

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to Grantland's annual NHL preview, in which we run through all four divisions in an attempt to figure out what to expect from the league's 30 teams. By "all four divisions," of course, we don&rsq...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  15. 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
  16. New Season's Resolutions for the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Finally, NHL hockey is kind of, sort of back. After weeks of signings and trades, offseason training updates, and fuzzily tweeted photos of rookie scrimmages, today's the day that full training camps officially open across the league. Th...

    Blog | September 18, 2014