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  1. #ESPNplayerNHL: Best Leafs player?

    Paul Grant

    Toronto Maple Leafs fans, you have no excuse. For some of the other teams lacking votes for our best franchise player project, I can see what's happening -- not enough history, not enough good players, not a big enough fan base. But the Leafs? The Bu...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Heroes, villains and goats of t...

    Paul Grant

    All the excitement in the postseason so far has given us plenty of heroes, villains and goats, writes ESPN.com's Paul Grant.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2014
  3. Playoff positioning on the line Friday night

    Paul Grant

    As we march into the last weekend of the season, let's take a look at what's on the line Friday night (projected matchups can be found here): --The Dallas Stars would clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs if they beat the St. Louis Blues. ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. Seven ways Olympics hockey rocks

    Paul Grant

    It might be blasphemous to say on the NHL page, but hockey at the Olympics is better in so many ways than it is in the NHL. Seven ways I'm backing that up: 1. The shootout: Let's start with the most contentious issue. NHL GMs complain that they do...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Prime candidates: Nicklas Lidstrom vs. Zdeno Chara

    Paul Grant

    With all these comparisons flying around, this week we're going to cut through the crud and make a call. Given two players, one active and one retired, in their primes, who would be better? And the best part is that you, the reader, get the final wor...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  6. Prime candidates: Patrick Roy vs. Martin Brodeur

    Paul Grant

    With all these comparisons flying around, this week we're going to cut through the crud and make a call. Given two players, one active and one retired, in their primes, who would be better? And the best part of it is that you, the user, get the final...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. Prime candidates: Sidney Crosby vs. Wayne Gretzky

    Paul Grant

    With all these comparisons flying around, this week we're going to cut through the crud and make a call. Given two players, one active and one retired, in their primes, who would be better? And the best part of it is that you, the user, get the final...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  8. Prime candidates: Wendel Clark or David Clarkson?

    Paul Grant

    With all these comparisons flying around, this week we're going to cut through the crud and make a call. Given two players, taking both in their primes, who would be better? And the best part of it is that you, the user, get the final word. For ou...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  9. Summer wonder: Around the league

    Paul Grant

    Let's end this week of questions with a lightning round, and that's not a reference to the team based in Tampa. Here we go. Give us your biggest question for 2013-14 in the comments section. Daniel Alfredsson in Detroit: Does Alfredsson, 40, have ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  10. Summer wonder: Can the Hawks repeat?

    Paul Grant

    Few teams have dominated a season like the Chicago Blackhawks did in 2013. Their 24-game point streak was thrilling to watch, enough to make most hockey fans forget yet another soul-crushing and stupid lockout. And the best part of their season was h...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  11. Summer wonder: A Devil of a choice

    Paul Grant

    There's no question that the New Jersey Devils failed to build on their surprising 2012 Stanley Cup finals berth in 2013. But, for the first time in recent memory, few were surprised that they fell so hard so fast. After all, their best skater, Zach ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  12. Summer wonder: Are Leafs looking good?

    Paul Grant

    Expectations by Maple Leafs fans are usually pretty simple for their Buds: Win the Stanley Cup. Every season. And every month since the preseason of 1967-68, they have had those expectations get absolutely, devastatingly squashed like a wandering rac...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  13. Summer wonder: Olympic mysteries explored

    Paul Grant

    Welcome to the dog days of summer. With free agency pretty much done, there's not much else to talk about until ... Olympics orientation camps, which start in less than a month. Really? Jeepers. Three of the biggest questions heading into those ca...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  14. Ray Emery, can you do that again?

    Paul Grant

    To say Ray Emery has had an interesting career is like saying the Kardashians don't mind having their picture taken. Yes, a bit of an understatement. Heading into 2011-12, Emery was pretty much an afterthought, an auditioning backup drawn from the hu...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  15. John Tavares, can you do that again?

    Paul Grant

    Poor John Tavares. Being the best player on the New York Islanders is like being the best musician in One Direction: No one really takes you seriously. But Tavares is legitimate, the first-overall pick from 2009 showing one way or another, season aft...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  16. Martin St. Louis, can you do that again?

    Paul Grant

    Martin St. Louis entered the lockout-shortened season with a chip on his shoulder. His production had fallen 25 points in the previous season, down from the previous season's 99. Sure, he was still a leader on the Tampa Bay Lightning, but his age was...

    Blog | July 24, 2013