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NHL On the Ice: Five X-Factors of the Stanley Cup Final

NHL On the Ice: Five X-Factors of the Stanley Cup Final

Jordan Ball

June 3, 2015

1. Toews and Kane Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are two of the most dynamic players in the NHL, so in a must win game six of the Western Conference Finals, head coach Joel Quenneville reunited the two superstars as line-mates. It’s like they had not missed a step because this reunion did not disappoint, producing nine points in the final two games o...

On the Ice: 2015 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

On the Ice: 2015 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

Jordan Ball

June 3, 2015

After two game sevens in the Conference Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning defeated their conferences number one seeds to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.To reach the Finals the Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators (4-2), Minnesota Wild (4-0) and the Anaheim Ducks (4-3) while the Lightn...

On the Ice: Edmonton Oilers win draft lottery, McDavid sweepstakes

On the Ice: Edmonton Oilers win draft lottery, McDavid sweepstakes

Jordan Ball

April 19, 2015

The heavily anticipated NHL draft lottery commenced Saturday night where the rights to top prospects, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, were essentially set in stone. The Edmonton Oilers won the lottery which allows them the opportunity to select McDavid, who's the most hyped prospect since teenage Sidn...

On the Ice: Top 5 MVP Candidates

On the Ice: Top 5 MVP Candidates

Jordan Ball

April 2, 2015

The NHL has been gifted with many surprises and disappointments this season and with the regular season coming to a close, so are the award races. There are an abundance of players who deserve recognition for their outstanding play this season, but these five players are deserving of MVP consideration....

On the Ice: Western Conference Playoff Race

On the Ice: Western Conference Playoff Race

Jordan Ball

March 6, 2015

The Eastern Conference is accompanied by less surprise because the top eight teams are the right teams. We cannot say this about the Western Conference. This season has been a very unusual year in the West. Teams expected to be great are noticeably underachieving and teams who were projected candidates...

On the Ice: Why Patrick Kane is the most exciting NHL Player

On the Ice: Why Patrick Kane is the most exciting NHL Player

Jordan Ball

February 19, 2015

This past summer, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews signed identical eight-year $84 million deals to extend their partnership with Chicago Blackhawks. Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Anze Kopitar, Ryan Getzlaf, Patrice Bergeron, and even his teammate Jonathan Toews are...

All-Star or Brightest Star?

All-Star or Brightest Star?

Raul Martinez

February 16, 2015

It wasn't that long ago when professional sports showcased their most talented, skilled and, most of all, best players in an annual exhibition game know as the All-Star Game. Professionals sports have shied away from these values in recent years and have opted for the big, headlining names...

NHL Playoff Preview: Boston, Chicago poised for deep playoff runs

NHL Playoff Preview: Boston, Chicago poised for deep playoff runs

Darko Debogovic

April 16, 2014

With the end of the regular season nearing, NHL players and fans across the nation are preparing themselves for the most grueling, strenuous time of the year—the playoffs. Many teams across both conferences have reasonable championship aspirations but only one will be awarded the opportunity hoist the most p...

Changes could be coming to NHL with recent concussion lawsuits

Changes could be coming to NHL with recent concussion lawsuits

Darko Debogovic

December 3, 2013

Last Monday, 10 former NHL players filed a class-action lawsuit against the NHL through a California-based law firm, alleging that the league was aware of (or should have been aware of) the dangers posed by concussions. The 47-page suit claims that the NHL did not do enough to decrease the risk o...

Big time changes may come to NHL

Big time changes may come to NHL

Darko Debogovic

November 25, 2013

  Overtime,  playoffs and fighting were among the hot button issues discussed by NHL General Managers at their annual meeting in Toronto on Tuesday. With more and more games decided by shootouts, a new divisional realignment, and the re-emergence of goalie fighting, hockey fans acros...

NHL Preview: Western Conference

NHL Preview: Western Conference

Brian Bernstein

September 25, 2013

The 2013-14 NHL season is one week away, and two teams in the Western Conference have separated themselves from the pack. The first team is the 2012-13 defending Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks. Central Division The Blackhawks began their march to the cup last season, not losing once in regulation thro...

NHL preview: Eastern Conference

NHL preview: Eastern Conference

Darko Debogovic

September 25, 2013

Following a surprising exit during last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are reloaded and primed to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup yet again. If the Pens want to return to the finals, they’ll have to exorcise their demons and face the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals for a second year in a row. Here’...

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