There was a time last season when no one expected the Minnesota Wild to make the post-season. Minnesota had a league-average offense, good possession numbers and their defense was strong. The problem was in goal where the tandem of Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper was woeful at best. The... Read more
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you’ve probably heard that Sidney Crosby has been pretty, pretty, pretty good lately. Back in December when he had only six goals and 17 in points in 25 games he was dogged with the expected “What’s wrong with Sidney Crosby?!” questions. Now,... Read more
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you’ve probably heard that Sidney Crosby has been pretty, pretty, pretty good lately. Back in December when he had only six goals and 17 in points in 25 games he was dogged with the expected “What’s wrong with Sidney Crosby?!” questions. Now,... Read more
The Calgary Flames eked out a 6-5 shootout win Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks, but they suffered a loss that wasn’t shown on the scoreboard. In the final minutes of the third period, goaltender Karri Ramo had his leg trapped between the post and an oncoming Joonas... Read more
As good as goaltending has become over the past decade, it’s hard not to feel bad for the netminders at times. Players shoot harder and more accurately than ever, and Thursday Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen was beaten by exactly the type of shot that makes you realize how skilled shooters... Read more
It’s our Trade Deadline Preview, featuring the lowdown on what every team wants and who’s for sale until Feb. 29. Also in the issue: Big Benn – Dallas’ quiet star won’t talk about it and may not even know it, but he’s morphed into the NHL’s top power forward. Read more
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There was a time, not so long ago, when the Anaheim Ducks couldn’t score if the net was empty and Ryan Getzlaf had a breakaway. The Ducks’ goal scoring troubles have started to disappear, though. Since the beginning of January, the Ducks have the fifth-most goals of any team... Read more
It feels like Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas flirts with supplemental discipline once a month these days. It’s hardly a coincidence, as he deliberately plays on the edge every night. It’s what makes him a tough brick of a man to play against, and it’s also what has him courting significant... Read more