In Joe Pavelski, the Sharks Have Finally Found the Captain They've Been Waiting For
Pavelski was an unheralded prospect taken in the seventh round. Now, more than a decade later, he's one of the NHL's top players—and still unheralded.
Tampa Bay Defenseman Victor Hedman is Big Enough for the Moment
With Steven Stamkos injured, and John Tavares lining up across from him, Victor Hedman has become the key to Tampa's series against the Islanders.
The Nasvhille Predators Are Ready for the Big Time
The Nashville Predators have been around for almost two decades. Is this the year they are finally all grown-up?
The Anaheim Ducks Are Different This Year, But Are They Good Enough?
The Ducks have had a topsy-turvy season. Can the aging team find its form one more time before the playoffs?
Longreads Or Whatever
20 Years Later, How a Demo CD Became One of Hanson’s Most Desired Collectibles
Meet the dedicated Hanson fans who are determined to find the original demo of "MMMBop."
Legendary Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Rene Rancourt Reflects on His Career
Rancourt has been singing and fist pumping for the Bruins since the 1975-76 season. Now, at age 76, he may be facing the end of his career.
The Carolina Hurricanes Are Better Than Anybody Expected
Coach Bill Peters and a talented young defensive core have the perpetually mediocre Canes in playoff contention.
Auston Matthews and the Rise of Hockey in the Desert
Auston Matthews is a lock to go first in the next NHL Draft. He's leading Team USA at the World Junior Hockey Championships. He's also from Arizona.
reaping the rewards of bad play
Trainwreck Oilers Are in Familiar Territory
Don't be fooled: these are the same old Oilers, who have firmly put themselves in the Auston Matthews sweepstakes.
Shane Doan Stares Down the Sunset
Shane Doan's career is winding down. His style of play is becoming harder and harder to find. But his legacy in Phoenix is still just beginning.
weighing the present vs. the future
The Jets, and the Challenges of a Small-Market Team in the Salary Cap Era
With a cap in place and roster turnover high, teams rarely contend consistently for more than a few years at a time. That's why the Jets are going for it probably before they should be.
Trader Jim's, Or How The Dallas Stars Are Not Your Typical NHL Powerhouse
Defying current NHL conventional wisdom, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill has assembled his first-place team almost exclusively through trades and free agency.