The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo Power Ranking Toronto Maple Leafs' Top 6 Forwards for 2014-15 Season The Toronto Maple Leafs have been busy in the offseason; however, the top-six forward group has remained intact for the most part. The team leaned upon the group most nights in 2013-14. It's clear that Toronto's brass believes strengthening the bottom six will allow the top offensive players to play more quality minutes in 2014-15. Considering possession stats, basic offensive stats and the... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:35:07 GMT Ranking the Washington Capitals' Top 10 Prospects Late in 2013-14, fans were given a glimpse of one of their team's brightest prospects, as Evgeny Kuznetsov made his long-awaited debut after many fruitful seasons in the KHL. Kuznetsov, who is one of the clear front-runners for next season's Calder Trophy, is just one of a group of top-end forward prospects with exceptional skill that form the core of the Caps' prospect pipeline. The following... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:50:10 GMT Predicting Detroit Red Wings' Best Player at Each Position in 5 Years The have been stocking up their cupboard of prospects, and some could crack the lineup as soon as the 2014-15 season. Over the next couple of years these prospects will either flourish or fade in an attempt to secure a roster spot. It is difficult to adjust from the minor leagues to the level, and it is inevitable some won’t make it. In five years the Detroit Red Wings could look... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:38:30 GMT Martin Brodeur's Options in NHL Free Agency Remain Limited; Retirement Coming? With a week remaining in July, Martin Brodeur remains without an home. If he was holding out hope at a return to New Jersey for the 2014-15 season, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello just about shut the door on that possibility on Tuesday. From : But don’t expect the Devils to bring goaltender Martin Brodeur to training camp— with or without a contract. Lamoriello said... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:13:09 GMT Sports Briefing | Hockey: Islanders Reach Deal With Poulin The Islanders agreed to a one-year contract with goalie Kevin Poulin. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:19:36 GMT Ranking the 5 Most Important Overtime Goals in San Jose Sharks History There is nothing more exciting in the game of hockey than scoring a big goal in overtime to win a playoff game. The have scored many big overtime goals since entering the in 1991, but now we are going to look back at the top five overtime game-winning goals in franchise history. To qualify for this list, the goal has to take place in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Regular-season overtime contests... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:09:15 GMT Predicting Los Angeles Kings' Best Player at Each Position in 5 Years It's already been two years since the won their first Stanley Cup and five years since the and battled for a championship for a second consecutive year. The next few years in the will fly by, especially since it should be free of lockouts. For the Kings, much of their team could remain intact, as a number of core players are signed . The question is, will their top players today still be the... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:50:28 GMT Predicting Pittsburgh Penguins' Best Player at Each Position in 5 Years Five years ago, the city of Pittsburgh succumbed to the spectacular feeling that came with winning the Stanley Cup. The were littered with talent during that summer of 2009 championship run, which had everyone believing a dynasty was in the making. Half a decade later, early postseason exits and question marks surrounding players’ true potential are all that seem to inhabit the Steel... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:40:05 GMT Power Ranking New York Rangers' Top 6 Forwards for 2014-15 Season Goals, goals, goals. They always seem to be a problem for the . New coach, same issue. New personnel, same issue. That being said, the Rangers are probably as talented now as they’ve ever been. Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis are amongst the league’s most prolific goal scorers of the past decade, while a supporting cast of young guns will round out what could be a potent top... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:32:03 GMT Predicting Washington Capitals' Best Player at Each Position in 5 Years As of now, the have a total of seven players signed for at least the next three seasons, according to . Of those seven, five have deals of at least four seasons or more, so from an outsider's perspective, one has to think that Washington's management has faith in the long-term prospects of this group consisting of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen.... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:15:47 GMT