The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Detroit Red Wings Roster The 2013-14 season exposed a lot of good and bad throughout the lineup. Most notably, it became clear who the most important players on the team are. Detroit possesses some of the league’s biggest stars, but some other names could make a case for bigger roles in 2014-15. The roster is littered with esteemed leaders, some of whom can put points on the board at will. Losing players of this... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:41:24 GMT Ranking the 10 Worst-Managed Teams in the NHL Several teams currently bear the dubious honor of being among the league's worst managed. For a variety of reasons, these teams have struggled to either improve their overall performance or address glaring roster weaknesses. They've become a near-constant source of frustration for their followers. Some of the teams on this list have been losers for years, with lengthy absences from playoff... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:41:53 GMT Breaking Down the Pros and Cons of the NHL's Inevitable Expansion It’s August, which means that anything approaching real news in the is going to dominate the media landscape. When the story is something as explosive as a massive new wave of expansion teams, as reported by's Howard Bloom, the attention of the hockey world is assured: The argument for and against expansion is long and complicated, with some clear benefits, some equally... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:36:08 GMT Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2014-15 The seem to be a lock to make the playoffs once again in 2014-15. Once they get there, they should have an excellent chance at making a legitimate run at their third championship in six years. The Blackhawks are led by a crew of veteran superstars who are capable of carrying the team in the biggest games. The best and brightest are Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, who signed long-term contract... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:56:58 GMT Will Jakub Voracek Ascend to Stardom with Philadelphia Flyers in 2014-15? is a supremely talented winger and legitimate first-line player who has put up solid numbers in the past while showing good chemistry with center Claude Giroux. But those things, independent of each other, are not quite enough. If Voracek, now 25 years old, is able to put everything together and be a consistent scorer in 2014-15, he could be a major difference-maker for Philadelphia. The... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:29:47 GMT Rick Nash Will Look for Redemption with the New York Rangers in 2014-15 will enter his third season with the in October, and the 30-year-old winger will look to put his past playoff failings behind him. During the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, Nash only managed to score three goals while adding seven helpers for 10 points in 25 games. It was the second consecutive postseason in which Nash’s overall performance was underwhelming, as he failed to get the job when the... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:28:44 GMT What Boston Bruins Should Expect from Prospect Craig Cunningham in 2014-15 Craig Cunningham is merely 23 years old and after his entry-level pact ran its course. Yet the aspiring winger is forming a can’t-miss common thread with minor-league . A combination of his own durability and blockage up the pipeline has put him in a position to break the Providence Bruins’ all-time games played record sometime in 2014-15. Having missed two tilts through three 76-game AHL... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:00:43 GMT Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Washington Capitals Roster As is the case with any team in today's that features at least five players making at least $5 million a piece annually, the are a rather top-heavy team. According , Washington's five most expensive players, a group that consists of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, occupy more than 48 percent of the team's available $69 million in cap space.... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:15:24 GMT