The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo New Philosophy Is Not the Cause of Philadelphia Flyers' Slow 2014 Offseason chairman Ed Snider used "the P word" in a recent interview, which had to shock a lot of the team's longtime fans. Snider said that management would be more patient in the future. But based on the organization's history over the past few decades, the idea that the team has suddenly learned to wait for prospects to develop has to be taken with a grain of salt. Snider finally admitted... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:51:24 GMT Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: How Bad Is It When a Team Doesn't Have a Captain? Ask a player, coach or general manager about a vacant captaincy, and you will likely hear a form of one of these three quotes, if not all of them: "You don't need a letter on your sweater to be a leader." "We have a strong leadership group and a lot of guys would make a great captain." "It would be an honor to wear the 'C,' but we have a lot of leaders in our... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:04:25 GMT Who Will Take over the San Jose Sharks' Captaincy in 2014-15? In the , the San Jose Sharks are "waiting for somebody to step forward and take charge of this team" following last month's announcement that Joe Thornton has been removed as captain. This is just the in what has been a decidedly bizarre offseason for Team Teal. If you haven't been listening, general manager Doug Wilson has changed his rhetoric and his plans throughout the summer,... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:44:01 GMT Are Arizona Coyotes Rookies Ready for the NHL? By quick glance, there could be as many as four roster spots open for the this fall.Because defenseman Derek Morris was not extended a contract for the 2014-15 season, one opening includes a spot on the blue line. While internal candidates like Connor Murphy, Chris Summers and Brandon Gormley will likely be considered for that vacancy, additional forward positions are also up for grabs.With the... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:05:24 GMT Should the Buffalo Sabres Be Concerned About Their Struggles at Traverse City? Lost this weekend in the euphoria surrounding the other Buffalo team, the ' highly touted group of prospects traveled to Traverse City, Michigan, to play in the annual prospects tournament. The last two trips have been extremely successful for the young Sabres, having won the championship in 2011 and finished as the runner-up in 2013. Many expected the Sabres to be the favorite coming into the... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:59:26 GMT