May 9, 2011, 10:14 PM EST
It’s easy to say that the Flyers should add a free agent goalie or trade for an improvement, but are there really any good options for this team? This post explores that question.
May 9, 2011, 8:15 PM EST
One benefit of a long layoff between playoff rounds is that injured players get time to heal up. The Lightning are feeling optimistic that Simon Gagne could play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals after his first practice went well.
May 9, 2011, 7:22 PM EST
The Predators hope to win at home for the first time in this series to push their semifinals match with the Canucks to a Game 7.
May 8, 2011, 6:15 PM EST
It sounds like Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen are likely to play for the Red Wings after all. Read this post for quick preview of Detroit-San Jose Game 5.
May 8, 2011, 5:32 PM EST
The Sedin twins combined for an abysmal -7 rating in Game 5, but Alain Vigneault isn’t laying the blame on the duo.
May 8, 2011, 4:38 PM EST
Joel Ward is on a red-hot run that few people saw coming right in time for unrestricted free agency. So the question is: will he make good on this possible breakthrough or is he another flash in the pan? This post examines both angles.
May 8, 2011, 3:59 PM EST
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen are reportedly game-time decisions for Game 5. Could that open the door for Mike Modano to get back into Detroit’s lineup?
May 8, 2011, 1:22 PM EST
Former official Kerry Fraser discusses the subject of “make-up calls.”
May 8, 2011, 12:10 PM EST
Pekka Rinne called last night’s Game 5 win the biggest in Predators’ franchise history.
May 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
The Versus crew breaks down tonight’s Game 5 between the Red Wings and Sharks.
May 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EST
The Flyers will face tough questions about their short-term future, but Chris Pronger’s contract could be a serious problem for several years.
May 8, 2011, 12:04 AM EST
Ryan Kesler continues his star/villain turn for the Canucks, but he made way for a co-star tonight, as Joel Ward powered the Predators’ 4-3 win with an outstanding (and surprising) performance.
May 7, 2011, 9:54 PM EST
It was a close call, but about 52 percent of voters think that the Flyers should do away with the Kate Smith video during their “God Bless America” ceremonies.
May 7, 2011, 9:21 PM EST
The United States moved closer to the 2011 World Championships’ quarterfinals with a 3-2 win against France. That isn’t the only good news, though, as James van Riemsdyk will add a bunch of punch to the lineup soon.
May 7, 2011, 7:36 PM EST
He might not be a huge name, but the Bruins will sorely miss Patrice Bergeron’s Selke-quality two-way game. This post studies the team’s options to try to replace him.
May 6, 2011, 6:22 PM EST
Want previews of tonight’s Game 4 matches between the Sharks-Red Wings and Bruins-Flyers? Check out this post.
May 6, 2011, 5:47 PM EST
Nicklas Lidstrom just turned 41, but his on-ice play and probable high salary indicate that he might be back again.
May 6, 2011, 5:20 PM EST
A Forbes report indicates that potential owner Matt Hulsizer is growing tired of the Coyotes sale conundrum. He might instead turn his sights on the Blues, another team up for sale.
May 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EST
The Canucks have struggled to hang onto leads, but the last person who deserves blame is Roberto Luongo.
May 6, 2011, 4:03 PM EST
Maybe Mike Modano should have retired last year, but he can hang up his skates knowing that he didn’t retire with gas left in the tank.
May 6, 2011, 1:32 PM EST
Ty Conklin made 48 saves for the United States, but Canada eventually got the best of him in a shootout. Check out this recap for the rundown plus an update on the 2011 World Championships standings.
May 6, 2011, 12:08 PM EST
The Minnesota Wild are reportedly considering Craig MacTavish as their possible next head coach.
May 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Want Hockey Central’s take on tonight’s two Game 4 matches (San Jose-Detroit and Philadelphia-Boston)? This post features video commentary from the Versus crew.
May 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EST
There are plenty of angry Capitals fans calling for Bruce Boudreau’s head, but the smart choice would be to give him one more chance to make it work.
May 6, 2011, 12:08 AM EST
It was a rough and ugly game, but Ryan Kesler’s game winning goal provided a beautiful moment. His performances in the last two games might also make him the Predators’ first true playoff villain, too.
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