Author Archives: Russell Hartman

Tarasenko vs Seguin: Who will be the first to 50 goals in a season?

St. Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko . UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko . UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Tyler Seguin and Vladimir Tarasenko are two of the brightest stars in the NHL today. Both are faces of their respective franchises, both have game-breaking ability and both will be perennial All-Stars for the remainder of their careers. Read more

Dilemma in the Desert: The Latest Chapter in the seemingly never-ending saga of the Arizona Coyotes

Gila Arena (KTAR NEWS)

Gila Arena (KTAR NEWS)

The Arizona Coyotes just can’t seem to stay out of the news… for the wrong reasons. The latest chapter in the saga of turmoil for the Coyotes is that the City of Glendale, Arizona recently agreed to extend their lease to play in Gila River Arena for two more years. Read more

The Dallas Stars win the Johnny Oduya Sweepstakes

Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks

Oduya (Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)

The Dallas Stars have been one of the most active teams of this offseason. They shored up their goaltending situation by signing Antti Niemi to a three year deal and made their already dangerous forward corps even better by trading for Patrick Sharp. Now, on July 15, the Stars have made yet another move to improve their team. Read more

How Phil Kessel made two teams winners on July 1st



For the Toronto Maple Leafs, turmoil seemed to be the name of the game. They’ve made the playoffs only once in the past decade, the teams they put together always seem to disappoint and the fans are as ruthless as can be. Justifiably so, since it has been almost 50 years since the city of Toronto has seen a Stanley Cup Final. Read more

Analyzing all the NHL trade activity on eve of Free Agent Frenzy

NHL  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NHL (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Since the beginning of draft weekend the NHL has seen a flurry of activity. Lots of teams made moves to either increase their amount of picks in the draft, acquire established players or shed salary. Who made good moves? Who made bad moves? Did the teams that made moves get better or worse? With the offseason in full-swing and free agency set to begin to tomorrow let’s take a look at all the big trades that have happened this past weekend. Read more

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