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Mike Modano Says Goodbye To the American Airline Center in Style

Posted: 8th April 2010 by Kyle Holland in NHL
Although he hasn't announced his retirement, tonight may have been Mike Modano's final game at the American Airline Center in a Stars uniform. This night couldn't have been written any better. It was the perfect farewell. The arena was packed with Modano signs and jerseys. Mike played probably one of his best games in a long time. After being down by a goal, Modano gave a perfect saucer pass on his ...
After the end of the first half of this season, most people questioned whether Detroit would falter from the 10th and ninth seeds and run themselves out of the playoff picture. All those people had reasons to think that. The team wasn't scoring, Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstorm were having horrible seasons, they had questionable goaltending, the team's age, the fact they have no young superstars, and all the injuries.  Well, since ...

The Top 10 Players Since the Lockout

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by Kyle Holland in NHL
The 2004-2005 lockout season was a devastating event for all hockey fans and the game itself. Hockey became a laughingstock amongst the three other big sports. We missed out on a whole season of hockey and the NHL lost the exposure of ESPN. However, what came of the lockout was a great thing and probably the best thing for the league. The NHL became a more free flowing game that ...

NHL: Top Ten Players over the Age of 35

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by Kyle Holland in NHL
The NHL has certainly hit a new wave of kids young superstars to lead the league since the lockout. As each year passes more young players are finding themselves as primary players on NHL teams than veterans are. Barry Melrose once stated in his podcast on ESPN.com that getting your first and third contracts are easy, it's the second one that's hard to get. Well if the NHL keeps ...

Washington Capitals: What It’ll Take to Bring the Cup Home

Posted: 1st January 2010 by Kyle Holland in NHL
The Washington Capitals, who are second in the East, fourth in the NHL overall and first in goals scored this season, are considered a favorite from the East to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals this year, along with Pittsburgh and New Jersey. They certainly have their work cut out for them against the other two teams. Pittsburgh has virtually the same team it did when it won the CupĆ¹minus ...

USA Olympic Hockey Team Prediction

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Kyle Holland in NHL
Brian Burke certainly has a larger pool to pick from for this years Olympic team than any GM has in recent tournaments. No longer are players like Chris Chelios, Mike Modano, Keith Tkachuk, Scott Gomez, and Chris Drury locks. This looks to be a promising Olympics for team U.S.A and could win a medal. Maybe we could see a rematch of the 2002 Olympics of Team U.S.A versus Team Canada. ...