Monthly archives: June, 2012

Five UFAs to Target: 2012

The Canucks have the means to take a run at Ryan Suter or Zach Parise. They are also rumored to be in the mix for prized prospect Justin Schultz. The team would love to add a front line winger or a top pairing defenseman. However, if they are unable to nab any of the big



Zack Kassian and Overcoming Adversity

Zack Kassian could be described as one of many things, depending on who you ask. A thug. A talented young forward. A malicious hitter. Misunderstood. Overhyped. Underrated.



Getting the most out of Marc-Andre Gragnani

In February, the Canucks made a deadline deal and acquired defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres. He was technically traded for Alexander Sulzer in a one-for-one deal, but the trade was tied closely to the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian swap that was made official only minutes earlier on deadline day.




15 Prime Cuts – Draft Edition

Rick Nash, PA Parenteau, a potential Suter-Pietrangelo pairing, Toronto’s goaltending future, and more.




Hard Working Willie Mitchell

                      Willie Mitchell is one of the best defensive defensemen in hockey. All it took was 719 NHL regular season games, 71 NHL postseason games, and stops in New Jersey, Minnesota, Dallas, Vancouver, and Los Angeles for most people to find out. Wherever he has




2011/12 Player Usage Charts – Fantasy Hockey Implications

The Player Usage Chart for the 2011-12 Washington Capitals The standard statistics in hockey have significant limitations. Plus-minus, even if used in the right context, doesn’t come close to telling us how well a player is performing defensively. Goals and assists are obviously important (goals win games), but there are underlying reasons that contribute to