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Which NHL Teams Are Considered A Current Dynasty

When you look at all pro sports every league has a dynasty. Some dynasties are perceived in their own unique way. Football has the New England Patriots of the NFL and Notre Dame of NCAA. Basketball has the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. Of course baseball has the most obvious and most prolific dynasty of all, the New York Yankees. These are still teams that made history then and still make history now. Notice that I didn't mention hockey's list of dynasties yet. That is because the NHL does not

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What's Your Favourite Alternate Jersey Design? You Decide!

In the past I wrote an article similar to this by listing the top 10 NHL alternate jerseys and there was a rank on them. While it was still interesting, I’m now putting a new twist to this.   Now you get to vote what jersey deserves to be on the top. I would love to see a debate on this because I want to know what aspect in an NHL jersey fans value. I’m only talking about the context, the artistic design and how it presents your roots based on what’s on the sweater. Yes, sometimes your favo

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What To Look Forward To During The 100th Year Anniversary Of The NHL

It’s the 100th year anniversary of the NHL and things are looking festive for the 2016/17 NHL season. It’s also the 100th year anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs as well as the 50th year anniversary of the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings. As a side note, it’s also the 50th consecutive year that the Maple Leafs haven’t won the Stanley Cup but that’s none of my business. Jokes aside, the 2016/2017 NHL season is the season to celebr

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, ST. PATS JERSEY REVIEW

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, ST. PATS JERSEY REVIEW

It is only fitting that the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Philadelphia Flyers wearing their St. Pats jerseys at a time of year when St. Patrick’s Day comes across people’s thoughts.   The entire design of the jersey is inspired by the jersey the Toronto St. Pats wore between 1922 and 1925.   This season, the Leafs will wear their St. Pats jerseys twice. Once on March 15th versus the Flyers and the day after facing the Senators.     Things look pretty simila
 

Top 5 NHL Players Who Can Switch Positions

Marian Hossa carrying the puck Top 5 NHL Players Who Can Switch Positions And Be Good At It We have seen hockey players switch their playing positions before but it only happens once in a blue moon. I have put together a list of the top five NHL players that can switch their playing position and will play good if not better than before. This list comprises of only realistic possibilities and there are no superstar NHL players on the list. The highest caliber of player ability in the list is a

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Top 5 3rd Jerseys In The NHL

The 3rd jersey is a great alternative when the standard home or road jersey starts to fade in novelty and is also a great marketing tool to promote diversification and tradition as the reason why certain 3rd jerseys are made is to bring their historical colours back to life. Of course the 3rd jerseys are brought in to try and make a The predecessor to the current LA Kings. These jerseys were retired in 2011 to make way the new and improved ‘back in black’ sweaters So do you think it’s an im

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Top 10 NHL rivalries in the past 20 years.

Before I get into the rankings, I just want to make clear that some of the listings of the rivalries don’t have as much heat as they used to but some are at the height of the peak and still ongoing. What some of the rivalries in the list do have though is a climax and why they have a climax is because of some game changing event that built animosity between the two teams. Some of the teams are rivals because there was much hype built by the imagination of media, hockey fans and analysts alike th

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TOP 10 – NHL's Most Remarkable Personalities - Volume 1

There’s an expectation that all NHL players have to live to their performance on the ice. Then there is some who go the extra mile by building rapport with fans, media and sometimes other players. They are the guys who are perceived to be the masters of charisma; full of antics, charm, grace, flow and style. Each of these players that are listed below are unique in their own way. Some are loud, some are bombastic, they say what they think and they say what they feel. It doesn’t matter how skille

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TOP 10 - NHL's Most Remarkable Personalities - Volume 2

#5 – Matthew Barnaby The master at getting under peoples’ skin. If Matthew Barnaby could fight with his lips, he would be heavyweight champion of the world. He’s quite a bit like Sean Avery except that he has the gift of gab, but not in a positive way. Matthew was famous for his constant chirping against any opponent no matter if it’s tough guys like Tie Domi, Donald Brashear and even Zdeno Chara. The man can certainly talk the talk but can also walk the walk as he would always st

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THE RICH CULTURE BEHIND THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS OUTDOOR SWEATERS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have experienced a plethora of highs and lows since the tale of the club first began in 1967. The Penguins are a team of destiny. When they were down and ready to fold as a franchise, a superstar was there to save them. Mario Lemieux led the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in the early 1990’s after a miserable decade in the 1980’s. Same scenario played out in the early 2000’s when the franchise was playing terrible on the ice plus it was on the verge of ban

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The New Adidas Jerseys: The Hype, The Speculation, And What We Know So Far.

Lets travel back to 2007 for a few moments. The NHL was undergoing a serious makeover retooling their look for their official uniforms. That was a time when many NHL teams have taken the opportunity to re-brand their image to fans and establish team identity. Teams weren’t given the option to introduce alternate sweaters so they had to have one home and one road jersey. Many teams took a deep dive into the trend. Speculation and hype ensued for much of the summer of 2007. When the season started

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THE HISTORIC COMPILATION OF THE DETROIT RED WINGS OUTDOOR JERSEY

The Detroit Red Wings are an iconic franchise with a terrific history. For 25 consecutive years, the Wings have made the playoffs and during that time, they have vaulted an already outstanding legacy to a brand new height of glory in the 1990’s and 2000’s. During their incredible playoff streak, the Wings have won 4 Stanley Cups and have participated in 4 outdoor games. The Wings have made appearances in 2009, 2014, 2016 and 2017 and have accumulated a 2-0-2 record in those games with both overt

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THE 2016/17 NHL OUTDOOR JERSEY CLASS – ALL ABOUT LEGACY

The 2016/17 NHL season has seen the unveiling of 8 NHL outdoor jerseys that were worn in-game by NHL players for their respective NHL teams. Most of the jerseys unveiled were inspired by past designs and colours used in the ‘good ole days’. There have been some interesting classic themed jerseys used this year and most of which are supposed to commemorate team history. Since this is the 100th NHL season, the ‘blast from the past’ route for the Winter Classic and Heritage Classic games made the m

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Symbolism Behind The New Jerseys Introduced For The NHL's 100th Anniversary Season

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 100 years since the NHL has been breathing life and a lot of rich history has developed since it’s humble inauguration. We saw so much change throughout the NHL’s history, it’s almost mind boggling in a way of what the league went through and how it has evolved during it’s history. Many things have changed in the NHL since day one but the one big department that has been evolved with the game are the jerseys hockey players wear. The material

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Stanley Cup Favourites for 2013-2014 NHL Season

As the current NHL season initiates, there is always excitement, anticipation and most of all questions that lurk through the minds of many hopeful hockey fans that wish greatness for their favourite clubs. Many also wonder who the showcase rookie is going to be and which player is poised for a breakthrough campaign. But the most truly hyped question of the season is ‘which team is going to the Stanley Cup.’ Hockey fans are very smart, they catch on to the latest news quickly and definitely know

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Speed Kills and Canada Needs It To Win.

Even though Canada won gold in the 2010 Olympic Games, they are not the perceived favourite this time around as Russia and the United States have developed better players in recent years plus Russia wants revenge on Canada after a disappointing 7-3 loss in the semi-finals four years ago. Now things are different, Russia has home ice advantage and they are raring to seize the moment and win gold for the first time since 1988 when they were the communist Soviet Union. The United States have improv

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Our Take: Tampa Bay Lightning Stealth Jersey

Our Take: Tampa Bay Lightning Stealth Jersey

So earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Lightning made an unpredictable announcement by unveiling their brand new Stealth jersey. As they made their announcement, the Lightning wore those jerseys for their home game against the St. Louis Blues. The announcement come of as rather casual with no trumpets, no confetti and no hype whatsoever. It was almost as if the Lightning wanted a quiet unveiling because of the “stealthy” nature of the jersey.   GREAT SALES STATS A very important

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OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE

OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE

Another year, another round of hype surrounding Stanley Cup contenders and their hockey fans. This is the time when more players finish their checks which translate to games that average 80+ hits a game instead of 30-40. Pleasant surprises and disappoints are bound to happen, it does every year. Who would of thought Vegas would go to the Stanley Cups Finals last season against a cup thirsty Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals squad. One thing is for sure; Washington isn’t cup thirsty anymore. M
OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: EASTERN CONFERENCE

OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: EASTERN CONFERENCE

Another year, another round of hype surrounding Stanley Cup contenders and their hockey fans. This is part of our Stanley Cup prediction series. The Western Conference was covered the other day and it can be viewed if you’re interested: OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (A1) VS COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (WC2) ADVANTAGES: Offence: Bolts Defence: Bolts Powerplay: Bolts Penalty Kill: Blue Jackets Goalte
 

NHL’s Top 5 Highlight Generating Players

Once again, I’m doing an NHL’s Top 5 compilation, but this time, it’s about players who can generate goals, hits and/or saves look sensational plus compelling to watch to make lasting memories to viewers. Some of us may know already that the best players don’t do anything to ‘wow’ you, they are just so effective at they do and achieve success by doing so. Every hockey fan knows who Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are. They are 2 of the best players in the NHL. They have each scored over 100 goal

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NHL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON: METRO DIVISION

NHL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON: METRO DIVISION

#1 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS The perennial offensive powerhouse is back and ready to attack once again for another exciting season coming our way! It was a relatively quiet off-season for the Pens but they didn’t need to make many moves. They signed Jack Johnson to a multi-year deal to shore up the blueline which is one of the team’s weak spots. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Pens make it to another Stanley Cup Final and what’s different this year compared to the last couple of seasons is

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NHL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON: CENTRAL DIVISION

NHL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON: CENTRAL DIVISION

#1 WINNIPEG JETS It wasn’t a matter of how, it was a matter of when. When the Jets will finally play as a great hockey team. Many years of building a prospect pipeline is finally paying dividends and they are ready to contend for a Stanley Cup for years to come. In the most competitive division of the NHL, the Jets have what it takes to be #1 in the Central. Their offense is oozing with speed and skill. They play an aggressive up-tempo game and they have size to win key puck battles in

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NHL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS FOR 2018/19 SEASON: ATLANTIC DIVISION

NHL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS FOR 2018/19 SEASON: ATLANTIC DIVISION

#1 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING There isn’t a team with as much top end talent backed with great depth as much as the Lightning. Their forwards are fast, skilled and very opportunistic, especially with Kucherov and Stamkos leading the way up front. They were first in scoring with 296 goals last season. That was the highest amount of goals recorded in a regular season since the Washington Capitals filled 318 pucks in the net during the 09-10 season. Their defense is filled with workhorses as Hed

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NHL STANDINGS PREDICTION FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON: PACIFIC DIVISION

NHL STANDINGS PREDICTION FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON: PACIFIC DIVISION

#1 SAN JOSE SHARKS Coincidence is funny sometimes. A few hours before I was writing this article, news broke out that Erik Karlsson gets traded to the Sharks. I also had San Jose slotted in to go #1 even before the announcement of the blockbuster trade so this was mean’t to be.   This team keeps finding ways to get good players on the team whether it’s trade or drafting, GM Doug Wilson gets the job done and he is the reason why the Sharks have been a consistently great team. Even

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NHL JERSEY WATCH 2019

NHL JERSEY WATCH 2019

Another year has gone by and oh what a year it was. There was a plethora of alternates introduced from NHL teams during the fall of 2018 and 2019 will be no shortage of new jersey releases either. Icethetics is offering the expected changes that might during the next year and we’ll give you our take on what the new jerseys could look like and in some cases, what it should like look like.   ANAHEIM DUCKS   2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. Yes, we’re going on this ride one more t

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