Mike Chen

NHL Contributor

Mike Chen has been writing about hockey across the interwebs since 2004, including stops at Fox Sports, Kukla's Korner, Versus, and his own hockey blog. When he's not thinking about hockey, Mike also writes for several video game sites. He pays the bills by writing about business topics that aren't nearly as interesting as hockey.


NHL Standings: Would Ditching Loser Point Improve Hockey's On-Ice Product?

Two points for a win. One point for a shootout win. No points for losing. Could this system prevent not-to-lose hockey?

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 25: Blackhawks, Canadiens Fall Hard

If Power Rankings provide us with a snapshot of how a team is doing, then this week's aggregated collection show that some teams are rising to the challenge of earning a playoff spot while other teams are letting things slide away.

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 24: Movement Galore

With just a few weeks left, teams are moving all over the middle of the standings. And just like in real life, the Aggregated NHL Power Rankings are in flux too.

NHL Head Hits: Video Of Every Controversial Shot From This Season

Before judging Todd Bertuzzi's hit on Ryan Johnson, take a moment to review this NHL season's controversial hits and suspensions. How do Bertuzzi's actions compare to all of these plays?

How The Los Angeles Kings Can Survive Anze Kopitar's Injury

When Anze Kopitar's ankle broke, plenty of people wrote off the Los Angeles Kings. However, the Pittsburgh Penguins have shown that teams can emerge after learning to play without star players.

Dirty Cheaters? Sorting Through NHL Penalties Team-By-Team

Dirty players? Cheaters? What's the difference and who's the biggest offender in the NHL? Here's a team-by-team breakdown of who gets away with what -- and how that might impact the playoffs.

Breaking Down The NHL's Calder Trophy Race

Jeff Skinner, Logan Couture, and Michael Grabner all have a case to win the NHL's Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. Who makes the best argument? And will Chicago's Corey Crawford crash the party?

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 23: Can Anyone Stop Vancouver?

As the first team to clinch a playoff spot, the Vancouver Canucks are clearly the class of this year's NHL. Is that enough to hold them at the top of the Aggregated Power Rankings?

Coming Up With A New NHL Head Hit Rule Might Be Easier Than You Think

Is a ban on head hits in the NHL too drastic a move? Look closer at rules for clipping and high-sticking and you might see black-and-white rules about assessing a penalty. Taking this one step further to protect the head isn't that far-fetched.

Analyzing NHL Presidents' Trophy Winners And Playoff Performance

Does being the best team in the NHL's regular season translate to playoff success? A breakdown of the last 20 Presidents' Trophy winners and how their regular season dominance did or didn't carry over into the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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