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Mike Chen

  • joined Dec 08, 2008
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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.

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 22:San Jose Sharks Push Into Top 5

The Vancouver Canucks claim the top spot in the NHL and the power rankings while the San Jose Sharks' long surge finally pushes them into the top five. The rest of the league? See who's up and who's down as the push to the playoffs intensifies.

Did Zdeno Chara Escape Suspension Because He Plays With Colin Campbell's Son?

A few interesting quotes out of San Jose today, as San Jose Mercury News beat writer David Pollak got a few players to chime in on the infamous Zdeno Chara / Max Pacioretty incident -- and the...

Meet The NHL's TV Suitors: Versus, ESPN, Others All In The Mix For Hockey's Next American Deal

The NHL is finally a hot TV commodity and four major cable networks (and their affiliated channels) are vying for hockey's TV rights. Meet each of the potential candidates and find out why they could be good or bad for the league.

How The Impending NFL Lockout Feels Just Like The NHL's 2004 Debacle

In 2004, the NHL went into Lockout mode and killed an entire season. With the NFL entering into critical mass CBA negotiations, things feel eerily similar -- and in this game, no one wins.

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 21: The Blackhawks Climb Back To The Top

The Chicago Blackhawks' recent surge has them clawing up the Aggregated NHL Power Rankings. At the top and bottom, though, are some familiar names. Check out the first post-trade deadline results for the Aggregated NHL Power Rankings.

NHL Trades: Examining Six Weeks Of Winners, Losers, Buyers And Sellers

The NHL trade deadline may have been a bit of a snoozer, but the weeks leading up to it provided plenty of action. Now that the rosters are set, which teams fulfilled their most critical needs? A look at how the NHL trade period since January has shifted the balance of power.

Dustin Penner Traded To Los Angeles Kings; Edmonton Oilers Get Picks, Prospect

For months now, the Los Angeles Kings have needed a top-line winger to balance out their forward attack. Today at the NHL trade deadline, GM Dean Lombardi pulled the trigger on the day's biggest...

Phoenix Coyotes Trade Scottie Upshall, Sami Lepisto To Columbus Blue Jackets For Rostislav Klesla

The Phoenix Coyotes have made a major move at the 2011 NHL trade deadline with a team that's competing with them in the tight Western Conference playoff race. The Coyotes shipped off defenseman S...

Justin Williams Signs Extension With Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have signed right winger Justin Williams to a four-year extension valued at $14.6 million, with a cap hit of $3.65 million, via a tweet from TSN's Bob McKenzie. This is a...

Vancouver Canucks At The 2011 NHL Trade Deadline: Rumors, Needs And Expectations

Was there really a time this season when the Vancouver Canucks weren't steamrolling the competition? Yes, but that was early on, and even after a rash of injuries decimated Vancouver's blueline,...

St. Louis Blues At The 2011 NHL Trade Deadline: Rumors, Needs And Expectations

The St. Louis Blues were really good for about a month this season. After that month, goaltender Jaroslav Halak came back down to earth, then got injured, and the rest of the team kind of...

San Jose Sharks At The 2011 NHL Trade Deadline: Rumors, Needs And Expectations

The Pacific Division is completely up for grabs and all five teams are considered buyers in this deadline market. SB Nation's Mike Chen takes a look at what to expect from the Sharks, Ducks, Stars, Kings and Coyotes in the next week.

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 19: What To Make Of New Jersey And Pittsburgh?

The Western Conference is an unpredictable mess. Is this reflected in the Aggregated NHL Power Rankings? Despite little movement at the top and bottom, everything else is up for grabs.

Revisiting The Debate: Is The NHL's Pacific Division Still The Best?

What's the best division in the NHL? It may be a fun topic to discuss at the bar, but here are numbers to back up the Pacific Division's reign as the best in the league.

Will Streaking Bubble Teams Ruin NHL Trade Deadline Fun?

Teams like the Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets have come back from the NHL scrap heap to contend for a playoff spot. Does greater success mean fewer moves on trade deadline day?

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 18: San Jose Sharks Surge, Vancouver Canucks Still On Top

SB Nation's Mike Chen takes his weekly look at the various Power Rankings from around the hockey media. The consensus? The Canucks and Flyers are still elite, and the Sharks made a huge surge.

Aggregated NHL Power Rankings: Week 17

It's Week 17 of the Aggregated NHL Power Rankings -- also known as "The Power Rankings where the league shut down for half the week." Was there a lot of movement this week or did the Philadelphia Flyers dominate again?

How The Maple Leafs-Ducks Trade Impacts The Salary Cap

What’s significant about today’s Francois Beauchemin for Joffrey Lupul deal? A number of NHL GMs have groused about how every deal out there has had to be both a mix of talent-for-talent and...

From Eric Lindros To Sidney Crosby, Hockey's Concussion Culture Has Come A Long Way

Ten years after Eric Lindros and the Philadelphia Flyers parted ways, concussions are still a hot topic in the NHL. Today, however, hockey fans have shown to be much more educated -- and concerned -- about the concussion issue.

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