Joshua Kloke

Hockey

In Joe Pavelski, the Sharks Have Finally Found the Captain They've Been Waiting For

Pavelski was an unheralded prospect taken in the seventh round. Now, more than a decade later, he's one of the NHL's top players—and still unheralded.
Joshua Kloke
6.7.16
Hockey

Tampa Bay Defenseman Victor Hedman is Big Enough for the Moment

With Steven Stamkos injured, and John Tavares lining up across from him, Victor Hedman has become the key to Tampa's series against the Islanders.
Joshua Kloke
4.27.16
Hockey

The Nasvhille Predators Are Ready for the Big Time

The Nashville Predators have been around for almost two decades. Is this the year they are finally all grown-up?
Joshua Kloke
4.19.16
Sports

The Anaheim Ducks Are Different This Year, But Are They Good Enough?

The Ducks have had a topsy-turvy season. Can the aging team find its form one more time before the playoffs?
Joshua Kloke
3.31.16
Hockey

Legendary Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Rene Rancourt Reflects on His Career

Rancourt has been singing and fist pumping for the Bruins since the 1975-76 season. Now, at age 76, he may be facing the end of his career.
Joshua Kloke
2.25.16
NHL

The Carolina Hurricanes Are Better Than Anybody Expected

Coach Bill Peters and a talented young defensive core have the perpetually mediocre Canes in playoff contention.
Joshua Kloke
2.11.16
Sports

Auston Matthews and the Rise of Hockey in the Desert

Auston Matthews is a lock to go first in the next NHL Draft. He's leading Team USA at the World Junior Hockey Championships. He's also from Arizona.
Joshua Kloke
1.4.16
reaping the rewards of bad play

Trainwreck Oilers Are in Familiar Territory

Don't be fooled: these are the same old Oilers, who have firmly put themselves in the Auston Matthews sweepstakes.
Joshua Kloke
12.18.15
captains

Shane Doan Stares Down the Sunset

Shane Doan's career is winding down. His style of play is becoming harder and harder to find. But his legacy in Phoenix is still just beginning.
Joshua Kloke
12.9.15
weighing the present vs. the future

The Jets, and the Challenges of a Small-Market Team in the Salary Cap Era

With a cap in place and roster turnover high, teams rarely contend consistently for more than a few years at a time. That's why the Jets are going for it probably before they should be.
Joshua Kloke
11.26.15
Hockey

Trader Jim's, Or How The Dallas Stars Are Not Your Typical NHL Powerhouse

Defying current NHL conventional wisdom, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill has assembled his first-place team almost exclusively through trades and free agency.
Joshua Kloke
11.10.15
torts

John Tortorella Can't Fix the Columbus Blue Jackets

After a disastrous start, Columbus fired their coach and hired a controversial replacement. But even the new guy knows coaching wasn't the problem.
Joshua Kloke
10.22.15
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