Chris Ravis

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Ranking the Top 10 Sophomores to Watch in the 2014-15 NHL Season

Last season saw the NHL debut of a number of promising young players. Having proven themselves capable of competing in the big league, they will attempt to build upon their respective successes in their sophomore campaigns.<p>The players on this list will face considerable scrutiny this season, far …

Every NHL Team's Top Rookie for the 2014-15 NHL Season

NHL teams are done with their offseason business, adding help in areas of need and trading off excess from areas of depth. In many cases, teams have made room for rookies, giving them a chance to win a job, while also protecting themselves in case their phenom isn't ready.<p>Many teams work their …

10 Facts You Need to Know Before Your 2013 Fantasy Hockey Draft

The signs that another NHL fantasy hockey season is near surround us now.<p>It's the end of August and people are already talking about which Batman villain they want to be for Halloween this year. Yahoo! has reopened its leagues, and it won't be long until the fantasy machine is in full swing.<p>Before …

Predicting Which NHL Stars Will Be Letdowns in the 2013-14 Season

Two major developments, one being realignment and the other a restoration of normalcy after the lockout-shortened, later-ending campaign, will create a league-wide contrast between the 2012-13 and 2013-14 NHL seasons.<p>Some of the most visible faces of that contrast will be the players exhibiting …

Breaking down the best studs and sleepers at defense

<i>Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is open for the 2013-14 season. To help give you a better chance to win your league, our pals at Dobber Hockey are returning for</i> …

The 10 Most Overhyped NHL Prospects

The 2013-14 season is quickly approaching, and with it comes excitement, speculation and anticipation.<p>The 2013 entry draft was a strong one, adding countless players to the pool of talented prospects. When it all comes down to it, being a talented prospect only takes you so far. At some point, …

NHL Players with Golden Opportunity to Emerge as Superstars in 2014

Every season, there are a handful of players that see their careers take flight, and suddenly, they emerge as superstars within the National Hockey League community.<p>For example, this past season, John Tavares went from being a talented offensive player with a seemingly infinite amount of potential …

The Los Angeles Kings' Best Prospect at Each Position Entering 2013-14 Season

With the 2013-14 NHL season drawing closer, the Los Angeles Kings appear poised to have another strong season and a deep run in the playoffs.<p>This year's team will be similar to the previous two, albeit without backup goalie Jonathan Bernier. This L.A. squad may also feature a few unfamiliar faces …

NHL Teams That Are Doomed to Disappoint During the 2013-14 Season

It happens every year in the NHL.<p>Each season there are a handful of NHL teams that come out of the offseason hyped as potential postseason contenders, but for whatever reason, they don't come close to meeting expectations.<p>Last year, due in part to the fact that it was a lockout-shortened season, a …

Predicting the 3 Best NHL Rookies at Each Position for the 2013-14 Season

Trying to figure out which teen-aged rookie is going to have an outstanding year can be a lot like trying predict which sports team Justin Bieber will be "repping" next week. It's unpredictable and unscientific at best.<p>Still, we can examine the elements that allow a young player to succeed and try …

The 5 Players That Will Determine the Season for the Minnesota Wild

After their first playoff run since 2007-08 ended in a disappointing loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Wild are poised to once again make a run at the playoffs this season.<p>The Wild's new stars Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Jason Pominville will be experiencing a full Wild training camp …

10 NHL Players to Watch in Their Contract Years

We may still be in the offseason prior to the 2013-14 season, but it's not too early to start talking about which NHL players are entering the final year of their contracts—players who could be in line for pay raises and possibly new destinations.<p>The following are 10 players to keep an eye on, as …

10 Prospects We Can't Wait to See in the NHL

Few things will invigorate the fan base of an NHL team quite like the arrival of a highly touted prospect.<p>There's usually a year or two of development after a player is drafted, giving diehards all the time in the world to watch highlight compilations on YouTube and to read everything they can get …

Early Preseason NHL Power Rankings for the 2013-14 Season

This NHL offseason has definitely caused a major shakeup in the power rankings of the NHL teams. Stars Tyler Seguin, Bobby Ryan, Cory Schneider and Loui Eriksson changed teams via trade this offseason, while others like Daniel Alfredsson, Mike Ribeiro, Vincent Lecavalier, Stephen Weiss, Nathan …

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Whether it was in your car or at a concert, everyone’s played a wicked air guitar solo or pretended to beat the drums at some point! Now musicians …

The Rolling Rule

Your index finger has many purposes; just add plus one to it! Thanks to the Finger&Ruler concept, you can measure the dimensions of an object by …