2015-16 NHL Predictions

We are halfway into the 2015-16 season and several teams have emerged as top contenders for this year's NHL championship. Let's take a look at the Vegas Stanley Cup odds before we offer up our opinions as to which teams have the best shot at winning it all. Current Point Standings Capitals 74 Blackhawks 70 Stars 67 Blues 64 Kings 63 Panthers 63 Rangers 59 Lightning 58 Red Wings 58 Bruins 57 Avalanche 57 Those are the 11 top teams so far this season. Current Odds Capitals 4/1 Blackhawks 5/1 Kings 7.5/1 Stars 11/1 Lightning 14/1 Blues 16/1 Panthers 16/1 Ducks 16/1 Rangers 16/1 Red Wings 20/1 Bruins 25/1 Avalanche 50/1 No surprise that the Capitals and Blackhawks have gotten off to such hot...Read More

Phil Kessel Interview: My Perfect Hockey Workout

At the beginning of a training session when my energy level is highest, I always start with compound movements where explosiveness and balance are of utmost importance. Examples of these types of exercises are deadlifts, squats, and bench presses. My end-season workouts do not include  aerobics,  but do include heavy powerlifting movements that tend to be highly anaerobic and intense!  The extra calories I eat during this training phase help keep my intensity high throughout each workout.  My off-season is a 5-day-per-week program with 3 days on and 1 off,  followed by 2 days on and 1 off. Typical Off-Season Training Schedule Day 1 - Back/Triceps/Rear Deltoids Exercises:  Full deadlift, partial deadlift, pull-up and/or pull down, 1-arm and 2-arm rowing with dumbbell/barbell...Read More