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A freelance writer of all things but mostly sports, music and politics, Brian Rutherford was raised on Long Island, NY and currently resides in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. His favorite teams are the New York Rangers, Texas Rangers, New York Giants and New York Knicks. "So the difference I think, boils down to this: you can either impose yourself on reality and then write about it, or you can impose yourself on reality by writing it." -Hunter S. Thompson "The Proud Highway"

Fantasy sports articles written by Brian Rutherford

NHL Schedule Analysis: Going Out With a Bang

Ryan Suter and the Wild have four games this week, one of 20 teams to have that many games.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Sweet Schedule In Anaheim

Jonas Hiller and the Ducks should have smooth sailing down the stretch.

Schedule Analysis: Four Aces

Jonathan Quick and the Kings head east this week for three of their four games.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Fives Are Wild

Ryan Suter and the Wild have five games this week, but how do those games look for fantasy production?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Bingo

Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins have one of the most unique schedules seen in the NHL, with not one but two home-and-away games against Conference rivals this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Quiet Ducks

Corey Perry and the Ducks have just two games this week, as do the Flyers.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Rock You Like a Hurricane

Eric Staal and the Hurricanes are the only NHL team with four games this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Orcas For Four

The Vancouver Canucks have four games this week, but you'll want to make sure that Henrik Sedin (ribs) is good to go before you pencil him into your starting lineup.

Sochi 2014: Team Analysis - Finland

Teemu Selanne dresses up for Team Finland for a sixth time, but can the Finnish Flash help win another medal?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Boston's Slate Looks Good on Paper

The Bruins Will be Busy Before the Olympic Break

NHL Schedule Analysis: Broken Wings

The Red Wings centers, including Pavel Datysuk, are all banged up right now. How will they fare with their four-game schedule this week?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Ride the Lightning

Martin St. Louis and the Lightning have a whopping five games, while the Penguins have just one game in this highly unusual week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Jekyll and Hyde

The fortunes of the Rangers and goalie Henrik Lundqvist have fluctuated wildly.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Two For Toronto

Phil Kessel and the Leafs are playing in the Winter Classic, but it's an otherwise quiet week for them, writes Brian Rutherford.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Isn't That Just Spezza?

Ottawa and Boston hook up for a pair of games this week among the other holiday festivities.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Regional Rivals

There's not much love lost between the Sabres and the Bruins, in no small part because of Milan Lucic's actions in previous tilts.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Needing a T.O.

Phil Kessel is playing through an injury, but other key Leafs are still out, plus they have a tough schedule that includes the Blackhawks and Kings this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Jacks

Brian Rutherford suggests that Tuukka Rask could get a night off for one of the Bruins' back-to-back games.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Hawks' Road Show

Corey Crawford will be awfully busy over the next two weeks, as the Blackhawks will play eight games over that span, including four on the road this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Senatorial Schedule

Erik Karlsson and the Senators have four games this upcoming week. Brian Rutherford breaks down the rest of the docket in this week's edition.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Just Two For Bobby Lu

Roberto Luongo and the Canucks play just two games this week. Check out the rest of this week's schedule breakdown from Brian Rutherford.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Hoping to Strike Oil

Nail Yakupov and the Oilers hit up the Florida teams before playing Philly this week, so there's a good opportunity for their skaters to register a lot of points this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Backs

The four-game teams this week all have back-to-back games featured in their schedules, which could affect the playing time of the likes of Montreal's Carey Price.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Tip Your Caps

Alex Ovechkin and the Caps are on a West Coast swing this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Clearing This Week's Hertl

Tomas Hertl had a wonderful night against the Rangers last week. Can he and the Sharks repeat this week? Brian Rutherford weighs in.

NHL Schedule Analysis: We Love LA

Anze Kopitar and the Kings have a favorable fantasy schedule this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Back For One More

Teemu Selanne is back for one more season. His Ducks are one of nine teams with three games in the first week of the NHL season.

2013 Rangers Preview: The King's Last Stand?

The Rangers are hoping to sign Henrik Lundqvist to an extension as their future hangs in the balance.

NHL Schedule Analysis: All Bets Are Wild

The Wild get to feast on the Oilers and Avs in the final week of the season, which bodes well for Niklas Backstrom.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Beware the C.R.A.W.

John Tavares and the Isles remain hot - Brian Rutherford breaks down their schedule for the final two weeks.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Taming the Wild

Niklas Backstrom gave up four goals in back-to-back games and then got pulled after allowing two more on two shots against the Kings last week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Big Matchups This Week

There are a number of repeat engagements this week as we hit the NHL trade deadline, including Nashville with three huge games against the Blackhawks this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Bruins For Four

Brad Marchand and the Bruins have a favorable four-game schedule this week. Brian Rutherford breaks them all down here.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Rare Bird in Vancouver

Henrik Sedin and the Canucks have five games this week. But is that a good thing for their fantasy owners? Brian Rutherford discusses that concept this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Five in Beantown

Milan Lucic and the Bruins have five games this week. Brian Rutherford breaks down the rest of the schedule for Week 8.

NHL Schedule Analysis: March's Rollercoaster Schedule

Logan Couture and the Sharks couldn't be happier that February is over.

NHL Schedule Analysis: New Coach, But Same Old Play?

There is no guaranteed win for Ryan Miller and the Sabres these days.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Five on the Isle

John Tavares and the Islanders have a rare five-game week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Fizzling Flames

The Calgary Flames have four games this week, but they're dealing with a lot of injuries right now, including one for goalie Miikka Kiprusoff..

NHL Schedule Analysis: Short Month, Busy Schedule

Henrik Zetterberg and the Red Wings are going to be awfully busy in February.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Twice

Montreal (and Carey Price) and Dallas have arduous schedules due to the timing of their games this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: The Jam-Packed Schedule Begins

The Flyers, Blues and Blackhawks all have six games over the first nine games.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Final Week

Nicklas Backstrom could be a key to whether the Caps get to the playoffs.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Division Drop-Offs

What are the schedules like for those in tight division races this week?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Picking on the Wild

The Wild have been struggling lately, though the return of Niklas Backstrom could be imminent.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Sharks' Blood In The Water

Antii Niemi and the Sharks have flailed down the stretch and are at risk of missing the playoffs.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Smell the Desperation

Which teams will benefit from their schedules this week?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Smoke Clearing

How has your roster been affected by the trade deadline manuevering?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Eye of the Hurricanes

Tuomo Ruutu is out, but who else might miss games if they get dealt?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Bonanza

NHL Schedule Analysis: New Guy Riding Shotgun

Who's riding shotgun with Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis?

NHL Schedule Analysis: Back In Action

The NHL returns with a heavy slate, especially in the East.

NHL Schedule Analysis: All-Star Week

Only a handful of teams have multiple games this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Five Games For the Champs

Zdeno Chara and the Bruins will be busy this week, with five games in seven days.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Standing Alone

The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury must be feeling lonely given all the injuries to his teammates.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Ringing In the New Year

Jonathan Toews and his Blackhawk teammates will be awfully busy early in January.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Blues Before And After

The Red Wings draw the Blues in the Joe twice this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Light Christmas Schedule

Every game counts a little more this week, with the lighter schedule around Christmas.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Cross-Coast Trips

The Stars and Kings face challenging road trips this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Hab or Hab Not

Brian Rutherford breaks down the Canadiens' schedule this week, among other teams.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Ducks' Fowl Schedule

Corey Perry and the Ducks have a tough schedule this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Tough Calgary Schedule

The Flames have one of the tougher schedules in a busy week this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Week 6 Highlights

Brian Rutherford highlights the key points of this week's NHL schedule.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Light Schedule

Niklas Backstrom (who may start Tuesday) and the Wild are one of only three teams that play more than three games and six total teams will play only two games this upcoming week in the NHL.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Multiple Back-to-Back Games

This is a good week to steal points with a backup goalie.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Bench Backstrom

Niklas Backstrom and the Wild have just two tough games this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Get Those Oilers Now

Brian Rutherford isn't just bullish on Edmonton's future, but wants to get in on the ground floor this year.

NHL Schedule Analysis: The Season Begins

Brian Rutherford breaks down the first 11 days of the NHL season.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Coyotes vs. Sharks

With the final week of the regular season upon us, Brian Rutherford looks at a few critical matchups. Shane Doan and the Coyotes are 0-4 against the Sharks this season.

NHL Schedule Analysis: NHL's March Madness

NHL Schedule Analysis: Winnowing Down

Patrik Elias and the Devils are making a final push for a playoff spot.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Do-Or-Die Time

Martin Brodeur and the Devils have four big games this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Tight Playoff Races

Brian Rutherford breaks down the high-points for this week's NHL Schedule.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Post-Deadline Analysis

NHL Schedule Analysis: Blues For Five

The St. Louis Blues have five games this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Wild Week

Niklas Backstrom and the Wild have a pretty big week coming up.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Big Road Games

A number teams on the playoff fringe have big road games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Popular Penguins

Get ready to see a lot of Kris Letang and his Penguins teammates this week. Pittsburgh plays four games, three of which will be broadcast on national television.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Nabby Not on the Island

Evgeni Nabokov said he will not report to the Islanders.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Fire Sale on the Eastern Seabord?

The Panthers could be a big seller at the trade deadline.

NHL Schedule Analysis: New School Rivalries

A few teams that aren't traditional rivals but have evolved into rivals nonetheless hook up this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Schedule Trends

The schedule really starts to pick up after New Year's Day.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Tracking the Broadcasts

Niklas Backstrom has seemingly regained his starting job between the pipes for the Wild.

Schedule Analysis: Quick Week For Flyers

NHL Schedule Analysis: Strong Matchups in the West

NHL Schedule Analysis: Scanning the Bottom Feeders

NHL Schedule Analysis: Division Leaders Check

Daniel Briere and the Flyers are among the league's elite.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Word Association

Rick Nash is the face of the Blue Jackets, but there's more to Columbus besides him.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Kings of the West

Anze Kopitar and the Kings remain white-hot.

Schedule Analysis: Rebounding Blackhawks

Look for Patrick Sharp and his fellow Blackhawks to get back on track this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Targeting the Devils?

It's not necessarily Marty Brodeur's fault, but it's been a sound strategy to start your skaters against the Devils this year.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Time to Fly?

Mike Richards and the Flyers have four games this week.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Intriguing Islanders

Josh Bailey and his Islanders teammates are off to a nice start.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Four For the Pens

Marc-Andre Fleury (pictured) and the Pens have four games this week. Brian Rutherford breaks down the schedule for the other four-game teams in the NHL.