Monthly Archives: January 2013

Atlantic Division Preview

19th
Jan. × ’13

Not many people were surprised when the eastern conference representative to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals was from the Atlantic division last year. Many were surprised that it was in fact the Kovalchuk/Broduer led Devils and not the Malkin lead Penguins, the Rangers coached by Mr Personality, or the Flyers with their goaltender and his […]


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Central Division Preview (Update)

19th
Jan. × ’13

What an off season in the Central Division. Lidstrom retires, Suter defects, Weber signed to an offer sheet that was then matched, Kane coming to camp with “something to prove”, and more. This is now a much weaker division than it was last year, it is essentially a two horse race. Detroit: Let the rebuild […]


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Southeast Division Preview

19th
Jan. × ’13

There were some sneaky changes in this division that make it quite interesting to watch. Hall of Famer Adam Oates is the newest coach in Washington, and the unification of Jordan and Eric Staal in Carolina among them. Carolina: On the plus side they added Jordan Staal and have had time for a lot of […]


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Pacific Division Preview:

19th
Jan. × ’13

This division had both western conference finalists last year, despite low point totals from all five teams. Phoenix: The Coyotes had a really good going until the ran into Quick and Co. Their young players were maturing before the world’s eyes, some of the elder statesman were having career years, and Mike Smith was every […]


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Top Questions For the New NHL

6th
Jan. × ’13

With the tentative agreement in place, and on the presumption that both sides ratify it, there are some big questions that need answering, some short term, some long term. First up, is how will players who were unsigned RFA’s under the old and expired CBA be treated under the new one. Some of those players […]


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