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Miller Time Is Up

14th
Oct. × ’13

Ryan Miller has been the main stay of the Buffalo Sabres for years. He emerged out of the shadow of Domnik Hasek to win his own Vezina trophy, attend the All Star festivities, and even play an Olympic tournament that was one for the ages. For a few years it looked as if he would […]


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New Feature: One Question

5th
Oct. × ’13

This irregular feature will run when I get bored. It will ask one scintillating question about each NHL team.   Anaheim Ducks: Can this team take advantage of its abundance of youth to compliment its savvy and skilled veteran core? Boston Bruins: Is there a single hockey observer anywhere who doesn’t think the team is […]


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Boston Bruins Defense

9th
Sep. × ’13

The Boston Bruins defense has more questions today than it has in several years. The eternal question of “who will play the point on the powerplay” is just one of them. With the end o the Andrew Ference Era in Boston, the question of who will add speed and agility to a large and imposing […]


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The First Five Games: Edmonton Oilers

28th
Aug. × ’13

The Edmonton Oilers were a very interesting team to watch last season. Many of the younger players have a low enough NHL game total they could, and did play in the AHL during the lockout. This made them one of the more cohesive teams when the season started. Over the course of a year that […]


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For Better Or Worse

25th
Jul. × ’13

Summer is here and the time to restock, rejuvenate and reevaluate teams and staffs is here again. Some teams get better, others stay about the same, and some get worse. Worse: The Toronto Maple Leafs are inarguably worse than they were at the end of last season. They took the group that got them to […]


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If I Told You In September: Off Season Special Edition

22nd
Jul. × ’13

 This is a feature that will run about every two weeks (during the regular season)with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League. The off season’s changes restack the decks for teams and make forecasting each season equal parts intriguing and infuriating. With the NHL draft and the bulk of NHL free agent signings […]


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Win, Lose Or Draw Free Agency Day 1

6th
Jul. × ’13

Some teams do well at of free agency, others are unmitigated disasters. Today we get pretty good ideas as to what teams will look like in the fall, and which teams are going for it now, next year or no time soon. Anaheim Ducks: Win. Today they traded star forward Bobby Ryan to the Senators […]


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Top 5 UFA Defensemen

2nd
Jul. × ’13

The unrestricted free agent market for defensemen isn’t overflowing with top pairing talent. In fact it is lacking entirely in anyone who projects to be in the top pairing of any team in the second round of next years playoffs. That doesn’t mean you can’t fill the holes in your rosters bottom four. Rob Scuderi: […]


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What We Know: The East NHL Draft , Free Agency Preview & More

29th
Jun. × ’13

Some of the biggest cities are really tight to the cap, the Bruins, Flyers, and Lightning could all use a touch more cap space to deal with. Both the Bruins and Flyers are likely to lose pieces to free agency. The Canadiens are in danger of losing Ryder and Armstrong. Boston is supposedly getting attention […]


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