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The First Five Games: The Washington Capitals

25th
Sep. × ’13

The Washington Capitals welcomed the sixth coach of the George McPhee era. This one is hall of fame inductee Adam Oates. With no real training camp or exhibition period, the Capitals were trying to absorb their new system for at leas the first month of the season. Among his other innovations was moving Left and […]


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The First Five Games: Vancouver Canucks

25th
Sep. × ’13

Last year the Vancouver  Canucks once again marched through the Northwest Division, and claimed its crown for the regular season. The main event for the shortened 48 game season was not the on ice product, but the circus surrounding Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo the teams “1A” and “1B” starting goaltenders. A shortened year was […]


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The First Five Games: Montreal Canadiens

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Sep. × ’13

The Montreal Canadiens had an impressive regular season edging the Boston Bruins for the division title. Second place in the east was their reward for a job well done. By April the injury bug was already on first name basis with the whole organization. A decimated team went up against the Senators in the first […]


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The First Five Games: Columbus Blue Jackets

25th
Aug. × ’13

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a wildly up and down season that saw them in 14th in the West on February 1, in dead last on the 26th, up to 11th and just 3 points out of the playoffs on April 7, in 8th place on April 19th, and ultimately falling short of the playoffs […]


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The First Five Games: Calgary Flames

20th
Aug. × ’13

The abbreviated 2012-13 season was perhaps a blessing for Calgary Flames fans. They finished 25th in the NHL. Living legend Jarome Iginla departed for playoff pastures, and defensive stalwart Jay Bouwmeester skipped town to play for the Saint Louis Blues. The rebuild began under the same hands that have guided the franchise the last several […]


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What We Know: Pacific Division

26th
Jul. × ’13

Realignment brings together four fifths of the old pacific division,  and three fifths of the former northwest division. These seven teams are tied together for the next three seasons and barring expansion or relocation, the short term future beyond that. Anaheim: Rumor has it this franchise which is soon to leave its teenage years behind […]


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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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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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NHL Draft Through 10

30th
Jun. × ’13

Two trades: Cal Clutterbuck & the 70th pick went from the Minnesota Wild to the New York Islanders for Nino Niederretter. Cory Schneider went from the Vancouver Canucks to the New Jersey Devils straight up for the 9th overall pick, which Gillis used on Bo Horvat of the London Knights. 1st: Nathan MacKinnon of the […]


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