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Round One Rewind

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May. × ’14

The first round of the playoffs may have been the best opening round as a whole in years. The Columbus Blue Jackets traded blows and goals with the Pittsburgh Penguins and had the Metropolitan division winners looking just a bit weak. The loss of David Backes due to a suspend-able hit by Brent Seabrook was […]


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The Matchups: Saint Louis and Chicago

17th
Apr. × ’14

This series could be described as “A Tale of Two Cities In Freefall” by someone who particularly loved Dickens. That writer would no doubt treat their readers to a wordy, drawn out description of the teams records fillled with references to the a book most people never bothered to suffer through; that writer isn’t me. […]


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One Question: Its November Now

4th
Nov. × ’13

October is over, and with the close of the seasons inaugural month we can finally start to get a handle on which teams are for real and which are just pretenders. Anaheim Ducks: When will they turn one or more of their wealth of goaltenders in future assets or skater to improve them for the […]


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What We Know

10th
Oct. × ’13

We’re a week into the new NHL season. Teams have played between two and four games, and several possibly sustainable surprises have come out of the first seven days.   Anaheim Ducks: Secondary scoring may actually be a factor this year, the top two in points through three games were added since last year, Mathieu […]


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The First Five Games: St Louis Blues

20th
Sep. × ’13

The most engaging opening round series game for game last spring was the Saint Louis Blues squaring off with the Los Angeles Kings. Unfortunately for the Blues the series ended with them breaking down and not packing for another series. The bottom line was a lack of scoring, their regular season average was cut almost […]


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What’s Wrong With The Boston Bruins

19th
Apr. × ’13

This is probably the most asked, least answered question in Boston sports. The answer is complex, and involves more than a few moving pieces. Health: The Bruins have certainly had less than average amounts of injuries, and unfortunately the two most prominent injuries have been to their top scorer, and their most important skater. Brad […]


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Team USA Olympic Roster Part 1

3rd
Mar. × ’13

Just about four years ago the US and Canada put on two of the best hockey games of the last quarter century. But, like all teams that team USA is not the one we’ll see in a few years. If I’m playing general manager, there are some players I do bring back, and others I […]


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What We Know: First Third Western Edition

23rd
Feb. × ’13

The season was a long, long time coming and it seems amazing that we are one third of the way done. We know the Western Conference is never easy to predict. Today, we know which teams are better than we thought, which teams are worse, and which ones just don’t have a clue. 15: Columbus […]


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Hockey Weekend in America: Americans To Watch – Friday Editon

15th
Feb. × ’13

Tonight the NHL’s oldest American NHL franchise will faceoff against their division rivals the Buffalo Sabres: The Bruins Brass have purged all the Americans they could from the roster, Chris Bourque is the son of a Canadain, Jay Pandolfo is the 13th forward, so take your pick. For the Buffalo Sabres, Nathan Gerbe and Ryan […]


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