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Pittsburgh Penguins Need A New Broom

16th
May. × ’14

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the most disappointing team in the NHL every year since they won the cup in the entire eastern conference. The Sharks arguably are worse, but then San Jose never actually won offering up the proof that they could, the Penguins did. Why is the new broom needed? The problem isn’t […]


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Conn-Smythe Watch

4th
May. × ’14

With each first round series begun, it is time to take our first serious look at who might be carrying around the extra hardware this summer. Before we get to the men still playing there are some honorable mentions that had individually stellar first rounds. Out west that list is headed by pending UFA Paul […]


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Powerplays Proving Costly

20th
Apr. × ’14

It is a truism in sports; football, and hockey most of all that defense wins championships. We’ve seen it year after year. This year it seems to be adding a wrinkle to itself. Powerplays are costing teams games. Not by failing to produce, but by favoring offense so heavily, they aren’t prepared to play responsibly. […]


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The Matchups: Pittsburgh And Columbus

16th
Apr. × ’14

The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the playoffs this year after being ignobly dumped in last years Eastern Conference Finals. The Columbus Blue Jackets missed the playoffs last year by the slimmest of margins and the city will see NHL playoff hockey for just the second time. The Penguins almost have to win the Stanley Cup this […]


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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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Metropolitan Division Predictions

2nd
Oct. × ’13

Of the two eastern divisions, this one has the most teams who turned in a middling performance last year and put together the points needed to make the playoffs. New Jersey Devils: Good news: One of the most changed teams in the NHL since last year, they have a much deeper forward pool than we’ve […]


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Can You Count On Crosby?

18th
Sep. × ’13

Since the last full season lost to disputes between players and owners, there has been one face of a 30 city, league that plays in two nations, adherents of a dozen religions, and millions of people. With the aid of enormous advertising dollars, his own native talent, and the cooperation of the NHL’s owners and […]


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6 Biggest Surprises of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

25th
Jun. × ’13

Every season, every series we get unexpected things. The NHL wth its grueling schedule, physical play, and hard working players you simply can’t escape the drama. 6: The New York Islanders; Throwing Blows The Islanders may have gone down int he first round, but they didn’t go out alone. The Islanders in fact put Marc-Andre […]


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6 Questions for Penguins and Bruins Game 4

7th
Jun. × ’13

This has actually been a great series to watch, as long as you aren’t a Penguins fan or hadn’t wagered heavily on them. There’s been a high scoring game, laugher goals, big hits, player tantrums, scrums, guts on display and high paced hockey for five periods in a row. Unfortunately if you do favor the […]


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