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The Iron Is Hot For A Predators – Bruins Trade

9th
Jul. × ’14

With Mike Fisher’s injury given a preliminary recover time that takes until about the time of the Winter Classic, assuming no set backs, the Nashville Predators are now in dire need of a quality center. Having spent the assets to acquire James Neal and Filip Forsberg in the last fifteen months, the time and the […]


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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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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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The First Five Games: Pittsburgh Penguins

10th
Sep. × ’13

The 2012-13 season had highs, lows and surprising blows. Sidney Crosby jumped out of the gate and pounced on the scoring lead. Then out of no where a puck breaks his jaw and puts him on the shelf. Elder statesmen Craig Adams and Chris Kunitz led the way appearing in all 48 games while Evgeni […]


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Penguins and Bruins 7.5 Keys To Game 3

5th
Jun. × ’13

For the Penguins: 1: Compusure, composure, composure. If they can’t stay focused on their system of hockey they may as well forfiet. Trying to be more physical than the Bruins or get into their heads just isn’t in the Pittsburgh Penguins DNA. 2: Play together. The Penguins have looked confused and disoriented for both games. […]


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The Pittsburgh Penguins Boston Bruins ECF Double Fisted Drinking Game

1st
Jun. × ’13

For this drinking game you’ll need two beverages. You mght want to pick drinks mathing your favorite team colors or just the two nearest things you can handle in volume. First Drink: Take One Sip: Every time scoring chances are mentioned. An opponent of from the previous round is mentioned. Jarome Iginla and Matt Bartkowski […]


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Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

1st
May. × ’13

Welcome to the Second Season, unlike most years, the second season for the best teams will run nearly half the length of the regular season. #1 vs. #8 The Pittsburgh Penguins marched determinedly through the regular season, attempting to keep pace with the western powers. Malkin, Crosby, Letang and other key players all missed games […]


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Staal: The Reality

2nd
May. × ’12

Jordan Staal is the new sexy. Since the idea was first kicked about that he might need to be moved to make it possible for the Penguins to extend Sidney Crosby and Evgani Malkin. But let’s not get excited over nothing. The salary cap could rise significantly over the next two off seasons. The Devils […]


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