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Setting the Payscale: RFA’s Who Filed Pt 1

5th
Jul. × ’14

While correlation is not causation, it is interesting to note how many of the players who filed for arbitration are doing so as part of teams that have rather small amounts of cap space per player left and the need to fill multiple spots. The NHLPA put out this list of men who filed to […]


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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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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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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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Montreal Canadiens Salary Situation

22nd
Feb. × ’12

As of today, the Montreal Canadiens have twelve players and just under $44million committed for next season. This is hardly the worst cap situation a team has ever been in, but if the cap should go down, or key players demand more than management has budgeted things could spin out of control and get even […]


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7 Players To Watch As The Deadline Looms

2nd
Feb. × ’12

The trade deadline is often even more fascinating to watch than any of the games for two week around it. Some teams have entered their playoff mode. Some are jettisoning players they know don’t want to come back, no longer fit or can get a good return. Other teams continue being chaos on skates and […]


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