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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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On The Hot Seat: Coaches

25th
Nov. × ’13

An NHL coaching job is nothing if not a reminder that all things are temporary. The Philadelphia Flyers made a coaching change, and improved. The Florida Panthers who are a lesser talent made a coaching change and they too improved.  There are teams struggling now, some because of talent, others because of execution.  And while […]


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7 Least Surprising Off Season NHL Events

6th
Sep. × ’13

The NHL has surprises here and there, injuries unexpected firings, and ridiculous hirings. But the for the most part, NHL observers can expect exactly the train-wrecks and triumphs that are written in the stars just waiting to be read. 7:  Jarome Iginla & Brendan Morrow Both Morrow and Iginla ended up as part of the […]


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Bruins Lock Their Peter Up: Highs and Lows of Chiarelli Era

29th
Aug. × ’13

Since arriving in Boston Peter Chiarelli has made moves that rewrote the franchises future history, and others that merely changed the roster. Today the Boston Bruins extended their general manager for another four years. With seven seasons behind him, there is more than enough to look at to evaluate him as general manager and hockey […]


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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: Boston Bruins

16th
Aug. × ’13

Last season the Bruins went to the Stanley Cup finals despite an indifferent regular season. They had to fight like mad the last 20 minutes of playing time in game seven of the opening round to beat the Maple Leafs. In the second round laid the wood on the New York Rangers and beat them […]


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What We Know: Metropolitan Division

30th
Jul. × ’13

The new Metropolitan division combines all five of the teams from the old Atlantic Division, two teams from the thoroughly shattered Southeast division, and one former central division team. After last season this will hands down be the hardest division to predict. Carolina:We know that with a healthy backup the team is already better than […]


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Canadian Olympic Roster Snubs

23rd
Jul. × ’13

The Canadian talent pool is deep enough to field two teams and have both of them medal most years. That said, some names being left off even the initial roster are baffling. Forwards: Jaime Benn is an enormously talented winger who was forced into the center slot last season and still came close to dragging […]


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If I Told You In September: Off Season Special Edition

22nd
Jul. × ’13

 This is a feature that will run about every two weeks (during the regular season)with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League. The off season’s changes restack the decks for teams and make forecasting each season equal parts intriguing and infuriating. With the NHL draft and the bulk of NHL free agent signings […]


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