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To Catch A Predator’s Coach

22nd
Apr. × ’14

The Nashville Predators cut ties with the NHL’s longest tenured head coach. They did it in the nicest possible, way of course but not renewing a contract is only different from firing in semantics. Barry Trotz who was the only head coach the Preds, their fans, and the world had known is soon to be […]


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If I Told You In September…

2nd
Jan. × ’14

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.   Players: Dion Phanuef at a staggering .956 would have the highest on ice sv% of any NHL defenseman with 30 or more games played. that after leading the Ducks in scoring in the […]


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Playoff Picture: Who Stays In?

27th
Nov. × ’13

It November 27th, one day before Thanksgiving in the United States of America and that’s about the time 80% or more of the playoff picture shakes out. Which teams will stay in the picture? Which are locks? Who’s most vulnerable to an injury or two that takes them out of the playoff picture? Let’s take […]


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What We Know: Western Confernce

8th
Nov. × ’13

The Western Conference has run over the east so far this year. The odd thing is how concentrated the losses are, so many of the east’s teams are in complete disarray while most of the weakest of the western teams are either over performing or have finally started to turn the corner on rebuilds that […]


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Yep They Said It: Got Beef? Rich Clune on Justin Bourne

7th
Nov. × ’13

This feature runs when someone we all know says something interesting, usually it is by accident.   Rich Clune, who is largely a secret outside the Predators home arena took exception to Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) critique of his teammate. Clune’s defense of teammate was a bit wordier than a similar on ice response might have […]


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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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Calder Watch: Rookies Vs. Teemu Selanne

30th
Oct. × ’13

This feature will run approximately every two weeks each season comparing a well known player to leagues newest crop of rising stars. NHL rookies are making the biggest adjustment to their play, and their awareness of the game since they got their first stick and puck. Making the jump sometimes takes more than one try. […]


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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 Peter Principle: 4 Coaches Who Should Be Wary

8th
Oct. × ’13

One of the best coaches in the NHL was fired, and his general manager‘s loss, could push another coach out the door. Peter Laviolette has won the Stanley Cup as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, and the AHL championship with the Providence Bruins. With him available, it is unlikely any coaches already in jeopardy will […]


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