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Team USA Olympic Roster Part 1

3rd
Mar. × ’13

Just about four years ago the US and Canada put on two of the best hockey games of the last quarter century. But, like all teams that team USA is not the one we’ll see in a few years. If I’m playing general manager, there are some players I do bring back, and others I […]


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What We Know: First Third Eastern Edition

23rd
Feb. × ’13

The perennial powers in the Eastern Conference are mostly living up to their potential. It is the bubble teams, and the wild cards that are making life so interesting.  I doubt anyone outside the Francosphere predicted the Canadiens would lead the Eastern Conference at any time, and yet they do. Predicting the Capitals as a […]


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Hockey Weekend in America: Americans To Watch – Saturday Editon

16th
Feb. × ’13

More games, more hockey Americana to enjoy. Tonight in God’s waiting room the Sunshine State the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off, no word on early bird specials at the concessions: Seeing Red are Scott Clemmensen, Peter Mueller, George Parros, Drew Shore, and Jack Skille Flashing across the ice in White and […]


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If I Told You In September

6th
Feb. × ’13

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League. Players: that with almost a quarter of the season gone, Rick Dipietro would have played more games than Phil Kessel had goals… that Thomas Vanek would not only have a three point lead in […]


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The Edmonton Oilers Never Learn

22nd
Aug. × ’12

The Edmonton Oilers have just inked Taylor Hall to a new contract. Despite the ownership demand in CBA negotiations, that contracts not exceed five years, Taylor Hall got seven. He also got six million a year. At six million, he’ll be making more than Selke Winner Patrice Bergeron, former scoring champ Martin St Louis, four […]


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Season Forecast: Toronto Maple Leafs

22nd
Aug. × ’12

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a hot mess. Certain members of the family care way more about where players are from than how good they are. Some players just don’t show up very often. Then too, there is the question of what sort of maturity (if any) the roster possess as a whole. Good News […]


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Staal: The Possibilities Pt 1

3rd
May. × ’12

What is Jordan Staal worth on the open market? Simply put, a lot. After Parise he’s potentially the most impactful forward on the market. As far as players under contract if he is moved this summer he is the most desirable player likely to become available. Because of his playoff success, offensive ability, and defensive […]


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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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Games 82

7th
Apr. × ’12

Another NHL regular season is closing. All 30 teams are in action. Some players are auditioning for parts next season in late call ups, some are just hoping to break out of a slump before the post season starts. Some two or three will never play in the NHL again. Retirement for some, permanent assignment […]


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