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Round One Rewind

1st
May. × ’14

The first round of the playoffs may have been the best opening round as a whole in years. The Columbus Blue Jackets traded blows and goals with the Pittsburgh Penguins and had the Metropolitan division winners looking just a bit weak. The loss of David Backes due to a suspend-able hit by Brent Seabrook was […]


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What We Know: Pacific Division

26th
Jul. × ’13

Realignment brings together four fifths of the old pacific division,  and three fifths of the former northwest division. These seven teams are tied together for the next three seasons and barring expansion or relocation, the short term future beyond that. Anaheim: Rumor has it this franchise which is soon to leave its teenage years behind […]


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Western Conference Playoff Preview

30th
Apr. × ’13

#1 Vs #8 The Chicago Blackhawks seemingly have everything going this season. They have two goalies putting up top flight numbers. they have an upgraded defense that has allowed Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook to reclaim the form that helped the team win the Cup a few years back. Better still, they have arguably the […]


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If I Told You In September…

17th
Apr. × ’13

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.   Teams: on April 17th the New York Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets would have a better chance of making the playoffs than last years eastern conference champions the New Jersey Devils. the Los […]


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A Needed Correction To the NHL CBA

28th
Jun. × ’12

One of the things that I hope both sides of the NHL/NHLPA showdown over how the next decades money will be split is that the current discipline system is utterly inadequate. As mentioned previously diving is an issue that needs to be shot dead. With fines that might as well not exist despite their being […]


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New Addition To The CBA

20th
May. × ’12

One of the things the NHLPA and Ownership desperately need to come together on is a reasonable system for suspensions and fines. Currently Brendan Shanahan and the Department of Player Safety can decide to suspend a player for a hundred games with no real recourse for the player, the players association or the team that […]


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2 1/2 NHL Thoughts: Tortorella, Media and Torres

17th
May. × ’12

The John Tortorella press conference are kinda hilarious. Never known for wanting to breathe the same air as media members Tortorella takes it to a special place each post season. Complete sentences disappear faster than ice time for guys not living up to his expectations. The number of things he’s willing to discuss goes from […]


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2 NHL Truths

30th
Apr. × ’12

Truth #1 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had no business being in the NHL this season. As everyone with a functioning frontal lobe knew he had the skill to be in the NHL, but not the body. His two separate injuries are ample proof of this. Twenty games missed, and now a  shoulder that is likely to become […]


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NHL Roundup

21st
Apr. × ’12

Good News Bad News For Both the Bruins and Capitals Item 1: The Bruins solved Holtby. Item 2: The Capitals won anyways. *** With Raffi Torres gone for the foreseeable future it will be interesting to see if the much discussed penalty free buyout is included in the next CBA if the Coyotes or whoever […]


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