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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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The Matchups: Lightning And Canadiens

16th
Apr. × ’14

At multiple points this season a matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens was unthinkable. Carey Price was injured, Steven Stamkos was injured, and the teams downfalls were predicted at those points and others. Yet here we are, the oldest club in the NHL is facing off with a team that while significantly […]


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If I Told You In September…

13th
Dec. × ’13

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.   Players: that Joe Thornton would be in the top ten in the NHL in scoring when he last finished a season there in the 2009-10 season. of the top five goal scores, Ovechkin, […]


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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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Atlantic Division Predictions

4th
Oct. × ’13

With so few of the division’s teams actually on the Atlantic, or even within an hour or two’s flight of the ocean, the name is a mystery. So is the number of teams that will see the second season. The top two are a gimmie, the next four are just a hairs breadth apart.  With […]


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The First Five Games: Tampa Bay Lightning

21st
Sep. × ’13

Last season was not the best year in the history of the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was also not the worst. This year for the first time since the 1998-99 season the Lightning will be without Vincent Lecavalier. The former 100 point man, part of the team’s only Cup win, was bought out. Regardless of […]


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What We Know: Atlantic Division

8th
Aug. × ’13

Realignment has stirred the pot and the results in this division are curious at best. The big idea is clearly to draw fans into the arenas of all of the NHL’s second and third tier teams. In this case however, six of the teams are sorta close to each other, and the other two are […]


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If I Told You In September …

2nd
Mar. × ’13

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League. Teams: that the Anahiem Ducks, the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes would all lead their divisions as we crept up on the halfway mark. that the Vancouver Canucks would lead the Northwest division 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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