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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…

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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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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If I Told You in September…

19th
Oct. × ’13

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.   Teams: The Philadelphia Flyers would be the first team to fire their head coach promoting Peter Laviolette to customer and banishing him from the land of misfit toys. The Colorado Avalanche would not […]


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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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New Feature: One Question

5th
Oct. × ’13

This irregular feature will run when I get bored. It will ask one scintillating question about each NHL team.   Anaheim Ducks: Can this team take advantage of its abundance of youth to compliment its savvy and skilled veteran core? Boston Bruins: Is there a single hockey observer anywhere who doesn’t think the team is […]


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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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Opening Week Games To Watch

1st
Oct. × ’13

October 1: The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will get the headlines, but if you want the best game of the night, it isn’t this one. It isn’t The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers, it is the Washington Capitals taking on the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, you’ve got a banner raising, the return of […]


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