Archive for April 24th, 2012

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Coyotes’ Stellar Goaltending and Defense Send Chicago Packing

Six straight overtime games would have just been ridiculous, right? The Phoenix Coyotes displayed that good goaltending and tight defense is the recipe for success in the playoffs, and the Blackhawks […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, News/Commentary
Joose Antonen has a skill set that could see him develop into a useful and versatile player like Zack Smith (Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE)

Fun With Numbers: 2011/2012 NHL Regular Season Edition

As another NHL regular season has passed us by, hockey stat junkies everywhere have another endless sea of numbers to sift through, everything from goals to goals against, shots on […]

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Playoff Pool Chutes And Ladders: Get The F Out Of Here!

Henrik Lundqvist said it best last night to the referee. Seriously, another week has gone by for those fantasy poolies and Round 2 will start by week’s end. As the […]

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Is Claude Giroux Poised to Become the Next Flyers Captain?

Almost six years ago Bob Clarke forgot the name of the Philadelphia Flyers’ 22nd overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.  That pick, a small 18-year-old by the name […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Johansson is robbed by Thomas in Game 6 (Tom Turk/THW)

Game 7 Preview: Caps / Bruins

Game 7 History: In the Capitals franchise history they have lost 78% of their Game 7 opportunities. Caps fans may want to close their eyes and scroll past these stats, […]

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Thuggish Buffoonery: AKA The NHL Playoffs

  Ah, Spring… When otherwise sportsmanlike players make decidedly unsportsmanlike plays. In game one of the Predators/Red Wings series, the man on the left gripped Henrik Zetterberg by the back of the […]

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Jiri Tlusty Signs 2-Year Deal With Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed forward Jiri Tlusty to a two-year, $3.2 million contract on Monday, according to Team President and General Manager Jim Rutherford. The deal will pay Tlusty […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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Injury Bug Strikes Florida Panthers Hours Before Game 6

The Florida Panthers became well acquainted with the injury bug this season, and it seems to have followed them to the playoffs.  After Jason Garrison went down with an injury […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Injury Report
Raffi Torres Earned Every Moment of His 25-game Suspension

Raffi Torres Earned Every Moment of His 25-game Suspension

Ever since Brendan Shanahan dropped the hammer on Phoenix Coyotes’ forward Raffi Torres, suspending him for 25 games for a vicious hit on Chicago winger Martin Hossa. The suspension, the […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, News/Commentary, Suspensions
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New Jersey Devils Face Elimination in Game 6

A once-promising season could come to a premature end tonight in Newark, as the Devils face elimination in their Game 6 matchup with the Florida Panthers. A loss would mean […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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Game 7: Claude Julien’s Bruins Have Been Here Before

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent Mention the words “Game Seven” to Boston Bruins fans these days, and you’ll probably be met with a smile. Last season, the Bruins won […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary, Washington Capitals
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DVD Review: Lord Stanley’s Cup

Earlier last week, THW’s founder, Bruce Hollingdrake, posted an article that detailed the history of the Stanley Cup. After viewing the article, I was compelled to watch a DVD that […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, News/Commentary