Archive for April 25th, 2012

Slater Koekkoek (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Slater Koekkoek – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Slater Koekkoek THW Close-up: Date of Birth: February 18, 1994 Place of Birth: Mountain, Ontario Height: 6’2″  Weight: 183 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defence NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012     Slater […]

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Game Winning Play in Overtime Exemplifies Parise’s Value to Devils

By now, we’ve all seen the goal. Travis Zajac slips the puck past Scott Clemmensen after a slick pass by Ilya Kovalchuk, and the Devils stave off elimination to force […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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The President’s Trophy of Doom? – feast, famine and the NHL’s best teams

It has often been said by hockey fans and pundits alike that the regular season does not really matter. While not entirely true, the 82 games prior to the Stanley […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, News/Commentary
Jamie Benn is a stalwort of the Stars power play and is tied for the team lead with nine power-play points. (HermanVonPetri/Flickr)

The magical fourth year: 10 players you want to draft for next season!

In the era of in-depth analysis, sabermetrics and advanced statistics, more and more fantasy experts are talking about the magical fourth season for NHL players. Most of you would ask, […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions, Top 10 Lists
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Amerks Go Down Without a Fight

Hockey is officially over for Buffalo’s teams as the Rochester Americans lost 3-0 to the Toronto Marlies on Monday. The Marlies went on to win the playoff series 3 games […]

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Five Games The Tampa Bay Lightning Should Have Won

  The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the outside looking in for the playoffs this year. However, according to the seemingly ageless Marty St. Louis they were closer to making […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Tampa Bay Lightning
Minnesota Wild Season Grades: The Blue-Liners

Minnesota Wild Season Grades: The Blue-Liners

There will be no playoff hockey for the Minnesota Wild once again in 2012, but the 2011-12 season has left much to discuss and consider in Hockey Town. GM Chuck […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, News/Commentary
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Henrik Lundqvist: Why the Rangers Goalie Deserves to Win the Vezina

Today, the NHL announced the finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded each season to the league’s best goaltender. For the 2011-12 season, the three nominees for the award are the […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions
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Top 20: Detroit Red Wings 2011-12 Highlights

If you’re like me, every day since their playoff usurping you’ve spent at least a little time reflecting on what went wrong for the Detroit Red Wings in 2011-12. Encased […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Top 10 Lists, Videos
The BankAtlantic Center will host its first ever game 7 Thursday night  (Elliot \ WikiCommons)

Panther Fans Living On the Edge, Headed For Game 7

It’s hard to describe.  I’m a Panthers fan first, a hockey fan second.  Through the last 12 years, as Florida has failed to make the postseason, I’ve watched nearly every […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers
Gagarin Cup Finals to be decided in Game Seven

Gagarin Cup Finals to be decided in Game Seven

Back and forth they go. We win one, you win one. We win two, you win two. And back and forth they go. The first six games of the Gagarin […]

by · April 25, 2012 · 1 comment · International Hockey, KHL
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Devils Ride Zajac’s Back to Game 7 in Florida

Thanks to Travis Zajac the New Jersey Devils live to see another day and another game,  a Game 7, on Thursday in Florida after the Undead Devils won 3-2 in […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils