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May 18th, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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Within the span of just four months in 2011, the hockey world mourned the loss of three players. The deaths of Rick Rypien and Wade Belak were ruled as suicides while the death of Derek Boogaard resulted from an alcohol and prescription pain...
May 18th, 2012 at 10:11 PM
College Hockey

Though 18, 000 Wild fans fit into the Xcel Energy Center for virtually every home-game, that hardly covers the rest of the fans scattered around the state (and let’s not forget Wisconsin and the Dakotas), viewing from their Lazy Boy’s or local...
May 18th, 2012 at 8:35 PM
Free Agents

Heading into next season, expectations will be far greater than at this time last year for the Ottawa Senators.   A return to the post season and life beyond the first round is where the bar will be set.   But just how high...
May 18th, 2012 at 7:03 PM
New York Rangers

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella has been notoriously curt during his pre and postgame press conferences during these playoffs. He used 84 words in total talking to the media before and after Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final and has...
May 18th, 2012 at 5:58 PM
Detroit Red Wings

Detroit joined the NHL for the 1926-27 season, part of the first wave of expansion in the 1920s which saw the NHL expand into the United States for the first time. Detroit had bought most of the players of the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey...
May 18th, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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As the games click by and the conference finals draw to its mid-point, a select few players have solidified themselves as true Conn Smythe Trophy candidates.  The following five players are favorites at this point in the playoffs. Dustin...
May 18th, 2012 at 7:45 AM
Arizona Coyotes

Following a Game Two shutout and at home, the Los Angeles Kings came out once again with a lot of energy in Game Three.  They did actually allow the Phoenix Coyotes to take the lead for all of two minutes and seven seconds.  Are they not...
May 18th, 2012 at 7:42 AM
Anaheim Ducks

Brian Burke has never been the shy type. For some, that made him an ideal candidate for the general manager's job with the Toronto Maple Leafs — a no-nonsense guy who could handle the media and the fans' expectations. Being a Harvard-trained...
May 18th, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Arizona Coyotes

Jim Neveau, Managing Editor/Coyotes Correspondent The Phoenix Coyotes came into Game 3 of the Western Conference Final looking to wash away the rotten taste that Game 2 had left in their mouths. They had come unglued as the game wore on, and...
May 18th, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Dallas Stars

After four consecutive years of missing the playoffs, it's safe to say that the Dallas Stars are a rebuilding team. However, the Stars have still had middling success during the regular season in those years, finishing just outside the playoff...