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May 29th, 2012 at 11:12 PM
New Jersey Devils

Much was made during the regular season of the New Jersey Devils potent penalty kill unit. The group logged a record 89.6 percentage, shutting down opponents with a smothering, suffocating style of play. Overlooked in the shadow of the penalty kill...
May 29th, 2012 at 4:50 PM
Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers elected not to renew the contract of head coach Tom Renney, thus fueling the search for a new boss behind the bench. The Oilers would like to have someone in place by the draft, but they aren't rushing the decision on which man...
May 29th, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Buffalo Sabres

  The biggest need for the Buffalo Sabres this offseason is to find stability in their top line centre. Ever since the departure of Daniel Briere and Chris Drury the Sabres have had a gaping hole in regards to the number-one centre position....
May 29th, 2012 at 1:04 PM
Anaheim Ducks

By now, the reports of Ryan Getzlaf and his running mate Corey Perry being involved in an altercation with locals at a Helsinki nightclub have made the rounds. The fact that said reports have been all but forgotten points towards the incident being...
May 29th, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Collecting Hockey

Last year I had the good fortune to be interviewed on a Clear Channel radio station in support of my most recent book on sports cards. My co-author and I were asked the usual questions we get on the state of the hobby, but towards the end we...
May 29th, 2012 at 8:44 AM
Hockey History

Professional wrestling icon Ric Flair frequently noted during his lengthy career that "to be the man, you have to beat the man." A 16-time world champion, Flair gained his accolades by beating the preceding title-holders into submission. In the...
May 29th, 2012 at 7:38 AM
Hockey History

The Washington Capitals have had excellent talent at center since their inception in 1974. Some were drafted, some came in trades and one was truly home-grown. In compiling and ranking this list I took into consideration each player's tenure, their...