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May 10th, 2016 In Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild made a huge move this past week, signing former Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. Boudreau is undoubtedly going to become a great asset for this organization, but before he steps behind the bench, I think it's important to take a moment to appreciate the coach that preceded him: John Torchetti. Torchetti to the...

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May 5th, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Editor's Choice, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It's been a week since the Utica Comets AHL season came to an end, after falling to the Albany Devils in four games in the team's best-of-five first round playoff series. Despite advancing all the way to the Calder Cup Finals a season ago, the Comets finish this year wasn't exactly surprising, as a number of key players from 2014-15 moved up...

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May 4th, 2016 In AHL, Player Profiles 0 comments

Most hockey fans have likely never heard of the name Chad Costello, and for good reason. He has never played a single NHL game and is not a top prospect for the League either. However, the 29-year-old is definitely an extremely talented hockey player. Perhaps, one who simply doesn't get the opportunity he may deserve. Costello is a...

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May 1st, 2016 In Albany Devils, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies 0 comments

Too good to wait. Due to the Calder Cup playoff format, the top two teams point wise in the American Hockey League, will meet in the second round. The Toronto Marlies 54-16-5-1 (114 points) and Albany Devils 46-20-8-2 (102 points), were destined to play each other and it will happen in the North Division finals. Across six regular season tilts,...

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April 24th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

'The Nuck Stops Here' is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign Thatcher Demko The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a...

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April 24th, 2016 In AHL, Albany Devils, New Jersey Devils, Utica Comets 0 comments

Back in the late 1990s, the NHL ran an ad campaign called "Get Cup Crazy," a play on the Prince song, "Let's Go Crazy." This weekend in Albany, fans were loud, be they from the Capital Region, Central New York, New Jersey or even the random dude wearing a Cornwall Aces sweater. Two Empire State rivals were going at it on the ice and the results...

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April 22nd, 2016 In AHL, Minor League Report, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Vancouver Canucks' season was over long before it was over, but their farm team still has plenty to play for. The 2015 Eastern Conference champion Utica Comets (38-26-12) begin their Calder Cup quest tonight against the Albany Devils (46-20-10) in the best-of-five first round series. A lot of the Comets roster is changed over from a...

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April 18th, 2016 In AHL, Albany Devils, Devils Prospects, New Jersey Devils 0 comments

Building chemistry and rebuilding with momentum. If you're the New Jersey Devils organization, what transpired in Albany this season is exactly what you want. The American Hockey League Albany Devils forged together a historic regular season. Albany set franchise records with victories (46), points (102), fewest goals against (167) and wins at...

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