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Olli Maatta’s Superb Play Complicating Pens’ Blueline

Penguins’ fans, Olli Maatta is here to stay. Let’s go back in time to the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held right here in Pittsburgh, Pa. Pens’ GM Ray Shero had […]

by · October 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins, Player Profiles
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Andrei Markov No Longer Linchpin to Canadiens’ Success

Prior to the start of the truncated 2012-2013 season most in the hockey world pegged the chances of the Montreal Canadiens reaching the post-season on 4 specific issues The Habs […]

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Memo to Coach Sutter: Stitch ‘Bropitar’ Back Together Again

It’s not necessarily a popular opinion amongst many Kings fans over at LetsGoKings.com, but after tonight’s 5-1 shellacking at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lighting, I just don’t care. […]

by · October 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, Player Profiles
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Is Carey Price a Better Goalie?

He isn’t seeing a different hair stylist or spending time at the tanning salon. Carey Price looks different in the net. I’ve noticed it, play-by-play and color commentators say so […]

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Why Brandon Prust Will Retire in a Habs Uniform

Did any player on the 2012-2013 Montreal Canadiens have greater expectations and spotlight placed on them than Brandon Prust? It shouldn’t be a complicated argument. Yes, some players had what […]

by · October 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Player Profiles
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Montreal Canadiens: The Curious Case of David Desharnais

By Matthew Macaskill (@Habsology) The year is 2012 and the Montreal Canadiens are closing out a dismal season that sees them finish last place in the Eastern Conference and third […]

by · October 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Player Profiles
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Hertl Explodes: How High Can He Rise?

In case you missed it, Tomas Hertl is good.  Very, very good.  I mentioned before how he would do well with the Sharks captain, but I didn’t give him this […]

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Gryba’s Hit on Lars Eller: Career Boost For Both?

As we watched Lars Eller face down on the ice following a check from Ottawa’s Eric Gryba in last May’s playoff race, my mind immediately raced back to an incident over 11 years ago. Kyle McLaren hitting Richard Zednik.

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Drew Doughty and the Quest for the Norris Trophy

Just over three years ago, the Kings’ Drew Doughty was a whisker away from winning his first of maybe ten straight Norris Trophies. He was named a finalist for the […]

by · October 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, Player Profiles
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Does Rasmus Ristolainen Have Calder Memorial Trophy Potential?

After a very strong training camp, Rasmus Ristolainen has secured a spot on the Buffalo Sabres roster. Just as Mikhail Grigorenko did last season, Ristolainen will begin the following season […]

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Why Brandon Dubinsky Should Be the Next Blue Jackets Captain

The Columbus Blue Jackets have not filled their vacant captaincy position since trading away Rick Nash, the original “face of the franchise” in July of 2012. Brandon Dubinsky was an […]

by · October 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, Player Profiles
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Is Charlie Coyle Destined for Greatness?

On June 24, 2011, forward Charlie Coyle was acquired by the Minnesota Wild along with Devin Setoguchi and a first round pick in exchange for a second round selection and veteran […]

by · September 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles