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Evaluating Every NHL Team’s “Window”: Metropolitan

When evaluating a team’s chances to win the Stanley Cup, teams are often judged based on the status of their “window”. A rebuilding team’s window would be closed, but on […]

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Let’s Light the Lamp: Increasing NHL’s Razzle Dazzle

Goal Scoring in Decline When the NHL locked out for the second time during commissioner Gary Bettman’s tenure back in 2004, increasing goal scoring was a headliner on the to […]

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5 Ways the Lightning Make the Stanley Cup Finals

The last time hockey fans saw the Tampa Bay Lightning they were in the handshake line following a sweep by the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round of the playoffs.  […]

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Stan Bowman Needs to Play Salary Cap Limbo

It’s no secret that Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks are in a bit of a pickle. Less than 8 weeks remain until the NHL opens up its 2014-15 season, […]

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Sharks Will Struggle to Replace Torres

Back to Square One As mentioned here yesterday, Raffi Torres is far from a goon, and the San Jose Sharks will sorely miss the 31-year-old’s physicality and scoring ability. The […]

The Chicago Blackhawks captured their second Stanley Cup in four years. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Central Division Predictions for 2014-15

  Do you have another opinion on these? Let us know in the comments section below. The Central Division was arguably the best division in the league in 2013-14, the […]

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3 Bold Predictions for the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

3 Bold Predictions for the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

Even with all the negativity surrounding the potential of the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators, there’s still a great deal of interest. So many opportunities will arise with a younger team striving to […]

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Western Conference Powers the NHL

As NHL training camps get under way next month, senior THW contributor Shawn Reznik will have more in depth power-rankings of the entire NHL but never too early for a […]

Antti Niemi certainly proved that he was worth the money during his solid 2012-2013 NHL season. (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Burns, Niemi, & Torres: 3 Bold Sharks Predictions

Since NHL training camps won’t get started for another month, what better way to fill a hockey news void with some bold (but perhaps not as crazy as one might […]

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Teuvo Teravainen, the Center Chicago Has Been Waiting For?

Teuvo Teravainen, the great Blackhawk hope on Chicago’s West Side, represents the astounding aspirations that consistently plague Chicago sports fans. In Chicago, when it comes to sports, fans don’t fear […]

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Masked Men Are Key in the East

What do Tuukka Rask, Sergei Bobrovsky and Henrik Lundqvist have in common? They are the last three Vezina Trophy winners, in order — and they all call the Eastern Conference […]

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Centres of Attention: How The West Will Be Won in 2014-15

Some say defence wins championships. Others believe Stanley Cup contenders are built from the crease out. Yet, general managers in the Western Conference appear convinced that centre depth is currently […]