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Will Sharks Open With All Rookie Line?

Raw Rookies The San Jose Sharks have played the majority of their preseason featuring an all rookie line. Neither 2014 first round draft pick Nikolay Goldobin, 2012 second round draft […]

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Sabres Final Cuts: Who’s In and Who’s Out

The regular season is a little over a week and the Sabres are left with 31 players in training camp.  A few players are in the bubble with only two […]

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A Portrait of the Lightning as a Young Team

With three preseason games under their belt, an image of a new, re-shaped Tampa Bay Lightning has finally begun to form. No longer will analysis have to consist of speculations […]

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Can Goldobin Replace Burns on Thornton Line?

Full disclosure I have yet to watch Nikolay Goldobin play a single game. And before you start calling me crazy, let me just say no, I’m not crazy, my mother […]

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THW’s Big List of 100 Defencemen Worth Drafting

When it comes to fantasy hockey, drafting defencemen is all about offence. Depending how your league is set up, the statistical categories most likely favour forwards followed by goaltenders. Unless there […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 2 comments · Fantasy, Previews and Predictions
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5 Under the Radar Blackhawks Storylines

Brad Richards, the salary cap crunch and all things Patrick Kane have dominated the storylines heading into the Blackhawks’ 2014-2015 season, but what about some of the under-the-radar stories? There’s […]

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Fantasy Hockey: Studs and Duds

Welcome all to my first edition of Fantasy Hockey Studs and Duds for the upcoming season and beyond! Starting with this piece, and once during each month of the season, […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 2 comments · Fantasy, Previews and Predictions
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Red Wings Season Preview: Can Detroit Compete in East?

The Detroit Red Wings play their first preseason game on Monday, which means the regular season is just around the corner. Detroit was in Traverse City this weekend for their […]

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Five Predictions For The Oilers 2014-15 Season

The Edmonton Oilers 2014-15 season kicks off on October 8th against provincial rivals the Calgary Flames in what hopes to be a season the Oilers look to finally break out […]

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Training Camp: 10 Intriguing Line Combinations

This is an exciting time of year for hockey fans. It’s almost like Christmas eve. Still more than two weeks away from the season opener, the exhibition schedule starts tomorrow […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy, Previews and Predictions
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3 Storylines from Red Wings Training Camp

TRAVERSE CITY — The Detroit Red Wings opened up training camp Friday at Centre ICE Arena. The team is in the middle of a reloading phase, as young players like […]

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Buffalo Sabres Training Camp Story Lines

The Buffalo Sabres players reported to camp on Thursday.  Open practices begin Friday morning as the 2014-15 season is right around the corner.  For a team expected to finish in […]