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5 Realistic Predictions for the Trade Deadline

With the NHL Trade Deadline looming in less than a month, speculation and excessive trade rumours are just about to explode in the hockey world and all over social media. […]

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The Eastern Conference Playoff Race Is Already Pretty Much Over

Everyone loves a race with a good photo finish. It’s because of the thrilling sensation of tight races that go down to the wire that the time between February and […]

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Playoff Races Non-Existent Right Now

Will there be any playoff races this spring? That is typically one of the best parts of the hockey season, when meaningful make-or-break games are played throughout the month of […]

Blue Jackets Down Season: A Hidden Blessing?

Blue Jackets Down Season: A Hidden Blessing?

The Columbus Blue Jackets came into this season with high expectations, after not only making the playoffs, but showing well in them.  With only 33 games left now, a return […]

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Senators and Devils Preview

Each team has made a shift in coaching. Both have seen legendary franchise players (Daniel Alfredsson and Martin Brodeur) hang up their skates. Now the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey […]

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Stanley Cup Favourites Heading Into February

Last year, there were seven elite teams that seemed to be on another level than the rest of the league. The great thing about hockey is that none of those […]

A career-Shark, Marleau finds himself among the team's best in numerous statistical categories. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Musts for Sharks to Go from Pretenders to Contenders

As those of you who have followed me all season are probably aware, I’ve soured on the Sharks. Every year prior to this one my thought process was that this would […]

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California Dreamin': Blackhawks Travel West Seeking Consistency

The festivities are finally over. January has been a distraction-filled month for the Chicago Blackhawks, who’ve struggled to a 5-5-0 record and lost ground in the Central Division race over […]

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Sharks Might be Better Served Missing the Playoffs

Bitter Sweet Streak Given their up and down season, the San Jose Sharks might actually be better served to miss the playoffs altogether. It would mean the end to a […]

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Doug Wilson Due for a Deadline Splash

Wilson Waiting in the Weeds? With the way 2014-15 has gone for the San Jose Sharks, making a trade deadline splash probably isn’t the wisest move. While personnel decisions clearly […]

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What-If: A Season-Ending Story

Can Jakub Voracek keep up his 100-point pace and win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer this season? Time will tell, but next to nobody envisioned his […]

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Western Conference Playoff Contenders and Pretenders

After I broke down who the contenders and pretenders in the Eastern Conference, it’s time to turn our focus to the other side of the continent. The Central division clearly […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Previews and Predictions