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The 5 NHL Teams Most Likely to Surprise in 2014-15

A few days ago, I wrote a piece predicting the five most overrated teams going into the 2014-15 NHL season, as measured by current Las Vegas odds to win the […]

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Does Looking Good Matter? NHL Jerseys and Winning

What is the significance of NHL jerseys? In terms of recognition, no franchise can match the level of pride a fan gets from donning a Montreal Canadiens’ sweater. In terms […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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7 Pacific Division Players Primed to Break Out

With the calendar being turned to August, we’ve as solid an idea of the kind of roster our favourite teams will be icing to start the 2014-15 season. Signings are […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, News/Commentary
Silly or iconic?  Ovechkin is slated to return to the All Stars Game this year.  Will he bring the same level of showmanship he has exhibited in the past? Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS

50 Days Until the NHL Regular Season, 50 Reasons to Be Excited

Rejoice puckheads and puckettes, because Tuesday August 19th marked 50 short days until the start of the 2014-2014 NHL regular season! While my posts here for THW usually have a focus […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Humor, News/Commentary
Crown Royal – The Bag Is Back

Crown Royal – The Bag Is Back

When I was a kid my father always had the bag in his bar. I was too young to drink alcohol but I always knew which bottle was his best. Now […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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The Top 5 Traditions in Hockey

  All sports have their traditions, but I’m a firm believer that the those found in the NHL are the best. From spending a day with Stanley to the singing of […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 15 comments · News/Commentary
James Neal has become a major component of the Pens' prolific attack. (Icon SMI)

The NHL Encourages Diving

Diving was one of the biggest hot button topics during the 2013-14 NHL playoffs. It started early with a number of incidents in the first round, and continued to be […]

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Vegas Speaks: The 5 Most Overrated NHL Teams for 2014-15

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again — W.C. Fields It’s summertime, and the barbeque grill has firmly supplanted the frozen surfaces of NHL rinks in just about […]

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Ukraine Loses Chance of Holding World Championships

Ukraine was forced to decide against holding the 2015 IIHF World Championships Division I Group A in Donetsk. The decision was made due to military unrest and disastrous humanitarian situation […]

by · August 16, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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The New Dead Puck Era

There is no sugar-coating it, the NHL has entered another “Dead Puck Era.” Since 2006, there have been multiple trends that match the original Dead Puck Era which lasted from 1995-2004. […]

Respecting the game and its players should be part of old-time hockey, but sadly isn't. (photo courtesy of SI.com)

Hockey 101: Roughing

This post is part of our series Hockey 101 – geared towards newer fans. When you go to your first hockey game, you will undoubtedly hear the fan that we all hate. The […]

by · August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Can You Win a Cup Without Tanking?

In today’s salary cap NHL, it is becoming increasingly difficult to build a Stanley Cup contending team through trades and free agency. Big market teams can no longer out-muscle smaller […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary