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2014-15 Vezina Trophy Winner?

When predicting the candidates for the Vezina Trophy, as best goaltender in the league, the usual names come up. The likes of Tuukka Rask, Carey Price, Henrik Lundqvist, and Jonathan […]

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The Key to the Wild West: Strength Up the Middle

The NHL’s Western Conference is one where any number of teams can say they have a chance to win it. Although to do so for any team will be a […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Matt Irwin could see more ice time as a Shark this season, and fantasy managers would certainly be amongst the beneficiaries. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Sharks Mishandling Mueller, Irwin

Teenagers Must Play Somewhere Whether in the NHL, AHL, major junior, or overseas, 19-year-old top prospects need to be on the ice. Thursday’s rare home tilt for the San Jose […]

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Tape2Tape: Hockey’s United Stand

On Wednesday, the game of hockey took a backseat to tragic events taking place in Canada’s capital city. Much like the attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013, the assault […]

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Avalanche of Issues in Colorado

To be fair, the 2014-15 NHL season is still relatively young. Yet with seven games played thus far, the Colorado Avalanche have certainly served up more worry than inspiration. Currently […]

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The NHL Made the Right Call in Postponing Senators vs.Leafs

The game of hockey, and sports in general, is great for giving people an entertaining alternative from the realities of day-to-day life. That being said, there are times when hockey […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, Ottawa Senators
Patrik Nemeth’s Nightmare Injury Provides Big Opportunity

Patrik Nemeth’s Nightmare Injury Provides Big Opportunity

As if it wasn’t shaky enough before the season started, the Dallas Stars are now two starting defensemen down after Patrik Nemeth was ruled out for the rest of the […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Injury Report
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Breaking News: Minnesota Wild Sign Charlie Coyle to a 5-Year Extension

On Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Wild signed 22 year old and budding power forward, Charlie Coyle, to a 5-year contract extension. Coyle was set to be an RFA in the […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, News/Commentary
Oct 19, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the second period at Honda Center. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: Blues Shot Selection and Spatial Awareness

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
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Get Outta My Crease: Should Goalie Interference Rules be Tweaked?

The ghost of Tomas Holmstrom continues to haunt the Detroit Red Wings. During their game against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, Pavel Datsyuk made a fantastic spin move in the […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 7 comments · Detroit Red Wings, News/Commentary
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Hockey 101: Tripping

This post is part of our series – Hockey 101 Tripping is a penalty that can be committed in a variety of ways. All you really need is contact at the […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Is the Ice Tilting the Wrong Way for the Kings?

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics — Mark Twain When you’re the defending Stanley Cup champs and it’s early in the new season, there isn’t […]