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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)

Ponder This: Blues Need Improvement in Important Area, Life Without Stastny

Ponder This is a semi-regular segment that focuses on the St. Louis Blues. You can read more ramblings about the Blues by following Jeff Ponder on Twitter @jponder94. Blues must […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
Corey Crawford (Blackhawks) in goal vs the NY Islanders 1/9/11  (picture by Cheryl Adams/HockeyBroad)

Blackhawks’ Crawford More Focused, Stronger In Net

The Chicago-Nashville game Saturday might have crowned Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews the star of the evening with his beauty of a goal with 1:34 left in overtime, but Corey Crawford’s […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Tanner Pearson Is Here To Stay

During last year’s playoffs, Los Angeles Kings left-winger Tanner Pearson showed he had the ability to not only play, but be a key contributor at the highest level of NHL […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Los Angeles Kings
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Key Takeaways from the Winnipeg Jets’ Poor Start

It’s only October, but already there are many in Manitoba feeling cold and bitter because of the way the Winnipeg Jets have started the 2014-15 season. While it would be foolish […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Winnipeg Jets
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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 […]

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The Powerless Rangers

The New York Rangers are slowly but surely moving in the right direction. New York has won two games in a row, they’re back to .500, and Henrik Lundqvist has […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Rangers
Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

Jack Eichel Tracker: Torching His Former Team

Part I: A Dazzling Debut (5 Assists vs. St. Thomas) Part II: Matching McDavid (2 Goals, 2 Assists vs. UMass Amherst) In an ongoing series of articles, the Jack Eichel […]

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Pekka Perfection: Rinne Back in Vezina Form

It has been a long road over the past year for the 31-year-old Finnish goaltender and former Vezina trophy candidate Pekka Rinne after he sustained a hip infection at the […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Nashville Predators
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Appreciating Andrei Markov

He has never won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman.  He isn’t the most intimidating guy on the ice. And he certainly isn’t the most sought after interview […]

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Skins Game Time for the Carolina Hurricanes

What does “Skins Game time for the Carolina Hurricanes” mean?  It means Jeff Skinner is back!  The talented young scorer was taken off of injured reserve Friday, and will likely […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes
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Well Done, Gary Bettman: NHL Right in Suspending Slava Voynov

This may be the only time I have ever typed these words: Well done, Gary Bettman. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly attacking his […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
Tyler Toffoli has had a torrid November, making him a hard to ignore option in most fantasy formats. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 2

I’ll admit I was a bit trigger happy with last week’s rankings. I focused too much on standings and records instead of how well teams actually played. A new week […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Power Rankings