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Ducks-Stars Game Three Thoughts

Anaheim missed a chance to take a stranglehold on their Western Conference quarterfinals matchup, dropping to Dallas last night. Anaheim still has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Some thoughts […]

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Player Comparison: Is Tyson Barrie A Better Option Than Erik Karlsson?

When explaining Tyson Barrie’s game to people that do not see him on a regular basis, I find myself calling him “a poor man’s Erik Karlsson”. Many new viewers got […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Colorado Avalanche
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Can the Bruins Steal a Game in Detroit?

The Boston Bruins have been one of the best teams in the NHL over the past five seasons, making two appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals with a win in […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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No Goalie Controversy For Flyers, So Why Start One?

With Steve Mason on the verge of being cleared to return, the positives are outweighing the negatives in Philadelphia. But with the Flyers’ come-from-behind win in Game Two against the […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Philadelphia Flyers
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Lady Luck Plays Role in Penguins’ 2-1 Series Lead

By all accounts, the Pittsburgh Penguins have it good right now. They’re up 2-1 in their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and have gotten both wins in come-from-behind victories […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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St. Louis Hoping It’s Not a Case of Deja Blue

The 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run has been a roller coaster of emotions for the city of St. Louis. After Alexander Steen capped off a triple-overtime thriller in Game 1 […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
Albany Devils 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Preview

Albany Devils 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Preview

The Albany Devils will open the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs by battling the 4th seeded St. John’s IceCaps.  These two teams did not meet during the 2013-14 AHL season.  They […]

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The Avs can Take Their Brooms and Shelve Them

Led by Mikael Granlund, the Minnesota Wild came out flying tonight and unlike the previous two games, they didn’t take their skates off the pedal on Monday night in St. […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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Tape2Tape: Seabrook Suspended, But Was It Dirty?

On Sunday, it was announced by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety that Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook received a three-game suspension for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 6 comments · News/Commentary
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2014 NHL Free Agency : Decisions Await the Phoenix Coyotes

Current cap room: $1.9 million Projected 2014-15 cap room: $16.1 million The soon to be Arizona Coyotes are in tough in the realigned Pacific division amongst the likes of the […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Phoenix Coyotes
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Oilers Panel: Future of Kevin Lowe, the Coaching Staff. Who is Leon Draisaitl?

Welcome to the Oilers Panel. On this weeks Oilers Panel, The Hockey Writers contributors will voice their opinions on; the future of Kevin Lowe, the future of the coaching staff […]

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Michael Del Zotto: Will He Be Re-Signed?

Let’s be blunt. Michael Del Zotto had a terrible 2013-14 season with the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators. In 67 games this season, Del Zotto had just 16 points […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 2 comments · Nashville Predators