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Pittsburgh head coach Mike Johnston (File Photo)

Inside the Penguins-Rangers Coaching Chess Match

Playoff hockey is a chess match. Each team enters a series with a specific gameplan in mind.

Vladimir Tarasenko (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Blues Look to Repeat Playoffs Past Again this Season

The St. Louis Blues are looking to reach new heights this postseason on the wings of one of the deepest teams in their storied history, but can they finally overcome their past transgressions […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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The Exit of Todd McLellan

When former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke about police corruption and police officers protecting each other, he used a term that has often resonated with me. He called […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · San Jose Sharks
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The Sensible Post-2015 NHL Draft Lottery Trade Strategy For the Maple Leafs

Time to forget about Connor McDavid Let me begin by stating the obvious, i.e., why Toronto needs a sensible post-2015 NHL Draft Lottery trade strategy. The reason is because the […]

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Couture’s “Culture” Comment Likely a Jab at Doug Wilson

“Not Great” “Not great” was the response given by Sharks center Logan Couture this past Wednesday when asked about the “culture” of the San Jose dressing room. While everyone has […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · San Jose Sharks
Connor McDavid Is Coming To Oil Country

Connor McDavid Is Coming To Oil Country

Connor McDavid is coming to Edmonton. I suppose technically not until June, but even the Oilers can’t make a mistake with this selection, they will take him first overall on […]

Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Bill (Red) Hay

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hawks Injury List Grows

As the Chicago Black Hawks get ready for the second game of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens tonight, more bad news on the injury front is just […]

Swedish Hockey Prospects Finding Sweet Spot in Dallas

Swedish Hockey Prospects Finding Sweet Spot in Dallas

With the Stars eliminated from the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the organization can finally hit the refresh button and focus on off-season changes. Due to injuries throughout the 2014-15 season, […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars
Craig Anderson [photo: Amy Irvin]

Hockey News: Sens Fall to 3-0 Deficit; Flames Fight Back

It might be the end of the line for the storied Ottawa Senators. A magical run to make the 2015 postseason is just one game away from being absolute history, […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

This is How the Rangers Do Things

The New York Rangers headed into their first-round playoff matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins as heavy favorites, and that seemed logical. After all, the Rangers had been consistently elite in […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Rangers
Oct 2, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Jaden Schwartz (17) passes the puck during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-1. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

‘Intimidating’ Blues Don’t Faze Wild

Coming into its first round playoff series with the bruising St. Louis Blues, the Minnesota Wild knew the adversary would try to play a punishing, physical style of game. The […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
Scott Clemmensen with Albany (Paula Faerman Photography/paulafaermanphotography.org)

Albany Devils A Tale Of Two Seasons

They say you can’t out run time. Apparently, you can’t out skate it either. The Albany Devils did their job in valiant fashion. Then the Springfield Falcons did what they […]