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NY Rangers Get Penguinitis – Fall to Flyers in Game 2

On Easter Sunday, the New York Rangers squandered an early 2-goal lead against the Philadelphia Flyers en route to a 4-2 loss that evened their first round series at one […]

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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
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Blackhawks Blues Series Will Leave Duncan Keith Black and Blue

So far the first round Central Division match-up between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks has been full of great hockey, thrilling games, and plenty of OT time. […]

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Playoffs by the Numbers

Playoffs have finally arrived, and it wouldn’t be any NHL postseason without some “incite-ful” events and interesting stats and facts. Here are some of the numbers from the first two games […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Pittsburgh’s Powerplay Will Lead to Their Success…and Failure

The Penguins simply cannot afford to lose the special teams battle.

by · April 21, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Justin Goldman and Mike Valley have teamed up to write an extensive and all-encompassing book on the art of goaltending. (Published independently by Mike Valley and Justin Goldman)

Book Review – The Power Within: Discovering The Path To Elite Goaltending

“Every goalie wants to be seen at their best, but unless you are mentally and physically prepared, more often than not, you will walk away disappointed.” – Justin Goldman While […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books