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Braden Holtby will now have Justin Peters behind him and Philip Grubauer waiting in the wings in the AHL, so there is definitely a scenario for healthy competition here. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Why the Washington Capitals Penalty Kill Can Improve

Compared to their elite power play the Washington Capitals penalty kill isn’t a strong part of the team. They finished 16th in the NHL last season with an 82% success […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
James Neal has become a major component of the Pens' prolific attack. (Icon SMI)

The NHL Encourages Diving

Diving was one of the biggest hot button topics during the 2013-14 NHL playoffs. It started early with a number of incidents in the first round, and continued to be […]

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Do the Hershey Bears Need an Enforcer?

The Hershey Bears inked forward Tim Spencer to an AHL contract on Thursday, as he’ll get the opportunity to become the team’s enforcer on the fourth line this upcoming season. […]

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Alexander Burmistrov Could Return to the NHL in 2015-16

For some Winnipeg Jets fans it may come as a shock. For others, it’s news they’ve been expecting, but not hoping for. Regardless, it is the most interesting story of […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · KHL, Winnipeg Jets
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Connor McDavid Could Be the Senators’ Only Hope

Why Sens Fans Should Buy into the Connor McDavid Hype No fan should ever openly wish for their team to tank in order to land a high draft pick and […]

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Your Western Hockey League Social Media Guide

With training camps set to open across the Western Hockey League next week, it’s time to make sure you are plugged into the league. Whether you are a junior hockey […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 3 comments · CHL, WHL
Should Darcy Kuemper Be in Minnesota’s Plans?

Should Darcy Kuemper Be in Minnesota’s Plans?

At this time of year the NHL comes to a complete halt. GM’s, players and even the media are almost nowhere to be found, many taking their end of summer […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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Boston College Recruit Sonny Milano Will Play for Plymouth

Saturday, the Boston College Eagles head coach Jerry York was notified by Sonny Milano that he will play for the Plymouth Whalers of the the OHL, instead of  the Eagles. Milano […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, Hockey East
Antti Niemi certainly proved that he was worth the money during his solid 2012-2013 NHL season. (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Burns, Niemi, & Torres: 3 Bold Sharks Predictions

Since NHL training camps won’t get started for another month, what better way to fill a hockey news void with some bold (but perhaps not as crazy as one might […]

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How Long Until Robin Lehner Is Number One?

Things are slowly starting to change in Ottawa. On July 31st, the Senators agreed to terms with Robin Lehner, keeping the 23-year old goaltender for another 3 years. Though the […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 3 comments · Ottawa Senators
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5 Kings Games To Circle On Your Calendar

We are in the dog days of summer, particularly if you’re a hockey fan. August is typically a pretty boring month — the free agent frenzy is essentially over, and […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Los Angeles Kings
Tomas Plekanec: Most Likely Hab to Get Traded?

Tomas Plekanec: Most Likely Hab to Get Traded?

Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec may be a front-runner to become captain this coming 2014-15 season, but one need only look at the recent past to realize such an honor […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 2 comments · Montreal Canadiens