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NHL Trade Rumblings: LA Kings and New Jersey Devils Talking

According to TheFourthPeriod.com the  New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings are talking about a potential trade.  Both teams are coming off sub-par years where they underperformed.  For the […]

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Sidney Crosby’s Final Hurdle

Day after day, questions have focused on the physical aspects of Crosby’s recovery. He was cleared for contact over a month ago and seems to be doing well. So what’s the hold up? Maybe in our focus on the return of Sidney Crosby the hockey player, we’ve forgotten about Sidney Crosby the person.

by · November 17, 2011 · 1 comment · Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins
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The Dangers of Policing the 1-3-1 Trap System

On November 9, 2011 controversy flared after a game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers. It wasn’t a dangerous hit, a bad penalty call, or good goal waved […]

by · November 17, 2011 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks: The Best Rivalry in Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks: The Best Rivalry in Hockey

For any fan of Hawk or the Whale, there are 4 dates marked carefully with an X on the calendar so hard that the paper is warn through.  Tonight is […]

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Calgary Flames Round-Up: Mikael Backlund, T.J. Brodie, Paul Byron and the Hockey Hall of Fame

THE STATS LINE 7-9-1 record [25th overall (in points percentage)] 2.12 goals-for per game [28th overall] 2.65 goals-against per game [15th overall] 12.9% power-play success rate [24nd overall] 83.6% penalty-kill […]

by · November 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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Canada West, USA U-17 and U-18 teams all win Gold

The World Junior “A” Hockey Challenge was held this past week and Team Canada West came out on top with a 4-2 victory over Team Canada East for the gold […]

by · November 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · College Hockey

NHL on TNT? With a Gap in Content, Why Not Hockey?

NHL on TNT? Let’s make it happen Written by: R.C. Sutton Another deadline looms on the NBA lockout which will potentially cancel more games for the upcoming NBA season and […]

by · November 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Elsewhere on the Web, News/Commentary
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OHL Week 9 Preview

Games to Watch: Thursday, Nov. 17 Mississauga at Niagara: While it hasn’t been the dream season that many expected it would be coming into the year, Niagara is starting to play […]

by · November 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, Prospects
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Hungry Howie: Jimmy Howard’s Appetite for Excellence

Boasting an 8-4-1 record and a tied-for-league-best 3 shutouts, Jimmy Howard is attracting attention from around the league much like he did during his rookie campaign 2 seasons ago, and […]

by · November 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Player Profiles
Panthers Road Trip!

Panthers Road Trip!

Shortly after taking the first spot in the Southeast, the Panthers hit the road with away games vs Dallas and St Louis.  Great, just when things were looking good!  Wait! […]

by · November 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers
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Anaheim Ducks claim Niklas Hagman, and make 6 other roster moves

Yesterday the Anaheim Ducks claimed veteran Niklas Hagman off of re-entry waivers from the Calgary Flames. Hagman is 31 years old and has scored at least 20 goals in three different […]

by · November 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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10 Reasons Why the Tampa Bay Lightning are Better than Your Team

Un-entertaining. Ruinous to hockey. A shameful resurrection of infamous ‘Dead Puck’-era play. Yup, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 1-3-1 defensive system has provoked some venomous claims, particularly in the wake of […]

by · November 16, 2011 · 4 comments · Humor, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top 10 Lists