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Is Phil Kessel's new play-making style deserving of mid-season awards? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2011-2012 Season in Review: The Surprises & Disappointments

Follow @LukasHardonk This is the third and final part of the three-part series titled “Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2011-2012 Season in Review.” In this edition we take a look at some […]

by · April 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
The Consequences Of Early Elimination

The Consequences Of Early Elimination

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent All first round playoff exits are not created equal. For some teams, just making it into the tournament is enough to render a season […]

James Neal Handed 1-game Suspension

James Neal Handed 1-game Suspension

In what has become a postseason dominated by disciplinary actions, hockey fans, writers, and analysts alike spent yet another day anticipating Brendan Shanahan’s verdicts today. This time for Penguins forwards […]

by · April 17, 2012 · 4 comments · Suspensions
The ZSC Lions Win Swiss NLA Championship In Dramatic Fashion

The ZSC Lions Win Swiss NLA Championship In Dramatic Fashion

The ZSC Lions have won the Swiss Championship in a frantic finish to the playoff final series, taking Game 7 against SC Bern with a Steve McCarthy goal 3 seconds before […]

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Video: Torres Hit on Hossa

Brendon Shanahan – you and the NHL are under the microscope. It is time to step up to the plate and make a Statement. It is a time for leadership. […]

Backes already has 16 goals this season (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

Blues Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Sharks

The series between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks is progressing as expected. Going into the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Blues drew the Sharks as their […]

by · April 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · St Louis Blues
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Evaluating Calgary’s Expiring Contracts

Since the Calgary Flames closed out their regular season and headed into a playoff-free spring for the third consecutive year, the fan base and local sports media did not have […]

by · April 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
A Tale of Two Seasons: The 2011-2012 Buffalo Sabres

A Tale of Two Seasons: The 2011-2012 Buffalo Sabres

In 2011-2012, no NHL team missed the postseason by a narrower margin than the Buffalo Sabres. Read that again. It’s a remarkable statement, given the cruel and unusual punishment Sabre […]

by · April 17, 2012 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres
Teddy Purcell is one of three Lightning players heading to the world championships. (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Three Lightning Players Heading to Europe for the World Championships

Even though the Lightning have been eliminated from post-season play, it doesn’t mean all of their players have retreated to the golf course for the summer. A select few, including […]

by · April 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning
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Ryan Garbutt An Unconventional Prospect

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”  –Herb Brooks (attributed) Twenty-six year-old Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt is an unconventional prospect, if even he can be called a […]

by · April 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, Player Profiles, Prospects
The Philadelphia Flyers are 10-2-1 since the doors opened at the Consol Energy Center.(Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Reports of Penguins’ Collapse are Greatly Exaggerated

With the Penguins facing elimination on Wednesday, reporters who boldly insisted the Penguins would waltz through the playoffs are now scrambling to justify how their predictions ended up so wrong.

Sharks Were Dealt A Case of The Blues

On Monday night, the Sharks played a east-west game and ended up losing 4-3 to give the Blues a 2-1 lead in the series. The Sharks started off with some […]

by · April 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues