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Ilya Bryzgalov has made a steady transition from Edmonton to Minnesota and has amassed a very formidable 4-0-2 record for the Wild while the team's netminding situation has been anything steady. (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota Wild and the Perpetual Carousel of Starting Goalies

Like every other organization in the NHL the Minnesota Wild entered the 2013-14 season with a few question marks. A combination of limited cap space and emerging young talent had […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Minnesota Wild
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Minnesota Wild: 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Theme Addition by Subtraction

Chuck Fletcher’s Blue Print for Wild Coming into Focus as Young Core Thrives The Minnesota Wild came away from last year’s NHL trade deadline with winger Jason Pominville, in doing […]

by · February 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild
Alex Ovechkin may be somewhere in this interview with Caps writer Ed Frankovic. - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Three Capitals Will Play in Sochi, Who Got Snubbed?

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but there will be three Washington Capitals participating in what may very well be the last Olympic games where NHL stars are […]

by · January 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
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Buffalo Sabres: The Week In Review

And just like that, the Sabres began to look a little familiar. The effort is there – make no mistake about that. Ever since Ted Nolan arrived, the Sabres haven’t […]

by · January 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres: The Week Ahead

Buffalo Sabres: The Week Ahead

It’s weird, a team can feel like it’s making huge strides yet not moving forward at all. The Sabres seem to be a much better team of late, going 5-3-2 […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Previews and Predictions
Lucic: Goalie terrorist - Moments after the Milan Lucic hit on Ryan Miller (Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE)

Goalies Are Pampered by NHL Referees

Goalies receive chaperoned protection by the NHL referees. There is no problem with coddling goalies since they are the most defenseless individuals on the ice. They’d be mauled if the […]

by · December 23, 2013 · 3 comments · News/Commentary, NHL Goaltending
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Washington Capitals: Alexander Ovechkin Not Getting Enough Help

Alexander Ovechkin has been shredding apart the NHL this season. He leads the league with 21 goals in just 26 games. His line mates Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson have […]

by · December 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Capitals Yet to Beat Quality Opponent

Capitals Yet to Beat Quality Opponent

The Washington Capitals have yet to beat a quality team eleven games into the season. They have a chance to correct that tonight at the Vancouver Canucks, but will need […]

by · October 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Washington Capitals
Niklas Backstrom has pushed his way among the top 100 in multiple goalie categories. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Wild Goalie Carousel

Josh Harding, whom some suggest should become the starter for the Minnesota Wild, went down with an unspecified lower body injury Thursday night.  He was relieved in the second intermission […]

by · October 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, NHL Goaltending
Josh Harding has cleared waivers and will be playing for the Wild's AHL affiliate, but this certainly hasn't spelled the end of the goalie's career by any means. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Wild’s Josh Harding Should be Starting Goaltender

On April 4th, 2006, the Minnesota Wild started a little known 21 year-old in net at home against the Blues, who were last in scoring in the 2005-2006 season.  That […]

by · October 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, NHL Goaltending
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The Manic Depressive Capitals, and the Slow Road to Recovery

When Bruce Boudreau was named Head Coach of the Capitals in the Fall of 2007, it marked the beginning of a new era in Washington: An Era of Extremes. From […]

by · October 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Caps Can’t Coast in Metropolitan Division

Caps Can’t Coast in Metropolitan Division

One of the greatest mysteries of the past few years in the NHL was how the Washington Capitals could experience such amazing regular season success only to collapse in new […]

by · October 15, 2013 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals