NHL offseasons often reveal one or two teams that make the biggest proverbial splashes in an attempt to launch their franchise into the upper echelon of Stanley Cup contenders. It […]
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It was a frightening first round series for New York Ranger fans. Down 2-0 to start the series, and down 3-2 after a game five OT loss, the Rangers found […]
Corey Crawford Answers The Bell The Chicago Blackhawks became the second Western Conference team to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by defeating the Minnesota Wild […]
Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper probably won’t decide who starts, who is on the bench and who is in the press box in Thursday night’s Game 5 against […]
On the same day that Sergei Bobrovsky, Henrik Lundqvist, and Antti Niemi were announced as finalists for the 2012-13 Vezina Trophy, I’m presenting a new kind of goalie award, the […]
It has been, dare I say, a wild beginning to the Minnesota/Chicago first round playoff series. Niklas Backstrom’s freak lower-body injury during warm ups prior to Game 1 seemed to […]
The Washington Capitals first round series against the New York Rangers is off to a thunderous start, with the team from the nation’s capital taking the first two games in […]
Pre-season projection: Playoff team Final team record: 26-19-3 (8th in Western Conference) Flip a coin. The Minnesota Wild made the playoffs for the first time in five years; they almost […]
NHL Playoff Predictions: Western Conference There are 16 teams remaining entering the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The journey to the Stanley Cup Finals will begin on Tuesday. Every year there are Cinderella stories […]
Few pundits are giving the Minnesota Wild even a passing glance in their first round matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks. After all, the Hawks stole the NHL spotlight by going […]
When you think of the Minnesota Wild, the names Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Mikko Koivu, and Niklas Backstrom come to mind, as they should. Suter and Parise were acquired to vault the latter two Finns into playoff contention for the first time since 2008.
While the dual free agent signees’ impact has been noticeable, a relatively small Wild lineup (save for a healthy Mike Rupp) has been actively seeking bottom-six forwards capable of a shutdown, bump and grind style.
It was the 175th consecutive sell-out crowd at Verizon Center. Everyone in attendance was well aware of what was at stake; if the Washington Capitals knocked off the Winnipeg Jets […]