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2013 NHL Playoffs: Round 2 Predictions

May 14th, 2013
The quest for Lord Stanley's hallowed cup takes skill, will, and a little, okay, a lot of luck. Only eight teams remain, all with a legitimate chance of winning hockey's ultimate prize.The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers secured a spot in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals last ...

2013 NHL Predictions: Southeast Division Preview

September 15th, 2012
The Southeast isn't always known for having the best teams in the league, but the division looks to improve its reputation after an interesting offseason.Carolina added two big pieces in Jordan Staal and Alex Semin, and hopes to rise to the top of the division again.Florida tweaked the lineup a ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: 5 Big Question Marks Before the Start of the Season

August 7th, 2012
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended the 2011-2012 on a relatively disappointing note, despite a good regular season highlighted by the return of team captain Sidney Crosby and NHL All-Star First Team performances by center, regular-season leading scorer and MVP Evgeni Malkin and right winger James Neal.The team practically fell apart in ...

NHL Free Agency: 20 Best Free Agents Still on the Market

July 31st, 2012
Let's face it.  The excitement of NHL Free Agency 2012 is, for all intents and purposes, over.  Save for the final destination of Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan.The remaining players have the ability to fill out a roster and provide some depth and experience to teams who are willing to ...

Tim Thomas Considering Sitting Out: Who Starts for Bruins?

June 1st, 2012
Boston Bruins management told NHL.com today that 38-year-old goaltender Tim Thomas is "seriously considering" sitting out next season.Thomas backstopped the Bruins to a 2011 Stanley Cup and won the Conn Smythe Trophy after posting a 1.98 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in 25 postseason games.The former Vermont Catamount ...

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: American Players Making Differences in the Postseason

May 19th, 2012
Disclaimer: I am 100 percent, fully aware hockey is "Canada's Sport." I know Claude Giroux, Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos possess otherworldly hockey ability. I know Martin Brodeur stops pucks like no other. If you read this article and disagree in any way, please refrain from posting a comment ...

NHL Playoffs 2012: Predicting an Unexpeted Western Conference Final

May 11th, 2012
The Los Angeles Kings once made an appearance in a Conference Championship series (then called the Campbell Conference) in 1992.  Wayne Gretzky and the Kings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.The original Winnipeg Jets franchise relocated to Glendale, Arizona in 1996, ...