1. Will Patrick Sharp Pick Up the Slack If Toews and Kane Aren't 100 Percent?

    Jonathan Toews is the best all-around player on the Chicago Blackhawks and may be able to claim that title on a league-wide basis...

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  2. Robidas Still Has Affection for Old Team

    When former Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas felt his leg break at American Airlines Center on Nov. 29, he had barely hit the ice before his career started flashing before his eyes...

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  3. Key to Beating the Chicago Blackhawks

    The St. Louis Blues made the big move before this year's NHL trade deadline to bring goaltender Ryan Miller into the fold with one purpose in mind: win the Stanley Cup...

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  4. News and Notes from Wild-Avs Morning Skates

    Happy Game Day everybody! Wild and Avs tonight at 8:30 p.m. CT. I will be hosting a live Wild-Avalanche/ NHL chat on startribune.com today at 3 p.m. CT. Please join...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 9 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL.com: Blackhawks' Kane Getting Accustomed to Knee Brace

    The brace around Patrick Kane's left knee is hidden by his red socks, but there's no hiding the fact that the Chicago Blackhawks star right wing has to learn to deal with the new, ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 438 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL.com - Tarasenko in, Oshie out for Blues in series opener

    St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has maintained that the lineup for Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round series Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS, FS-N, ALT) is fluid...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 17 reads 0 comments

  7. Wild to Host Pre-Game Parties

    The Minnesota Wild will hold a pre-game party outside Gate 2 of Xcel Energy Center prior to Games 3 and 4 on Monday, April 21, and Thursday, April 24...

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  8. Wild Reassigns Dowell

    The Minnesota Wild has reassigned forward Jake Dowell to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL)...

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  9. Depth at Forward Breeds Confidence

    Thirteen games after sustaining a foot contusion while blocking a shot in St. Louis, Zach Parise finally had to heed his health and take time to heal...

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  10. Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy Rebuilt Colorado Avalanche for Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Joe Sakic had one goal in mind when he accepted the position as Colorado Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations in May: Bring the franchise back to the elite status it had when he twice won the Stanley Cup as captain...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 4 hours ago 106 reads 0 comments

  11. NHL.com: Tale of Two Seasons for Blackhawks' Special Teams

    Last year, the Chicago Blackhawks proved just how valuable a great penalty-killing effort can be through the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite having a power play that ranked 19th in the regular season (16...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 5 hours ago 9 reads 0 comments

  12. Another Stanley Cup Solidifies Blackhawks as a Dynasty

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 6 hours ago 77 reads 0 comments

  13. St. Louis Focused on Team Rather Than Own Struggles

    If there's anyone on the New York Rangers who knows what it takes to win the Stanley Cup, it's Martin St. Louis...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 7 hours ago 4 reads 0 comments

  14. Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues: 5 Key Storylines to Follow in the Series

    The Chicago Blackhawks are set to tangle with Central Division rival St. Louis in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. What should prove to be a hard-fought series gets underway Thursday night...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 9 hours ago 289 reads 0 comments

  15. Avs Goalie Semyon Varlamov's Transformation the Fruit of Hard Work

    Semyon Varlamov has seemingly come out of nowhere to become a top goalie this season. But there was a reason the Washington Capitals used a first-round pick to draft him in 2006 when ...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 9 hours ago 11 reads 0 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks' Blueprint to a Deep Run in 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Any time a team has won two Stanley Cups in the last four years, it may have a hard time taking the rigors of the regular season seriously...

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  17. Stanley Cup Odds: Colorado Avalanche 14-1 Chance to Win, Vegas Says

    The Avalanche will take Monday off and begin to prepare for Thursday's Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center. The latest injury updates are in this Terry Frei blog post...

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  18. Report: Duchene to Miss at Least First Two Games of Avalanche-Wildseries

    It looks like the Colorado Avalanche will be without their leading scorer Matt Duchene for at least the first two games of their opening-round series against the Minnesota Wild , according to The Denver Post...

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  19. Erik Johnson Excited for First Playoff Series

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  20. X-Factor: Rookie MacKinnon Could Be Avs' Go-To Guy

    The Colorado Avalanche could be without their top forward, the guy who was considered a Hart Trophy candidate early in the season, for the entire first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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  21. Why the Avalanche Will Win the Stanley Cup

    Patrick Roy's incredible resume as a Hall of Fame hockey player includes twice leading an NHL team on an unexpected run to capture the Stanley Cup and twice helping the Colorado Avalanche to win the NHL's coveted championship trophy...

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  22. Avalanche Farm Report: April 15

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  23. Joe Sakic Draws Parallel Between Current Avs, Nordiques of His Youth

    The excitement in Joe Sakic's voice was just as well expressed on his face. The former Avalanche captain, now the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, is jazzed about the team being in the playoffs again...

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  24. Why Blackhawks Will Repeat as Stanley Cup Champs

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 1 day ago 74 reads 0 comments

  25. Paul Maurice Back with Jets Next Season; Alas, so Is Ondrej Pavelec

    "Ondrej Pavelec is our No. 1 goalie next season,” he said at Wednesday's press conference, via Illegal Curve...

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