1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. Another Stanley Cup Solidifies Blackhawks as a Dynasty

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Erik Johnson Excited for First Playoff Series

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Avalanche Farm Report: April 15

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Why Blackhawks Will Repeat as Stanley Cup Champs

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  16. 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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  17. Bickell Doesn't Want to Be 'One-Hit Wonder' in Playoffs

    Bryan Bickell got an impish grin on his face when asked about his 2013 postseason, and the need to repeat it...

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  18. Hitchcock Says Blackhawks Can't Be Intimidated

    In two March matchups between the Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks , the Blues outhit the 'Hawks by a combined total of 76-43...

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  19. Hard-Hitting Dillion a Gametime Decision for Stars in Opener vs. Ducks

    The Dallas Stars could be without their most physical rearguard for Wednesday's playoff opener against Anaheim ...

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  20. St. Louis Blues' Slump Won't Make Matchup Any Easier for Chicago Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks may have finished in third place in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference, but the feeling around the team is one of strong optimism...

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  21. Hawks Practice as Full Team, Arrange Lines

    The Chicago Blackhawks did something Tuesday they haven't been able to do for nearly a month. They practiced as a full team...

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  22. Pressing Question: Are the Avs for Real?

    The Colorado Avalanche went from being second worst team in the NHL to Central Division champions in the span of just one season...

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  23. Wild Captain Mikko Koivu Better Appreciates Playoff Run Now

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu has a protein shake in one hand. With his other hand, he begins wiping down his equipment and organizing his pads, the same as he does after every practice...

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  24. A Year Later, Pominville Gives Wild an Added Playoff Weapon

    The moment Dustin Brown's elbow connected with Jason Pominville's head with three games left in the regular season last April, the Wild 's playoff chances against Chicago changed...

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  25. Report: Granlund Expected to Play Game 1 vs. COL

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