1. NHL Hat Trick: Who Is Passing Out the Valentines Today

    Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, but not so much in the NHL these days. After a fight filled week of Bruins-Canadiens, Islanders-Penguins and Wild-Blues, suspensions, tempers and emotions are running at a high in the NHL...

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  2. NHL Hat Trick: A Look at the NHL with an NFL Viewpoint on Super Bowl Sunday

    On this Super Bowl Sunday, as the nation sits down to celebrate the ending of the National Football League season, it is a time to eat, drink and be merry...

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  3. NHL Hat Trick: What Should You Watch for in the Second Half of the Season?

    The unofficial second half of hockey begins on Tuesday night with 13 games. First before we look ahead in this week’s Pucking Awesome Hat Trick, let’s look back at the first half and hand out some hardware...

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  4. NHL Fantasy Focus: The Weekend Warriors That Should Be Added to Your Team

    The defenseman is the most underrated fantasy stud an owner could have. They are important in swing categories like power-play points and plus/minus. Let’s break down some of the Weekend Warriors could-be fantasy studs to watch for...

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  5. NHL Hat Trick: Holiday Shopping For Some NHL Teams

    Holiday shopping has begun and as mall parking lots become a hazard zone, people search high and low for that perfect gift for their special someone...

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  6. NHL Hat Trick: We Are Going Streaking and the Game of the Week

    This week we said goodbye to hockey legend Pat Burns, who succumbed to cancer at the age of 58. The three-time NHL coach of the year and Stanley Cup winner with the Devils in 2003 touched the lives of many owners, coaches, and players...

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  7. NHL Fantasy Focus: The Second Line Of Duty

    The second line is sometimes the forgotten line on fantasy teams. First line players always are drafted and owned in most leagues, but you can’t ignore those players that take advantage of the less ice time to be productive fantasy options...

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  8. NHL Hat Trick: Do Some Top Teams Have Staying Power?

    The NHL season will hit its quarter mark in the next couple of weeks. Some teams have limped their way into the first stretch while others have sprinted towards that first pole marker...

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  9. NHL Hat Trick: The Goalie Question for 3 Eastern Conference Teams

    The goaltender is the most talked about position in the NHL today. More and more teams are relying on a tandem or an unproven commodity to lead them to victory...

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  10. The Hat Trick: NHL Stars Returning

    Some more suspensions were handed out this week as the NHL continues to tolerate no extracurricular behavior during games. The league is serious about making the sport safer and throwing the book at repeat offenders that just don’t get the clue...

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  11. Buffalo Sabres Defender Steve Montador Leads Fantasy Warriors This Weekend

    The defenseman is the most underrated fantasy stud an owner could have. This weekend the league takes Sunday off to pass out some candy. Let’s break down some of the weekend warriors who could be fantasy studs to watch out for...

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  12. NHL Fantasy Focus: The Goalie Tandem Conundrum

    The Goalie tandem issue runs every fantasy team. Do I try to own both goalies? If I own one what do I trade to get the other or get back in a trade to an owner who has the other ...

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  13. The Hat Trick: What Should You Be Watching For This Week in the NHL

    What a weekend of hockey with six hat tricks in two days. Friday saw Steven Stamkos, Rene Bourque and Daniel Alfredsson light the lamp three times...

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  14. NHL Fantasy Focus: The Make It or Break It Weekend Warriors

    Do not miss out on fantasy studs because you are holding on to unproductive players. This week we look at some players that need a big weekend if they don't want to hit the waiver wire soon...

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  15. Fantasy Focus: Worth It Or Not? Some NHL Waiver Wire Advice After Week 1

    One week into the season and you are either loving your draft a top the standings or scouring the waiver wire trying to reconfigure a new team to compete...

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  16. The Hat Trick: What to Watch For In Week 2 of the NHL Season

    The NHL is a week old and already we have some big surprises, some suspensions and some big injuries...

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  17. Fantasy Focus: Weekend Warriors

    The season is still in the development phase, and so is your fantasy team. Waiver wire moves are important but equal is making the decision on whom to make active on a day like Saturday, when 24 teams are in action...

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  18. NHL Fantasy Focus: Weekend Warriors

    The first weekend of the NHL fantasy season and some gems are already there to be found. A lot of teams with two games this weekend so let’s break down the Weekend Warriors of fantasy studs to watch out for...

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  19. HAT TRICK: What to Watch For In Week 1 of the NHL

    Are you ready for some hockey? The moment hockey fans have waited for all summer has finally arrived the opening week of the NHL season. Same faces in some new places, a fresh start where everyone has a chance to win the ultimate prize...

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  20. 2010-11 NHL Preview: Los Angeles Kings

    Rear-view Mirror: The Kings had a breakout year last season. They tied their franchise record for wins in a season (46), had the third most points in franchise history (101), and made the postseason for the first time since the 2001-02 season...

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  21. 2010-11 NHL Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

    Rear View Mirror The Blue Jackets followed their franchise's first playoff appearance with a disappointing 14th place finish in the Western Conference and last place in the Central Division...

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  22. 2010-11 NHL Preview: Nashville Predators

    Rear-View Mirror The Predators were 13.6 seconds from taking a 3-2 series lead on the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. They were 13...

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  23. 2010-2011 NHL Preview: St. Louis Blues

    Rear View Mirror: The St. Louis Blues could not provide an encore performance of their 2008-09 season; they fell behind early but came storming back...

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  24. 2010-11 NHL Preview: Detriot Red Wings

    Read View Mirror: The Red Wings finally got some much needed rest after playing in back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals. The defending Western Conference champs bowed out in the Western Conference semi-finals to the San Jose Sharks...

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  25. 2010-11 NHL Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

    Rear-view Mirror: The Blackhawks went all-in during the last year of rookie contracts for cornerstones Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith. The gamble paid off for Stan Bowman in the cities first Stanley Cup Championship in 49 years...

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