1. The Ultimate NHL Playoff Lineup

    The NHL Playoffs is the time of year where anything can happen. It's the time that the true leaders show up, and true stars continue to perform well (I'm looking at you, Joe Thornton)...

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  2. Top Ten Things I Am Most Excited For in The NHL Playoffs

    As Jim Mora said, playoffs? We're talking about playoffs? Damn right, Jim. The most exciting time of year, and the most important part of any hockey fan's year, no matter what age...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 241 reads 6 comments

  3. Minnesota Wild Fire GM Doug Riseborough

    (Originally posted on HockeyBarn.com) After the shocking news of head coach Jacques Lemaire's retirement from hockey earlier this week, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold completed the front ...

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  4. NHL Playoff Overview: My Picks

    ***For detailed analysis of each quarterfinal playoff series, check out my articles on each one*** I’m going right into it, no introduction needed. Except that last sentence...

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  5. NHL Playoff Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames

    Western Conference Quarterfinal Playoff preview: 4. Chicago Blackhawks vs. 5. Calgary Flames 4. Chicago Blackhawks Why they will win: A year older, this Blackhawks’ team is no longer young and promising; they are flat out talented...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 59 reads 2 comments

  6. NHL Playoff Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues

    Western Conference Quarterfinal Playoff Preview No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 St. Louis Blues No. 3 Vancouver Canucks (100 points, 45-27-10) Why they will win A talented, ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 162 reads 5 comments

  7. NHL Playoff Preview: Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets

    Western Conference Quarterfinal Playoff Preview No. 2 Detroit Red Wings vs. No. 7 Columbus Blue Jackets No. 2 Detroit Red Wings (112 points, 51-21-10) Why they will win This team is just as talented, and arguably better than last year’s team.

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  8. Upset Special Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks

    Western Conference Quarterfinal Playoff preview: 1. San Jose Sharks vs. 8. Anaheim Ducks 1. San Jose Sharks Why they will win: They have a new coach who has experience in Todd McClellan, and they are arguably the most talented team in the league...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 155 reads 6 comments

  9. NHL Playoff Preview: Philadelphia Flyers Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Playoff preview: 4. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. 5. Philadelphia Flyers 4. Pittsburgh Penguins Why they will win New head coach Dan Bylsma has instilled a new confidence into the Penguins...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 650 reads 4 comments

  10. NHL Playoff Preview: New Jersey Devils Vs. Carolina Hurricanes

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Playoff preview: 3. New Jersey Devils vs. 6. Carolina Hurricanes 3. New Jersey Devils Why they will win: There are so many reasons for this one, you could probably go on for a few paragraphs...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 554 reads 3 comments

  11. NHL Playoff Preview: Washington Capitals Vs. New York Rangers

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Playoff preview: 2. Washington Capitals vs. 7. New York Rangers 2. Washington Capitals Why they will win: Consistency...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 490 reads 2 comments

  12. Eastern Conference Playoff Preview: Boston Bruins Vs. Montreal Canadiens

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Playoff preview: 1. Boston Bruins vs. 8. Montreal Canadiens 1. Boston Bruins Why they will win: Their entire team has been playing unbelievably well for the entire season, backed up by solid goaltending by Tim Thomas...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 630 reads 6 comments

  13. LA Kings' Defense Will Only Get Better

    The Los Angeles Kings are a much better team than anyone expected this season. On the brink of a playoff berth, many people are asking how they performed so well...

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  14. Philadelphia Flyers Hand Out Yearly Awards: Richards Wins MVP

    Before tonight's game against the Florida Panthers, the Philadelphia Flyers handed out their annual team awards. Six different awards, six different winners. That is what the Flyers are used to: depth...

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  15. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    (Last week’s ranking in parentheses) 1 (3). Boston Bruins (112 points) Clinching the East with a massive 112 points and continuing to challenge for the Presidents’ Trophy, the Bruins are on a six-game winning streak...

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  16. The NHL's Western Conference Playoff Race Is Closer Than Ever

    The Western Conference playoff race is tighter than it has ever been in post-expansion history. Seventh through eleventh place are separated by just three points...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 389 reads 10 comments

  17. NHL Writers: Bleacher Report Baseball Fantasy League

    For the first time ever, people will finally be able to see how little hockey fans know about baseball! After the great success of Bleacher Report's first annual Bleacher Report Hockey League on Yahoo...

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  18. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    (Last week’s ranking in parentheses) 1 (2). San Jose Sharks (109 points) Now sitting on top of the league and hoping to close the season out the same way, the Sharks are ...

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  19. NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Race Heats Up in Final Month

    Like most every other year, the time has come for the playoff race, and man, is it closer than ever… Eighth place and twelfth place are separated by just nine points, and it is even closer in the Western Conference...

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  20. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    1. Detroit Red Wings (105 points) Becoming the first team this season to both clinch the playoffs and reach the 100-point mark, and also becoming the first team in history to record 100 points ...

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  21. Philadelphia Flyers Have Interesting Practice Before Friday Night Rendezvous

    Thursday morning, the Flyers had practice at the Flyers' Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey, as they normally do. However, this practice was far from normal...

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  22. Los Angeles Looks Great at Right Wing

    The Kings have a fair amount of depth at right wing, a bit more than they do on the left side. With Captain Dustin Brown, John Zeiler, and prospect Wayne Simmonds, they are not bad. But of course, like every young team, they could use some help...

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  23. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    1. Detroit Red Wings (101 points) After playing towards mediocrity last week, the Red Wings have come back and are the first team this season to hit the 100-point mark and clinch the playoffs...

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  24. The Los Angeles Kings' Problems at Left Wing

    Left wing has always been a weak position in the NHL, yet for the Los Angeles Kings, it has been more or less a failure. They have failed to groom some young left wingers into bona fide NHL regulars, and they have failed to get depth at that position...

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  25. NHL Weekly Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Edition

    1. Detroit Red Wings (94 points) Having lost to Columbus in an embarrassing 8-2 loss on Saturday night, it took a lot to put the Red Wings at the top of this list...

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