1. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Eastern Conference Preview (Part two Of three)

    Last time we checked the draft options for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning...

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  2. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Eastern Conference Preview (Three Part Series)

    It’s draft time again, and while almost every team has a first round draft pick, their needs vary. Many NHL teams chose to draft “the best player available,” but ...

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  3. Mike Komisarek: Forgotten Man, Or Integral Part Of Leafs defense?

    Drafted seventh overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, Mike Komisarek was expected to be that prototypical shut-down defense-man with a bit of a mean streak who competes at a terrific level...

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  4. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Which Teams Should Trade Their Pick?

    Each year every hockey fan hopes their team can make it to the playoffs, then make a long run and, if possible, win the Stanley Cup...

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  5. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes from around the NHL

    Hawks Taking Flight? First off, congratulations go out to the Chicago Blackhawks, who, despite not having a “go-to” goaltender, pulled out a terrific Stanley Cup victory over the Cinderella Philadelphia Flyers...

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  6. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Five Sleeper Picks Your Team Should Get

    With the NHL Entry Draft fast approaching we have already read countless articles about the top ten players entering Draft. Needless to say, there are plenty of other players out there, many of whom are best described as “hidden gems”...

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  7. Chicago Blackhawks: Will They Emerge As the NHL's Next Dynasty?

    Fresh off their Stanley Cup victory over the tough-luck Philadelphia Flyers, many Chicago Blackhawk fans are tweeting that their beloved Hawks could be the NHL’s next dynasty...

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  8. 2010 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers Cup Run Falls Short, So Now What?

    For the Philadelphia Flyers, their game six Stanley Cup Final loss to the Chicago Blackhawks ended what many have called a “Cinderella” run for the Orange and Black...

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  9. Stanley Cup 2010: Blackhawks End “Homer Series,” Win Stanley Cup in Philly!

    The Chicago Blackhawks ended their 49-year curse, winning the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1961 in Philadelphia tonight, ending the Philadelphia Flyers' “Cinderella” season...

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  10. Chris Pronger Sends Clear Message To Media: Don't Ask Stupid Questions!

    After watching a number of post-game interviews and press conferences featuring Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger (courtesy of NHL...

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  11. 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Why The Flyers Will Start Michael Leighton

    Let’s face it folks, as good as the Philadelphia Flyers netminder Michael Leighton has been thus far in the playoffs (second overall in save percentage, .918, first overall in goals against average, 2...

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  12. Toronto Maple Leafs: Is Nikolai Kulemin Good As Gone?

    Listening to the latest TSN broadcast Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke chimed in on the future of restricted free agent Nikolai Kulemin and it wasn’t pretty for Kulemin...

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  13. 2010 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks Humble Philadelphia Flyers in 7-4 Win

    Heading into game five of the Stanley Cup Final, there was a lot of chatter about whether or not Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville would switch up his lines...

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  14. Stanley Cup Finals 2010: Flyers Seek Road Win, Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back

    Through four games in the 2010 edition of the Stanley Cup Finals we have watched as the home team has won all four games...

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  15. "Relentless" Flyers Frustrate Blackhawks En Route To Game Four Win

    Throughout these playoffs the Philadelphia Flyers have made the impossible, well, possible. Friday night was no exception as the Flyers handed the Chicago Blackhawks their second straight road loss, taking game four by a final tally of 5-3...

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  16. Conn Smythe Trophy Recipient Still Up in the Air

    Has there ever been a more confusing playoff than this year's edition when it comes to picking a Conn Smythe Trophy favorite?The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded each postseason to the player deemed most valuable to his team during the playoffs...

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  17. Blackhawk Down: Philadelphia Flyers Win Game Three OT Thriller over Chicago

    Heading into Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals there were two streaks at risk—the Chicago Blackhawks seven game unbeaten streak on the road and the Flyers 7-1 record at home during the playoffs...

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  18. Tomas Kaberle Rumours Ignited Again—Which Teams Are A Good Fit?

    TSN reporter Darren Dreger is reporting that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has sent a fax to all NHL clubs outlining Tomas Kaberle’s contract status and the fact that the Czech defenseman is, in fact, available...

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  19. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes From Around the NHL

    Psst...Wanna Puck? There has been an awful lot of chatter about Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger stealing the pucks from games one and two of the Stanley Cup Finals...

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  20. Stanley Cup 2010: Is Jonathan Toews Still the Conn Smythe Trophy Favorite?

    Despite his overall stellar performance throughout the 2008-09 playoffs, Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby took a lot of heat last summer for his lack of results in last year's Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings...

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  21. Stanely Cup 2010: Flyers Lose Game Two, but Look Far From Finished

    The Chicago Blackhawks were badly outplayed in the third period of game two of the Stanley Cup Finals, but in the end, they escaped with a 2-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead...

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  22. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes from Around the NHL

    Don Cherry Stops Traffic There is no easy way to ask this, so I’ll just throw it out there... how many taxi cabs did Don Cherry have to dismantle before he had enough yellow ...

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  23. Ingredients for Success: Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers

    The recipe to a Stanley Cup victory is often the same—get great goaltending, stay out of the penalty box, and hope that your best players are, in fact, your “best players...

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  24. Which Players Will Leafs GM Brian Burke Go After With Columbus' No. 4 Pick?

    It’s not very often that an NHL team gets a shot at selecting in the top-five of the NHL Entry Draft...

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  25. Chicago Blackhawks Win Wild One, Lead Stanley Cup Final 1-0

    Heading into the Stanley Cup Finals I really felt the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks would play a tight-checking brand of hockey that would see both teams score few goals...

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