1. Takin' a T/O with BT: Marian Gaborik Is Back...for Now

    Every team has one. Or two. Sometimes three. Okay, sometimes the roster is full of these kinds of players—players whose talent alone could lay the world at their feet, but their bodies simply won't allow it...

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  2. Ryan Suter and Shea Weber: Nashville's Overlooked Dynamic Duo

    Whether it's Ernie and Bert, a pair of famous twins, or the most famous superhero duo ever (I'm kidding, it's these guys) some of the best players in NHL history have had a sidekick...

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  3. Takin' a T/O with BT: Martin Brodeur Makes 552 His Winning Number

    On Tuesday evening, history was rewritten: a tie was broken, a changing of the guard occurred, and the old King was bumped to No. 2. Patrik Elias bumped John Maclean as the Devils' all-time leading scorer, netting his 702nd point on March 17...

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  4. Takin' a T/O With BT: Is Vesa Toskala Owed an Apology by "Leafs Nation"?

    Toronto is a fickle city. Unless it's stars take them to a championship, score at a point-per-game clip or better, or nab 35 or more wins, the fans are hard to please. They also have short memories...

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  5. Classic Baseball Worldwide: The World Baseball Classic and Its Unforseen Impact

    No one goes to a baseball game to learn anything. Well, at least not anything important. That's not to say that arguing over the six Astros' pitchers to no-hit the Yankees, the catcher ...

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  6. Mrs. Hockey Made the Hockey World, While Her Passing Marks a Dark Day

    Everyone has a role model—someone they respect, someone they look up to, and someone they hope to be like some day...

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  7. Wild Wild West: The Trade Deadline's Impact On the Western Conference

    Just like the Eastern Conference, the Western Conference had it's fair share of movers and shakers on Trade Deadline day...

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  8. Eastern Conference Shakeup: Trade Deadline Recap

    Twenty-two trades. Forty-five players. Twenty-one draft picks. Those are the numbers coming out of the recent NHL trade deadline. Up until roughly 1 p.m. EST, it seemed to be a fairly uneventful day...

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  9. Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs: A Deal That Would Never Happen

    We all know what happens in less than 24 hours. At 3:00pm Eastern tomorrow afternoon, the NHL season has reached its stretch run—meaning no more trades. Tonight, many fans are taking in their favorite players' last games with their respective clubs.

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  10. Takin' a T/O With BT: Thinkin' Pink to a Greater Degree in the NHL

    Every professional sports league, despite their own share of degenerates, loud-mouths, and criminals who don't do their required amount of time, does a lot to support charities and causes that matter...

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  11. Picks, Players, and Prospects: The Trade Deadline Edition of the Power Poll

    Well I decided to revive the Power Poll for a special occasion: The NHL Trade Deadline. Just a reminder that the NHL Power Poll is a weekly installment on Fridays over at MVN (Most Valuable Network)...

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  12. Takin' a T/O with BT: How Big of a Job is John Tortorella Facing in New York?

    Unlike Barry Melrose, when John Tortorella entered the world of Television, many thought that he would be back soon. I don't know how many people thought it would take only eight-and-a-half months to get Torts back behind an NHL bench though...

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  13. Takin' a T/O With BT: Mats Sundins' Tumultuous Toronto Return

    There will be thousands of words written over the next few days of what will almost undoubtedly be Mats Sundin's last games in Toronto. Some will be harsh, while others will be glowing. Others may just not know what to say...

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  14. Market Value: Mathieu Schneider and the Montreal Canadiens Set the Trend

    We may still be a few weeks away from the Trade Deadline, but the market is already beginning to set itself. As the suddenly slumping Montreal Canadiens look for answers, they've decided to look at addressing their blueline first...

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  15. Hilarious Hockey Hi-jinks: Ridiculous, Obscure, and Funny Moments from the NHL

    Sometimes the funniest things happen when you least expect them. In the heat of battle or the pressure of a big-game situation, the NHL has seen some of it's players come up with a few doozies with regards to memorable moments...

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  16. Takin' a T/O With BT: Brian Burke is Kneeling and Praying Nik Antropov is Wanted

    Flying the nest is hard to do, no matter how old you are. Whether you're fresh out of high school and looking for a job, a new graduate with a shiny degree starting out the next stage ...

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  17. Takin' a T/O With BT: Sean Avery—Better or Not He Still Has a Long Way to Go

    Second chances—sometimes they're given too hastily, while sometimes they aren't even given to those truly deserving of one...

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  18. Takin' a T/O With BT: A Streaky NHL Power Poll

    For those on Bleacher Report that don't know, I write a weekly Power Poll every Friday for the NHL. This week it's centering on streaks and I figured it might be a good idea to try it out on B/R...

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  19. Takin' a T/O With BT: Doug Gilmour and Pat Burns Make Saturday Night Alright

    For the second time this season, the Air Canada Centre was brought up to it's feet and down to tears by a man who barely set foot in the building as a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs...

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  20. Takin' a T/O With BT: Are We Starting To "See" Steven Stamkos?

    There were posters, there were bumper stickers, there were tube-tops and t-shirts, there were ads everywhere you could think of; there was even a website...

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  21. Takin' a T/O With BT: Bettman's Near-Miss with Pavel Datsyuk and Nik Lidstrom

    I feel sorry for Gary Bettman. I really do. Every hockey fan in the world is out to get him. They're fed up with his "development" of "markets" such as Southern Florida, Atlanta, and Nashville...

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  22. Takin' a T/O With BT: Living The NHL All-Star Game's Moments

    Ladies and gentlemen, it's here again—the NHL's All Star game. Unlike most years however where the argument has become whether or not the event is necessary, relevant, or even drawing viewers any more, we're embroiled in controversy in the NHL...

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  23. Takin' a T/O with BT: Marc Savard and His All-Star Season

    The Boston Bruins haven't won a championship since 1971/72; back in the Bobby Orr glory days. Back then, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who didn't call Orr the Bruins' difference maker...

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  24. Takin' a T/O With BT: Prospects Abound For John Tavares and Victor Hedman

    Ever since the World Juniors ended, the talks has heated up about who is going to go first overall. With the way John Tavares played during the WJHC, he cemented himself in some scouts minds as to who should be the first overall pick come June...

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  25. Takin' a T/O With BT: The Calgary Flames' Stretch-Run Conundrum

    Depth. Every team in every sport craves it, and word on the street is you can't get anywhere without it. When team's start to lose games late, it's because they don't have enough depth. If they aren't scoring enough, they need to add some scoring depth.

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