1. Martin Havlat Leads by Example in Chicago

    Persistence is the key when dealing with repeated injuries. You don't have to tell Martin Havlat how disappointing and frustrating they are. Ottawa's 26th overall draft pick in 1999 played at least 67 games in his first four seasons with the Senators...

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  2. Sidney Crosby Matures as a Player and Captain

    He had 102 points as a rookie. A 120-point sophomore season, which saw him capture the Art Ross, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Lester B. Pearson Award...

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  3. Tennis Players Who Changed the Game: Anna Kournikova

    In any sport, there is that one figure who is able to fill the seats in stadiums and create a new fanbase. Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, and Diego Maradona are the obvious examples...

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  4. Andrei Arshavin: Born To Be a Gunner

    Arsene Wenger has always emphasized an attacking style among his players. Although it lacks the finish at times, there's no denying the entertainment and success his strategy brings to Arsenal...

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  5. Evgeni Malkin Eyeing Art Ross, Montreal Canadiens at a Loss

    Both the Western and Eastern Conference playoff races haven't loosened up much. All it takes is one day for a team to jump back into contention with one win. It's certainly the most exciting time of the regular season and it may come down to the last day.

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  6. Buffalo Sabres Don't Deserve Playoff Hockey

    If ever there was an enigma team in the NHL this season, it would have to be the Buffalo Sabres. A team that bears exquisite offensive potential. A team with the longest tenured coach in Lindy Ruff...

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  7. Olli Jokinen Hot, Niklas Backstrom Not

    In St. Louis, it would have been easy to give up on the season. With a laundry-list of injuries throughout the year, the team made no excuses. Instead, they continue to fight for every point to stay in the playoff race...

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  8. Karim Benzema Will Remain with Lyon

    Months of contemplation concerning Karim Benzema's future have concluded. The 21-year-old has assured the public that he will stay with Lyon next season...

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  9. A Trade Deadline Special: Erik Cole Hot, Patrick O'Sullivan Not

    A total of 22 trades took place during the NHL’s 2009 deadline day. While some players were moved as expected, others surprisingly stayed put and laid our thoughts to rest. Marian Gaborik and Jay Bouwmeester are two examples of that...

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  10. Maxim Afinogenov Finds Success by Going Back to Basics

    Two months. That's how long it had been since Maxim Afinogenov hit the ice for the Buffalo Sabres. Out since Jan. 3, 2009 with a groin injury, he has been in a jam offensively since last season...

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  11. NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

    The clock has officially hit 3 p.m which means that the 2009 NHL trade deadline has ended. Some late deals may still take place and be announced shortly. It's an exciting day that you wish could occur more than once a year in hockey...

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  12. Martin Brodeur Hot, David Krejci Not

    Any doubters of the Florida Panthers and their playoff hopes must have been impressed with the 6-2 thumping they gave Washington in D.C. The last time the Cats made the postseason was in 2000, led by the "Russian Rocket," Pavel Bure...

    R L Written by R L about over 5 years ago 588 reads 2 comments

  13. Memo to Don Cherry: Get a Life

    You can't seem to get through one of Don Cherry's segments without him mentioning visors, Canadians, and how much the Europeans need to learn from the North American players...

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  14. Don't Blame Patrick Lalime if the Buffalo Sabres Miss the Playoffs

    All of a sudden, the Buffalo Sabres have dried up in terms of scoring goals. Not quite the expectation when this team started out the year with a 6-0-2 record...

    R L Written by R L about over 5 years ago 348 reads 3 comments

  15. The Calder Trophy Race: Where We Stand Today

    What a rollercoaster of a ride the 2009 Calder Trophy competition has been. More than a few rookies have had their names mentioned as the season has progressed. All of the experts who chose Steven Stamkos and Mikkel Boedker were sorely mistaken...

    R L Written by R L about over 5 years ago 237 reads 2 comments

  16. Mike Richards Hot, New York Rangers Not

    Hockey Day in Canada once again brought a nation together on Saturday. None of the Canadian matchups disappointed in my eyes. Obviously, the big story was Mats Sundin's return to Toronto in a Canucks jersey...

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  17. Philadelphia Flyers Take Penalty Killing to a New Level

    Penalties can make or break a game. No matter how often you practice the drills, you are bound to give up a powerplay goal here and there. An extra attacker is just too much to handle at times, and it's human nature for fatigue to kick in...

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  18. Mike Green Hot, Pittsburgh Penguins Not

    Hot or not has returned after a two-month break. Before I get into my selections, I'd like to express my condolences to the family members of the 50 people who died Thursday night when Continental ...

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  19. Noah Welch Donates His Brain for a Greater Cause

    Men and women have taken different paths in having their names remembered, some more unusual than others. In the NHL or any other hockey league, players are normally remembered for their on-ice accomplishments...

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  20. Teppo Numminen: The True Heart of the Buffalo Sabres

    Experience is something that doesn't come freely in any sport. Careers aplenty have been cut short due to injuries that we resent. Some are able to fight through it and end their playing days on their own terms...

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  21. Alexander Ovechkin Or Evgeni Malkin? That is the Real Question

    Over the past few months, I have read countless articles focusing on the match-up between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Different views have been shared, but most would take Ovechkin over Crosby in a head-to-head battle...

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  22. What Makes the NHL Enjoyable to Watch?

    Nobody is perfect. A referee makes a bad call and it leads to your team losing a key match-up. It's happened to everyone I assume. You may be able to let it go and believe that the official did the job to the best of his ability...

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  23. NHL Games to Remember: Oct. 5, 2005, Washington Capitals-Columbus Blue Jackets

    It was the moment we'd all been waiting for. With every team in action this evening, Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby were to make their much anticipated debuts. The center of attention that night was the Russian however...

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  24. A Healthy Tim Connolly Equals a Happy Buffalo Sabres Team

    As much as we despise them, injuries are a part of every sport. Nothing will change that, and there's no use complaining when your favourite athlete goes down. At times, we may question the heart and desire of some players...

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  25. NHL Games To Remember: May 5, 2006, Buffalo Sabres 7 Ottawa Senators 6

    Anticipation was the feeling before the 2005/2006 NHL season. At long last, the lockout had ended and NHL hockey would bring with it a new identity...

    R L Written by R L about over 5 years ago 666 reads 8 comments