1. NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators Game 3 Reactions, Analysis

    If the performances from both teams are going to be any indicator of the rest of this series, then this Game 3 is extremely bad news for Anaheim...

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  2. 2011 NHL Playoff Analysis: Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators, Game 1

    Game 1 of the Western Conference's 4 vs. 5 matchup between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators was everything it lived up to be, and yet at the same time comes as quite the shocker to many...

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  3. Live Blog: Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators Game 1

    Hey everyone! Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Kyle Nicolas here and it's my privilege to cover the first game of the Western Conference Quarterfinals series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators ...

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  4. NHL Playoff Predictions: Breakdowns and Analysis for the First Round

    I'm a firm believer that the song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is traditionally reserved for the wrong time of the year...

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  5. NHL Playoffs: Is It Fair That Officiating Changes in the Postseason?

    Just about every hockey fan can look back on this past season and think of that one game where the referees seemingly robbed their team of either one or two points...

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  6. Detroit Red Wings: 15 Targets for a Rebuild in 2011-2012

    The Detroit Red Wings are currently beefing up for their 20th consecutive trip to the playoffs, having clinched the Central Division title yet again...

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  7. NHL Game Preview: Anaheim Ducks Vs. Calgary Flames

    When the Calgary Flames welcome the Anaheim Ducks to the Scotiabank Saddledome tonight, I can promise you there will be at least five other teams around the Western Conference watching this game, or at least the scoreboard, with great interest...

    Kyle Nicolas Written by Kyle Nicolas about over 3 years ago 284 reads 1 comments

  8. NHL Crunch Time: The 10 Biggest Games Still on the Schedule This Week

    It's a beautiful Tuesday morning and it's crazy to think that this NHL season is coming to an end almost as quickly as it started...

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  9. Big NHL Thursday: A Look at the Key Matchups in the Western Conference Tonight

    To put it lightly, the Western Conference is a madhouse where absolutely nobody is safe, except for maybe the Vancouver Canucks...

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  10. Alex Ovechkin and the Top 10 Goals of Last Week

    There's no question that the NHL is packed with some of the world's greatest athletes who night after night can dazzle fans with displays of their skill and grace...

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  11. Los Angeles Kings: 5 Keys To Locking Up Home Ice in the First Round

    The Los Angeles Kings have been one of the more surprising teams of the year, and not in the way their fans would like...

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  12. Michal Grabner and the Top 10 Calder Trophy Candidates

    Rookies are the future of the NHL. It's a great story to see a young player beginning to find his stride at such a young age, bringing a large amount of promise and a glimpse of some ...

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  13. Zdeno Chara Demonstrates the NHL Is Incapable of Disciplining Its Players

    The NHL has been receiving a lot of criticism from fans, players, media and just about everyone else with an opinion lately on its horribly inconsistent disciplinary punishments ...

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  14. NHL Trade Deadline: Did the LA Kings Do Enough to Secure a Playoff Spot?

    With the NHL trade deadline coming and going, fans in Los Angeles sat waiting intently while wondering if their beloved Kings would make some sort of a deal to push them over the edge and into the playoffs for the second consecutive year...

    Kyle Nicolas Written by Kyle Nicolas about over 3 years ago 549 reads 2 comments

  15. NHL Trade Deadline: Dustin Penner and 10 Targets for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have had what can't be called anything less than a roller-coaster year. At the outset of the season, they were expected to be one of the top contenders for ...

    Kyle Nicolas Written by Kyle Nicolas about over 3 years ago 3,217 reads 45 comments

  16. Steven Stamkos and the 25 Most Prolific Scorers in the NHL Today

    Goals... they're the lifeblood of the game of hockey. It takes an enormous amount of skill to put a puck past an NHL goaltender, and guys who can do it on a regular basis become superstars...

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  17. The Ottawa Senators and 5 Teams to Watch at The Trade Deadline

    The countdown clock is ticking away. On February 28th at 3pm Eastern, the NHL trade deadline will officially pass, and any sort of inter-team deals will no longer be allowed...

    Kyle Nicolas Written by Kyle Nicolas about over 3 years ago 436 reads 0 comments

  18. NHL Trade Rumors: Brad Richards and the Top Soon-To-Be Free Agent on Each Team

    NHL Free Agency, which officially opens on July 1st, is a process that has revolutionized the way teams and players do business...

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  19. Battle of the Sexes Part Two: Grading the All-Star Teams: Team Staal

    All the mock drafts, all the predictions, and all the guessing of who could go where is finally done and over...

    Kyle Nicolas Written by Kyle Nicolas about over 3 years ago 360 reads 0 comments

  20. Battle Of The Sexes: Two Writers Showdown In a Mock All-Star Draft: Team Kyle

    With the NHL All-Star game being less than a week away, Bleacher Report Featured Columnist and my good friend Liz Brownstein and I decided it would be fun to put our analyst skills to the test in a head-to-head battle...

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  21. Future Stars: The Top 30 Prospects of the 2011 NHL Draft

    Every NHL team will tell you success is a long and difficult road that starts with the most basic building blocks. Those building blocks come to light every summer with the NHL Draft...

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  22. All-Star Disaster: How The New Format Has Destroyed The All-Star Game

    When I first heard about the new format for the NHL All-Star Game, the very first thing I thought was it might be interesting, but there was a lot of room for some pretty large failures...

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  23. NHL Trade Rumors: 10 Potential Replacements For Derek Roy

    In case you haven't heard, Derek Roy was sidelined indefinitely with a torn left quadricep tendon on December 23rd, leaving a gaping hole in the Buffalo Sabres offense...

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  24. Tyler Myers and 10 Other Youngsters Who Should Get The "C"

    Being an NHL captain is unquestionably one of the most prestigious honors in all of sports. It takes a man with a great passion for his team, a strong desire and ability to lead his ...

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  25. NHL Power Rankings: The NHL's Most Feared Arenas

    Hockey is a sport where home-ice advantage goes beyond just the few benefits granted by the rules (such as shooting first in the shootout or having the last change after a whistle)...

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