1. Final Predictions for 2013 NHL Awards

    The NHL decided not to have a bonanza for the 2013 NHL Awards this year because of the lockout, and the award winners will be identified on Friday and Saturday...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 10,577 reads 55 comments

  2. The Greatest Challenge for Each NHL Superstar in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals

    The Stanley Cup Final is what each NHL player competes for all year, and various members of the Chicago Blackhawks, such as Jonathan Toews and the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara, will face stiff challenges during the series...

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  3. Why Alain Vigneault Is the Smart Choice for New York Rangers Head Coach

    According to Katie Strang of ESPN New York , today Alain Vigneault interviewed for the New York Rangers head coach position. Whenever a coach is fired it makes sense to make a change...

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  4. Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Game 1 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    For the first time since 1979, two Original Six behemoths will battle in the Stanley Cup Final, but which team will be victorious in Game 1? The Boston Bruins are coming off an unprecedented ...

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  5. NHL Playoffs 2013: Complete Guide to Bruins vs. Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final

    The Stanley Cup Final will feature two Original Six franchises for the first time since 1979, and there is a lot of information to digest...

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  6. Chicago Blackhawks vs. LA Kings: Game 5 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The Chicago Blackhawks are a victory away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, and the defending champion Los Angeles Kings are kicking themselves...

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  7. NHL Prospects Set to Be Offensive Standouts 2013-14 Season

    Steven Stamkos wasn't always the offensive threat he is today, and during the upcoming season prospects like Jonathan Drouin , Nathan MacKinnon and Ryan Strome will have a chance to set the league on fire...

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  8. Chicago Blackhawks vs. LA Kings: Game 4 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings remained perfect at home after securing a Game 3 victory at the Staples Center, but can they get the job done in Game 4? The Chicago ...

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  9. What a Stanley Cup Final Berth Would Mean for Each NHL Conference Finalist

    The NHL 's final four are coincidentally the teams who won the past four Stanley Cups, and another Final berth would mean something different to each team...

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  10. How the NHL's Proposed Rule Changes Would Affect Hockey

    The NHL 's Competition Committee has approved potential major rule changes that will go into effect if approved by the league Board of Governors, according to Harrison Mooney of Puck Daddy ...

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  11. Chicago Blackhawks vs. LA Kings: Game 3 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The defending Stanley Cup champions are on the ropes as they head back to Los Angeles for a Game 3 matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks. This is the second series in which the Kings have gone down 2-0, but the Blackhawks are not the St...

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  12. LA Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Game 2 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    Less than 24 hours after going through 60 minutes of tenacious battle, the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks will meet in a pivotal Game 2 matchup...

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  13. 2013 NHL Conference Finals: Power Ranking the Remaining Goalies

    During the later rounds of the NHL 's Stanley Cup playoffs, having a quality goaltender like Jonathan Quick defend the six feet of space between two sturdy bars of steel can be the difference between life and death...

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  14. LA Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Game 1 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The Los Angeles Kings will meet the Chicago Blackhawks for a Game 1 matchup at the United Center, and it should be a great series...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 1 year ago 6,113 reads 20 comments

  15. Is a No. 1 Defenseman More Important Than a Hot Goaltender in NHL Playoffs?

    One of hockey's most common cliches involves the importance of goaltending, but is a No. 1 defenseman more important to a team than a hot goaltender in the NHL playoffs? While each ...

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  16. 10 Burning Questions Heading into the 2013 NHL Conference Finals

    In the 2013 NHL conference finals, the Boston Bruins will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference, while the Los Angeles Kings will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference...

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  17. John Tortorella Did Not Deserve to Lose His Job After Rangers' Second-Round Exit

    The New York Times reported the shocking news this afternoon that the New York Rangers relieved John Tortorella of his coaching duties...

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  18. Ranking the Top Goaltenders Available This Summer

    Goaltending is a very important component of any Stanley Cup contender, and this summer, netminders such as Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo and Mike Smith will be available. While some of these goalies will be free agents, others could be acquired via trade.

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  19. Best and Worst Postseason Moments for Each 2013 NHL Playoff Team

    The Stanley Cup playoffs are a great time of year, and each playoff team such as the Anaheim Ducks, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins has had their share of good and bad moments...

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  20. Is the End Near for Brad Richards After New York Rangers Scratch Him for Game 4?

    According to Dan Rosen of NHL .com, New York Rangers $12 million man Brad Richards is a healthy scratch for Game 4 of the 2013 Stanley Cup semifinals. Richards was the Rangers' playoff hero in 2012 when he was dubbed "Mr...

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  21. NHL Playoffs 2013: Most Important Lessons Learned Midway Through 2nd Round

    The second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs is almost over. Midway through the semifinals one of the most important lessons learned involves the power play...

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  22. Figuring Out What Went Wrong for Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013 NHL Playoffs

    When Nazem Kadri put Phil Kessel 's rebound past Tuukka Rask five minutes and 29 seconds into the third period, the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans were ready to head on to the second round...

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  23. Upset Meter for Every 2nd-Round Stanley Cup Playoff Series

    The second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs has been exciting up to this point, and each series has the potential for an upset. The New York Rangers are the most unlikely to pull one off, as they are in a 0-3 hole trailing the Boston Bruins...

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  24. Ranking the Top 10 Free-Agent Right Wingers Available This Offseason

    This July, Jarome Iginla of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Michael Ryder of the Montreal Canadiens and David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils will be some of the most sought-after right wingers of the NHL 's free-agent market...

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  25. 1 Player Every NHL Lottery Team Should Trade This Offseason

    Each non-playoff team had a chance to win the draft lottery, and the Colorado Avalanche will pick No. 1 overall...

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