1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Grading NHL Teams Early in 2nd Round of 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Each remaining NHL playoff team has played at least one game in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings deserve high marks for their performance so far...

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  12. 1 Thing We've Learned About Each of the Top Stars in the NHL Playoffs

    The NHL is full of top stars. During the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, we learned that Alex Ovechkin can't get the Washington Capitals over the hump, Sidney Crosby is doing just fine ...

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  13. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Every 2nd-Round Team's Biggest X-Factor

    The second round of the 2013 NHL playoffs got underway on Tuesday, and players such as the New York Rangers' Derick Brassard, the Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov and the Boston Bruins' ...

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  14. Ranking the Top 10 NHL Free Agent Centers Available This Offseason

    NHL free agency is always a fun time during the summer for players and hockey fans, and this summer centers like Mike Ribeiro, Patrik Elias and Tyler Bozak are set to hit the open market...

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  15. New York Rangers' Offense Comes Alive and Makes History in Game 7

    Just like Peter Frampton's iconic single , the New York Rangers offense "came alive" during their Game 7 matchup against the Washington Capitals ...

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  16. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings: NHL Playoff Preview and Prediction

    The 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs are going to enter the semifinals this week, and the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will square off in an Original Six matchup...

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  17. Predicting Winners for Monday's Game 7s in 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Stanley Cup Playoffs got a lot more interesting when both the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs staved off elimination to force a pivotal Game 7, but which teams will be ...

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  18. Biggest Takeaways from Friday's NHL Playoff Action

    On Friday night there was a ton of amazing action, and some of the biggest takeaways include the Washington Capitals securing control of their destiny, the effect special teams continue ...

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  19. 10 NHL Players Fans Wish Were Playing in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Although the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs have been full of excitement with talented players from multiple teams, fans wish that stars like Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and Sergei Bobrovsky were currently representing their teams in the playoffs...

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  20. Derick Brassard Helps New York Rangers Tie Series Against Washington Capitals

    The New York Rangers are heading back to the Verizon Center in Washington tied 2-2 in their first-round series against the Washington Capitals , and center Derick Brassard has been the team's catalyst for success...

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  21. Ranking the 10 Savviest General Managers in the NHL

    The role of an NHL general manager is one of the toughest in sports, but savvy executives like Ray Shero, Glen Sather, Dean Lombardi and Ken Holland appear to handle the job with ease...

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  22. Ranking the 10 Most Potent Offensive Prospects in 2013 NHL Draft

    The 2013 NHL draft is going to feature many top prospects like Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads, Valeri Nichushkin from Russia and Aleksander Barkov ...

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  23. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 1 Adjustment Every Team Needs to Make

    The first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, and the Boston Bruins fixing their penalty kill and the Minnesota Wild balancing their defensive pairings are among ...

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  24. One Player Every 2013 NHL Playoff Team Needs to Step Up

    The 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs are off to an amazing start, but there are players from playoff contenders like Brad Richards of the New York Rangers, Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles ...

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  25. Dream Matchups for the Remainder of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs are only in the quarterfinals, but don't doubt that some fans are looking ahead to see if dream matchups like the Chicago Blackhawks vs. the Detroit Red Wings, the New York Rangers vs...

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