1. NHL Playoffs: Why Mike Smith Should Receive Conn Smythe Consideration

    The Western Conference Final is shaping up to be yet another goaltending battle. Much like it was in their second-round series with the Nashville Predators , Phoenix Coyotes goaltender ...

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  2. NHL Playoffs: If Ilya Bryzgalov Does Not Improve It Will Be a Long Summer

    So far in his stint with the Broadstreet Bullies, goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has had a roller coaster year...

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  3. NHL Playoffs 2012: Does Any Team in the East Have a Chance to Beat the Rangers?

    Heading into the second round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs , one would most likely assume that the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers would eventually meet in the third ...

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  4. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons Chris Kreider Is Emerging Star for the NY Rangers

    For New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider, his dream has already come true this postseason. Most young college players just hope that they will eventually sign a contract with the team that drafted them and one day play in the NHL ...

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  5. NHL Playoffs 2012: Washington Capitals Offense Needs More Aggression in Game 2

    Game 1 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals concluded Saturday afternoon with the Rangers scoring the 3-1 victory...

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  6. NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons to Believe the Rangers Will Beat the Senators in Game 7

    Two of the three game sevens in the Eastern Conference take place on Thursday evening in the first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. The one with the most intrigue is probably the battle between the No...

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  7. Phoenix Coyotes Goaltender Mike Smith Deserves a Vezina Trophy Nomination

    Today, the National Hockey League announced the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy. The Vezina Trophy is handed out annually to the best goaltender as judged by the NHL General Managers...

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  8. NHL Playoffs: Long Break Will Help the Vancouver Canucks

    With the strange scheduling in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings do not play Game 5 of their opening round series until Sunday evening in Vancouver—a whole four days after Game 4 on Wednesday night...

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  9. NHL Playoffs : 5 Key Takeaways for the Vancouver Canucks Following Game 4

    The people of Vancouver have breathed a giant sigh of relief; their team was not swept from the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles...

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  10. NHL Playoffs: 5 Changes the Philadelphia Flyers Need to Make Heading into Game 5

    With their backs against the wall, the Pittsburgh Penguins kick-started their comeback from 3-0 down in their series with the Philadelphia Flyers in a big way...

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  11. Vancouver Canucks: Is Cory Schneider the Goaltender of the Future?

    Earlier Wednesday morning, Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that for the second consecutive game in the team's opening round series with the Los Angeles Kings , backup goaltender Cory Schneider will get the start in net...

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  12. NHL Playoffs: 6 Important Storylines for Game 4 of the Canucks vs. Kings Series

    Heading into Wednesday night's clash between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks , there are plenty of potential storylines...

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  13. NHL Playoffs: Raffi Torres Must Get Lengthy Suspension for Marian Hossa Hit

    In case you missed it, at 11:51 of game three of the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Phoenix Coyotes , Coyotes forward Raffi Torres came across the ice to throw a devastating hit on an unaware Marian Hossa of the Blackhawks in front of the Chicago bench...

    John Bain Written by John Bain about over 2 years ago 6,451 reads 6 comments

  14. NHL Playoffs 2012: Are This Year's Playoffs the Most Exciting Ever?

    To date, the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs have had a bit of everything. Bitter rivalries renewed, rivalries formed, hits, fights, suspensions, tight games and high scoring affairs, it almost sounds like old-time hockey has returned for 2012...

    John Bain Written by John Bain about over 2 years ago 1,129 reads 3 comments

  15. NHL Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks: What or Who Is Responsible for Their Collapse?

    Both the Vancouver Canucks and their fans are in absolute shock from how their first round series with the Los Angeles Kings has gone. Entering Game 4 on Wednesday evening in L...

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  16. NHL Playoffs 2012: 7 Players Under the Most Pressure This Postseason

    We are just under a week into the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and some series have lived up to expectations, while others are just shocks all around...

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  17. NHL Playoffs: 6 Changes the Vancouver Canucks Need to Make Heading into Game 3

    The Vancouver Canucks have put themselves in a very bad position heading into Los Angeles for Game 3 and Game 4 on the Kings' home turf...

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  18. Vancouver Canucks: 5 Reasons to Believe They Will Win the Cup This Year

    Despite suffering a game one defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings , the Vancouver Canucks begin the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs in hopes of winning the Cup after losing it in a seventh game to the Boston Bruins a year ago...

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  19. NHL Playoffs 2012: Now or Never for These 4 Teams to Win Stanley Cup

    The 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs open on Wednesday evening, and there are several returning playoff teams whose time to win the Cup is quickly coming to a close...

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  20. NHL Playoffs 2012: Non-Playoff Teams That Will Make the Playoffs Next Year

    With the 2011-12 NHL regular season coming to an exciting close on Saturday evening, several teams were left on the outside looking in on the sixteen teams who performed well enough to extend their season's onward to the playoffs...

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  21. Vancouver Canucks: How Daniel Sedin's Injury Affects Their Playoff Chances

    Vancouver Canucks forward and star player Daniel Sedin is out for an unknown amount of time due to a concussion suffered 12 days ago at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith on this controversial hit ...

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  22. Vancouver Canucks Turn Up Their Game Towards Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Around this time of year, fan videos made to pump one another up, surface as the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs rapidly approach. This was my first attempt at any kind of the aforementioned videos, and hope you all enjoy it...

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  23. Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames: Outcome Is Huge for Both Teams

    Tonight the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames will meet for the second-to-last time this season in a game that is sure to be a barn-burner...

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  24. Vancouver Canucks: 5 Players That Need to Step Up in the Absence of Daniel Sedin

    When Daniel Sedin suffered a concussion against the Chicago Blackhawks after receiving this hit at the hands of the Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, many Vancouver Canucks ...

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  25. Vancouver Canucks: Why Head Coach Alain Vigneault's Job Is Safe

    Head Coach Alain Vigneault is feeling the heat from the fans due to the recent struggles of his Vancouver Canucks hockey team during the month of March...

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