1. Are The Vancouver Canucks The Most Promising NHL Playoff Dark Horse?

    The Vancouver Canucks cemented third place in the Western Conference by sealing the Northwest Division championship with a 3-1 triumph over the top-dog Chicago Blackhawks Monday night...

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  2. NHL Western Conference Prospects to Watch in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs

    Six of the NHL teams who will still be in the Western Conference after realignment will have a farm team in the first round of the 2013 American Hockey League playoffs starting this weekend...

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  3. 15 NHL Eastern Conference Prospects to Watch in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs

    The American Hockey League, the NHL ’s primary development circuit, completed its regular season on Sunday and is set to commence the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs this coming weekend...

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  4. Updated Look at the Race for Bottom NHL Playoff Spots in Each Conference

    Look no further than the Southeast Division for confirmation that the NHL is in pseudo-playoff mode this week ...

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  5. Ranking the 20 Best NHL Players Age 23 or Younger

    The Edmonton Oilers’ recent firing of general manager Steve Tambellini does not mean they are set back for another handful of years...

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  6. 2013 NHL Draft: How Some Draft Prospects Are Performing in the CHL Playoffs

    This Thursday and Friday will mark the beginning of the conference finals in the Western , Ontario and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs...

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  7. The Most Painful Injuries in the 2013 NHL Season (With Video)

    Kevlar socks have become a new upper-echelon discussion topic in the NHL this season. Extraordinarily, the use of visors remains a debate, too, no matter how many times a vulnerable set of eyes endures the worst ...

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  8. 2 Recent NHL Games Reiterate That the OT/Shootout Points System Is Correct

    Two sets of NHL teams hovering around the playoff qualification borderline , one pair per conference, refused to make each other’s lives any easier over the weekend...

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  9. 6 Rookies Who Can Have a Major Impact on the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    The NHL playoffs, complete with broadened national media coverage and spiked fan interest, have hardly ever failed to introduce the league’s collective fanbase to a couple of new faces...

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  10. Power Ranking the Most Outstanding NHL Draft Picks in the Frozen Four Semis

    Although they were all likely absorbed in their current team’s 7-2 romp of the Florida Panthers Thursday night, there was plenty for Winnipeg Jets fans to like in the NCAA men’s hockey semifinals...

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  11. 10 Active NHL Stars Who Will Be First-Ballot Hall of Famers

    Less than 10 months ago, when Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement after two decorated decades in the NHL , stocks of Detroit-area calendars for the year 2015 were likely purchased and highlighted for the first week of November...

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  12. Boston Bruins Prospects Roundup: Providence Clinches AHL Atlantic and More

    It was an all-around banner day for the Providence Bruins, albeit a passive one at that. The second-place Portland Pirates dropped a 4-3 decision in St...

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  13. Shattuck-St. Mary's Making Its Mark on International Women's Hockey

    Next season, Gordie Stafford will round out his first decade as head coach of the Shattuck -St. Mary’s girls’ 19-and-under hockey program, having started in 2004-05 ...

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  14. NHL Player Rankings: Rising Stars, Aging Legends and Players at Their Peak

    Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Toews are a handful of those NHL players who have graduated from “rising stars” and should still, amazingly enough, have better years ahead of them...

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  15. Chicago Blackhawks: Why Their Playoff-Clinching Win Is Extra Encouraging

    Jonathan Toews ’ actions during Sunday night’s contest and his words to reporters shortly thereafter reached equal decibels...

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  16. Ottawa Senators: Are The Key Injuries Catching Up With Them?

    Before this past weekend, the Ottawa Senators had not lost more than two consecutive regulation decisions in 2013...

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  17. 6 NHL Players Who Need to Improve Before the Playoffs

    While it might be too late to up his 2012-13 goals-against average and save percentage to a savory number, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott is flaunting all-important hints of peaking at the right time...

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  18. Galchenyuk, Markov: 2 Montreal Canadiens With Strong Masterton Trophy Cases

    Alex Galchenyuk and Andrei Markov have served as two compelling personifications of their Montreal Canadiens' bounceback from bottom-feeders in 2011-12 to near shoo-ins for home ice in the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs...

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  19. Ranking the 10 Most Media Savvy Stars in the NHL Today

    Based on their verbal missteps at the end of the 2011-12 NHL season, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist are several training sessions away from transitioning to a talk radio gig...

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  20. 10 Most Frustrated NHL Fanbases After the 2013 Trading Deadline

    Nobody said everyone was going to get what they wanted and needed before the NHL trade market closed for the season Wednesday . Nor should anybody have expected precisely every asset a given team had to be placed on the 2013 trade block...

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  21. Ranking the Top 10 NHL Prospects at the NCAA Hockey Regionals

    There were a total of 90 rostered players who have been drafted by an NHL team on one of the 16 teams playing in this past weekend's NCAA Men's Hockey regional action...

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  22. Ranking the 10 Most Lopsided Trades in NHL History

    Although it is not even a week old and the aftermath will likely take a few years to officially pan out, Jarome Iginla's trade from the Calgary Flames to the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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  23. Boston Bruins Prospects Roundup: O'Gara, Gothberg Advance in NCAAs and More

    Rob O’Gara and Zane Gothberg , the only two Boston Bruins farmhands in the 2013 NCAA men’s hockey tournament, will face one another for the right to advance to the Frozen Four on Saturday...

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  24. Each NHL Team's Biggest Need Heading into the Trade Deadline

    The biggest story of the 2013 NHL trading deadline is all written but the epilogue. The prevalent theme of that chapter shall surround the moves or attempted moves by teams other than the most logical Stanley Cup favorites...

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  25. 4 Moves We Would Love to See Happen Before the NHL Trading Deadline

    Last summer’s NHL trade winds delivered a multitude of attention-getting deals, two of which had a common human interest thread...

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