1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 5 Penguins Prospects Have a Chance to Go to the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh

    The Consol Energy Center will host Pittsburgh’s first NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in two-and-a-half weeks and the local masses could see as many as three Penguins farmhands in action...

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  18. NHL Trade Talk: 5 Teams That Are 1 Player Away from Changing Their Luck

    Not a single NHL team that finished first in its division last season entered Sunday night’s action at the top of its five-team circuit...

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  19. Boston Bruins Farm Report: Providence to Start Lengthy Road Swing and More

    Second-year professional Craig Cunningham surpassed his rookie season total of 20 goals with the icebreaker and later a power-play conversion that nudged the Providence Bruins past the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-1 , Friday night...

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  20. 8 NHL Players Who Won't Be Traded, but Should Be

    The Anaheim Ducks have solved their Corey Perry dilemma, taking him off the list of soon-to-be free agents with an eight-year contract extension on Monday ...

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  21. 10 NHL Draft Picks to Watch in the Hockey East Semifinals and Final (Video)

    Two of the selections from the first round of the 2012 NHL entry draft will see action at TD Garden this Friday in the Hockey East semifinals. Two other participants were on the U...

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  22. 1 Player Each NHL Team Can't Afford to Lose Down the Stretch

    NHL teams, or at least the ones who keep their professionalism intact, resist resorting to excuses when an important player goes out of the active line chart and they plummet in the standings...

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  23. Calgary Flames Prospects Help Providence College to the Hockey East Semis

    Jon Gillies made a second chance count in the deciding game of the Hockey East quarterfinals, repelling six unanswered New Hampshire Wildcat shots within the last five minutes to cement a 3-2 victory for Providence College...

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  24. 15 Bold Predictions for the 2nd Half of the NHL Season

    Predictions can sometimes feel like the journalistic equivalent of shots on goal. As long as one in every few hit the back of net, you are doing okay...

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  25. Boston Bruins: 3 Takeaways from Their 2-1 Loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Where they stand right now, the Boston Bruins are simply a cut below the Pittsburgh Penguins . With Sunday’s 2-1 falter at the Consol Energy Center, the Bruins have sandwiched ...

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