1. Boston Bruins-Chicago Blackhawks: Game 6 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    Based on where they stand in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals and the reputations they have established in their respective situations, the Chicago Blackhawks constitute an unstoppable force, the Boston Bruins an immovable boulder...

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  2. Stanley Cup Final 2013: Can The Blackhawks Keep Up Their Game 5 Magic?

    At the start of this week, much was made of the fact that the Chicago Blackhawks have been luckless of late in Game 3s when the 2013 Stanley Cup Final shuffled to Boston in a 1-1 deadlock...

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  3. 2013 NHL Draft: Ranking the Top 10 Defensemen Among This Year's Prospects

    Give or take, defensemen should comprise about one-third of the first-round picks in the 2013 NHL draft . It would be less surprising if one or two more go that early than if any fewer do...

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  4. Patrice Bergeron: Why He Should Be Prominent In The Conn Smythe Discussion

    If the Boston Bruins hold on and prevail in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, top point-getter David Krejci and otherworldly goaltender Tuukka Rask are both knee-jerk Conn Smythe Trophy candidates, and good ones at that...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 1 year ago 1,473 reads 6 comments

  5. Boston Bruins-Chicago Blackhawks: Game 4 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    Game 4 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals presents the Boston Bruins with a chance to redo their Round 1 act of pushing an opponent to a 3-1 precipice...

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  6. Stanley Cup Finals 2013: Who Will Be Under More Pressure In Games 3 and 4?

    After breaking up one team’s impressive stretch of home dominance to hasten their Western Conference Finals victory, the Chicago Blackhawks must do the same to another adversary if they are to win the Stanley Cup...

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  7. Will Jonathan Toews' Selke Trophy Affect His Play in Stanley Cup Final?

    Up to this point, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has ensured that his team defines its 2013 season with a fastidious appetite for hardware...

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  8. Stanley Cup Finals 2013: Will Too Many Shot Blocks Be Boston's Undoing?

    Perhaps never more than in the young phases of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final has the puck represented the momentum...

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  9. Brandon Saad and Torey Krug: A Tale of 2 Rookies in the Stanley Cup Final

    Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad issued an awakening in his first-ever Stanley Cup Final game Wednesday night. Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug endured one...

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  10. Stanley Cup Final 2013: Game 2 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The NHL ’s first nonconference contest in over a year (by one day, to be exact) went 52 minutes and eight seconds above the standard 60-minute brim...

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  11. NHL Stanley Cup Final 2013: Critical Keys for the Boston Bruins

    The answer to the question of what the Boston Bruins fundamentally need in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals breeds the deeper inquiry of how they ensure more of the same winning formula...

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  12. Ranking the Most Likely Destinations for the Top 2013 NHL Free Agents

    In one of the NHL ’s first major offseason moves of 2013, would-be free agent Sergei Gonchar reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars, who had just traded for his rights with the Ottawa Senators...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 1 year ago 30,278 reads 56 comments

  13. Bruins vs. Penguins: Game 4 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    Just as they did in the second round, the Pittsburgh Penguins have lost Game 3 of the NHL ’s Eastern Conference Finals in double overtime, 2-1...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 1 year ago 8,591 reads 40 comments

  14. Stanley Cup History: 7 NHL Goalies Who Made Fans Forget Their Predecessors

    All four of the most recent Stanley Cup champions constitute the last four teams in the hunt for the 2013 championship. Yet only Jonathan Quick of Los Angeles has stayed with his current team as the starting goaltender since winning his first title...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 1 year ago 1,543 reads 2 comments

  15. Pens vs. Bruins Game 3 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    As the NHL ’s Eastern Conference Final switches sites, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins are percolating polar memories of the last time they each faced the Philadelphia Flyers in a Stanley Cup playoff series...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 1 year ago 3,955 reads 9 comments

  16. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Game 2 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    For the first time in either the Boston Bruins’ or the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2013 Stanley Cup playoff run, one of these teams is trailing in a series. That was inevitable after Game 1 of the NHL ’s Eastern Conference Final...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 1 year ago 6,897 reads 44 comments

  17. Chicago Blackhawks: Why They Have the NHL's Top Captain-Coach Duo Right Now

    The Chicago Blackhawks continued a pair of characteristic patterns when they won Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinal Wednesday night, 2-1, in overtime. The win completed a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Detroit Red Wings ...

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  18. The Biggest Reason Why Each NHL Conference Finalist Can Win the Stanley Cup

    The top goaltender from the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs is in his regal position on the postseason leaderboard yet again at the halfway mark of the 2013 tournament. Ditto the highest-producing scorer from the 2011 playoffs...

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  19. Bruins vs. Penguins: Game 1 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The last two members of the NHL ’s Eastern Conference to win the Stanley Cup will clash for the right to play for another crown in the third round of the 2013 playoffs...

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  20. 10 NHL Players Ready to Emerge as Stars in the 2013-14 Season

    Several young NHL skaters, each with no more than one or two seasons in the league to their credit, are not certified big-timers…yet...

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  21. The Signature Highlight from Each Remaining 2013 NHL Playoff Team (Video)

    Going into Sunday night’s Game 6 between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, 10 Stanley Cup playoff series had already finished. San Jose's season-saving 2-1 triumph means there are still six teams standing in contention for the Cup in 2013...

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  22. 10 Best Combined Playing and Coaching Careers in NHL History

    Patrick Roy, who plugged the Colorado Avalanche vacancy on Thursday , is all but indisputably the best former NHL goaltender to return to the league as a head coach...

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  23. Stock Watch for the Top Free-Agents-to-Be in the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    Several participants in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are playing for a byproduct of team success...

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  24. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Biggest Rumors, Speculation Around the NHL

    Almost exactly a full decade after he announced his retirement from playing, Patrick Roy is popping up in multiple contexts and multiple NHL cities...

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  25. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Are Contributions from Captains an Underrated Factor?

    When Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson deflected a last-minute equalizer en route to a dramatic 2-1 overtime win Sunday night, he capped a Stanley Cup playoff weekend dense with unexpected achievements...

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