1. Viktor Fasth, Montreal Canadiens and the Biggest Surprises of the NHL Season

    The opening weeks of the 2013 NHL season have offered a little bit of everything—last-second scrambles, historical routs, inspirational stories, vicious fights. And, as always, plenty of surprises...

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  2. Phoenix Coyotes Sale Collapses: Could NHL Relocation Be on the Horizon?

    The Phoenix Coyotes ' behind-the-scenes rollercoaster effort to remain in Arizona has taken a disastrous turn for the worst...

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  3. Carolina Hurricanes: Positives and Negatives from Start to 2013 Season

    Five games into the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes are 2-3. It's the exact same record the 'Canes had five games into last season, when Paul Maurice was still the coach and seemingly nothing was going right in Raleigh...

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  4. Patrick Marleau Domination Continues: Watch Sharks Forward Tie NHL Record

    The Sharks' old dog is up to some very new tricks. Patrick Marleau is now 33 years old with 1,121 career NHL appearances under his belt—and every single one of them has come with the San Jose Sharks ...

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  5. The 10 Most Lopsided NHL Trades of the Last Decade

    To be a good general manager in the National Hockey League, one must be cunning in negotiation, patient with decisions and responsible with money. One must also not make any of the trades listed on the coming slides...

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  6. 2013 NHL Season: Ranking the Best Goals of the Season so Far

    Wicked wristers and laser-like slap shots, two-second toe drags and cross-net dekes—the first five days of the 2013 NHL season have provided a horn-starved hockey world with plenty of goals to feast upon...

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  7. 2013 NHL Season: Predicting the Carolina Hurricanes' Scoring Leaders

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' lockout-shortened 2012-13 season hasn't begun they way they had hoped. Two games, two goals and nine goals against. A 1-for-11 power play. An 8-for-12 penalty kill...

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  8. 2013 NHL Season: Biggest Early Headlines from Around the League

    The NHL is back and as unpredictable as ever, which is not much of a surprise in and of itself 26 intense games are in the books...

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  9. 2013 NHL Season: Why the Lockout Won't Be This Year's Only Lasting Memory

    For the past four months, 30 beloved hockey arenas have been held empty by a full entourage of avaricious executives. No clean, shining ice. No green, steaming Zambonis . No glass-shaking hip checks...

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  10. Carolina Hurricanes Trade Brian Boucher, Acquire Kevin Westgarth, Sign Dan Ellis

    The Carolina Hurricanes made a flurry of minor moves Sunday, upgrading their goaltending depth and adding grit to the fourth line...

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  11. 2013 NHL Season: Carolina Hurricanes Schedule Analysis by the Numbers

    After a painfully long week of legal mumbo-jumbo, the schedule for the 2013 NHL season has been released with barely any time to spare...

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  12. 2013 NHL Schedule Released: 5 January Games You Must Circle on Your Calendar

    Want hockey? Have some hockey. The NHL has officially released its shortened 2013 season schedule, which runs from Jan. 19 to Apr. 27 and features 48 games for each team...

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  13. 2013 NHL Schedule Released: Complete List of Nationally Televised NBC Games

    All it takes is one phrase to get hooked on hockey. "He shoots, he scores!" If that phrase comes from the mouth of Mike Emrick , that is...

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  14. 2013 NHL Schedule Released: Opening Day Features Penguins-Flyers, Kings-Hawks

    What's the only thing better than an NHL rivalry game? Nineteen NHL rivalry games. All in one weekend...

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  15. 2013 NHL Season Rumors: Free Agents Set to Be Signed After CBA Ratification

    As Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr and a plethora of lawyers plod on through Saturday's Memorandum of Understanding sessions , the rest of the league awaits the green light for a torrent of weekend activity...

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  16. 2013 NHL Season: Projecting Carolina Hurricanes' Opening Day Depth Chart

    Hockey. At last. News broke early Sunday morning that the NHL and NHLPA had agreed on a tentative 10-year CBA , which would reportedly allow for a 48-game hockey season beginning Jan...

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  17. NHL Lockout Ends: Live Updates on Latest Details from Tentative CBA Deal

    Well, it's over. The day hockey universe has waited four months for has, at last, arrived. No more empty rinks. No more messy mediation sessions and cringe-worthy press conferences...

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  18. NHL Lockout: Owners, Players Agree on Some Issues, Yet Worrisome Mood Continues

    Good news: The NHL lockout has been whittled down from a hundred million dollar debacle to a penny-sized dispute. Bad news: Neither Bettman nor Fehr, NHL nor NHLPA, owners nor players, are getting along...

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  19. NHL CBA Proposal: Winnipeg, Columbus to Switch Divisions in 2013?

    One final detail to trickle out of the NHL 's 300-page Friday collective-bargaining proposal may just send a 7.0 earthquake of sudden surprise rippling through two major hockey cities...

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  20. NHL Lockout 2012: How NHL's Latest CBA Proposal Moves Towards a Compromise

    Has the NHL and NHLPA's inexcusably pointless and baffling staring contest at last ended in a blink? Breaking reports Friday morning on a new offer from the NHL appear to indicate so...

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  21. NHL Lockout: Marketing Research Survey Shows "Alarming" Disgust in Fanbase

    "The passionate fans are angry, the neutral fans turned off and bored, the mostly non-fans—the people hockey needs to attract if it hopes to grow—disgusted...

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  22. NHL Lockout: How Carolina Hurricanes' Top Prospects Are Faring in the AHL

    As the NHL lockout approaches its three-month anniversary, the Carolina Hurricanes diaspora has scattered players across the globe...

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  23. NHL Lockout Extended to Dec. 30: Why Game Cancellations Don't Mean Anything

    Emotions surrounding the ongoing 2012 NHL lockout took another pessimistic turn Monday as the league officially cancelled games well past Christmas Day. NHL cancels games thru Dec...

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  24. NHL Lockout Rumors: CBA Negotiations Nearing End, Bettman Wants Deal by Friday

    After three torturous months of false alarms and crumbling trust, the NHL lockout may have finally reached the diluted, bittersweet light at the end of the tunnel...

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  25. NHL Lockout: How Mediation Could Save the 2012-2013 Season

    Wednesday afternoon, NHL lockout negotiations officially progressed into their next stage, as NHL and NHLPA leaders met with federal mediators for the first time. The seven-hour meeting, however, concluded with little optimism...

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