1. 2012 NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons Why the Phoenix Coyotes Can Win the Stanley Cup

    On Monday night, the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in Game 6 to win their first playoff series in 25 years...

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  2. 2012 NHL Playoffs: 5 Things You Need to Know About Saturday's Games

    The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs are already well into their second week of action, but Saturday's five games mark perhaps the most important—and exciting—night of hockey yet...

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  3. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 9 Best Goals of the NHL Postseason so Far (Video)

    One hundred and eighty-two goals have already been scored in the 2012 NHL playoffs, but few have been fantastic enough to be considered among the best...

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  4. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Penguins vs. Flyers Series Redefining Playoff Hockey

    Four games. Forty-five goals. Such has been the unbelievable series between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins to date—an absurd total high enough to set the ...

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  5. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Penguins and Flyers Series Victor Will Win the Stanley Cup

    One week ago, the NHL world was awaiting the start of the 2012 Stanley Cup postseason and arguably the most highly-anticipated first round series in decades—the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Philadelphia Flyers ...

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  6. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Power Ranking All 16 NHL Playoff Goaltenders

    To win a Stanley Cup, a team must possess impeccable quality throughout all parts of their team. But no matter how much offensive firepower and defensive impenetrability a club boasts, ...

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  7. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 5 Secret Weapons Who Could Emerge in the NHL Playoffs

    The 2012 NHL Playoffs are almost upon us, and two months of uncharted drama now lie ahead for the 16 teams in this year's postseason field...

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  8. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 5 NHL Rivalries We'd Love to See in the Postseason

    The science of a rivalry is an intricate thing. Location. History. Talent. Attitude. Luck. For most sports, each and every rivalry is a different and complex web of those factors—a delicate blend duplicated by no other two teams anywhere...

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  9. Carolina Hurricanes: Offseason Changes Needed to Contend in 2012-2013

    It's taken four months of travel on a bumpy, heartbreak-laden road, but Kirk Muller finally has the Carolina Hurricanes facing the right direction as the offseason approaches...

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  10. NHL Tuesday: Live Updates, Reaction and Analysis for All of Tonight's Hockey

    A mere five days remain in the 2011-2012 NHL regular season, and Tuesday's slate of games will set the stage for almost all of the final week's drama...

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  11. NHL on TV: What to Watch for Every Night of Regular Season's Final Week

    The 2011-2012 regular season has reached its final week. The past 179 days of hockey have mattered little, however, compared to the monstrous importance of the next six. Five playoff spots remain hanging in the balance, including the No...

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  12. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Predictions for the Western Conference Playoff Race

    A mere week separates today from the conclusion of the 2011-2012 NHL regular season, and the race for the playoffs is as fierce as ever. Three Western Conference playoffs seeds remain on the line, including home-ice advantage and a No...

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  13. Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Most Painful Losses of the 2011-2012 Season

    Heartbreak. There's been no better word to describe the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2011-2012 campaign than that one...

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  14. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Bold Predictions for the Eastern Conference Playoff Race

    A mere three weeks separate today from the conclusion of the 2011-2012 NHL regular season, and the race for the playoffs is as fierce as ever. While the Washington Capitals, usually a top seed throughout the year, struggle to cling to the No...

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  15. NHL Playoffs: Why Adding More Postseason Teams Is a Bad, Bad Idea

    "The playoffs have to represent merit." That quote, put into words by Brian Burke in a December interview with ESPN , has always defined the universal concept of the postseason...

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  16. Carolina Hurricanes: 4 Bright Spots of the 2011-2012 Season

    The distant postseason dream is slowly fading in Carolina. The hometown Hurricanes are playing competitively and enthusiastically, but they simply don't appear capable of the once-in-a-lifetime ...

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  17. The 7 Most Worthless Players in the NHL This Season

    The National Hockey League is a showcase of flashy goals, jaw-dropping passes and fancy puck-handling. For many, those highlight-worthy skills are just a few facets of their superstar profile...

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  18. NHL Referee Tim Peel Should Be Immediately Fired After Brutal Blown Calls

    "The Blown Call of the Year." That's what many called NHL referee Tim Peel's complete lapse of judgement in a Feb. 8th game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks ...

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  19. Carolina Hurricanes: Injuries, Trade Inactivity Gives Youngsters an Opportunity

    Drayson Bowman. Jerome Samson. Zac Dalpe. Brett Sutter. Riley Nash. Zach Boychuk. Those six young and talented forwards, the most elite of the Carolina Hurricanes ' deep pool ...

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  20. NHL Trade Deadline 2012: 5 Smartest Deals on Deadline Day

    After hours and hours of inactivity, the 2012 NHL trade deadline caught fire with mere minutes remaining as several of the most-hyped trade items—and a few unexpected ones, as well—were dealt to contenders around the league...

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  21. NHL Trade Deadline 2012: Team-by-Team Tracker of All Player Changes and Deals

    The 2012 NHL trade deadline has come and gone. Although the chaotic frenzy it left in its wake is probably still clogging up both your mind and Twitter feed, the dust will soon settle ...

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  22. 2012 NHL Trade Deadline: The 5 Best Available Goaltenders & Where They'll Land

    With mere hours remaining before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, the rumors are flying like never before. High-profile names like Rick Nash, Derek Roy, Mikhail Grabovski and Tomas ...

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  23. 2012 NHL Trade Deadline: Carolina Hurricanes' Deadline Preview

    For the Carolina Hurricanes , a lot has changed since January 20th. Coach Kirk Muller's aggressive forecheck style has caught on in glorious fashion...

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  24. NHL Trade Deadline: Would a Jeff Carter-Rick Nash Combo Be Feasible for Kings?

    After days of heated speculation connecting the Los Angeles Kings to Rick Nash , the Kings and GM Dean Lombardi made a surprising move Thursday evening by acquiring the Columbus Blue Jackets ' other star forward, Jeff Carter...

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  25. Tuomo Ruutu Receives 4-Year Extension: Carolina Hurricanes No Longer Sellers?

    Tuomu Ruutu is staying in Carolina. The 29-year-old Finnish winger is the latest Hurricane to be taken off the trade market by a major extension, signing a new four-year contract Wednesday afternoon...

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