1. 2012 NHL Free Agency: Why Carolina Hurricanes Will Sign Zach Parise

    Zach Parise . Without a doubt, the most desirable free agent on the market. A former first-round pick, 94-point playmaker and five-time 30-goal scorer. And the current captain of the New Jersey Devils ...

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  2. Dale Hunter Steps Down: How Washington Capitals Can Move Forward Without Him

    Less than 48 hours after being eliminated from the 2012 NHL Playoffs, the Washington Capitals now face another tremendous setback...

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  3. NHL Free Agency 2012: 11 Most Overpriced Players on the Market This Summer

    The National Hockey League is less than two months away from its wildest day, and the competition for best free agents on the market has already hit a frantic pace...

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  4. 2012 NHL Playoffs: What Elimination Would Really Mean for Nashville Predators

    The Nashville Predators are set to face elimination tonight in Phoenix. It's the first time the Preds have been up against the wall since May 9th, 2011, a Game 6 loss to the Vancouver Canucks that eliminated Nashville in the second round...

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  5. 2012 NHL Free Agency: 5 Teams Under the Most Pressure to Spend This Offseason

    While the playoffs continue to rage for eight lucky teams, the rest of the NHL sits in a silent wait for their opportunity to grab the spotlight—the free-agent market...

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  6. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Each Remaining Team's Most Under-Performing Player

    The Stanley Cup playoffs are not only the most intense postseason in sports, but also an excellent showcase of many of the best hockey players on earth...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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