1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Tuomo Ruutu Injured for 3 Weeks: How It Will Affect 2012 NHL Trade Deadline

    Another hot trade target has bitten the dust. The Carolina Hurricanes ' Tuomo Ruutu , arguably the most desirable potential acquisition of the 2012 trade deadline, had racked up an overwhelming quantity of possible suitors over recent weeks...

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  8. 5 Most Improved NHL Teams During the 2011-2012 Season

    Every NHL season is a tale of two halves. That halfway point doesn't always fall after Game 41, after the turn of the new year, or after the All-Star break. There's no way to predict when it will occur...

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  9. Carolina Hurricanes: Overtime Woes, Costly Mistakes Plague 'Canes

    One unnecessary stride. One untimely line change. One inch of open net. One-point-eight seconds on the clock. One rookie mistake. That's all that it took to cost the unlucky, unfortunate Carolina Hurricanes another much-deserved win on Friday night...

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  10. Tuomo Ruutu Trade Rumors: Which Teams Are Targeting the Hurricanes Forward?

    “I’ve heard rumors I’m going to every team in the NHL." That line may sound like a rather humorous epitome of the endless rumors that annually surround the NHL Trade Deadline, but for Tuomu Ruutu, he's not kidding...

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  11. The Future of the NHL: 8 Ways to Make Hockey More Popular in America

    From the National Hockey League's inaugural season of 1917-1918, the NHL and the sport of ice hockey have continually struggled to gain solid footing in the world of American sports...

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  12. 2012 NHL All-Star Game and the 16 Highest-Scoring Games of the Season (Video)

    Inspired by the 21 goals in Sunday's 2012 NHL All-Star Game , every hockey fan is now thirsty for more goals, higher scores and prettier offense. We can fairly well guarantee that it's unlikely to happen...

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  13. NHL: The Decline in Fighting Is a Very Good Thing for the Future of Hockey

    "I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out." That famous quote from comedian Rodney Dangerfield has defined the National Hockey League for decades...

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  14. NHL Trade Rumors: Where Could Carolina Hurricanes Deal Their 2012 Free Agents?

    There have been a plethora of both optimistic and pessimistic editorials on the Carolina Hurricanes ' rollercoaster season lately, but regardless of the outlook for the franchise, ...

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  15. Carolina Hurricanes: Eric Staal and Offense Gaining Potency Under Kirk Muller

    The Carolina Hurricanes 2011-2012 season is no longer about gaining momentum, about making the playoffs, or even, to a point, about winning...

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  16. NHL Trade Speculation: 5 Possible Suitors for Tim Gleason of Carolina Hurricanes

    With the Carolina Hurricanes' season already deader than your months-old Christmas tree , it's time for GM Jim Rutherford to unload some of his more valuable assets as trade talks heat up...

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  17. 2012 NHL All Stars Announced: Big-Market Bias Taints New 42-Player Roster

    With just two and a half weeks left before the 2012 NHL All Star Game in Ottawa, the NHL announced today the 36 veterans who will join the six fan-chosen All-Stars for the fun and festive weekend...

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  18. NHLPA Rejects Proposed NHL Conference Realignment: Is Another Lockout Pending?

    The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association are reporting, as of 7:21 PM ET on Friday, that the NHLPA has rejected the NHL 's proposed conference re-alignment plan...

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  19. NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Bargain Players Who Could Hit the Trade Market

    As the prime trading months of the 2011-2012 NHL season approach, the line between the trade-market sellers and buyers is clearer than ever...

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  20. NHL Year in Review: Winnipeg Jets' Return an Unforgettable Highlight of 2011

    In the long run, 2011 will be remembered as a year of collapses, catastrophes and calamities in the world of hockey...

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  21. Carolina Hurricanes: 3 Plans to Reform and Rebuild the Struggling 'Canes

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' 2011-12 season has been anything but what they hoped it would be. Every part of the team has collapsed. The offense, defense and special teams have all fallen to league's basement...

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  22. Carolina Hurricanes: Eric Staal & Co. Have Lost Their Will to Win

    The Carolina Hurricanes used to have heart. The Carolina Hurricanes used to have chemistry. The Carolina Hurricanes used to have the will to win. And, now, the Carolina Hurricanes have lost all of that...

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  23. Kyle Turris Traded to Senators: Coyotes Land Huge Value for Struggling Forward

    Kyle Turris has been traded to the Ottawa Senators , ending a tenure of poor play, failed expectations and continuous tensions about his future with the Phoenix Coyotes . NHL ...

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  24. NHL 2011-2012: Claude Giroux and 11 Injured Players Missed by Their Teams

    For 158 NHL players this December, Christmastime might not be as merry as usual. That's how many currently sit inactive on the injury report, according to CBS Sports' NHL Injuries report...

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  25. NHL Realignment: Winners and Losers of the New 4-Conference Format

    A new era in NHL hockey is set to begin. Although it won't go into effect until the 2012-2013 season pending approval by the NHL Players' Association, the NHL Board of Governors ...

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