1. Top Offseason Priority for Every NHL Team That Missed the Playoffs

    Watching the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs might be the toughest part of the season for players on teams that didn't quite make the postseason. After the immediate shock, there tends to be a glimmer of hope, however...

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  2. Top 5 NHL Players at Every Position in 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The 16 teams that are headed to the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are finally set. After what feels like months of shifting standings and will-they-or-won't-they storylines, fans finally know who the top eight teams in each conference are...

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  3. Preview and Prediction for New York Rangers vs. Washington Captials

    After many trials and plenty of tribulation, the New York Rangers are set to face the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 9,803 reads 32 comments

  4. NHL Injury Report: Which Teams Are Most Banged Up Entering Postseason?

    Several different factors must come together for a team to win the Stanley Cup, the least of which isn't health. With the 2013 NHL playoffs just around the corner, even a casual glance at the IR raises some eyebrows...

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  5. Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets: Live Score, Updates & Analysis

    The Winnipeg Jets gave the Montreal Canadiens everything they had Thursday, but just didn't get the help they needed from the New York Rangers or Ottawa Senators to make the anticipation last more than two periods...

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  6. Must-See NHL Games as Stanley Cup Playoff Race Reaches Fever Pitch

    If you've given in to any annoying urges like the need to eat or sleep over the last week, then odds are you've missed some kind of shuffle or movement in the ever-changing 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoff race...

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  7. 10 Burning Questions as the 2013 NHL Playoffs Loom

    The 2013 NHL playoffs are only a few days away, and some important questions are starting to emerge as more and more of the dust settles from the regular season...

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  8. Edmonton Oilers and Three Other Non-Playoff Teams That Will Be Better in 2014

    The 2013 NHL playoffs are right around the corner, which is good news for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks—they are in the postseason after all...

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  9. Predicting In or Out for Every NHL Team Still Fighting for a Playoff Spot

    The start of the 2013 NHL playoffs is upon us with four teams battling for the last three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference and six teams going after the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference...

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  10. Ranking the 11 Most Embarrassing Moments in the 2013 NHL Season

    The 2013 NHL season was cut short by an embarrassing lockout, and plenty of equally embarrassing bloopers followed once play finally resumed in January. Some miscues, of course, are better than others, so we'll rank them for you here...

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  11. The Biggest Disappointments Among Preseason Stanley Cup Favorites

    The NHL standings grow more double-take-worthy as every day goes by, and teams that were considered Stanley Cup favorites during the preseason fall by the wayside as squads like ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 81 reads 15 comments

  12. NHL Players Who Would Look Awful with a Playoff Beard

    The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are just over a week away, which means hockey fans are close to witnessing the best goals, saves and playoff beards that the sport has to offer...

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  13. NHL Coaches That Give Their Team the Greatest Edge in the Playoffs

    The NHL regular season will be coming to a close on Sunday, April 28th, which means that the playoffs are upon us. The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators will do battle that day. Then the insane season that has been 2013 will turn into something else...

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  14. Most Hilarious Yelp Review for Every NHL Arena

    Folks who don't spend any time online may find this hard to believe, but when you give people on the Internet anonymity and ask them what they think, the results tend to be amusing at best...

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  15. Ranking the NHL's 10 Fastest Skaters in the Last Decade

    When the NHL returned from the lockout in 2005, it wanted to do a better job of showcasing speedy, talented players. The obstruction rules were added and enforced, and suddenly, quickness was the key to victory for many teams around the league...

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  16. NHL Golden Oldies: Ranking the Top 10 Players Over 35

    The NHL may be a young man's game, but that doesn't mean old dogs like Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne don't have any fight left in them...

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  17. The 10 Strangest Personalities in the NHL

    The NHL may not boast the same kind of flamboyant personalities that are prevalent in the NBA and NFL, but that doesn't mean that the league doesn't contain some weird and funny dudes...

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  18. NHL Teams Best Built for Postseason Success

    The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are just one last push away for teams and fans alike. It feels like just yesterday we were wondering if there would be an Stanley Cup Champion at all...

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  19. Ranking the 12 Most Unheralded Stars in the NHL

    Only by watching an NHL team on a nightly basis do you uncover the gems—the unglorified guys who could be stars, but for whatever reason shine a little less bright than players like Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 6,252 reads 74 comments

  20. NHL Trophy Watch: Leading Candidates for Season's Awards

    While it's never too early to submit NHL award predictions for consideration, with less than 10 games to go in the season, it's time for the talks to start heating up a bit. Especially with some serious questions hanging over players like Sidney Crosby..

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  21. Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Re-Sign or Trade Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel?

    The Toronto Maple Leafs could be only a few weeks away from doing something that they haven't done since 2004—making the playoffs...

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  22. The 10 Greatest NHL Puck-Handlers in the Past Decade

    Few things can bring NHL fans out of their seats like an ace-stick handler. It's one of the toughest skills to hone as a professional player—the hand-eye coordination necessary, ...

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  23. 5 Teams Already Regretting Inactivity at the NHL Trade Deadline

    The NHL trade deadline is where philosophies and directions really come to light. General managers and the like can talk all they want to local radio stations about how they want ...

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  24. NHL All-Star Predictions: Projecting the 2013 First and Second Teams

    While the All-Star game itself was cancelled due to the lockout, that doesn't mean that the NHL won't announce their first- and second-team All-Stars at the annual awards show this summer as usual...

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  25. The 10 Most Eye-Popping Statistics from the 2013 NHL Season

    Stats aren't everything in the NHL , but that doesn't make some numbers any less impressive or eye-popping. The 2013 season has had its fair share of ups and downs and interesting numbers have been born from the truncated season...

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