1. Jussi Jokinen to Penguins: Deal Cements GM Ray Shero as Deadline Day Master

    Out on the ice, the best players in the NHL thrive under pressure. When the game is on the line and there is a rebound to bury while the goalie is pulled for an extra attacker, the best players in the world always tend to get the puck on their stick..

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  2. Marian Gaborik to Blue Jackets: Where Will New York Rangers Get Their Offense?

    Heading into the 2013 NHL trade deadline, the New York Rangers had the worst offense in the league. Their abysmal 2.26 goals per game was good for 30th, while their power play was clicking at a rate of 14...

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  3. NHL Trades 2013: Complete Roundup and Analysis

    The 2013 NHL trade deadline actually happened, mostly, prior to deadline day. This could be the year that we revisit when examining when, exactly, the deadline broke...

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  4. Calgary Flames and Miikka Kiprusoff Spin Cautionary Tale of the No-Trade Clause

    Darren Dreger of TSN reported this morning that Calgary Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff is going to finish the season and likely retire, stripping the suddenly rebuilding team of another valuable trade asset...

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  5. Ranking the 11 Most Untradeable Contracts in the NHL

    The NHL lockout (2005 edition) brought a plethora of changes to the game we all know and love. The trapezoid. The death of the two-line pass. And of course our good friend parity ...

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  6. Predicting 8 Blockbuster Deals That Would Shake Up the NHL at Trade Deadline

    Few dates on the NHL calender have bigger circles around them than the NHL trade deadline, and the truncated 2013 season is no different...

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  7. Young Stars Having a Hard Time Adjusting to NHL-Level Play

    The Buffalo Sabres have returned Mikhail Grigorenko to his major junior team to make room for the returning Ville Leino and Patrick Kaleta ...

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  8. The NHL Oscars: The Game's Best Embellishers (Video)

    Few subjects bring the bitterness and ugliness out of an NHL fan like the subject of diving. Every devotee seems to think that their favorite squad is 100 percent diver-free while rivals are filled with nothing but swans...

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  9. 2013 Midseason Mock NHL Draft

    The 2013 NHL draft is slated to take place on April 29th in New Jersey. That's a Sunday, and every single round will take place on the same day for the first time since 2006...

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  10. Getting to Know 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Valeri Nichushkin

    Valeri Nichushkin has seen his 2013 NHL draft stock rise considerably since burying Canada with this overtime marker to help Russia win the bronze medal in the most recent World Junior Championships...

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  11. 2013 NHL Draft: Getting to Know Hot Prospect Jonathan Drouin

    Jonathan Drouin will undoubtedly be a top-five selection in the 2013 NHL draft. The Halifax Mooseheads forward has over-the-top talent and ridiculous vision—an offensive combination ...

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  12. Vladimir Tarasenko's Injury Allows 7 Other Rookies to Make Calder Trophy Push

    Vladimir Tarasenko could well have been on his way to a Calder Trophy had the injury bug not upped and bit him in the face last month . The electric forward had posted 12 points in 17 games for the St...

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  13. Early Look at Top Candidates for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics

    The time has come to take an early look at who could end up making the Canadian men's ice hockey roster in 2014. Sochi will play host, and the Maple Leaf-crested players will attempt to defend the gold that they won four years ago...

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  14. 13 Hottest Starts to the 2013 NHL Season

    After the 2012-13 NHL lockout ended and the shortened season was agreed upon everyone and their hockey-loving grandmothers knew that hot starters could very well outdo steady performers...

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  15. Hartnell Down and 5 Other Great NHL Charity Ideas

    It may be tough to look at anyone involved in the NHL mere months after a lockout over (a lot) of money and think of the word charity...

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  16. The Biggest Hitter Playing for Each NHL Team (with Video)

    Hitting is one of the most important, popular and polarizing components of hockey. With the speed and strength of NHL players, it's arguably the hardest-hitting sports league in the world...

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  17. How the Summer's Biggest Free-Agent Spenders Are Faring Early in the NHL Season

    The 2012 NHL offseason was one of the most interesting ever. Some teams decided to take a run at the top-dollar free agents, locking them up to long deals under the now-defunct CBA ...

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  18. 15 Best American Players Currently in the NHL

    Canada lays claim to players such as Sidney Crosby , Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Toews . The Russians have Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk...

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  19. What the NHL's Biggest Stars Would Be Worth on the Open Market

    The addition of the phrase "salary cap" to the NHL lexicon has brought with it several changes to the way teams conduct business off the ice...

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  20. NHL Superstar Grades, Early-Season Edition

    We are getting to the point in the NHL season where we have more than a hot streak or cold streak to take into consideration when looking at some of the best players in the game...

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  21. The Most Coveted Prospect for Each NHL Team

    When fans of NHL teams feel that there is no hope for the current season, this is where they tend to look for inspiration and, above all else, faith. Faith that next year could be better...

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  22. 5 NHL Teams with the Worst Team Chemistry

    You can't watch an NHL game without hearing about it. Teams build and draft and trade for it. Players seek it out in nearly every game and practice. It's why they room with who they room with, eat where they eat and talk to who they talk to...

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  23. Jonathan Drouin and the Riskiest Players Available Early in the 2013 NHL Draft

    The 2013 NHL draft could go down as one of the better drafts in recent memory, with options for lottery teams looking to grab a defender or a forward to build around...

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  24. Did NHL GM's Make the Right Call on Nail Yakupov and 9 Other Junior Age Players?

    One of the most interesting early-season story lines in every NHL year is the "will he stay, will he go" dance that teams take with their young, Junior Eligible prospects...

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  25. Ranking the Likelihood of the NHL's Leading Scorers Staying on the List

    It seems like just two weeks ago that us NHL fans were unsure if we would have any hockey to talk about at all in 2013. Yet here we are, several games into a new season, and there are already some interesting and unforeseen storylines emerging...

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