1. Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Things to Watch for in Tonight's Tilt

    The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight in what is the most important game of the young season for the Wings...

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  2. Steven Stamkos and the NHL's Most Clutch Players

    Being a talented goal scorer in the NHL is one thing. Any ol ' player can light the lamp to pad a four-goal lead, or score into an empty net at the end of the game...

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  3. Will the Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins or Minnesota Wild Lose First?

    The Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild were all tasked with tough back-to-back games to open the shortened 2013 NHL season...

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  4. Where Do Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin Rank Among the Best NHL Scoring Duos?

    There's something magical about elite one-two scoring combos in the NHL . Take Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for example. They tend to mean that, somewhere along the line, something started going right for an NHL team...

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  5. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    The Pittsburgh Penguins chased Henrik Lundqvist in the 2nd period and never let up after that. The New York Rangers drop their home opener in a mildly embarassing fashion, as there was never really any doubt about this one...

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  6. Detroit Red Wings: Is There Any Good News Following the St. Louis Blues Blowout?

    The Detroit Red Wings , a team surrounded by question marks following the departure of Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart and Tomas Holmstrom, didn't help their case one bit during their opening game against the St...

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  7. Detroit Red Wings: Why It's Boom or Bust for Damien Brunner

    Will Damien Brunner be the next Dan Cleary or will he be the next Fabian Brunnstrom? The Detroit Red Wings have been filling gaps on its roster with reclamation projects since the salary cap was first implemented...

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  8. NHL Free Agency: 12 Players Who Should Test the Waters in 2013

    Daniel Alfredsson, Jarome Iginla and Alexander Semin are All-Star caliber players who could (and should, for various reasons) test the sometimes-refreshing waters of free agency in 2013...

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  9. Montreal Canadiens Fans Chant for P.K. Subban's Return at Open Scrimmage

    In case you were curious about how Montreal Canadiens fans feel about the ongoing contract shenanigans with defender P.K. Subban —now I suppose you know...

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  10. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players Who Will Need to Have Their Best Years Yet

    The Detroit Red Wings have made the playoffs in 21 consecutive seasons, but with the questions surrounding the state of their Nicklas Lidstrom-less blue line , some pundits are predicting they will miss their first postseason in over two decades...

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  11. Detroit Red Wings Name Zetterberg Captain: 5 Reasons Why He Is the Right Heir

    The Detroit Red Wings know they'll never be able to replace Nicklas Lidstrom, but they took their first stride forward on Tuesday , naming Henrik Zetterberg the new captain. This, after all, is what the Wings do...

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  12. Safety Remains a Huge Concern for NHL Players Entering 2013 Season

    The NHL lockout has finally come to an end. The labyrinth of issues that separated the NHL and the NHLPA has been navigated, and it only took 113 hockey-less days to do it...

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  13. 10 Worrisome Injuries Heading into 2013 NHL Training Camps

    Nothing can put a damper on an NHL season like the injury bug. The impact of injured players will be amplified by 2013's shortened season; with the sprint-to-the-finish pace of a ...

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  14. Stock Up, Stock Down for the Top 16 NHL Stars Entering 2013 Season

    The 2013 NHL season is (perhaps) just a little over a week away from starting, and as such the story lines we've been rolling around in our brains throughout the lockout will finally come to fruition...

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  15. Why Gary Bettman Should Quit Apologizing About the NHL Lockout

    Gary Bettman just doesn't seem to understand social cues. At all. Every single time he hands out the Stanley Cup, he is booed. Every time he appears in public in front of fans, he is booed...

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  16. 2013 NHL Fantasy Hockey Tips: 11 Pointers to Help You Crush Your Draft & League

    For fans of the NHL , the news that the lockout would soon be coming to an end was exciting because that meant that hockey would be back out on the ice...

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  17. 2013 NHL Schedule: Pros and Cons of the Shortened Docket

    This time last week, we NHL hockey fans were still mired in a lockout, unsure of when we'd see another game played. Now, just a few days later, we're breaking down the matrix that the NHL is using to construct a schedule for hockey in 2013...

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  18. NHL Fantasy Sleepers 2012-13: 14 Must-Have Pickups for Your Fantasy Team

    The NHL Yahoo! Fantasy Player Rankings are known for letting a few guys slide down the chart from time to time...

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  19. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Montreal Canadiens

    The Montreal Canadiens had a disastrous season in 2011-2012. They finished last in the Eastern Conference and missed the playoffs by 14 points while losing the division to the Boston Bruins by 24 points...

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  20. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Vancouver Canucks

    There's only one way for the Vancouver Canucks to improve on their seasons at this point, and that's winning the Stanley Cup...

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  21. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Edmonton Oilers

    Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall. Yeah, Edmonton Oilers fans have a lot to be excited about now that the lockout is over...

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  22. Detroit Red Wings: Predicting Their Starting Lineup for the 2013 NHL Season

    With an abbreviated 2012-13 season, the time may be now for the Detroit Red Wings to have a bit of a "youth movement...

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  23. NHL Season 2013: Breaking Down the Stanley Cup Contenders and Pretenders

    After the Los Angeles Kings made arguably the most improbable run to the Stanley Cup in the history of the NHL , fans across North America must believe one thing: "If an eighth seed ...

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  24. Detroit Red Wings: In Light of New Cap, Is Kenny Holland Psychic?

    Kenny Holland was berated and battered in a way I've never seen before this summer after failing to land Zach Parise or Ryan Suter , and unsuccessfully trying to attract any kind of attention from a stud free agent...

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  25. NHL Salary Cap Dropping to $64.3 Million: 5 Teams That Will Need to Make Moves

    What will the NHL salary cap be in 2013-2014? Twitter was ablaze this morning with news that the NHL lockout had finally ended, and surely this was the question on most everyone's minds...

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