1. Jaromir Jagr and the Most Dependable Players in the NHL

    Jaromir Jagr finally had a big game for the Philadelphia Flyers. After going scoreless in his first seven games with his new team, the salute returned, much to the delight of the Flyers faithful...

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  2. All 30 NHL Teams' Early-Season Wish

    I watched Disney's animated classic Aladdin with my two little brothers the other day, and I got to thinking: What would each NHL team wish for if they were in possession of the magic lamp? No, not the one behind the opposition's net...

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  3. NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs and 7 Teams That Will Surprise You in 2011-2012

    The 2011-2012 NHL season seems primed and ready to surprise. If the playoffs started today odds-on Cup favorites such as the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks ...

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  4. NHL Predictions: Alex Ovechkin and 5 Players Who Will Have a Letdown Year

    Big NHL seasons mean bigger expectations. If Alex Ovechkin puts up 80 points in a year the expectation becomes 90 for the next season. Some guys are able to live up to these lofty, ever-increasing standards...

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  5. NHL Predictions: How Will Last Year's Top Rookies Fare in 2011-12?

    The sophomore slump is one of the most predictable phenomenons in the NHL . Players explode onto the scene as a rookie by surpassing even the most wild expectations, only to take a bit of a step back the following year...

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  6. NHL Predictions 2012: Possible Dark Horse Winner for Each NHL Trophy

    You always hear hockey fans saying that they are sick of having the same few players crammed down their throat by advertisements and media coverage. Well, this article is for those fans...

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  7. Detroit Red Wings: Ranking the Top 11 Goal Scorers in Team History

    Few teams in the NHL boast a more robust history than the Detroit Red Wings . As an Original Six franchise, they have been around longer than your average sports team, and as such, ...

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  8. NHL Predictions 2012: 4 Big Teams That Will Miss Playoffs

    The 2011-2012 NHL season should be one of the closest we've ever seen. The salary cap has done the job it was supposed to, and created parity around the league. It truly is an "any given Sunday" type atmosphere these days...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 2,344 reads 21 comments

  9. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players Key to Playoff Run

    The Detroit Red Wings are a team primed for a deep playoff run in the 2011-2012 NHL season. After two straight postseason losses to the San Jose Sharks , some have been quick ...

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  10. ESPN Body Issue: 13 Athletes We Do NOT Want to See Next Year

    Sports Illustrated can keep their whole beautifully air brushed super model thing with their yearly swimsuit issue. ESPN's Body Issue is something different all together. Sure, the focus is still on bodies...

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  11. Ron Artest on DWTS: Metta World Peace and the 10 Worst Athlete Appearances

    Sometimes it seems like our favorite athletes are good at any sport they try their hand at. They are supremely talented individuals—even the guys on the bench are among the best in the world if you really think about it...

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  12. NHL Predictions: Ray Emery and 5 Backup Goalies That Could Steal Starting Jobs

    Few things get fans and media pundits wound up like a goaltending controversy. The circumstances are predictable—the results are anything but. We've seen it time and time again...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,605 reads 10 comments

  13. NHL Predictions: 8 Players Who Will Reach Milestones Within the Next 3 Weeks

    Every so often I check the list of players nearing milestones on NHL .com just to see who is nearing 400 or 500 goals, a big games played number, or a noteworthy points scored total...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,844 reads 12 comments

  14. NHL Predictions: 10 Old Faces in New Places Under Pressure to Win Now

    The Philadelphia Flyers didn't sign Jaromir Jagr to a contract just to fill a roster spot. There are expectations in place. But Jags isn't the only new player in a new city that will be counted on throughout the season...

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  15. NHL Predictions: 5 Detroit Red Wings That Are Primed for Breakout Seasons

    The Detroit Red Wings are too old to compete for a Stanley Cup this season. Teams such as the San Jose Sharks and LA Kings got stronger during the offseason, and will be too much for the Wings to handle...

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  16. Sean Avery Waived by the New York Rangers: 4 Teams That Could Use the Super-Pest

    As of noon on Tuesday , super-pest Sean Avery was no longer a New York Ranger. That means there are 29 other teams in the league that could be interested in pursuing him for his services...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 944 reads 17 comments

  17. NHL Free Agents 2011: 5 Free Agents Who Provide Best Additions to New Teams

    Guys like Brad Richards and Jaromir Jagr are certainly more than capable of stealing the spotlight when it comes to a July free-agent signing. And not without good reason. These are All-Star players with piles of points at the NHL level...

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  18. NHL Predictions 2011-2012: Evgeni Malkin and 5 Front-Runners for the Art Ross

    Every year the Art Ross trophy seems to come down to a few outstanding players who have pieced together nearly unrealistic point streaks across the NHL regular season...

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  19. 2011-2012 NHL Season: 16 Games You Have to Watch in October

    I no longer have to end random Tweets with the hashtag Isitoctoberyet—thankfully because it didn't seem to be catching on. After what felt like the longest offseason of my life, we're set to drop the puck on the 2011-2012 NHL regular season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about almost 3 years ago 1,216 reads 3 comments

  20. Detroit Red Wings: Could They Make a Trade for Evgeni Nabokov?

    Last season the Detroit Red Wings made an attempt to bring in a high-quality, established veteran netminder in Evgeni Nabokov . The New York Islanders proceeded to crash the party by claiming the former 40-game winner off of re-entry waivers...

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  21. Clarke MacArthur's "No Hit League" Remark Example of Bad Attitude Towards Safety

    Toronto Maple Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur was recently suspended for two regular-season games following this hit on Justin Abdelkader of the Detroit Red Wings during a preseason match...

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  22. Drew Doughty: Has the LA King Earned His New Contract After Only 3 Years?

    Late last night, news of Drew Doughty finally re-signing with the Los Angeles Kings came over the wire. While the dollars and term weren't immediately clear, eventually sites like thefourthperiod...

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  23. Los Angeles Kings Reportedly Re-Sign All-Star Blueliner Drew Doughty

    Various social media outlets are reporting that the LA Kings and Drew Doughty have reached a verbal agreement for a new contract. The news broke simultaneously on the team's Facebook page and via several different Twitter accounts, including ESPN...

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  24. 2011 NHL Fantasy Hockey: 14 Sleepers You Need to Own on Your Fantasy Team

    There is nothing quite like having a sleeper pick pay off in fantasy sports. Of course, for every success story, there are probably at least two or three drop-adds, but that comes with the territory...

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  25. NHL, Brendan Shanahan on the Right Track with Suspension Explanation Videos

    The days of players and fans engaging in a guessing game over the NHL 's scales and weights of justice are finally over. NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan made sure of that in one long-overdue move towards transparency...

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