1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Was Jake Gardiner's Strong Play Bad Timing?

    Jake Gardiner is a former 17th overall draft pick. This past season was his first in the NHL . The young defender broke into the league with a bang, as he picked up 30 points in ...

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  2. Tomas Vokoun Makes Smart Move in Signing with Pittsburgh Penguins

    By now, it's fair to assume that most have already heard that Tomas Vokoun is now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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  3. Vancouver Canucks: 7 Reasons Roberto Luongo Is in Fact Tradeable

    Just about as soon as the speculation that Roberto Luongo was on his way out of Vancouver began, so did the arguments that he, and his contract, are untradeable...

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  4. Tim Thomas' Situation Presents Tough Choice for Potential Trade Partners

    The announcement that Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is considering taking next season off was surely one of the bigger stories in the NHL , along with the Cup finals and the Nicklas Lidstrom retirement...

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  5. NHL: 5 Potent Combinations We'd Love to See Reunited Through Free Agency

    The NHL is filled with players who are labeled as "once upon a times," and players who never grew into the players they were expected to be. Sometimes, this is due to a lack of will and drive...

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  6. Vancouver Canucks: Update on the Goaltending Situation

    For those who stopped following the Vancouver Canucks once they lost in the first round, there have been some twists regarding the Nucks' No. 1 goaltender...

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  7. Vancouver Canucks: Why Mike Gillis Would Be Foolish to Trade Ryan Kesler

    In the last few weeks, there have been rumors/speculations that Canucks ' center Ryan Kesler could be on the move this summer...

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  8. Vancouver Canucks: 20 Toughest Players in Franchise History

    When the Vancouver Canucks got eliminated from the playoffs in the first round, it was clear there were many short-comings that need to be addressed over the summer...

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  9. NHL Playoffs 2012: Dustin Penner Silencing Critics with $4.25 Million Goal

    In the 2006/07 season, Dustin Penner made a name for himself on a line alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, picking up 45 points as a sophomore...

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  10. NHL Playoffs 2012: John Tortorella Shows True Colors in 4-1 Loss

    First off, I'd like it to be known that this isn't another article about John Tortorella 's attitude towards the press...

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  11. NHL Playoffs: 1 Player from Each Team Who We'd Love to See Hoist the Cup

    Although every hockey fan would like to see their home-team win the Stanley Cup and no one else, there are certain players who we can all agree deserve to be rewarded for their work...

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  12. NHL Playoffs: Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar on Path to Conn Smythe Consideration

    Usually the deeper we get into the playoffs, the clearer the Conn Smythe candidates become. That is not the case this year...

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  13. NHL Playoffs: Will Phoenix Coyotes Be Punished Further for 4 Dangerous Plays?

    Last night, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 to take a 2-0 series lead. The result of the scoreboard domination was a loss of control and discipline from the Coyotes, as they were continually sent to the penalty box...

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  14. 2012 NHL Playoffs: The 12 Nastiest Fights in Stanley Cup Playoff History

    The NHL has more than its share of fighting, but in the playoffs it becomes a rare occasion. This could be due to the fact that the real scrappers and goons don't get ice time ...

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  15. NHL Playoffs: Jonathan Quick Avoids a Career-Changing Mistake

    I'm assuming most people reading this have already seen the center-ice goal footage from last night's game, but for those that haven't, the link is here . Of course, this goal was not the first center goal and it won't be the last...

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  16. NHL Playoffs: 5 Non-Playoff Teams That Can Recover with Minimal Changes

    More often than not, when a team misses the playoffs, there are a number of big changes that should or need to be made, and The NHL is no different...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about over 2 years ago 1,386 reads 29 comments

  17. NHL Playoffs 2012: Washington Capitals Are Where They Are Because of Injuries

    After the 2-1 win last night, the seventh seeded Washington Capitals have forced a game seven against the top seeded New York Rangers in round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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  18. Vancouver Canucks: Biggest Free Agency Questions of the Summer

    Every general manager has some big free agent decisions to be made during the summer. But for Mike Gillis, GM of a Canuck team that has fallen short for the fourth straight year despite being one of the league's best, there's a little extra work to do...

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  19. NHL Playoffs 2012: Philadelphia Flyers Eliminated After Embarrassing Showing

    After the Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, many expected that they'd advance past the New Jersey Devils with ease...

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  20. Phoenix Coyotes: Has Greg Jamison Picked the Perfect Time to Purchase the Team?

    Yesterday, it was announced that the NHL had reached a tentative agreement with former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison. While there are some steps that still need to be taken, as highlighted in the following exert from NHL...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about over 2 years ago 1,062 reads 12 comments

  21. Vancouver Canucks: 10 Players Who Could Be Coming West in Luongo Deal

    Although there have been a few developments with the goaltending situation since the Vancouver Canucks were eliminated from the playoffs, fans are still left guessing...

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  22. NHL Playoffs 2012: David Poile, Nashville Predators in Lose/Lose Situation

    After the Nashville Predators won Game 3 against the Phoenix Coyotes without Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn , it was decided that they would be kept out for Game 4 as well...

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  23. Cory Schneider: What Kind of Contract Can the Canucks Goaltender Expect?

    Immediately following the Vancouver Canucks ' early playoff exit, there were numerous developments in the goalie controversy in Vancouver. It began Apr...

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  24. NHL Playoffs 2012: Raffi Torres Right to Appeal Suspension

    Earlier this morning, it was announced that Raffi Torres and the NHLPA are to appeal the length of suspension handed out to Torres in the first round of the playoffs...

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  25. NHL Playoffs: Preview and Prediction for Game 3 of Rangers vs. Capitals

    The first two games of the Rangers vs. Capitals series have come as a surprise, as the team with the most shots has lost each game; something you wouldn't expect from a team that relies on their goaltenders as much as these two...

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