1. NHL Playoffs: David Poile and Barry Trotz Risking It All

    Earlier today, the Nashville Predators announced that forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn had been suspended for breaking team rules, and would be sitting out for Game 3...

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  2. NHL Playoffs: Who Are the Most Widely-Liked Teams?

    Each hockey fan has a reason to cheer for the team they do. Sometimes those reasons are well thought out and logical, but more often they're born into a fan base, meaning they cheer for the team in the city they were born or currently live in...

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  3. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Best Canucks in the First Round

    When the Presidents' Trophy-winning team loses to the eighth-seeded team in five games, it's easy to point the finger at who's to blame, to find the goats on the team. What is truly difficult is finding the few players that actually played well...

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  4. NHL Playoffs 2012: Claude Giroux on His Way to the Record Books?

    Claude Giroux 's six goals and eight assists through the first six games of the playoffs have been incredible, but what happens if he keeps it up, and the Flyers continue to win? ...

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  5. NHL Playoffs: 15 Bold Predictions for the Road to the Cup

    The playoffs thus far have been full of surprises, and with the second round under way, we don't expect anything to change...

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  6. NHL Playoffs 2012: Should the Ottawa Senators Even Be Disappointed?

    Entering the 2011-12 season, many were predicting the Ottawa Senators to be one of the worst teams in the league...

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  7. NHL Rivalries: Forget Ovechkin, Here Comes Giroux/Crosby

    For the first couple of years of their careers, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin were undoubtedly the best players in the world...

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  8. NHL Playoffs 2012: Vancouver Canucks Already Regret Trading Cody Hodgson

    On Feb. 27, when it was announced that Cody Hodgson had been traded to Buffalo for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani, there were some mixed feelings amongst fans...

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  9. Vancouver Canucks: 5 Players Who Should Not Be Back Next Season

    For the fourth straight season, the Vancouver Canucks have entered the postseason as one of, if not, the best teams in the NHL and come up short...

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  10. NHL Playoffs 2012: Should Cory Schneider Be Vancouver Canucks' Goalie Next Year?

    Simply put, yes. Cory Schneider must be the starting goalie for the Canucks next season. About two months ago, I wrote an article highlighting five reasons why Cory Schneider is more valuable than Roberto Luongo...

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  11. Cory Schneider: Could His Game 4 Start Be End of Roberto Luongo in Vancouver?

    For the past two years, Cory Schneider has made a dominant push for the No. 1 role in Vancouver. When Roberto Luongo has played poorly, Schneider plays well; when Luongo plays well, Schneider plays better...

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  12. Vancouver Canucks: Most Disappointing Players Thus Far

    Going into the playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks, along with the Pittsburgh Penguins, were viewed as the favorites to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals...

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  13. NHL Playoffs 2012: Comparing the Length of the Leash on Each Starting Goaltender

    As the playoffs have started, the performance of each team's starting goaltender will hugely impact the overall result. Some coaches will hand over the starting position at the first glimpse of a struggle, while others will remain loyal to their No...

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  14. Vancouver Canucks: Can They Survive If Daniel Sedin's Return Is Delayed?

    After participating in a full practice on Monday, Daniel Sedin sat out of practice yesterday, sparking speculation that he may have suffered a setback. While coach Alain Vigneault insists this wasn't a setback, it still has people wondering...

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  15. Vancouver Canucks: If Daniel Returns for Playoffs, Should He Play with Henrik?

    After receiving an elbow from Duncan Keith Mar. 31, Daniel Sedin missed the last nine games of the season...

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  16. Vancouver Canucks' 5 Most Hated Opponents

    As with any sport, the Vancouver Canucks have their fair share of rivals. Continually playing four or six games against most of these teams, and a hard-fought playoff battle to follow, only makes each rivalry more intense...

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  17. Vancouver Canucks: Who Will Take Blame If They Fall Short of a Cup?

    Each of the past three seasons, the Canucks exited the playoffs earlier than expected, with last year obviously being the closest they have come to the Stanley Cup...

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  18. Vancouver Canucks: 5 Clips to Pump Fans Up for the 2012 Playoffs

    Although it was never truly in jeopardy, the Vancouver Canucks secured themselves atop the Northwest Division with a 3-2 overtime win in Colorado Saturday...

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  19. Vancouver Canucks: Who Do They Prefer as a First-Round Opponent?

    The end of the regular season is just over two weeks away, and teams are starting to get an idea of who they'll be facing in the playoffs, if anyone. The list of eligible Canuck opponents is becoming clear, but it isn't short...

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  20. Power Ranking NHL Teams' Ability to Pick Up Points Starting March 20

    We're hitting the home stretch for the NHL regular season—a time where every point counts for most teams. Often, the playoff teams, if not the matchups are beginning to be determined around now, but that isn't the case this year...

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  21. Vancouver Canucks: 5 Areas of Concern Down the Stretch

    Although they're on a slide at the moment, the Vancouver Canucks will likely clinch the Northwest Division within the next week-and-a-half...

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  22. NHL Playoffs: 3 Players on Each Team Who Must Stay Healthy for a Cup Run

    As the end of the season nears, the list of teams that are still in the race is long; with just a select few looking forward to dusting off the golf clubs...

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  23. Vancouver Canucks: Can the Sedins Shed the 'Too Soft to Win' Tag?

    With the last two Art Ross Trophies, there's no denying the Sedin twins are among the most dominant players in the league. Last year, they led the Canucks to a Presidents' Trophy, and are on pace to do so again...

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  24. Cody Hodgson's Sabre Promotion Could Boost His Chance at a Calder Trophy

    Last night, the Vancouver Canucks got a first look at Cody Hodgson in a Buffalo Sabres ' uniform since trading him and Alexander Sulzer for Zach Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani in a trade deadline package...

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  25. NHL Trade Deadline: Handing out Awards for GM Decisions

    Each trade deadline we discover what each GM's plan is for his team. Some make moves for the future, while others are focused on this season and this season only. But every year there are winners and losers on this day...

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