1. NHL Trade Deadline 2012: Los Angeles Kings Should Pursue Rick Nash

    The Los Angeles Kings may be on the verge of their third consecutive playoff berth, but they're still further away from contending for a Stanley Cup than they would like to be at this point...

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  2. NHL Commentary: Head Injuries to Become Important Collective Bargaining Topic

    Every once in a while, we're reminded that sports are nothing more than a form of entertainment. For the hockey world, this past summer was one of those times...

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  3. NHL Trade Deadline 2012: Tuomo Ruutu's Decision Will Dictate Trade Market

    The Carolina Hurricanes may be one of the least relevant teams in the NHL this season, but for the next few weeks, they will be one of the most powerful...

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  4. Atlanta Braves: Jason Heyward Poised to Flourish in Third MLB Season

    After a highly successful rookie season, Jason Heyward found himself on the fast track toward stardom. He was the top prospect in baseball, after all—the prodigy destined to bring the Braves back to their 1990s-esque glory...

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  5. Carolina Hurricanes: What We Expect from Jeff Skinner in the Second Half

    Through the first 30 games of the 2011-12 NHL schedule, Jeff Skinner's second season as a professional was going about as well as it could. He had a team-high 12 goals at that point, becoming the unquestioned MVP of the Carolina Hurricanes ...

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  6. NHL Trade Speculation: Carolina Hurricanes Need to Deal Pending Free Agents

    It may only be the beginning of February, but the 2011-12 NHL season is all but over for the Carolina Hurricanes . With a 19-25-9 record, the 'Canes are currently dead last in the Eastern Conference, and according to SportsClubStats...

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  7. Carolina Hurricanes' Tim Gleason Signs 4-Year, $16 Million Extension

    Forget the trade rumors—the Carolina Hurricanes have locked up their best defenseman. Tim Gleason , now in his sixth season with the 'Canes, has signed a four year extension worth $16 million, according to general manager Jim Rutherford...

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  8. NHL All-Star Game 2012: Tyler Seguin, Phil Kessel Create Buzz as Linemates

    By all accounts, the 2012 NHL All-Star Game was as lackluster and prosaic as professional hockey gets. But the weekend's most anticipated subplot—at least among the people ...

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  9. NHL All-Star Game 2012: Flyers' Scott Hartnell Deserved Bid All Along

    When the 2012 NHL All-Star roster was announced, Scott Hartnell 's name was noticeably absent from the list...

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  10. NHL Winter Classic 2012: The 15 Most Important Players in Rangers-Flyers Game

    As 2011 comes to a close, the hockey world shifts its collective attention towards Citizens Bank Park, where the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers will square off in the fifth annual NHL Winter Classic on January 2...

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  11. NHL, Bettman Need to Take Action on Concussion Issue

    The number keeps getting higher. There are 27 NHL players that currently occupy the injured reserve list with concussions or concussion-like symptoms, including several of the league's most prominent athletes...

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  12. Carolina Hurricanes Slowly but Surely Improving Under Kirk Muller

    In terms of wins and losses, the Kirk Muller era is off to a rough start for the Carolina Hurricanes . But looking beyond their record, the Hurricanes have shown significant signs ...

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  13. Atlanta Braves' Collection of Pitching Prospects May Be Best Ever

    Since the Atlanta Braves ' string of 14 straight division championships began in 1991, they've been known for their ability to maintain a consistently elite farm system...

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  14. NHL Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Biggest Reasons Behind Their Dreadful Start

    The 2011-12 season hasn't been kind to the Carolina Hurricanes . A year after falling one win shy of the playoffs, the 'Canes have taken several steps backwards, currently occupying last place in the Eastern Conference standings...

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  15. Albert Pujols' Departure Exemplifies Lack of Loyalty in Modern-Day Sports

    Several years ago, before contract talks had heated up, Albert Pujols told the media that he wanted to be a St. Louis Cardinal for life...

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  16. NHL News: Jim Rutherford Works Magic, Unloads Kaberle to Montreal for Spacek

    Carolina Hurricanes fans can breathe a sigh of relief. In what should be considered the most lopsided trade of the young 2011-12 NHL season, the 'Canes swapped Czechoslovakian ...

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