1. 2013 NHL Playoffs: Round 2 Predictions

    The quest for Lord Stanley's hallowed cup takes skill, will, and a little, okay, a lot of luck. Only eight teams remain, all with a legitimate chance of winning hockey's ultimate prize...

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  2. 2013 NHL Predictions: Southeast Division Preview

    The Southeast isn't always known for having the best teams in the league, but the division looks to improve its reputation after an interesting offseason...

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  3. 2013 NHL Predictions: Central Division

    Ever notice how four of the five teams in the Central Division manage to work a color into the team name? Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Blues. Get with it, Nashville...

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  4. 2013 NHL Predictions: Northwest Division Preview

    Not known as the the strongest division in the NHL , the Vancouver Canucks often beat up on the weaker Northwest Division teams to earn a bunch of points and win the West...

    Jacob Betzner Written by Jacob Betzner about almost 2 years ago 1,555 reads 6 comments

  5. 2013 NHL Predictions: Pacific Division Preview

    The Pacific Division consistently produces at least one Stanley Cup contender. The Los Angeles Kings upset Northwest Division powerhouse Vancouver Canucks, surprising Central Division winning St...

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  6. NHL: One Song Each Team Should Use for Its Goal Celebration Music

    Every NHL team needs a song after a big goal to get the crowd pumped up and ready for more. Everyone's heard "Song 2" by Blur or Zombie Nation and "Kernkraft 400" by Zombie Nation (Woah oh oh oh oh!)...

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  7. Pittsburgh Penguins: 5 Big Question Marks Before the Start of the Season

    The Pittsburgh Penguins ended the 2011-2012 on a relatively disappointing note, despite a good regular season highlighted by the return of team captain Sidney Crosby and NHL All-Star ...

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  8. NHL Free Agency: 20 Best Free Agents Still on the Market

    Let's face it. The excitement of NHL Free Agency 2012 is, for all intents and purposes, over. Save for the final destination of Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan...

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  9. NHL Free Agency 2012: Evaluating Pittsburgh Penguins Pickups

    The Pittsburgh Penguins started the 2012 free agency signing period by replacing several players, resigning a few key players and sending an offer to highly sought Zach Parise...

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  10. NHL: The Best German Hockey Players of All Time

    Coming to you live from Deutschland, I decided to write an article to fit the theme of my study abroad trip to Leipzig, Germany...

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  11. NHL Draft 2012 Results: What It Means for the Future of the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Move over, Nail Yakupov. The Pittsburgh Penguins stole the spotlight from the Russian phenom with a blockbuster trade less than 10 picks into the 2012 NHL Entry Draft...

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  12. NHL: One Easy Fix to Make Each Team More Competitive Next Season

    With the Los Angeles Kings crowned the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, teams must prepare for the offseason. Over the summer, teams review rosters and try to figure out what changes to make to improve for the upcoming year...

    Jacob Betzner Written by Jacob Betzner about 2 years ago 1,368 reads 6 comments

  13. NHL: Did Every Team Exceed, Meet, or Fall Short of Expectations This Season?

    As legendary country music star Toby Keith sings, "We got winners; we got losers." True in the world of professional sports, a winner always emerges and the rest are, for this year at least, losers...

    Jacob Betzner Written by Jacob Betzner about 2 years ago 1,339 reads 16 comments

  14. Tim Thomas Considering Sitting Out: Who Starts for Bruins?

    Boston Bruins management told NHL.com today that 38-year-old goaltender Tim Thomas is "seriously considering" sitting out next season. Thomas backstopped the Bruins to a 2011 Stanley Cup and won the Conn Smythe Trophy after posting a 1...

    Jacob Betzner Written by Jacob Betzner about 2 years ago 1,539 reads 10 comments

  15. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: 15 Best Cup-Winning Goals in NHL History

    Only a handful of players have scored a Stanley Cup -clinching goal in the history of the NHL , often emerging from obscurity to become an instant hero...

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  16. Nicklas Lidstrom Retiring: 5 Potential Captains for the Detroit Red Wings

    NHL.com reports Red Wings captain and 20-year veteran Nicklas Lidstrom plans to announce his retirement tomorrow. The 42-year-old joined the Red Wings for the 1991-1992 season after being drafted 53rd overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft...

    Jacob Betzner Written by Jacob Betzner about 2 years ago 9,541 reads 23 comments

  17. Rangers vs. Devils: What New York Must Do to Force Game 7

    Win. The answer to the question posited by the title of this article seems fairly obvious. However, certain things must work for the Rangers to win Game 6 and force a Game 7...

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  18. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Why Hot Goaltender Will Put Kings Over the Top

    Vezina Trophy nominee Jonathan Quick quietly amassed 35 wins, a 1.95 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in net on the West Coast, helping the Los Angeles Kings clinch the final playoff spot in the Western Conference...

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  19. Top 10 Worst Contracts Ever Given in Sports

    It's hard to predict the future, especially in the world of professional sports. Teams sign players to high paying, long-term deals and expect elite performance on the field, rink or court...

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  20. New York Rangers and 5 Teams That Must Succeed for NHL to Grow

    The New York Rangers are now in a best-of-three series against the New Jersey Devils for the Eastern Conference Championship and a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals against either the Los Angeles Kings or the Phoenix Coyotes...

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  21. EA NHL '13: Power Ranking the Chances of Each of the 8 Potential Cover Stars

    EA Sports: It's in the game. Hockey fans, players young and old, video gamers across the globe...everyone loves the fast-paced NHL video game series from Electronic Arts...

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  22. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: American Players Making Differences in the Postseason

    Disclaimer: I am 100 percent, fully aware hockey is "Canada's Sport." I know Claude Giroux , Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos possess otherworldly hockey ability. I know Martin Brodeur stops pucks like no other...

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  23. NHL Playoffs 2012: Why the Los Angeles Kings Will Cruise to Stanley Cup Title

    The Kings won a league-high 11th postseason game last night, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 and taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference final series...

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  24. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Rangers, Kings Acquisitions Shine Through Playoffs

    The New York Rangers signed center Brad Richards to a nine-year, $60 million contract this offseason, making the 32-year-old the highest paid player in the NHL ...

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  25. NHL Playoffs 2012: Breaking Down Potential Stanley Cup Final Matchups

    Hockey scholars posed two questions after the first games of the Western and Eastern Conference finals. The Phoenix Coyotes failed to answer the first: Can any team slow down the ...

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