1. NHL Teams That Will Benefit from Shortened Season

    Tickets are sold out. Ratings are up. And most importantly, fans are exited. I guess the lockout wasn't that bad after all (you know, despite missing a few months of hockey action)...

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  2. Early 2013 Stanley Cup Predictions

    Your team has probably played a few games up to this point, and if you're like a lot of other fans, you've either bought Stanley Cup tickets or you're anxiously awaiting the draft...

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  3. NHL Players Who Will Thrive During Shortened Season

    Fans better get used to a heavy dose of hockey in a very short period of time, and players better acclimate to such a condensed schedule...

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  4. Discussing the Most Appropriate Nicknames in NHL History

    Martin Brodeur may just have one of the best NHL nicknames of all time: "Satan's Wallpaper." Not only is it extremely appropriate—Brodeur has seemingly pasted a hermetic seal on every net league-wide for years—but it's also hilarious...

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  5. Why Most Recent Round of NHL Lockout Negotiations Should Make Fans Optimistic

    After two marathon-like days of negotiations that stretched well into the early-morning hours, there is reason for optimism on Day 82 of the NHL lockout ...

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  6. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Updated Power Rankings for Remaining Teams

    We've reached the midway point of each of the 2012 NHL conference finals, and all four teams are becoming more and more entrenched in their own hockey identities...

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  7. NHL Playoffs 2012: Kings vs. Coyotes Game 4 Live Score, Analysis and Reaction

    The puck has dropped and the Kings look to complete the sweep of the Coyotes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles...

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  8. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Updated Odds to Win the Stanley Cup

    Michael Del Zotto's goal in Game 7 against the Washington Capitals not only punched the New York Rangers' ticket to the Eastern Conference finals, but it also set the final four remaining teams in the NHL 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs ...

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  9. Should the NHL Keep the Shootout Format to Settle Playoff Games?

    When the final whistle blew at the end of regulation in Game 5 of the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers series, the teams were knotted at two goals apiece, marking the 21st overtime game contested in the 2012 NHL playoffs...

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  10. NHL Playoffs 2012: Coyotes vs. Kings Western Conference Final Preview

    You've probably ripped up your NHL playoff bracket at this point, because like everyone else, you didn't predict the highly unlikely and certainly unforeseeable Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings Western Conference Finals matchup...

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  11. LA Kings: Is Jonathan Quick the Frontrunner for the Conn Smythe Trophy?

    The simplest response to the question posed in this article's headline is, yes. Unequivocally. The anchor of the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings , the man who led the NHL in shutouts ...

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  12. Watch Claude Giroux's Controversial Hit on Dainius Zubrus in NHL Playoffs

    In the waning moments of the second period in a pivotal Game 4 between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils, Claude Giroux delivered a shoulder directly to the head of forward Dainius Zubrus...

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  13. NHL Playoffs 2012: Watch New Jersey Devils Beat Philadelphia Flyers in OT

    Playing for his fifth team in the past three years, Alexei Ponikarovsky put an exclamation point on what has been a turbulent stretch in his career, sneaking a backhander past the ...

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  14. Terrell Suggs Achilles Injury: Courtney Upshaw Should Start for Ravens

    Who will be next year's Von Miller? Well, it might just be another rookie linebacker, namely Courtney Upshaw, who was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of last week's draft, No...

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  15. 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Is the Regular Season Meaningless?

    After the first round of the playoffs saw several top-seeded and highly regarded teams bounced, the initial question in the minds of the collective public went something like ...

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  16. NHL Playoffs: 5 Most Important Storylines for Wednesday's Games

    With a pair of critical Game 3s on the slate tonight, teams and fans are on edge as both series will take on a different contour and personality upon the conclusion of this evening's proceedings...

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  17. Watch Alex Ovechkin Score Game 2 Winner on Power Play for Washington Capitals

    It wasn't exactly pretty, nor was it the type of goal you might label "Ovechkin-like." Effective it was, and that's all that matters to the Washington Capitals ...

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  18. NHL Playoffs: Preview and Prediction for Game 2 of the Rangers vs. Capitals

    If Chris Kreider plays his cards correctly, he could piggyback off his NCAA Frozen Four Championship with an even bigger title, the Stanley Cup...

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  19. NHL Playoff Teams' Odds of Winning the Stanley Cup (Updated)

    We started with 30, and after last night's pair of thrilling Game 7s in the Eastern Conference, just eight teams remain vying for the Stanley Cup...

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  20. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 4 Conclusions from the First Round

    Each of the four first round Western Conference playoff series are now concluded and there are a few leftover takeaways to be consumed. Takeaway No...

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  21. Ottawa Senators vs. New York Rangers: Daniel Alfredsson Will Play Tonight

    In Game 5, the Ottawa Senators got a much needed boost from sniper Jason Spezza . In Game 6, scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening, that boost might just come from Daniel Alfredsson ...

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  22. NHL Playoffs 2012 Highlights: The Best Goal from Each 2012 Playoff Series

    NHL fans are just halfway through the fortnight that is the first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs and we've already been treated to much more than we deserve...

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  23. 6 Hottest Hockey WAGs of the 2012 NHL Playoffs

    In the midst of gnarly playoff beards, bruised faces and bloodied bodies, emerge the better half of the 2012 NHL Playoffs —the wives and girlfriends loyally supporting their hockey husbands and boyfriends...

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  24. Vancouver Canucks vs. L.A. Kings: Cory Schneider to Start, Daniel Sedin May Play

    After surrendering the first three games to the Los Angeles Kings in their Western Conference playoff matchup, the Vancouver Canucks are shaking up the lineup in an effort to extend the series...

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  25. NHL Playoffs 2012: 3 Teams That Are Emerging as Stanley Cup Favorites

    Crystal balls tend to be hazy at this point in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but a few teams are coming into focus as true title contenders in the early going...

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