1. Has Blocking Shots Become the NHL's New Version of the "Trap?"

    The hockey world was buzzing yesterday after a controversial article by The Hockey News ' Ken Campbell made it to the Internet...

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  2. NHL Playoffs 2012: Ryan McDonagh's Excellent Play Shouldn't Surprise Anyone

    When you watch New York Rangers ' defenseman Ryan McDonagh play, you'd think he possesses the experience of a grizzled, battle-hardened veteran, the shutdown skills of a premiere NHL defenseman and the ceiling to do great things...

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  3. NHL Playoffs 2012: 3 Areas That Will Help the Rangers Defeat the Devils

    While the New York Rangers shed blood, sweat and victorious tears to eliminate the Washington Capitals in another seven-game series, the New Jersey Devils have had nearly a week to prepare for their Eastern Conference Finals matchup...

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  4. NHL Playoffs 2012: Why Henrik Lundqvist Has Silenced His Critics

    Since entering the NHL during the 2005-06 season with the New York Rangers , Henrik Lundqvist has worked his way up to the level he's currently playing at: one of the best—if not the best—netminders in the NHL...

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  5. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Why Rangers Fans and Media Need to Lay off John Tortorella

    If you follow the New York Rangers on a regular basis, you know that head coach John Tortorella is an intense individual...

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  6. Phoenix Coyotes: Why Coach Dave Tippett Deserves Jack Adams Consideration

    Back on April 30, the NHL released their three candidates for the Jack Adams Award to be handed out June 20 at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas...

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  7. Philadelphia Flyers Season Ticket Holders File Suit over Winter Classic Tickets

    The news regarding the Philadelphia Flyers continues to get worse. A report by ESPN claims the franchise is being sued by season-ticket holders over their policy regarding sales of the tickets for the Winter Classic this past January...

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  8. NHL Playoffs 2012: How Chris Kreider Responds in Game 5 Will Be Telling

    After watching Game 4 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals , one of the first things you'll note from the experience is that rookie sensation Chris Kreider had his first rough game in the NHL ...

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  9. Bountygate: NFL Players' Association Files Grievance Against League

    It's about to get ugly between the NFL and the NFL Players' Association. According to Andrew Brandt of ESPN , the NFLPA has filed a grievance against Commissioner Roger Goodell ...

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  10. NHL: Phoenix Coyotes Forward Raffi Torres, NHLPA to Appeal 25-Game Ban

    We all thought that after Brendan Shanahan laid down the hammer early in the playoffs for an illegal hit to Blackhawks star Marian Hossa, it was the last time we would hear from embattled Coyotes forward Raffi Torres this season...

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  11. NHL Awards: 3 Candidates for Ted Lindsay Award Have Been Announced

    According to an article by Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com, the three candidates for the Ted Lindsay Award have been announced...

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  12. New Orleans Saints: Harsh Penalties for Players Involved in Bountygate

    We all knew the NFL was enraged with the New Orleans Saints and their handing out bounties to their players for injuring other players. Coach Sean Payton was suspended for one season...

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  13. NHL Playoffs 2012: Could Mats Zuccarello Replace Injured Brandon Dubinsky?

    It's not as impossible as you think. After suffering a broken wrist on March 23 on a shot from Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold, winger Mats Zuccarello was deemed out indefinitely ...

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  14. New York Knicks, NBA to Make an Announcement Today

    According to Craig Carton—morning co-host on the Boomer & Carton show on WFAN 660 AM in New York City—both the New York Knicks and the NBA will make an announcement today at 3 p...

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  15. NHL: Making the Case for John Tortorella to Win the Jack Adams Trophy

    While the 2012 NHL playoffs are in full force, let's take a step back and examine the performance of New York Rangers ' coach John Tortorella this season and whether it's worthy of national recognition...

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  16. NHL Playoffs 2012: Is Marian Gaborik Playing Hurt?

    During the New York Rangers ' magical 109-point season, the team's offense was led by sniper Marian Gaborik and his 41 goals...

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  17. NHL Awards: Malkin, Stamkos and Lundqvist Are Up for League MVP

    According to a report by NHL writer Adam Kimelman , the NHL has released the three candidates for the Hart trophy—the league's MVP as voted on by the writers...

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  18. NHL Playoffs 2012: Previewing Both Metro-Area Game 7s

    Tonight will be an exciting sports night if you live in the New Jersey/New York area. Both hockey clubs have elimination games to contend with for a chance to move on to the next round of the NHL playoffs...

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  19. NHL Awards: Top 3 Vezina Finalists Have Been Selected

    According to an NHL.com report by Adam Kimelman, the three finalists for the Vezina trophy—the league's best regular season goaltender according to the GMs—have been announced...

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  20. NHL Playoffs 2012: Henrik Lundqvist's Post-Game Behavior out of Line

    For anyone that has followed New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist throughout his career, the one thing you'll find out is just how competitive and intense of an individual he really is...

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  21. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Things the New York Rangers Must Do to Avoid Elimination

    Game 6 between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators takes place in Canada's capital city, with a chance for the only remaining Canadian team to move onto the semifinals...

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  22. Top 5 Active NHL Playoff Points Leaders

    With most of the Quarterfinals series nearly finished in the 2012 NHL playoffs, there's still plenty of playoff hockey to be played—as well as plenty of time for the NHL's elite to score enough points to cement themselves in the history books...

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  23. NHL Playoffs 2012: What to Take Away from Chris Kreider's NHL Debut

    It's one thing to ask a rookie to step into an NHL game and perform even admirably. Converting from the college game to the pro game takes much time because players are much bigger and stronger and the overall speed of an NHL game is very fast...

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  24. New York Mets: Hot Start a Byproduct of Great Pitching

    When you look at the NL East standings, you'll see two surprising teams occupying the top two positions. The Washington Nations are off to an 8-3 start, leading the NL East early ...

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  25. NHL Playoffs 2012: 3 Key Players in Carl Hagelin's Absence for New York Rangers

    The dust has settled, and Brendan Shanahan has ruled the New York Rangers will be without standout rookie Carl Hagelin for the next three games due to his illegal elbow to Daniel Alfredsson in Game 2 on Saturday night...

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