1. NHL Free Agent Rumors: Five Leaders Who Could Help in the Locker Room

    Most people may have forgotten, but the NHL free agency period is still rolling—or crawling for that matter—along...

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  2. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Five Things We’ve Learned from Free Agency

    It’s been nine days since the NHL free agency period began, and in that time most of you have been focused on one name—LeBron James...

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  3. NHL Free Agency: Five Teams One Player Away from the Stanley Cup

    There was a lot of progress made on the first day of free agency. 44 players were signed and 33 found new homes...

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  4. NHL Free Agency: The Top Ten Defensemen Available

    The 2010 free agent defensive class was solid to start, but has lessened as of late. With the re-signing of players like Nicklas Lidstrom and Dennis Seidenberg, and the announced retirements ...

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  5. 2010 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres Bolster Blue Line

    Mark Pysyk (Defenseman—First Round, 23rd overall) Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (Defenseman—Third Round, 68th) Kevin Sundher (Center—Third Round, 75th) Matt MacKenzie ...

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  6. 2010 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres Draft Another Defensive Dynamo

    With the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo Sabres selected defenseman Mark Pysyk of the Edmonton Oil Kings from the WHL. It was obvious that the Sabres had one thing in mind when drafting Pysyk: puck movement...

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  7. 2010 NHL Awards: Five Things We Learned from the Awards Show

    With the 2010 NHL Awards Show has officially brought upon the end of the 2010 season—and what better way to close it out than with Henrik Sedin winning the Hart Trophy? Overall, the 2010 awards featured some of the best groups of nominees in years.

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  8. 2010 NHL Draft: Redrafting the NHL from Scratch

    The number of superstars in the NHL seems to be growing every day. The playoffs showed fans that a new star is born every night...

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  9. 2010 NHL Salary Cap: The Best Team Money Can Buy

    Before the 2009-10 season officially ends and free agency begins, I decided to put together a team of my own under the current $56.8 million salary cap. The monetary value following each player is their 2010 salary cap hit...

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  10. 2010 NHL Draft: Five Things the Buffalo Sabres Need

    The Buffalo Sabres are a team that prides itself on winning games through solid defense and incredible balance...

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  11. 2010 NHL Mock Draft: Northeast Division in the First Round

    Thanks in part to Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke, the Northeast Division will be one of the most interesting divisions to watch in the 2010 NHL Draft...

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  12. 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Five Things We Learned from the Playoffs

    The 2010 NHL playoffs have officially come to an end—and with all of the hype surrounding the World Cup, they have already been forgotten. The NHL could not have asked for a better postseason...

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  13. Why the Stanley Cup Provides the Greatest Moments in Sports History

    There is no better day for me than the day the Stanley Cup gets raised. While fans of the other 28 NHL teams—who have spent the better part of the last two months golfing—just ...

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  14. Buffalo Sabres Offseason Update: Negotiations on Hold with Zack Kassian

    Another turn has been taken in the Zack Kassian saga. Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced on Tuesday that the team would postpone contract negotiations with the 13th overall pick in the 2009 NHL entry draft...

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  15. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Seven Players to Watch in Game 6

    It can’t be stressed enough just how many different players have stood out throughout the Stanley Cup Finals, let alone the entire 2010 playoffs...

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  16. Stanley Cup 2010: Duncan Keith, Chris Pronger Solidify Status as Defensive Elite

    There are so many superstars playing in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals that there seems to be a new hero every night—hence, the NHL’s "History Will Be Made" campaign...

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  17. 2010 Stanley Cup: Why Game 4 Should Be Best One of Playoffs

    Just as the three previous Stanley Cup Final games were, Game Four will be the most important in the series to this point—but Game Four will also provide fans with what is almost sure to be the best game of the playoffs as well...

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  18. Buffalo Sabres Offseason Update: Ryan Miller Favorite for Messier Award

    Shortly before Wednesday’s Stanley Cup Final Game 3, Mark Messier formally announced the three finalists for a trophy in his honor: The Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award...

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  19. Buffalo Sabres Offseason Update: Zack Kassian Arrested in Windsor

    The Buffalo Sabres may have gotten more than they bargained for when they drafted Zack Kassian 13th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft...

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  20. Five Possible NHL Winter Classics of the Future

    The NHL announced earlier this week that next season’s Winter Classic will be played on Jan. 1, 2011, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, where the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Washington Capitals...

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  21. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Can the Blackhawks Break the Marian Hossa Curse?

    For the third consecutive season, Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa has found himself in the Stanley Cup Final. However, Hossa is still trying to forget the last two trips he made to claim hockey’s Holy Grail...

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  22. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Ten Teams We Thought Would Be in the Cup Finals

    So, here we are—the Stanley Cup Finals. The Chicago Blackhawks will take on, and more than likely take down, the Philadelphia Flyers for the most coveted trophy in sports...

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  23. Buffalo Sabres Offseason Update: Rivet's Injury Is a Blessing

    It was announced last week that Buffalo Sabres’ captain Craig Rivet could miss four-to-six months after this week’s shoulder surgery...

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  24. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Raising The Cup Is a Date With Destiny in Chicago

    Four well-balanced offensive lines that cover every necessary aspect, five solid defenders including two of the league’s best, and a rookie goaltender who is playing like a seasoned ...

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  25. Birth of the Blue Line: The NHL's Defensemen of Tomorrow

    The NHL’s blue line has long been dominated by a core of future hall of famers. Nicklas Lidstrom, Scott Niedermayer, and Chris Pronger have been defensive royalty for well over ...

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