1. Quite a Conundrum: The Buffalo Sabres and Their Free Agents

    Sabres general manager Darcy Regier has already vowed that the offseason will begin a serious “rebuilding” period for the team...

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  2. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Better Leighton Than Never

    Heading into the 2009-10 regular season, goaltender Michael Leighton had started just 60 games in his five-year career in the NHL—but a change of scenery combined and a second ...

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  3. NHL Declares “History Will Be Made” with New Campaign

    Every postseason in the NHL brings forth a new leader, a new hero, and a new legend. The NHL’s new “History Will Be Made” campaign has made fans remember the heroes of playoffs past, and the possibilities of what the future may bring...

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  4. The Top Five NHL Playoff Upsets of the Last Decade

    If the 2010 NHL playoffs have taught us anything, it’s that upsets are always a possibility. The Eastern Conference saw its top three seeds eliminated in the first round, including the Stanley Cup favorite Washington Capitals...

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  5. Buffalo Sabres' Youth Is the Key to Their Future

    The 2009-10 season offered Sabres fans their first look at the future. Nathan Gerbe, Tyler Myers, and Tyler Ennis all showed that they are ready to take on a bigger role with the team...

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  6. Five NHLers Who Have Bolstered Their Free Agent Status in the Playoffs

    By now, everybody knows that the NHL playoffs are the best time of the year. The excitement of not knowing which player is going to step up every night just makes things so much more ...

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  7. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Goalie Power Rankings

    The most important player on any team during the playoffs is the goaltender—unless you’re the Washington Capitals and you rely on offense to win you games, and when your ...

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  8. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Expect the Unexpected

    If the 2010 NHL playoffs have proven anything thus far, it’s that you never know which player is going to step up for his team...

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  9. Five Players the Buffalo Sabres Could Sign

    The 2009-2010 NHL season was nothing short of another disappointment for the Buffalo Sabres, but the offseason will be the beginning of a serious rebuilding process after their first-round collapse against the Boston Bruins...

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  10. East to West, North to South: Ranking the NHL's Top Divisions

    There is a lot of talk of dominance and upsets in the NHL nowadays, but it is tough to measure those things without looking at the conferences and divisions each team plays in...

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  11. Another Ruff Ride? Buffalo Sabres Pick Up One-Year Option on Lindy Ruff

    The Buffalo Sabres have already begun to rebuild just three days after they were upset by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2010 NHL playoffs...

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  12. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Top Five Potential Conn Smythe Winners

    The first round of the 2010 NHL playoffs has come and gone, and there were a lot of surprises. The Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, and Buffalo Sabres were all upset in the ...

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  13. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Why the Buffalo Sabres Lost to the Bruins

    The Boston Bruins without Marc Savard is a dream matchup for any team, but it quickly turned into a nightmare for the Buffalo Sabres...

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  14. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Sharks Could Be In Trouble If Top Line Doesn't Arrive

    It’s a miracle! The San Jose Sharks made it out of the first round alive. The first three games of the first round series saw the Colorado Avalanche grab a 2-1 series lead and ...

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  15. 2010 NHL Norris Trophy Nominees Announced

    The Norris Trophy finalists were announced early on Friday and the three candidates will surely bring about one of the closest races in the trophy’s history...

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  16. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Stories from the First Round

    The playoffs are just over one week old, and already some major stories have developed. From Marty Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils being ousted in five games by Brian Boucher and ...

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  17. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Buffalo Sabres Have Too Many Problems

    After a bad 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night, the Buffalo Sabres are one game away from elimination in the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and there are plenty of people to blame...

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  18. The 2010 NFL Mock Draft for NHL Fans

    As a featured columnist for the NHL here on Bleacher Report and an avid hockey fan, you have a better chance at catching Tiger Woods in sex therapy than me writing about a sport other than the NHL...

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  19. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Young Goaltenders Are Stealing the Postseason

    The only time the names Pekka Rinne, Antti Niemi, and Tuukka Rask were mentioned before the playoffs was usually in regards to a goaltending “controversy”—but this ...

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  20. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Buffalo Sabres in Trouble Without Star Thomas Vanek

    Buffalo Sabres’ star forward Thomas Vanek is doubtful for Monday’s Game Three against the Boston Bruins...

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  21. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Zdeno Chara and Tyler Myers Present Big Matchup

    The Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins are Northeast Division rivals and will be battling for what is sure to be a great first-round series, but the biggest part of this series will ...

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  22. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Buffalo Sabres Ready for Stanley Cup Run

    After two straight seasons with no playoffs, the Buffalo Sabres have finally returned to the postseason and are primed for a Stanley Cup run. The Sabres are being overlooked by a lot of teams and critics, which may bode well for the club...

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  23. Fire Sale: Two NHL Coaches Lose Their Jobs, More To Follow

    Just three days after the NHL regular season came to its close and already two head coaches have lost their jobs. The first coach to go was Rick Tocchet in Tampa Bay...

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  24. 2010 NHL Playoffs: The Top Five Veterans

    Well, we’re here. The playoffs start today! There are a lot of youngsters in this year’s crop of playoff talent; players looking to prove themselves for the first time...

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  25. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Buffalo Sabres' Defense Will Make or Break Team

    It’s no secret that a majority of the Buffalo Sabres’ playoff hopes will be resting on the pads of Vezina-favorite Ryan Miller, but the defense in front of him will play an equally important role...

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