1. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Preview and Predictions

    It’s playoff time everybody! The Eastern Conference playoff race waited until the last day of the season to finally come into focus, but now that it has, there are four great first-round matchups awaiting us...

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  2. Penguins' Matt Cooke Knocked Out by Thrashers' Evander Kane and Karma

    Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Matt Cooke is most well-known for his questionable and often irresponsible hits, but on Saturday night against the Atlanta Thrashers, karma finally dealt Cooke the hardest hit of his career...

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  3. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Home Ice a Huge Factor For Several Teams

    Playing on home ice is important to most teams heading into the playoffs. I say “most teams” because there are those rare teams that play better away from home, like the St...

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  4. Buffalo Sabres' Injuries Present a Pre-Playoff Dilemma

    Less than a week before the NHL playoffs begin and the Buffalo Sabres finally have gotten hit by the injury bug...

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  5. 2010 NHL Playoffs: 10 Potential Top Performers

    The playoffs have finally arrived! The normal teams like the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the mix, as well as a couple of new contenders, like the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings...

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  6. Five Reasons Why Slap Shot Is the Greatest Sports Film of All Time

    When it comes to sports films, I have my favorites — Field of Dreams, Major League, and Caddyshack are all at the top of my list. It’s tough to find modern sports films that rival the classics...

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  7. Sabres-Rangers: Buffalo Clinches Northeast Crown in Win Over New York

    Ryan Miller’s amazing blocker save on sniper Marian Gaborik, combined with three points from rookie Tyler Ennis, helped the Buffalo Sabres clinch the Northeast Division title in a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night...

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  8. How the Buffalo Sabres Should Play Their Lines

    As many of my faithful readers know, when it comes to the Buffalo Sabres, I fancy myself a bit of a coach/GM. So I figured that before the playoffs started, I would put together the line pairings I would use in the first round...

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  9. The NHL's Top Five Goalie Duos

    Most of this season has been focused on teams with “true” starting goaltenders, who have carried their team on their backs and into the playoffs...

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  10. The Buffalo Sabres' Potential Playoff Matchups

    The Buffalo Sabres are on their way to the playoffs, but it is still a mystery as to which team they will play in the first round. Buffalo has been on a roll as of late and is 10-3-1 in its last 14 games...

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  11. Detroit Red Wings Heating Up for Playoffs

    After an uncharacteristically poor first half of the season, the Detroit Red Wings have come to life, and are a favorite to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the third consecutive season...

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  12. Buffalo Sabres' Balance Leading the Way Before Playoffs

    The Buffalo Sabres were missing a ton of talent on Monday night, but that didn’t stop them from defeating the Boston Bruins at TD Garden by a score of 3-2. The big story heading into the game was Buffalo’s injuries...

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  13. NHL Trade Deadline Acquisitions Shine with Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche

    It’s been almost one month since the NHL trade deadline. The 2010 deadline day, back on March 3, featured the most trades and players moved in NHL history...

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  14. Buffalo Sabres Can't Seem to Solve the Ottawa Senators

    The Buffalo Sabres better start praying to the hockey gods that they don’t get matched up with the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the playoffs...

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  15. Playoff Goaltending May Be a Problem for Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks

    It’s been said that a great goalie can win his team the Stanley Cup. Well there are a lot of playoff teams questioning their goaltender situations with the postseason just a couple of weeks away...

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  16. The NHL's Top Five Fighters

    Believe it or not, it isn’t easy ranking the top fighters in the NHL. When ranking forwards, you can compare points. When ranking defenders, you can look at plus/minus. When ranking goaltenders, there are goals-against and save percentage to help..

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  17. Buffalo Sabres Look to Clinch Northeast Division

    The Buffalo Sabres have 11 games remaining in the regular season, and hopefully a lot more after that. The Sabres currently have a five point lead over the Ottawa Senators in the Northeast Division, with three games in hand...

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  18. Five NHL Teams that Waited too Long to Start Winning

    The NHL playoff picture is starting to come into focus. The Washington Capitals are just a couple of wins from clinching the top spot in the East, but not every team is as lucky as the Caps...

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  19. Patrick Kaleta: The NHL's Ultimate Agitator

    Love to play with him, hate to play against him. When the Buffalo Sabres drafted Patrick Kaleta with the 176th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, they knew ...

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  20. NHL's Top Five Goalies

    Can you believe that Georgetown was upset in the first-round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament? Nobody cares. Stop watching the NCAAs and get your focus back on hockey...

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  21. Henrik and Daniel Sedin: The Epitome of Identical

    Henrik and Daniel Sedin—I put Henrik first not because he has more points than his brother this season, but because he is older by about six minutes—are identical to the fullest extent of the word...

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  22. No Ovie, No Problem: Caps Roll without MVP

    The Washington Capitals were missing superstar Alexander Ovechkin on Tuesday night, but they didn’t miss a beat in their dominant 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers...

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  23. Ruff Around the Edges: Is the Buffalo Sabres' Head Coach the Problem?

    It’s not a secret that if the Buffalo Sabres want to make any kind of playoff run, certain players are going to have to step their game up—Thomas Vanek, Drew Stafford, and Craig Rivet just to name a few...

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  24. The NHL's Top Five Rookies

    The NHL regular season has hit its final stretch, and the Calder Trophy race for Rookie of the Year is heating up...

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  25. La-Lame: Sabres' Backup Woes Continue in Loss to Wild

    If the Buffalo Sabres did not have any worries about not trading for a capable backup goalie on the March 3 trade deadline, they do now...

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