1. Touchdown Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin Blows Away Hurricanes

    Cam Ward has quickly been gaining back the confidence back in this year's playoffs that he had during the Hurricane's Stanley Cup run in 2006. Game Two in Pittsburgh may have been a slight set back...

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  2. NHL Final Four: Preview Of Stanley Cup Conference Finals

    Scott Walker proved to be the knock-out punch for Carolina, in more than one way, as the Hurricanes became the fourth and final team to mark their spot in the NHL Conference Finals...

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  3. Vancouver Canucks Pay the Price: Bieksa Penalties Prove Costly in Game Five Loss

    It is going to be a long flight back to Chicago for the Vancouver Canucks after losing 4-2 in Game 5, especially for defenseman Kevin Bieksa...

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  4. Star Wars: Preview of the NHL's Sensational Second Round Matchups

    Quick Question: Could the second round of the NHL Playoffs possibly look any better? Quick Answer: No. After a fast-paced, heart-pounding, white-knuckle barrage of stunning and entertaining ...

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  5. For NHL Fan's Sake: Carolina, Please Win Game Seven

    There are two massive Game Sevens tonight in the NHL Playoffs. Carolina is in New Jersey to battle it out in a high-drama, high-intensity type series...

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  6. Don't Hate The Player, Hate The Coach: Tortorella Should Take The Blame

    A funny thing has happened to the New York Rangers on the way to upsetting the Washington Capitals. They didn't...

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  7. The NHL's Best (But Not Really) of 2008-2009

    It is usually at this point of the season when people start to talk about the players who deserve each of the NHL's most sought-after awards...

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  8. 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Dream First-Round Matchups

    It's so close you can taste it. The playoffs are mere weeks away, and the race for the playoffs is as close as it has ever been in both Conferences...

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  9. Unexpected Success: The NHL's Biggest Surprises This Season

    There are the players who you know, every year, will be at the top of the points list, have the most goals, tally the most wins, and be regular contributors to the highlight reel...

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  10. Montreal Massacre: The Move That Caused the Canadiens To Fall

    The centennial season has not gone as planned for the Montreal Canadiens. A team that was expected to fight for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, and be a contender for the Stanley ...

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  11. 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: New Jersey the New Cup Favorite?

    The Eastern Conference standings can be deceiving. The team at the top is not the one that should be feared as the favorite for the winner of the Stanley Cup in 2009. That title belongs to the New Jersey Devils...

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  12. The Don of the NHL: Cherry Should Be in Charge

    Wait, wait, wait! I know what you're thinking, and you are probably right. But give me a chance to explain. Much has been said about the job that current NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has done since he began in 1993...

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  13. 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Six Teams You Will Want to See

    It's the time of year where hockey fans put away the TV guides, forget about their favourite TV shows, and focus on one thing. Playoffs, baby...

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  14. A Day in The Life Of Leafs GM Brian Burke

    After some shrewd negotiating with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, I came across the absurd opportunity of following Leafs’ President and General Manager Brian Burke for one whole day...

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  15. The 10 Most Dangerous Duos in the NHL

    Dazzling Duo. Grusome Twosome. Bash Brothers. Double Trouble. It doesn't matter what you call them, the fact is in the NHL there is usually a pair of prolific players behind a successful team...

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  16. Penguins Poised for Impressive Playoff Push

    Watch out for the Pittsburgh Penguins. After acquiring forward Chris Kunitz and prospect Eric Tangradi from the Anaheim Ducks for defender Ryan Whitney on Feb. 26, the Penguins made another key move to boost their playoff hopes this season...

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  17. The Curious (and Unfair) Case of Sean Avery

    He's back. As widely speculated Sean Avery has been claimed by the New York Rangers off re-entry waivers today. This after a 23 game stint with the Dallas Stars that ended with the infamous "sloppy ...

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  18. NHL Going Green? League Needs Award for Offensively Gifted Defensemen

    The National Hockey League defines the Norris Trophy winner as the "top defensive player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position...

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  19. Sidney Crosby vs. Alexander Ovechkin: It's a Beautiful Thing

    An NHL rivalry is a beautiful thing. The hatred between two teams fueled by passionate fans goes back to the early days of the original six...

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