Hershey Bears: Why They Missed the Playoffs
Postseason play had become a yearly tradition for the Hershey Bears and their fans since they became affiliated with the Washington Capitals. However, this season the Bears underachieved monumentally and missed the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons. First-year Hershey head Coach Mike…
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Hershey Bears: Why They Missed the Playoffs

Postseason play had become a yearly tradition for the Hershey Bears and their fans since they became affiliated with the Washington Capitals. However, this season the Bears underachieved monumentally and missed the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons. First-year Hershey head Coach Mike…

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Avalanche Caves in on Minnesota Wild
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The game started out well for the Minnesota Wild. They took a 1-0 lead off a Charlie Coyle goal early in the first period and then the lights went out as the Colorado Avalanche caved in on the team from St. Paul Minnesota. The Wild were not outplayed in the…
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Avalanche Caves in on Minnesota Wild

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) The game started out well for the Minnesota Wild. They took a 1-0 lead off a Charlie Coyle goal early in the first period and then the lights went out as the Colorado Avalanche caved in on the team from St. Paul Minnesota. The Wild were not outplayed in the…

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The NHL: Nuts Out of Whack
The NHL apparently thinks that grabbing your family jewels is much worse than whacking the boys with a stick.
What do you think, did the NHL get it backwards or was coach Q’s infraction worse than the Lucic crotch shot? Let us know below.

 

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The NHL: Nuts Out of Whack

The NHL apparently thinks that grabbing your family jewels is much worse than whacking the boys with a stick. What do you think, did the NHL get it backwards or was coach Q’s infraction worse than the Lucic crotch shot? Let us know below.  

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Stastny Family No Strangers to Clutch Goals, Playoff Heroics
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Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny’s  performance  in the first game of his team’s first-round series against the Minnesota Wild was one for the ages, to say the least.
Stastny scored to tie it up 4-4 with under 15 seconds left in his first p…
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Stastny Family No Strangers to Clutch Goals, Playoff Heroics

(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny’s  performance  in the first game of his team’s first-round series against the Minnesota Wild was one for the ages, to say the least. Stastny scored to tie it up 4-4 with under 15 seconds left in his first p…

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Preview Game 2 with the Blues Face Off Hockey Show
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In November 2013, The Hockey Writers partnered with KSDK News Channel 5, St. Louis’ No. 1 news source, to bring its viewers additional St. Louis Blues coverage throughout the 2013-14 season. Mike Poepping and myself began sharing our THW content with KSDK.com and the…
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Preview Game 2 with the Blues Face Off Hockey Show

(courtesy KSDK) In November 2013, The Hockey Writers partnered with KSDK News Channel 5, St. Louis’ No. 1 news source, to bring its viewers additional St. Louis Blues coverage throughout the 2013-14 season. Mike Poepping and myself began sharing our THW content with KSDK.com and the…

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Penguins’ Arrogance Strikes Again
I did this once before, after the weekend home-and-home with the Philadelphia Flyers back in March.
This isn’t so much an article, as it is my take on what ails the Pittsburgh Penguins through their first two playoff games against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a very concise fashion, with a…
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Penguins’ Arrogance Strikes Again

I did this once before, after the weekend home-and-home with the Philadelphia Flyers back in March. This isn’t so much an article, as it is my take on what ails the Pittsburgh Penguins through their first two playoff games against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a very concise fashion, with a…

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Examining the Washington Capitals’ UFAs
  Mikhail Grabovski (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports) 
After failing to make the playoffs for a seventh straight season, the Washington Capitals are facing a number of questions. The blame game is in full swing, with its targets ranging from the coaching staff to GM George McPhee to Alex…
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Examining the Washington Capitals’ UFAs

Mikhail Grabovski (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports) After failing to make the playoffs for a seventh straight season, the Washington Capitals are facing a number of questions. The blame game is in full swing, with its targets ranging from the coaching staff to GM George McPhee to Alex…

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Metallurg “Not Ready For Battle” in Game 1 of the KHL Finals
On 18 April 2014, in the first fame of the Gagarin Cup finals Lev (Prague) left Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) no chances of winning. Danis Zaripov, Metallurg’s left forward, admitted after the game that his team was not ready for battle.
The first two games of the Gagarin Cup finals have been s…
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Metallurg “Not Ready For Battle” in Game 1 of the KHL Finals

On 18 April 2014, in the first fame of the Gagarin Cup finals Lev (Prague) left Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) no chances of winning. Danis Zaripov, Metallurg’s left forward, admitted after the game that his team was not ready for battle. The first two games of the Gagarin Cup finals have been s…

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Paul Stastny’s Big Game Makes Him a Wanted Man
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With 13 seconds left in Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild Paul Stastny made himself a hero. With 7 minutes and 27 seconds gone in the first overtime, Paul Statsny became bigger than Peyton Manning in Denver, for now anyway. His game one theatrics made the city of Denver, and…
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Paul Stastny’s Big Game Makes Him a Wanted Man

(Icon SMI) With 13 seconds left in Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild Paul Stastny made himself a hero. With 7 minutes and 27 seconds gone in the first overtime, Paul Statsny became bigger than Peyton Manning in Denver, for now anyway. His game one theatrics made the city of Denver, and…

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Trailing 0-1, Are The Flyers Already On Tilt?
In the world of Poker, the term “on tilt” describes the reckless and undisciplined actions of a player who’s suffered tough luck at the table. In comparison, the Philadelphia Flyers did just that in their opening game against the New York Rangers. And although the Flyers …
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Trailing 0-1, Are The Flyers Already On Tilt?

In the world of Poker, the term “on tilt” describes the reckless and undisciplined actions of a player who’s suffered tough luck at the table. In comparison, the Philadelphia Flyers did just that in their opening game against the New York Rangers. And although the Flyers …

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1 day ago
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