5 Reasons Why Colorado Won the Central Division
Last season was supposed to be another year that the Colorado Avalanche flounder and miss out on the playoffs for the second straight time. Nobody gave them a chance at making the post season, let alone winning their division. They were supposed to be an easy win for most other teams. Except…
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5 Reasons Why Colorado Won the Central Division

Last season was supposed to be another year that the Colorado Avalanche flounder and miss out on the playoffs for the second straight time. Nobody gave them a chance at making the post season, let alone winning their division. They were supposed to be an easy win for most other teams. Except…

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Your Maple Leafs Guide to Depth Forwards, Part 2
Earlier this week I began this series with the goal of catching up or introducing the reader to some of the lesser known players the team has acquired.  You can read part one here if you wish where I have profiled new Leafs centre Mike Santorelli.
 
Petri Kontiola 
 
Petri Kontiola is a…
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Your Maple Leafs Guide to Depth Forwards, Part 2

Earlier this week I began this series with the goal of catching up or introducing the reader to some of the lesser known players the team has acquired.  You can read part one here if you wish where I have profiled new Leafs centre Mike Santorelli.   Petri Kontiola    Petri Kontiola is a…

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9 hours ago
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Look Out Below! Avalanche Set to Slide Down Standings
As far as Cinderella stories go, you couldn’t find a better one in the NHL last season than the Colorado Avalanche. The preceding off-season was one of rejuvenation following  their disappointing last place finish to the 2012-13 campaign. The franchise was stripped bare to it’s …
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Look Out Below! Avalanche Set to Slide Down Standings

As far as Cinderella stories go, you couldn’t find a better one in the NHL last season than the Colorado Avalanche. The preceding off-season was one of rejuvenation following  their disappointing last place finish to the 2012-13 campaign. The franchise was stripped bare to it’s …

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12 hours ago
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Stan Bowman Needs to Play Salary Cap Limbo
It’s no secret that Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks are in a bit of a pickle. Less than 8 weeks remain until the NHL opens up its 2014-15 season, and the Blackhawks need to shed $2,216,795 in salary. In my first piece for The Hockey Writers, I’ll narrow down the Blackhawks …
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Stan Bowman Needs to Play Salary Cap Limbo

It’s no secret that Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks are in a bit of a pickle. Less than 8 weeks remain until the NHL opens up its 2014-15 season, and the Blackhawks need to shed $2,216,795 in salary. In my first piece for The Hockey Writers, I’ll narrow down the Blackhawks …

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14 hours ago
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Washington Capitals in Contract Years: Part 2
Predictions for the Washington Capitals’ upcoming season are commonplace, and most of them revolve around the opening night lineup. However, the roster could look radically different this time next year. 10 players are in contract years, as three will be restricted free agents, while the other s…
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Washington Capitals in Contract Years: Part 2

Predictions for the Washington Capitals’ upcoming season are commonplace, and most of them revolve around the opening night lineup. However, the roster could look radically different this time next year. 10 players are in contract years, as three will be restricted free agents, while the other s…

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15 hours ago
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Sharks Captaincy: Much Ado About Nothing
Can’t Measure Leadership
In the NHL there is a far too popular narrative that leadership is critical to success. Don’t get me wrong, as an athlete, it’s nice to have teammates who you can rely on for big goals and verbal inspiration. However, leadership is a difficult concept…
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Sharks Captaincy: Much Ado About Nothing

Can’t Measure Leadership In the NHL there is a far too popular narrative that leadership is critical to success. Don’t get me wrong, as an athlete, it’s nice to have teammates who you can rely on for big goals and verbal inspiration. However, leadership is a difficult concept…

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The Year Jean-Sebastien Giguere Became “Jiggy” 
The day was April 16th, 2003. I was 12 years old, and in the midst of a family road trip from Michigan to North Carolina. We made the first portion of the drive and decided to stop at a family friend’s house in Kentucky to break up the drive. None of that mattered to me. The only thing…
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The Year Jean-Sebastien Giguere Became “Jiggy”

The day was April 16th, 2003. I was 12 years old, and in the midst of a family road trip from Michigan to North Carolina. We made the first portion of the drive and decided to stop at a family friend’s house in Kentucky to break up the drive. None of that mattered to me. The only thing…

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Devils Prospect Damon Severson Continues to Rapidly Develop
Defense wins championships and the New Jersey Devils have featured many prominent names on their blue line. From captain Scott Stevens to a pair of homegrown defensemen in Scott Niedermayer and Ken Daneyko, New Jersey’s defense from the 1990s through early 2000s helped raise a trio of Stanley C…
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Devils Prospect Damon Severson Continues to Rapidly Develop

Defense wins championships and the New Jersey Devils have featured many prominent names on their blue line. From captain Scott Stevens to a pair of homegrown defensemen in Scott Niedermayer and Ken Daneyko, New Jersey’s defense from the 1990s through early 2000s helped raise a trio of Stanley C…

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13 hours ago
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NHL Suffers as No Superstar Has Emerged
The NHL hasn’t had a superstar since Wayne Gretzky – Lack of one is limiting the league’s reach.

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NHL Suffers as No Superstar Has Emerged

The NHL hasn’t had a superstar since Wayne Gretzky – Lack of one is limiting the league’s reach.

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14 hours ago
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The 5 NHL Teams Most Likely to Surprise in 2014-15
A few days ago, I wrote a piece predicting the five most overrated teams going into the 2014-15 NHL season, as measured by current Las Vegas odds to win the Stanley Cup. It was subjective to be sure, and definitely rattled a few of the readers’ cages. Having said that, it made interesting…
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The 5 NHL Teams Most Likely to Surprise in 2014-15

A few days ago, I wrote a piece predicting the five most overrated teams going into the 2014-15 NHL season, as measured by current Las Vegas odds to win the Stanley Cup. It was subjective to be sure, and definitely rattled a few of the readers’ cages. Having said that, it made interesting…

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19 hours ago
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