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A Tale of two seasons for Windsor Spitfires Defenseman Brandon Devlin

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) It has been an up and down season for Windsor defenseman Brandon Devlin, to say the least. Heading into the season, the 2012 draft eligible defenseman was projected to be a mid-round dfart pick. Devlin was coming off a solid season as a 16-year-old rookie in the Ontario Hockey League with […]

Underrated Nation: Dale Tallon

We at The Hockey Guys are pleased to bring back a very successful weekly series feature called Underrated Nation. Writer, fan and NHL history aficionado Bill Kellett will focus on a different NHL’er every week in our Underrated Nation segment’s, seen only on The Hockey Guys. By Bill Kellett Dale Tallon is best known to […]

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Rangers’ Young Defense Ready To Step Up

By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris) (Photo courtesy of USA Today) There was no question heading in to the season the New York Rangers not only had one of the best youth systems in the league, but one of the best defensive cores (who just so happen to be a major part of that youth) also. When […]

Jakub Voracek finding his place in Philadelphia

By Charlie O’Connor http://twitter.com/thg_charlie   Following Jakub Voracek’s one goal, two assist performance against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 5th, Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette lauded his young forward’s effort. “[Voracek] was close, he was doing the right thing and it was nice to see him get some of those rewards tonight.  He’s talented […]

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Preview: Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers, December 19, 2011

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Red Wings skate into Rexall Place tonight at 9:30 pm looking to turn an 8-2 thrashing ofLos Angeleson Saturday into a two-game winning streak. On the other side of the rink, Edmonton, currently in twelfth place in the Western Conference, returns back to the friendlier confines of home where they […]

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Flyers Injury Update

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Bad news has befallen the Philadelphia Flyers for a good portion of the season. The team has suffered four concussions–none the result of foul plays, they have lost their top scorer and defenseman, and have had to call up a number of rookies just to fill the void. It’s […]

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Roster Moves and Cap Implications

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they have recalled F Ben Holmstrom of the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL affiliate. The 6’1″ captain of the Phantoms, fresh off a Gordie Howe hat trick Saturday night, has 8G and 8A through 25 games. Holmstrom will be joining the team in […]

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World Junior Championship: Predicting the Top Players

By  Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) For hockey fans around the world the sight of Christmas lights and smell of holiday feasts indicates more than the arrival of our traditional Christmas season – it means that the puck drop for annual World Junior Hockey Championship is about to occur.  The World Junior Championship represents a time for […]

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What if the Maple Leafs Lost Dion Phaneuf For the Season?

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) The Philadelphia Flyers recently suffered a huge blow to their lineup, as the team announced on Thursday that captain Chris Pronger will miss the remainder of the 2011-2012 regular season, as well as the 2012 playoffs. Some have even questioned whether Pronger will ever be able to play in the NHL ever again, […]

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Flyers Would Be Wise to be Proactive in Defensive Acquisition

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Flyers have suffered a plethora of injuries within their defensive ranks. Chris Pronger is sidelined for the remainder of the season with severe post-concussion syndrome. Andreas Lilja and Erik Gustafsson remain sidelined by injury.  Even Oskars Bartulis remains out for the foreseeable future. Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall, […]

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