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Underrated Nation: Mike Vernon

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 To look at the goaltenders of […]

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OHL Prospect Report: London Knights vs. Barrie Colts

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) I haven’t done a prospect report on an OHL game for quite some time, and as the lead OHL writer here at TheHockeyGuys I feel that they are necessary, at least occasionally, so you all can keep up with top 2012 draft eligible players and already drafted NHL prospects in the […]

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NHLPA Rightful in “Prolonging” Realignment

By Mike Luciano (@mikeluci) As it was explained to me minutes before I started typing up this piece (by no other than our own Todd Cordell): Contrary to a misguided belief that the NHLPA flat-out rejected the league’s new realignment plan and playoff format for the 2012-2013 NHL season, the NHL Board of Governors actually […]

Briere Becomes ‘Mad Hatter’ in Flyers’ 3-2 Overtime Win

It’s been a tough season so far for Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Danny Briere. With just 10 goals and 25 points in his first 35 games this season, he is on pace to rival his lowest totals since he signed with the club in the summer of 2007. He has especially struggled offensively as of late, […]

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Ducks Rally to Defeat the Islanders in First Complete Game Under Boudreau

By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL) When the Anaheim Ducks dropped the puck on the 2011-12 season back in October they were expected to be among the top eight teams in the Western Conference standings. But, through the first 39 games the Ducks look more like a team just trying survive another half of a season. After […]

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Maple Leafs Look to Make it Three Straight vs. Red Wings

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) The Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a hot start to the New Year, which is no surprise based on the team’s history of success between January 1 and the end of the regular season. With a victory tonight and a little bit of luck, the Leafs can get as high […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Detroit Red Wings

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) At the beginning of every New Year, people make resolutions that they rarely uphold. Regular gym rats become fed up with the heavy treadmill traffic because gym attendance increases so much. Families and couples agree to disconnect from the digital world, spend more time together, and cook at home more often. […]

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NHLPA Blocks Proposed Realignment Plan

    By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The proposed NHL realignment plan set to go into effect starting with the 2012-13 season has been blocked by the NHLPA. The plan, proposed on December 5th by the NHL, was most recently discussed between the League and the NHLPA on January 1 during an Executive Board conference […]

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Kessel, Lupul Leading Maple Leafs’ Offence Isn’t all Good

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) A four-goal performance on Thursday evening was nothing new for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Not only did they reach the back of the net on four separate occasions, but they also managed a power play goal. Not surprisingly, Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul connected once again. They have been the driving […]

James van Riemsdyk Shows Long Awaited Signs of Life

After a December filled with injuries, rumors and poor production, Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk had become a popular target for criticism from fans and media alike. But Thursday night, van Riemsdyk showed signs of moving past his poor conclusion to the 2011 calendar year. The 22-year old forward scored two goals in a 5-4 […]

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