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NHL Playoffs and Player Awards Right Around the Corner

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NHL Playoffs and Player Awards Right Around the Corner

Early April will bring about the conclusion of the NHL regular season as teams on the edge of contention use the handful of remaining games to make a push to earn a spot in the playoffs and a shot at lifting the Stanley Cup. Aside from a monumental late-season collapse, there are a few teams […]

8 Devante Smith-Pelly Highlights that will make Habs Fans Smile

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8 Devante Smith-Pelly Highlights that will make Habs Fans Smile

  by @J_Habs On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, the Habs Twitterverse erupted in fury and frustration as they wokeup to the news that the Montreal Canadiens acquired (Insert Name) for Jiri Sekac. Canadiens acquire forward Devante Smith-Pelly from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for Jiri Sekac. #gohabsgo pic.twitter.com/ZBRXIuoSaN — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 24, 2015 […]

The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 23 — Franson, Getzlaf, Panthers

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The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 23 — Franson, Getzlaf, Panthers

  Check Out Hockey Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TheHockeyGuys Podcast on BlogTalkRadio In this edition of The Hockey Guys Podcast, co-hosts Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) and (@ChrisShannon16) discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs trading Cody Franson to Nashville, Ryan Getzlaf blasting Alex Ovechkin over diving, and the Florida Panthers are two points out of the […]

Time to Tear it Down in New Jersey

Time to Tear it Down in New Jersey

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Another day, another coaching change in the NHL. Adam Oates and Scott Stevens will be manning the bench for the New Jersey Devils presumably for the remainder of the season, and once again another team has hoped that a culture shift will be a revival. Once again, however, a general manager […]

Pointing the Finger: The Ballad of Craig MacTavish

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Pointing the Finger: The Ballad of Craig MacTavish

  By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) It was all too predictable. Anyone that has watched the Edmonton Oilers this season, or frankly any season for the better part of the last decade, knew that Monday’s termination of head coach Dallas Eakins was only a matter of time. Every gaffe that the Oilers have made over their […]

Retaining Brendan Gallagher is a Job Well Done for the Habs

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Retaining Brendan Gallagher is a Job Well Done for the Habs

  By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The hits keep coming for Marc Bergevin. The third year General Manager of the Canadiens hit the ground running after being hired in 2012, signing Carey Price through 2018, and followed up with Max Pacioretty the same summer. He locked up P.K. Subban when many were wondering aloud if the […]

Voynov Suspension Continuing to Cause Problems for the Los Angeles Kings

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Voynov Suspension Continuing to Cause Problems for the Los Angeles Kings

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Things are not going quite as expected for the Los Angeles Kings this season. The defending Stanley Cup champions are hovering on the periphery of the Western Conference playoff picture, thanks in no small part to an inability to score goals rooted in underwhelming returns from some of their highest priced […]

Defensive Outlook for the Bruins after Two Top-Four Injuries

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Defensive Outlook for the Bruins after Two Top-Four Injuries

The Bruins are, to say the least, going to miss Zdeno Chara, who is going to sit out four to six weeks after suffering a knee injury. Obviously, the easiest way for the Bruins to patch the glaring hole in the blue line left by Big Z is to head to the scrapyards and pick […]

Marc-Andre Fleury is Not the Best, but He is the Best Available Option

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Marc-Andre Fleury is Not the Best, but He is the Best Available Option

By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The Pittsburgh Penguins announced the extension of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury through 2019 on Wednesday, cutting off any chance that their franchise goaltender will depart the team when his current deal expires on July 1st. Fleury, 30, was taken first overall in the legendary 2003 entry draft, and has been a mainstay […]

Where did the Ottawa Senators Come From, and Where are They Going?

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Where did the Ottawa Senators Come From, and Where are They Going?

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The NHL has returned. A host of player movement, front office turmoil, and restructuring was the rule for most teams this offseason, but the NHL has returned. For some teams, such as Pittsburgh, the early results have been promising, and for others, such as Colorado, not as much. We could spend […]

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