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The Return of John-Michael Liles: Who Takes the Fall?

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) It’s said that the Toronto Maple Leafs will welcome defenceman John-Michael Liles back to their lineup following this week’s NHL All-Star break, which means the Leafs will have an extra defenceman on their roster who won’t be seeing nearly as much time as they did during Liles’ absence. This has raised […]

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Why Jeff Carter Isn’t the Right Guy for the Maple Leafs

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) It’s that time of year in the National Hockey League again. The trade deadline is about one month away, meaning just about every general manager in the league is working the phones and trade rumours are not only beginning to pick up, but they are also beginning to gain some traction. […]

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Underrated Nation: Uwe Krupp

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 Germany is not known as a […]

Hartnell’s Career Year Continues With Monster Weekend

By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) On October 20th against the Washington Capitals, Scott Hartnell was held scoreless for the fourth time in the first six games of the 2011-12 season, finishing the game with only 12:41 minutes of ice time and a -3 plus/minus rating. On January 22nd against the Boston Bruins, Hartnell scored a natural […]

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Saving Bobby Ryan: Ducks’ Non-Trade of Winger Paying Off

By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL) To say the Anaheim Ducks are on a roll is an understatement. They are 8-0-1 in the last nine games and are playing some of the best hockey in the NHL at this moment. Anaheim’s play from top has dramatically improved, and it’s been the resurgence of forward Bobby Ryan that’s […]

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What Does A Trio of All-Stars Signify for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) This year’s National Hockey League All-Star festivities are already brewing up a storm and they haven’t even begun yet. By now, everyone is aware of what transpired during the voting process; four Ottawa Senators players─Daniel Alfredsson, Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek─were elected to play in the game. With the […]

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Maple Leafs to Face Senators in Battle of Ontario

The Toronto Maple Leafs will face off against the Ottawa Senators tonight in game four of this season’s Battle of Ontario. The Senators have taken two of the three meetings thus far with a 3-2 victory on October 30 and a 5-2 victory on November 12. The Leafs’ only win over Ottawa this season came in the […]

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Ducks Have Chance to Make Statement Against the West Best Canucks

By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL) The Anaheim Ducks have an opportunity to prove their disappointing first half was just a fluke. A road victory tonight over the Vancouver Canucks may be the final spark the Ducks need to catch fire. The suddenly competitive Ducks are 4-0-1 in their last five after destroying the banged up Edmonton Oilers […]

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Don’t Expect the Anaheim Ducks to Overhaul Their Roster at the Trade Deadline

By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL) The Anaheim Ducks played possibly their best game of the year in a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. The Ducks have collected points in five straight going 4-0-1 during that stretch. Two weeks ago it seemed like the Ducks were about to be torn apart and reconstructed from scratch. […]

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Flames Make a Splash: Acquire Cammalleri for Bourque

By Ryan Holmer (@RyanHB)   It’s amazing how quickly things can change. During the first period of the Flames – Ducks game, I heard news that Mike Cammalleri had been pulled from Montreal’s game against Boston. Immediately I knew he was traded; the question was where? Numerous sources stated Florida, Pittsburgh or Colombus as possible destinations, […]