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Jonas Hiller Leading The Ducks’ Charge Towards Redemption

By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)   Now that the NHL All-Star break has come and gone, the Anaheim Ducks and Jonas Hiller will try to resume their improbable, if not impossible run towards a Stanley Cup Playoff birth. The Ducks find themselves buried deep in the depths of the Western Conference basement; they trail the eighth […]

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Maple Leafs’ Playoff Chances are Greater Than Some May Think

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) The 2011-2012 NHL schedule has finally reached the All-Star break, with festivities continuing in Ottawa all the way through Sunday night. It’s a time for players to enjoy themselves and for teams to recharge, while those who were lucky enough to attend the All-Star weekend may have received a little confidence […]

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Will Pavel Datsyuk Dangle His Way Into the Hall of Fame?

  By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Thursday night, Detroit superstar Pavel Datsyuk accomplished another in a long list of feats, awards and accolades; Zdeno Chara surprised several commentators when he chose Datsyuk first overall in the 2012 NHL Fantasy Draft. Daniel Alfredsson quickly confirmed what the majority of NHL players already knew: Datsyuk is one […]

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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 […]