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Detroit Red Wings: What Sort of Team is the 2014-15 Version?

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Detroit Red Wings: What Sort of Team is the 2014-15 Version?

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) One week into the season, and the Detroit Red Wings are already a conundrum. They won their opener against a perennial contender in Boston that is also an enigma so far this season. They lost a game in the final minute against another Stanley Cup hopeful in Anaheim and likely deserved […]

3 Habs Primed For Bounce Back Season

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3 Habs Primed For Bounce Back Season

By Daniel Fuoco @d_fuoco With the start of a new Montreal Canadiens season upon us, there are renewed high expectations on this team to have a successful season, that comes with the notion of last seasons near missed Stanley Cup appearance. In order for the Habs to have success on the ice, there are key […]

Bruins Trade Johnny Boychuk

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Bruins Trade Johnny Boychuk

By: Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Well, the inevitable happened, and the Bruins dealt with their defensive logjam. However, the victim of the logjam was not who anyone expected it to be. The Bruins decided to trade Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders in exchange for two second round draft picks and a conditional third round […]

Bruins Taking Major Gamble With Krug, Smith Deals

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Bruins Taking Major Gamble With Krug, Smith Deals

By: Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) The wait is over. The Bruins finally managed to get Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to sign one year bridge deals. Both players will earn a salary of $1.4M this year, which allows the Bruins to preserve very little, but precious, cap space. While GM Peter Chiarelli managed to win the […]

3 Players to Watch at Penguins Training Camp

3 Players to Watch at Penguins Training Camp

by @HunterHodies The Pittsburgh Penguins training camp is about to begin and that means more Penguins hockey. This was an offseason unlike any other since GM Ray Shero and head coach Dan Byslma were fired. They also lost a ton of players from last season but replaced them with just as good or even better […]

A Team of Change: Michigan Hockey Notebook – 9/26/14

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A Team of Change: Michigan Hockey Notebook – 9/26/14

By David Malinowski (@dmmm14) Depth is the word that the Wolverines are stressing this September. With a tangible load of uncertainty facing the Wolverines heading into recruiting season, the feeling around the locker room is a positive one, albeit reflective. “You’ve got to win the games you should win. We didn’t win the games we […]

Minus Timonen, Streit welcomes increased role

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Minus Timonen, Streit welcomes increased role

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) One of the annual first orders of business each September in Philadelphia is generally for all of the new Flyers players to gather together and familiarize themselves with one another, as the usual free agent spending frenzy traditionally includes some of the biggest names making their way to the City of […]

Columbus Blue Jackets are Playing with Fire in Johansen Negotiations

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Columbus Blue Jackets are Playing with Fire in Johansen Negotiations

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Throughout the Columbus Blue Jackets’ short history, they have ranked among the league’s worst franchises. Notorious for underwhelming play, poor drafting and player development, and incomprehensible personnel decisions, the Jackets have left the small but intense core of true fans in Columbus little enough to celebrate. Over the past few seasons, […]

For the Nerds of Nostalgia, Pittsburgh’s New Uniform Matters

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For the Nerds of Nostalgia, Pittsburgh’s New Uniform Matters

By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto)   Social media has demonstrated itself as a powerful tool for spreading information, but its most memorable content is often the reactionary dialogue to the reported information. The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled their third/alternate jerseys this morning, and the response from Twitter’s rampant hockey community didn’t feel crass, esoteric, or as if […]

Montreal Canadiens: Leadership by committee

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Montreal Canadiens: Leadership by committee

By Reeves Matheson @Reevespm78 With Monday’s unexpected announcement at their annual golf tournament at Laval-sur-le-Lac, the Montreal Canadiens ended months of speculation by finally naming their captain. All four of their Captains. Alternate captains to be exact. Along with Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban will all serve as alternate captains for […]