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Date Added: 2009-04-25 08:25:22
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Rivalry Renewed In Winnipeg
On an emotional night in Winnipeg as fans came together to sing the Canadian National Anthem to pay their respects to the soldiers that recently passed away in Ottawa, former […]Author information

Red Wings Earn Early Points in Spite of Strenuous Schedule
Following an injury-marred 2013-2014 campaign, the Detroit Red Wings and their fans were ready to turn the page. While the June release  of  the 2014-15 regular season schedule offered a sense of renewed optimism, […]Author information

Tavares and Strome: Islanders Match Made in Heaven
I wrote earlier before the season that the Islanders were going to have a lot of options for the first line left wing. In a somewhat surprising decision, the winner […]Author information

Henrik the Great – Does Zetterberg Belong in the Hall of Fame?
In December of 1999, Hockey’s Future noted that Henrik Zetterberg was a young prospect with “tremendous balance and agility” but that his size was the primary concern. They noted that […]Author information

UND Hockey: Special Teams Firing on All Cylinders
One of the burning questions entering the 2014-15 season; who was going to score goals for the University of North Dakota hockey team? After giving up five goals in the […]Author information

2014-15 Vezina Trophy Winner: Darcy Kuemper?
When predicting the candidates for the Vezina Trophy, as best goaltender in the league, the usual names come up. The likes of Tuukka Rask, Carey Price, Henrik Lundqvist, and Jonathan […]Author information

Some Early Thoughts on Arizona’s Season
The start to this season for the Arizona Coyotes has been like a Halloween attraction. There have been some thrills, like defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings […]Author information

Zach Redmond Quietly Impressive for Avalanche in Debut
Zach Redmond was given a 50-50 chance that he’d never play hockey again after a skate cut his femoral artery in a warm up last season. He ended up making a […]Author information

50 Years Ago in Hockey – A Night to Kiss Your Sister
Two games were played in the National Hockey League last night, and both ended in identical 1-1 stalemates.  In Toronto, it was the Rangers and the Maple Leafs each scoring […]Author information

Can Blackhawks’ Fitness Make Up for Lack of Depth?
The Blackhawks lost in the Western Conference Final last year, not because Nick Leddy stepped in front of a weak shot, but because they were gassed. Kings coach Darryl Sutter […]Author information

Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers Preview
The Montreal Canadiens won’t be looking for payback as much as vindication against the New York Rangers on Saturday night, when the puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time at […]Author information

No Sweet Start to Season for Sens Swede Zibanejad
Mika Zibanejad of the Ottawa Senators is off to a slow start. Many had him penciled in as the second line center for the Senators this season, but so far […]Author information

Will the Kings’ Jonathan Quick Win the Vezina This Year?
It goes without saying that it’s early, thus any recitation of stats has to be taken with a grain of salt. One bad game can skew the numbers quickly, and […]Author information

Hockey Honours Canada’s Fallen
This week has been the most difficult time that Canada has ever faced. First came the shocking fatal ambush on two Canadian soldiers just south of Montreal on Monday, October 20, […]Author information

The Best Option For Anthony Duclair Isn’t Actually an Option
At this very moment, is Anthony Duclair good enough to play a full season in the NHL? That’s up for debate.  Does he deserve to be sent back to the […]Author information

Darcy Kuemper: The Real Deal?
At the beginning of the 2014-15 season, I must admit I was a bit skeptical about the Minnesota Wild-Darcy Kuemper situation. Niklas Backstrom was finally healthy and is being paid […]Author information

L.A. Kings: Champs Off to Solid Start
After raising its 2013-14 championship banner in their home opener and losing their first two games, the L.A. Kings decided it was time to get to work. Five straight wins […]Author information

Flames Johnny Gaudreau Adapting to the NHL
Johnny Gaudreau began the 2014-15 NHL season with a lot of hype and fanfare. The winger – generously listed by the NHL as 5’9″ and 160 pounds – has become […]Author information

Trade Talk: Flyers, Bruins Need Defencemen
Zdeno Chara is going to miss at least a month. That leaves a big, BIG hole on the Bruins’ blue-line — literally and figuratively. With Johnny Boychuk a salary-cap casualty, […]Author information

A Detailed Analysis of Splitting Up Kessel and Van Riemsdyk
A large part of hockey writing is about second guessing the decisions of management and coaches. Now, obviously a lot of this is done with the benefit of hindsight and […]Author information

With New Offensive System, Time for Colin Wilson to Step Up
Things are going swimmingly for the Nashville Predators these days. They are the last team standing without a regulation loss, are leaders in the Central Division, and James Neal’s hat […]Author information

What is Wrong With the Red Wings’ Power Play?
Jim Hiller was hired as an assistant coach by the Detroit Red Wings to take over the power play for the departed Tom Renney. Through the first seven games of […]Author information

Jacob Markstrom: Back On The Radar?
Jacob Markstrom: Back On The Radar? It’s been a strange ride through professional hockey for Vancouver Canucks’ prospect Jacob Markstrom. The 24-year old netminder has gone through the best of […]Author information

How Has Drouin been Doin’?
Prior to the highly anticipated NHL debut of prospect Jonathan Drouin on October 20, the whirlwind account of his professional career start was best summed up in this tweet: Pretty […]Author information

Hockey News: Chara Injured; Hurricanes Still Winless
Despite the constant rumors and media chatter, James Neal was shocked about his trade. [Trib Live] Neal is picking up the pieces just fine, as he and the Nashville Predators […]Author information

Jarome Iginla Meshing Well With the Avalanche
Its early days in the 2014 – 2015 NHL season. In a lot of cases, new teammates and staff are just getting to know one another. In one such case, […]Author information

50 Years Ago in Hockey – New Rules Garner Attention
With no games scheduled in the NHL last night, there are a couple of matches on tap both tonight and tomorrow.  There was some AHL and OHA action action, as […]Author information

Young Jets Prospects Start the Season Right
It is still only early in the 2014 – 2015 season, but several young Winnipeg Jets prospects are off to great starts with their respective clubs. Here are 10 young […]Author information

Unearthing Talent the Key to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Success
Many pundits have offered their opinions as to why the Edmonton Oilers’ seeming never-ending rebuild has been so fruitless. A quite popular and poignant reason is the fact Edmonton has […]Author information

Ryan Miller Shines in First Game Against Former Team
The swing of momentum you see during the course of a season is something that analysts and hockey experts love to debate over. Was it Game A that changed the […]Author information

The Key to the Wild West: Strength Up the Middle
The NHL’s Western Conference is one where any number of teams can say they have a chance to win it. Although to do so for any team will be a […]Author information

NCAA Women’s Hockey Morning Skate: October 24th, 2014
Rankings: Minnesota Boston College Boston University Wisconsin Harvard North Dakota Cornell Clarkson Minnesota Duluth Quinnipiac Game of the Week #6 North Dakota (4-2-0) at #1 Minnesota (5-0-1), Fri. 10/24 at […]Author information

What Happens to the Bruins Without Zdeno Chara?
It’s now a reality. Late Thursday night, the news broke that the Bruins’ Zdeno Chara could be out four-to-six weeks with a knee injury. Earlier in the evening, the Bruins […]Author information

North Dakota and Providence Take Center Stage
This weekend, the University of North Dakota and Providence College Friars take center stage in an important two-game non-conference series at Ralph Engelstad Arena. This non-conference series will have national implications in the Pairwise […]Author information

Fantasy World: Time For Patience Not Panic
Stuck at the bottom of your fantasy league’s standings? Or has the injury bug already bitten your team? Fret not, the season is young and there’s plenty of time to […]Author information

Sharks Mishandling Mueller, Irwin
Teenagers Must Play Somewhere Whether in the NHL, AHL, major junior, or overseas, 19-year-old top prospects need to be on the ice. Thursday’s rare home tilt for the San Jose […]Author information

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