2013 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins’ One-Sided Style Of Play Won’t Cut It In Postseason

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Despite arguably the most talented roster in the NHL, it was yet another disappointing end for the Pittsburgh Penguins. While the scoring dried up for the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins, there is a bigger […]

Los Angeles Kings Desperately Need Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar To Step Up

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A year ago, the Los Angeles Kings were steamrolling their way through the Western Conference en route to a surprising Stanley Cup championship. The eighth-seeded Kings caught fire and never looked back as they claimed their first championship in franchise […]

How Far Can Chicago Blackhawks Go With Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane Slumping?

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Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were at the forefront of the Chicago Blackhawks‘ magical regular season as the two franchise cornerstones had magnificent regular seasons. The two young studs were the Blackhawks’ most consistent players as Chicago ran away with […]

Youth Movement Will Continue Next Season For Detroit Red Wings

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Only four teams in the Western Conference had fewer goals than the Detroit Red Wings as the team struggled to score for the first time in recent memory. Injuries played a part in the anemic offense, but some stagnant personnel were […]

Defense Rounding Into Form For Detroit Red Wings

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To say the Detroit Red Wings went through a season of transition on defense would be a severe understatement. First and foremost was the retirement of seven-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom. Lidstrom was known as the “Perfect Human” and […]

Upcoming Changes To Detroit Red Wings Forwards

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It was a season of seismic change for the Detroit Red Wings as they transitioned to life without some key cogs. While many changes occurred on defense this season, the majority of the changes in this upcoming offseason will be up […]

Tomas Vokoun Stabilizing Force For Pittsburgh Penguins

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There was little fanfare when the Pittsburgh Penguins traded a seventh-round pick for Tomas Vokoun on June 4 at the 2012 NHL Draft. Fast-forward nearly one year later and Vokoun has become a key piece to the Penguins’ Stanley Cup […]

Home Ice Advantage As Important As Ever In 2013 NHL Playoffs

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Teams battle hard all regular season to make the playoffs and ultimately to get home-ice when the playoffs begin. Home ice has been paramount in these playoffs like no playoff year in recent memory. Home teams are now 46-20 in […]

Plenty To Be Proud Of For Gutsy Ottawa Senators

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In a season that saw three key players miss significant time due to injury and a roster full of names most hockey fans wouldn’t know, the Ottawa Senators put up a heck of a fight. However, after battling admirably all […]

Clutch Playoff Performance Nothing New To Henrik Zetterberg

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When the chips are down and the game is on the line, few players rise to the occasion better than Henrik Zetterberg. The Detroit Red Wings’ all-around superstar showed again on Friday night why he is one of the most […]

Montreal Canadiens’ Elimination Not A Surprise

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To put it bluntly, the Montreal Canadiens are who I thought they were. A season after finishing dead last in the Eastern Conference, the upstart Canadiens got off to a fast start and never looked back as they won the […]

Detroit Red Wings Must Continue To Get Secondary Scoring

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If the Detroit Red Wings are to make the playoffs they will need all hands on deck. Leaders like Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard must be at their best no doubt, but the fate of the Wings may […]