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Colorful hockey nicknames are an integral part of the game’s history. They’re as much a part of hockey as the blue line. You’re given one early by your mite’s coach only later to be called something else by your teammates. Your mom may not want to know what your teammates call you, so you let
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While the Anaheim Ducks are finally at basically full health, the odyssey along the way in the first half of the season has been, in a word, exhausting. Numerous injuries and non-coincidental up-and-down play has summarized the 2017-18 Ducks to this point. So perhaps it’s a good thing that Anaheim’s scheduled bye week comes now. The
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On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Boston Bruins in their last opportunity for points before their bye week. The Bruins were a formidably hot team — 8-0-2 over their last 10 games, with seven goals against the Hurricanes the night before — but the Penguins fought their way to an overtime win, two precious
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Throughout the history of the Buffalo Sabres, the organization has been fortunate with the goaltending position. They’ve had some of the biggest names that have played the position don the blue and gold, as well as the red and black at one point. Thinking back on the history of goalies that have played for the Sabres,
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Mark Streit became only the third Swiss-born player to win the Stanley Cup (Photo Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Through the 2017 NHL season, only three different Swiss-born hockey players have won the Stanley Cup. The first was goaltender David Aebischer who did so with the Colorado
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  The Arizona Coyotes, at the time long overdue for a uniform change, rolled out their current uniforms in time for the 2015-16 National Hockey League season. However, the new rendition leaves much to be desired. An Unbalanced Mess At first glance, the addition of black seems to be a welcome one, given the relative
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The Flyers have reached the official midpoint of the 2017-18 season. After their win against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 7, the Flyers have 46 points with a 19-15-8 record through 42 games. They had a 10-game losing streak. They had a six-game winning streak. Their inconsistent play has been evident, but they are still
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4:02 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Chicago Blackhawks took a chainsaw to their blue-line logjam on Monday, waiving veteran defenseman Cody Franson. The Blackhawks had been carrying eight defensemen. The emergence of Jordan Oesterle, 25, as a top-pairing partner of star Duncan Keith as well as the improved play of third-pairing defenders Gustav Forsling and
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Like a fine wine most NHL jerseys get better with age. Whether they were loved or despised, most sports jerseys end up finding a soft place in our heart as we yearn for the past and get lost in nostalgia. Currently, in pop culture as well as sports, trends of 90’s are coming back in
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11:40 AM ET ESPN.com Staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Every team has a mandated break of at least five days in a row during the 2017-18 season. Find out when your team is on a bye here. Anaheim Ducks: Jan. 7-12 Arizona Coyotes: Jan. 7-11 Boston Bruins: Jan. 8-12 Buffalo Sabres:
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Since Ray Shero took over as general manager, his plan was to restock the New Jersey Devils’ farm system with young, highly skilled players. They sent a league-high seven drafted prospects to this year’s World Junior Championships in Buffalo, NY. With a bevy of promising talent already in New Jersey, there’s more on the way,
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There is always something interesting about looking back on earlier NHL draft years. Seeing where players started their careers to see where they ended up later on. And there is an enjoyment in looking back with hindsight. When thinking about NHL draft busts there are always two names that first come to mind. Alexandre Daigle,
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Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher deserves to be named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game above every other Hab. That doesn’t mean he will, though. Gallagher for Habs MVP Already the Habs’ unofficial first-quarter MVP, Gallagher has quietly put together an impressive first half altogether. While Max Pacioretty may have retaken his usual spot atop
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It is not hard to explain the success of the San Jose Sharks this season. They are stingy on defense and solid in goal. But even so, they are below average at even strength. Where the Sharks are above average is on special teams. On special teams, the Sharks have been very special. For the
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The Colorado Avalanche are just now restocking prospects into their organization. Recent drafts have been above average for the team. The fairly new Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple has done an admirable job since taking the reigns. Hepple and his team of scouts are responsible for finding these players, and ultimately, that hidden gem.
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