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In today’s Rumor Rundown we take a look at some teams rumored to be active as the trade deadline approaches. Are teams like the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres ready to start pulling the trigger on some of the trade most insiders are expecting will happen? If so,
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“Defense wins championships” is how the saying goes and if the Nashville Predators’ defense is any indication, they could bring home the big prize at the end of the season. Over the years, general manager David Poile has done a miraculous job at uncovering defensive gems that develop in the Predators’ farm system. Whether the
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With just one win in their last eight games, Saturday evening cannot come soon enough for the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it has not been a pleasant start to the New Year for Todd McLellan’s crew but with tonight’s tilt against the Arizona Coyotes and their first official visit to Las Vegas next on the docket,
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Over the past few seasons, arguably the biggest thing that Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has done to improve his hockey club is making trades without losing pieces from the team’s roster. The 2015 off-season was highlighted by Treliving acquiring Dougie Hamilton for draft picks, while a five-month span in 2017 featured the Flames
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Morning Skate: Which playoff bubble team could actually win the Stanley Cup? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: The Anaheim Ducks were my pick to win the Pacific Division and to emerge from the Western Conference. I also predicted that the Nashville Predators would miss the playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers would finish second, so it’s entirely
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This Boston Bruins team is the best the NHL has seen in years. From a Stanley Cup-winning team in the prime of their run with two appearances in a span of three seasons to missing the playoffs for two consecutive years, the Bruins have certainly seen their ups and downs in recent years. Still, with
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Despite looking as though their 2017-18 campaign is all but over, there are still those holding out hope the Edmonton Oilers could somehow save their season. Now the chances of that happening seem rather slim but to each his own. With that aside, if we go on the assumption that making the playoffs is no
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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired left-winger Anthony Duclair from Arizona along with defenseman Adam Clendening in exchange for Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville kind of announced it before their game Wednesday night versus Minnesota. When asked if Panik was hurt or if something else was going on, Quenneville responded “no, there’s
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The U.S. Army filed a challenge to the Vegas Golden Knights‘ name with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Wednesday, saying the name is associated with their military branch. In its filing, the Army says that the team “has chosen and used a similar black+gold/yellow+white color scheme on uniforms, marketing, advertisements and its hockey
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“Silly sider” is a term we hear ascribed to right-shooting, right-catching, and often left-handed goalies. Though full right goalies are rarities, there are a surprising number in the NHL. Jonas Hiller, Steve Mason, and Josh Harding all play full right. Like left-handed baseball pitchers, full right goalies supposedly play at an advantage over left-shooting skaters.
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NHL TV analyst Pierre McGuire underwent surgery for prostate cancer but expects to be ready for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. Broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick, who is also a prostate cancer survivor, made the announcement during the “Wednesday Night Rivalry” game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. McGuire, 56, told USA Today that the
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is known for stealing games, but he just got away with highway larceny. Carey Price vs. the Atlantic Division Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Despite being named the Habs’s All-Star Game representative, Price is in the midst of a mediocre season. He has a 2.89 goals-against average and
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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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