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The Boston Bruins are on a streak of epic, historical proportions, having recorded at least one point in 18 consecutive contests (14-0-4) as they emerge from the All-Star break. Eighteen. As in, the Bruins’ point streak can buy itself a pack of Marlboro and join the Marine Corps. Ok, so it hasn’t been quite that
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Like every all-star event in every sport, there’s been conversation after conversation about which players were snubbed of the chance to play in the mid-season classic. For me, it was Toronto’s Frederik Andersen. While questions of why he wasn’t named to the team circulate, a bigger question remains on the table – who really cares?
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On this week’s edition of the OHL Sunday Seven, I present my case as to why I feel Ty Dellandrea is a first rounder in this June’s NHL Draft. We also revisit my current top-10 OHL draft prospects as there is quite a race heating up. We also discuss the current playoff format, Dmitry Sokolov,
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In this edition of Columbus Blue Jackets unzipped, we ask what most fans have in their heads. Is it time to panic about the state of the Blue Jackets? After completing a third period comeback Tuesday night in Dallas, the Blue Jackets traveled to Denver in the hopes of starting a winning streak. Instead they left
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Christmas Break is over. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s time to get back to business. They open their post-Christmas schedule and finish calendar-year 2017 with three tough games. They play in Pittsburgh and Ottawa then come home to face the NHL-leading Lightning. What are we watching for from now until the end of January?
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All we talk about is the Western Conference. Not even a mention of the Toronto Maple Leafs. That criticism wasn’t entirely true in regards to Episode 11 of the Facing Off Podcast — our season debut, starring Félix Sicard — since there was also valuable insight on Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens. Félix will
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And the misery continues. The Buffalo Sabres lost both ends of their home-and-home series this weekend with the Pittsburgh Penguins. They’ve now dropped four straight and have won just a single game of their last 12. The Sabres sport a dismal record of 6-17-4 for the season. Of their six wins, only five are in
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It’s been too long — far, far too long — but the Facing Off Podcast is finally back. Félix Sicard returns to debate the NHL season to date in Episode 11, which reflects on the first quarter ahead of American Thanksgiving and also serves as our season debut. Better late than never, right? Truth be
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The Columbus Blue Jackets should have a five-game losing streak going. Thanks to the heroics (and luck) of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the streak ended at four. For the third consecutive game, the Blue Jackets scored just once in regulation. Unlike their games against the Predators and Hurricanes, they found a way to win a game
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The Edmonton Oilers aren’t scoring this season — and, consequently, aren’t winning. Only three wins through 11 games, averaging fewer than three goals per game — way fewer, as in closer to two than three, at 2.18. That has got to change sooner than later — as in ASAP — for the Oilers to start
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Another day, another slow start to a game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Unlike the previous slow starts, the team could not recover from this one. Vladimir Sobotka scored late in the first period and the St. Louis Blues never trailed as they defeated the Blue Jackets 4-1. Columbus still has a very respectable record
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In a piece likely to amplify the very things he despises, Jack Todd in the Montreal Gazette takes on the rise of Habs “hate fans.” Todd calls the quality of debate in Habs nation ugly. He writes: The debate as it is framed today is unpleasant. It’s pointless. Above all, it’s irrational. It detracts considerably from
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The last time the NHL expanded was in 2000, the same year the movie Gladiator was released in theatres. Halfway through one of my favorite movies of all time, slave owner Proximo tells Russell Crowe’s fallen character how his own freedom was won in the Colosseum and shares his strategy with Maximus…”win the crowd.” The NHL’s
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Welcome to part eight of Blue Jackets’ Pressure Points, our summer review of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Our focus today turns to a player that could help decide the fate of this team. Gone are players like Scott Hartnell and Brandon Saad. Between them, they scored 90 points including 37 goals to help the Blue
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