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About This Morning: The Underdog Attacks 0

About This Morning: The Underdog Attacks

I’m still shaking as I write this. Dear Hockey Gods we almost lost to Latvia. LATVIA?! Major props goes to the Latvian goalie Kristers Gudlevskis. Insane play. Insane effort. Insane heart. @MaltbyMVP tweeted “This isn’t Canada sucking. This is Latvia playing their heart out. You’re an idiot if you think otherwise.” And he’s 100% right. 57 shots on goal is Canada playing well. 54 blocked shots and saves is Latvia and their goalie doing everything possible to pull off a miracle. And 1 shot attempt not hitting the net was just Latvia cheating and the Refs missing it. No other...

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About This Morning: The Drew Doughty Show 3

About This Morning: The Drew Doughty Show

Drew Doughty scored 3 goals in his last 28 games for the Los Angeles Kings. He’s had 3 goals in 3 games for Team Canada. Clearly he was conserving his abilities for the Olympics and as a Canadian, I’m okay with that. But I’m pretty sure the popping sound I’m hearing around LA today is Kings’ fans heads exploding. Subban should be dropped in and Vlasic pulled out. Or Bouwmeester. I am not a PK Subban fan. I wasn’t even sure I wanted him on Team Canada because his attitude and his preference to play a bit dirty and arrogant...

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Out of Town Notebook: Stanley Cup Finals Preview, Part 2 1

Out of Town Notebook: Stanley Cup Finals Preview, Part 2

Tom Wakefield breaks down the Los Angeles Kings versus New Jersey Devils, predicting a Cup win for the Kings in six.

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Out of Town Notebook: Western Conference Finals Playoff Preview 1

Out of Town Notebook: Western Conference Finals Playoff Preview

Tom Wakefield breaks down the NHL’s Western Conference Final, predicting a Kings victory.

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Out of Town Notebook: Western Conference Quarterfinals Playoff Preview 0

Out of Town Notebook: Western Conference Quarterfinals Playoff Preview

Tom Wakefield breaks down the first round of the playoffs in the Western Conference and offers his picks on series outcomes.

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Out of Town Notebook: Franchise Relocation, Franchise Values, Injury Talk and Coaching Woes 0

Out of Town Notebook: Franchise Relocation, Franchise Values, Injury Talk and Coaching Woes

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: rds.ca The more things change, the more they stay the same for the Edmonton Oilers. After almost two decades of uncertain ownership, Daryl Katz’s purchase of the team in 2008 was supposed to solidify their roots for a generation, if not longer. In Katz, Oiler fans saw the embodiment of their dream owner – a life-long fan with the deep pockets to keep the team in Edmonton, and with the desire to ice a perennial winner....

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Out of Town Notebook: Blueline Blues, A Katy Perry Reference, and Are the Stars for Real? 0

Out of Town Notebook: Blueline Blues, A Katy Perry Reference, and Are the Stars for Real?

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] In honour of Katy Perry’s recent “cleavage-gate” on Sesame Street, let’s play a game of “One of These Things Just Doesn’t Belong Here.” The Chicago Blackhawks. The New York Islanders. The Dallas Stars. The Pittsburgh Penguins. Behold the top four teams in NHL standings. Which one doesn’t belong? If you guessed the New York Islanders, you’d be wrong. Sure they’re probably not a playoff team, but their youngsters have taken a step forward and coach Scott Gordon has...

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