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2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Metropolitan Division 0

2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Metropolitan Division

On the eve of the start of the 2013/2014 NHL regular season, I preview the 30 teams, one division at a time. Photo credit: MLB Carolina Hurricanes The Good The top-line of Eric Staal, Alex Semin and Jiri Tlusty was one of the highest-scoring lines in the NHL last season, but the Canes have little scoring depth after that. Adding Jordan Staal last season helped address this, but at this point, Tuomo Ruutu and Jeff Skinner can’t reliably be counted on to stay healthy. The Bad I think it says enough when the addition of Mike Komisarek on defense is...

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Canucks Song: Under John Tortorella (Parody of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”) with Marie Hui 9

Canucks Song: Under John Tortorella (Parody of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”) with Marie Hui

My new Canucks song is a tribute to John Tortorella – the brand new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.  He brings with him passion, a wealth of experience, and a Stanley Cup ring. This song features the amazing Marie Hui and my son Sean doing some background vocals (along with camera work and holding up cue cards…haha).   I was happy that I got in Torts’ famous line from his first press conference in Vancouver: “If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser.” Like this:Like Loading…

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NHL Second Round Playoffs Prediction Post 6

NHL Second Round Playoffs Prediction Post

With the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs behind us, it’s time to talk about more important things, like who’s leading the CHB playoffs prediction pool – that would be the Victoria, who correctly predicted 5 of the series winners. Here are our round two picks: Western Conference (1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (7) Detroit Red Wings Clay: Chicago in 6. The Blackhawks have too much firepower and their forwards will overwhelm the Red Wings’ defence. Chicago may come out a bit rusty (given the 6 days between games) but they will shake it off quickly. Victoria: Chicago in 7....

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NHL First Round Playoffs Prediction Post 3

NHL First Round Playoffs Prediction Post

If any team can pull off a come-from-behind and out-of-nowhere unexpected victory or 7, it’s Detroit. And as the Capitals have proven time and time again, if any team can perform an epic playoff meltdown, it’s a team coached by Bruce Boudreau.

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Goalie Controversy Gaining Momentum, Slow Starts, and Jerseys Off The Players’ Backs 3

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Goalie Controversy Gaining Momentum, Slow Starts, and Jerseys Off The Players’ Backs

With less than a week of games under the NHL’s belt in this shortened 2013 season, I’m shocked at how many things made me go hmmm…

Here are a few of the biggest head scratchers.

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Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Eastern Conference Preview 0

Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Eastern Conference Preview

Another year, another season preview. As usual, we’ve ranked each team’s goaltending, defense, forwards and coaches based on expectations and past performance. However, given the shortened season, we’ve also taken a few other things into consideration.

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Out of Town Notebook: The Legitimacy of a Shortened Season 0

Out of Town Notebook: The Legitimacy of a Shortened Season

I love the game of hockey, not economics. No matter what the cap ended up being, good general managers will still be good general managers, good coaches good coaches, etc, etc.

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Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Finals Playoff Preview 0

Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Finals Playoff Preview

Tom Wakefield breaks down the Rangers-Devils NHL Eastern Conference Finals, picking New York in a grueling six games.

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Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Semifinals Playoff Preview 0

Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Semifinals Playoff Preview

Tom Wakefield takes a look at the second round match-ups in the Eastern Conference, calling for a Capitals upset.

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Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Playoff Preview 2

Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Playoff Preview

Tom Wakefield breaks down each of the first round series in the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

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