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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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Hockey Banter: Pony Up or Stand Pat? 0

Hockey Banter: Pony Up or Stand Pat?

Photo credit: penguins.nhl.com Every year, there always seem to be a team that gets a jump on their trade deadline shopping. This year, the Pittsburgh Penguins are that team. On Sunday, the Pens traded top prospect, Joe Morrow, to the Dallas Stars for veteran and former 30-goal scorer, Brenden Morrow. Shortly afterwards, they acquired defenseman, Douglas Murray, from the San Jose Sharks for a 2nd round draft pick and another conditional draft pick, the latter depending on how far the Pens go in the playoffs and whether or not they re-sign Murray after the season. Certainly, Morrow and Murray fill...

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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: 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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Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot 1

Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot

Tom Wakefield gives his take on who should win some of the key NHL awards and takes a look at other issues around the league.

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Out of Town Notebook: Patrick Roy vs. Ken Dryden and the Eastern Conference Playoff Race 0

Out of Town Notebook: Patrick Roy vs. Ken Dryden and the Eastern Conference Playoff Race

The Globe and Mail report that Patrick Roy is waiting in the wings to take over the Montreal Canadiens after this season is not unexpected. Rumours for months have made it seem like a Quebec-centric bidding war has developed between the Habs and prospective Nordiques franchise over the services of Mr. Roy. Interestingly though, yesterday’s news turned my inbox into a debate over the merits of Patrick Roy. Not necessarily his merits behind the bench or in the executive suite, but on the ice. The question was – who was a better goalie, Ken Dryden or Patrick Roy? It’s the type...

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Out of Town Notebook: Could Calgary’s Red Mile Be Returning? 1

Out of Town Notebook: Could Calgary’s Red Mile Be Returning?

Yes, this is the week of returns in the NHL, with Sidney Crosby playing against the Rangers on Thursday and all signs pointing to Alex Radulov returning to the Predators in the near future. And yet if you take a step back, what you’ve really got in the NHL right now is an epic race for the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. As of Wednesday morning, there were five teams separated by a single point in the standings for the final two playoff spots in the West. Which of these teams will make the playoffs? Which of these...

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Out of Town Notebook: They Paid Grabovski What? 5

Out of Town Notebook: They Paid Grabovski What?

It seems these days not a day goes by that there isn’t something about the mediocre Toronto Maple Leafs that’s making the headlines.  At first blush, the signing of Mikhail Grabovski to a five year, $27.5 million contract seems rather ludicrous. We’re talking about high-end salary for a streaky scorer that’s never put up 30-goals or 60 points.  But is the contract really that far out of whack? Let’s do this arbitration-style, and look at some comparables. Comparable #1: The 2004 NHL Entry Draft – Part 1 Grabovski was drafted 150th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2004 NHL...

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