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This Week in Hockey: Injuries and Intrigue

This Week in Hockey: Injuries and Intrigue

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02/12/2015

The Minnesota Wild is making a play to be the first team of the mid-season to break into the playoff grouping and everybody is getting hurt. Hockey lovers, it’s time for your weekly update. Injuries Before I begin listing off the long string of players benched for the immediate future, I should put this in context….

On Thin Ice: This Week In Hockey

On Thin Ice: This Week In Hockey

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01/29/2015

It’s January, and the NHL is already stratifying. In the East, there sits an unusual seven point divide between the eighth place Bruins and their playoff seat and the ninth place Panthers, who would miss out on a chance at glory if the season ended today.. I can’t decide if this is boring, since any…

Halfway Hockey: Midseason Updates

Halfway Hockey: Midseason Updates

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01/22/2015

Just over halfway through the season, the NHL standings are taking a more defined form as winners and losers start to shape up. An average of 46 games into the season allows us to distinguish multiple groups: there are the obvious contenders, who were expected to be good since before the season started, the surprises,…

The State of Hockey Thus Far

The State of Hockey Thus Far

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11/21/2014

Welcome to the 2014-15 Regular Season of the NHL! We’re about a quarter of the way into the season thus far, long enough that success isn’t a fluke and failure isn’t bad luck. Let’s dive right into it: The Unexpected Ladies and Gents, I present to you the Central Division leaders, the Nashville Preda-wait, what?…

In the Age of Kings

In the Age of Kings

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10/28/2014

Since its establishment, the National Hockey League has always been dominated by teams from Canada and the East Coast. Dynasties like the Montreal Canadiens of the 1970’s, and New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers of the 1980’s continue to live on in NHL history. Though the West Coast has never had a team as dominant…

Martin Brodeur: A True Devil

Martin Brodeur: A True Devil

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04/17/2014

Sports, for a variety of reasons, have always meant a lot to me. As the child of first generation immigrants, watching sports represented joining American culture. My parents weren’t really interested, and so I spent most of my early years pouring over newspapers, learning as much as possible about players that I had never seen….

The Team, The Time, The 2006-07 Islanders

The Team, The Time, The 2006-07 Islanders

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04/16/2014

Over the next few months, Halftime writer Joe Pollicino will re-examine some of the favorite teams, players, and moments from his halcyon days of fanhood. 30th out of 30. That’s where all the publications and experts had the New York Islanders pegged to finish entering the 2006-07 season. And if they could have placed them…

The Bears Come out of Hibernation

The Bears Come out of Hibernation

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04/14/2014

The win streak ended at 12 on March 24, as the Montreal Canadiens took down the Bruins in a shootout.  Boston has stumbled slightly since then, falling in two consecutive shootouts after going almost the entire month of March without losing.  Still they remain atop the league standings, 3 points ahead of the resurgent Anaheim…

Basketbrawls: Fighting in the NBA

Basketbrawls: Fighting in the NBA

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03/21/2014

“I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines. That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they’re waiting for is a fight, you know what I’m saying? So if they could set it up something like…

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