Articles tagged: NHL


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Questions for the Vegas Golden Knights

On Nov. 22, it was officially announced that the National Hockey League’s new Las Vegas team, scheduled to first take the ice in the fall of 2017, will be known... Read more

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World Cup of Hockey Preview

Hockey fans will see their favorite players return to the ice a little earlier than usual this year. On September 17th, the puck is slated to drop in Toronto for... Read more

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John Scott: All Star, Victim in the League’s Battle Against Fun

I have absolutely no idea what I will be doing the night of Sunday, January 31. Anyone who knows me will tell you that this is because I’ve never been... Read more

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Greater December

Congratulations, sports fans. You did it. You spent your summer watching training camp footage on Sports Center because of ESPN’s odd desire to force feed the NFL down our throats.... Read more

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This Week in Hockey: Bruins Fall and Can’t Get Up

Following weeks upon weeks of the same eight teams staying in their lofty Shangri-La of playoff berths, the ceiling in the East has come crashing down. I won’t say on... Read more

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This Week In Hockey: Tied at 95

There are four NHL teams tied at 95 points, all their respective division leaders, all sharing first place for the Presidents Trophy. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such an... Read more

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This Week in Hockey: The Bigger They Come…

The Nashville Predators, widely regarded as the best in hockey, even recently by the New York Times, are simply not right now. Four consecutive losses have spoiled the eight-point lead... Read more

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I Hate the Kings and Other Musings

Remember when Los Angeles couldn’t give a crap about hockey? It wasn’t that long ago when nobody in SoCal had any idea who the Kings were. Now, the twice-recent Stanley... Read more

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This Week In Hockey: The Streak for the Playoffs Begins

My Bruins, my poor, poor Bruins. They break my heart so. … (three minutes of crying) … Let’s get this over with The Bruins: Still Alive, For Now The Bruins,... Read more

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This Week in Hockey: Injuries and Intrigue

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... Read more

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Toronto is Bad at Hockey and Other Shocking Revelations

Remember how last week I wrote about Toronto’s 6-game losing streak? Well, about that; it’s now a 10-game losing streak. The highlight of their past 10 games was that their... Read more

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On Thin Ice: This Week In Hockey

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... Read more

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Halfway Hockey: Midseason Updates

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... Read more

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The State of Hockey Thus Far

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... Read more

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In the Age of Kings

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... Read more

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Martin Brodeur: A True Devil

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... Read more

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The Team, The Time, The 2006-07 Islanders

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... Read more

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The Bears Come out of Hibernation

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... Read more