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Overtime With BSC Mailbag: NHL Expansion, Zdeno Chara & More
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Who doesn’t like a good mailbag? With the NHL season right around the corner, it seems appropriate to start the Overtime With BSC Mailbag; a new series of articles where the hockey community can have their voices heard and questions answered! I will be taking questions on Twitter using the hashtag “AskBSC” and publishing a […]

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Q & A with Penguins Alumnus Jean-Sebastien Aubin
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On March 9, 2016, the NHL announced the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers would participate in the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. The game would be held in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field and give the hockey world the opportunity to see the “Battle of Pennsylvania” contested within some rather large confines, adding another layer to […]

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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Quietude
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Subban joins 1 million Twitter followers club – Sportsnet.ca P.K. Subban is now part of a very exclusive NHL club. Line from article taken out of context, "Sidney Crosby isn't a factor". YES! I can get behind this! After scouting combine, Victor's David Farrance one step closer to NHL Draft This is a little older, […]

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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Inching Closer
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Preds Show Off New Adidas Road Uniform | Nashville Predators Let's just say that I'm not a fan, and leave it at that. Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher never gave us reason to worry | Tennessean Some more love for Mike Fisher from The Tennessean's Alex Hubbard. A good player but an even better person, Fisher's […]

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The Castles Are Still on Sand: The NHL & Data Collection
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Way back in November 2009, Tom Awad at Puck Prospectus wrote one of the most important articles for hockey stats: A Castle Built on Sand. To summarize, Awad pointed out how the data being used to generate what was then the forefront of hockey analytics was not as reliable. Scorer bias was real and it

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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Only The Captain Remains
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Why Fisher should strongly consider returning to the Predators next season | The Hockey News I think, at the right price and term, we all want Mike Fisher back next season, and THN's Jared Clinton makes a strong case for why Fisher should return next season. Johansen Inks Eight-Year Deal: "This Is Where I Belong" […]

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Habs Headlines: Streit’s impact on Markov, Galchenyuk’s offensive contributions, Olympics news, & more
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Here are your daily links, including the return of Mark Streit, Alex Galchenyuk’s offensive contributions, and Daniel Carr’s chances of making the roster.

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2017-18 NHL Contenders & Pretenders
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The NHL hockey season can’t get here soon enough. With the calendar ready to turn to August, we thought this would be a good time to have some fun and friendly debate. There’s plenty of offseason left for teams to make other moves. But we for the most part know what teams will look like […]

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NHL Atlantic Division Trends: Who's Up & Who's Down?
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“The 2017-18 NHL season will commence in less than eleven weeks,” he repeated to himself while hyperventilating into a paper bag…. We’re officially in the “Hockey Dead Zone,” several weeks into free agency and still months away from training camp. Though that may seem like a lifetime away as the summertime thermometer continues to climb, […]

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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Watching Paint Dry
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Still waiting. Other Hockey News and Notes Oilers sign forward Jussi Jokinen to one-year contract – Sportsnet.ca At that price, this could've been a steal for the Preds. Avalanche Summer Social Media Series: Matt Duchene – Mile High Hockey A fun piece on Matt Duchene by the folks over at Mile High Hockey. Did you […]

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Free Agency, Salary Cap & NHL Parity
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The weeks leading up to and on the first day of the 2017 NHL’s free agency period have unveiled a lot about the direction the league is heading. When it comes to building and sustaining teams in a salary cap era, players and general managers alike are demonstrating what’s most important to them. And it’s […]

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From the Rampage Desk: Depth Chart Holes & Expansion News
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Now that we’re about a week out of Free Agency, player velocity has slowed to a crawl and it’s likely there won’t be many signings until Rookie Camp/Avs Camp/Rampage Camp. The Avalanche roster seems pretty close to finished so it’s time to see what the Rampage have and have not at this point. FORWARDS Solid(6): […]

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