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Quick Hits: The NHL is Finally Here Edition
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In Red Wings Land Krupa: Wings a few years away from contending status – The Detroit News Krupa with a lot of the stuff we've been talking about all factored together in the frank discussion that the team isn't just good enough and what kind of stuff they need to focus on in order to […]

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2017-18 NHL Preview: Do the Calgary Flames finally have the answer in goal?
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After failing to solve their persistent issues in goal with Brian Elliott last season, the Calgary Flames have decided to try on another veteran netminder. Mike Smith was acquired from the Arizona Coyotes in an offseason trade the franchise hopes will finally bring stability to the position. Smith’s numbers in recent seasons may not inspire […]

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Finding two-way balance Scott Laughton's key to finally sticking with Flyers
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The 2012 NHL entry draft is an excellent case study in how the career of an NHL prospect and the future of a first-round pick can venture in one of two directions. Scott Laughton was the Flyers first-round selection that year, taken 20th overall. Laughton can begin to comprehend how that fork in the

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Poll: Will the Caps finally make it to the Stanley Cup Final?
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This post is part of Capitals Day on PHT…… If you’re a fan of the Washington Capitals, you’re used to having a lot of fun between October and April. Once mid-April hits, things become a little more frustrating. There’s no denying that the Capitals

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The Jets are finally interesting
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Slowly but surely — emphasis on slowly — that has all started to change for the Jets. Patrik Laine, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, just put together one of the best rookie seasons for an 18-year-old in recent NHL memory with his 36-goal in 73 games performance. Mark Scheifele, just now entering […]

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Goaltending may finally be strength for Winnipeg Jets
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The Ondrej Pavelec era in Winnipeg is – mercifully – over. Seeing the regularly underwhelming netminder leave for the Rangers isn’t the only reason why the Jets’ goaltending situation looks as promising as it ever has been. With the addition of Steve Mason and the possible ascension of Connor Hellebuyck, this franchise hasn’t enjoyed this […]

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Antti Niemi finally getting bought out by Dallas Stars
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The Dallas Stars finally learned their lesson after this season about sub-par goaltending. Now, they’re finally bidding farewell to one of their aforementioned sub-par goalies, Antti Niemi, who will have the final year of his misbegotten contact bought out after being placed on waivers. Niemi is scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2017-18, and league rules […]

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What We Learned: Predators stick to their game, finally break through vs. Penguins
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JUNE 03: Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators celebrates with teammates after scoring a second period goal against Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (not pictured) in Game Three of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The team’s response to the first […]

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Ducks feed off disrespect to finally win Game 7 at home
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ANAHEIM — The Ducks’ annual Game 7 colonoscopy began with the most bitter taste of all. Shea Theodore recovered a puck behind John Gibson’s net, after Edmonton’s Patrick Maroon checked it loose from Ryan Kesler. He skated out and in front of Gibson. Suddenly the puck was acting if it knew the time and date […]

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Ducks finally earn Game 7 victory, eliminate Oilers
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks ended their streak of five straight Game 7 losses with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three years. Andrew Cogliano scored the […]

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Senators finally get good start at MSG, close out Rangers in Game 6
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The Ottawa Senators celebrate after Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the New York Rangers Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in New York. The Senators won 4-2. NEW YORK – The Ottawa Senators did two things in Game 6 that helped them close out the New York Rangers and advance […]

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Alex Ovechkin, Capitals stars finally shine vs. Penguins
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Confidence is never exactly in abundance for the Washington Capitals in the second round of the playoffs. Especially when the Pittsburgh Penguins are on the other side of the ice. Ovechkin was coming off his worst performance of the 2017 postseason: Failing to score, mustering only four shot attempts and taking two minor penalties in […]

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