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Blackhawks, Olympics and NHL goalie ranking (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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Everyone was very mad this week that the NHL Network put out its list of the top 10 goalies in the league. Sergei Bobrovsky at No. 3 seems an awful lot like recency bias but he’s got two Vezinas in the collection and is .923 in his five years as a starter with Columbus. After […]

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Fixing The NHL Playoff Format | NHL News & Rumors | Puck it Up Podcast Ep 16 3/12/2017
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Fixing The NHL Playoff Format NHL News & Rumors | Puck it Up Podcast Ep 16 3/12/2017 How to Fix The NHL Playoff Format with Mitch and Trent NHL Games of the Week March 2017 and More! *LIKE THE VIDEO* Mitch and Trent Of TheBottomLineView Discuss how to change the NHL Playoff Format to make […]

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John Tavares, John Tortorella and NHL on NBC (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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  (In which Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 6 – Extending John Tortorella Okay, so let’s say you think John Tortorella is a good coach that will take your team to the next level. You

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Capitals’ overreaction, Olympics and Jaromir Jagr (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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Give me all the Barys Astana games!!! Last week it came out the AHL is going to let AHLers who aren’t on two-way NHL contracts go play in the Olympics and represent their countries and all that stuff. Chris Mueller, for example, was way up there on the AHL’s scoring list last season, and has […]

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The Rangers want JT MIller to shoot the puck more
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7/11/17 | Klein was on the NHL Network on Monday and said: "Mentally, the grind of a season, 13 years I have done it both in the AHL and NHL it was the right time for myself and my family. I feel I can still play at a high level, it's just that when your […]

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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop the puck on prospect camp
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The Chicago Blackhawks will drop the puck on their annual prospect camp at 1 p.m. today at Johnny’s IceHouse West in Chicago. HAWKS **Hawks possible interest in Franson makes a lot of sense (SCH) **Hawks sign Erik Gustafsson to 1-year, $650K deal (SCH) **DeBrincat, Jokiharju lead Hawks’ prospect camp roster (SCH) **Every Hawks trade, signing […]

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NHL rookie fighting, Kovalchuk and bargain hunting (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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Most NHL teams have had their rookie orientation camps in the last two weeks or so, and I saw in more than a few cases that someone tweeted about two prospects getting into fights during scrimmages. The fact that there’s fighting in NHL games is an unfortunate fact of life, and it’s even more unfortunate […]

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Penguins, T.J. Oshie and Artemi Panarin (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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Maybe — probably — you figure your window is open only as long as Alex Ovechkin is an effective goalscorer. Yes, Oshie had the same number of goals as Ovechkin this past season. Oshie probably also provides you significant value in the shootout for as long as he can reasonably skate, and that’s guaranteed to […]

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Bad NHL refs, P.K. Subban and ‘Super Teams' (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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(In which Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 7 – Officiating We’ve known for a long, long time that the refereeing in the NHL leaves a lot to be desired. Part of that is the rulebook,

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Grand Rapids wins Calder Cup; Predators reveal injuries; Cunningham's story (Puck Headlines)
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Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly held a conference call with the league’s general managers on Tuesday to answer any final questions regarding the expansion draft. • The […]

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Crosby on SI cover; Bieksa and Ducks' expansion plans; Darling's journey (Puck Headlines)
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Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Crosby earned eight more first-place votes for the Conn Smythe than Evgeni Malkin. • Members of the Penguins’ last back-to-back Cup winning teams recall fond memories […]

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Puck Dynasty: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph
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PITTSBURGH (AP) The salary cap was a passion project for Mario Lemieux, the owner, when the NHL wrestled with it during the 2004-05 lockout even though he knows it would have been something Mario Lemieux, the player, would have fought to the bitter end.

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