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Wild prepare for Jets with sense of urgency (Jan 13, 2018)
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild are seeking a sixth consecutive trip to the NHL playoffs, which begin in April.

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Power Rankings: Trying to Make Sense at the Quarter Season Mark
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We're post-Thanksgiving and the picture is not any clearer. Take a look at the Kings, a constant at the top of the rankings so far. They're 3-6-1 in their last 10. Same goes for the Senators, with big-name acquisition Matt Duchene still figuring things

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Trending Topics: Making sense of the Pacific
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There’s no way Vegas and Vancouver can keep this up, right? Well, I don’t think anyone had the Red Wings and Bruins third and fourth in the Atlantic, but the surprising collapse of Montreal opened a lot of doors. Vegas is first in the division.

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NHL Mixed Bag: Making sense of this Metro Division madness
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Each Monday during the NHL season, Rob Mixer takes a look at the 10 biggest storylines from the hockey week that was. Remember a few weeks ago, when Mike Babcock was asked about the outburst of goal-scoring in the NHL? He said something to the effect of, Enjoy it while it lasts, because it's about

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Would Duchene for Murray, Jenner trade make sense for Avs, Blue Jackets?
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With Colorado Avalanche training camp looming on Thursday, the urge to trade Matt Duchene might rise. Now, it’s important to note that there’s no word on a trade being close. Really, there are plenty of reports that indicate that Avalanche GM Joe Sakic continues to hold out for a great deal, whether you believe his […]

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San Jose Sharks Make Sense for Tavares
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Thirty-one NHL teams know New York Islanders center John Tavares is an elite player. Any team interested in his services is going to have to answer the same question posed by Larry Brooks for Isles management: “what is the organization’s selling point?" We know John Tavares makes sense for the San Jose Sharks because he […]

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A John Klingberg-Yu Darvish cross-sport comparison that actually makes sense
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Mike Heika, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights: Is there a defenseman on this team who really wants to pair up with Klingberg and spend a lot of the time chasing breakaways and giveaways back in his own […]

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Why it makes complete sense for Stars to expose Cody Eakin; moves Dallas could make if Vegas takes him
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That means Eakin has to slide to a wing or play fourth line center. That seems a waste of assets for a player who makes $3.85 million for the next three seasons, so Dallas chose to allow him to be taken if that's what Vegas wants. George McPhee, the general manager for the Golden Knights, […]

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Why Darling to Carolina makes perfect sense for both sides
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Nothing like a trade to spice up the NHL playoffs. The Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes orchestrated a move Friday, as the former sent netminder Scott Darling to Raleigh in exchange for a third-round pick in June’s draft. Darling is an impending unrestricted free agent, but Carolina owns exclusive negotiating right as part of the […]

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Kane: Wins in close games gave Blackhawks false sense of security
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Patrick Kane has a theory about why the Chicago Blackhawks' season ended Thursday, the club swept out of the playoffs by the Nashville Predators. Despite being the top seed in the Western Conference and winning 50 games for only the second time in club history, Chicago's done after scoring only three goals in four games […]

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Making sense of the NHL-Olympics standoff, where there are no winners
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An explainer of everything that’s happening in the dispute.

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Making sense of Sunday's trade flurry in the NHL
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Two of the biggest names available on the trade market were dealt in the space of no more than an hour Sunday, with Ben Bishop heading to Los Angeles to form an intriguing tandem with Jonathan Quick, and the Minnesota Wild stating their intent with the acquisition of hulking center Martin Hanzal. Here are a […]

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