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Should there be a 'good guy' exception for NHL suspensions?
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After Ducks center Andrew Cogliano was suspended, snapping his streak of 830 consecutive games played, former NHL tough guy Tie Domi tweeted that the league should have considered Cogliano’s streak — and respect among his peers — in meting out justice.

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Trending Topics: Is there any way to fix the Oilers?
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Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli’s has his team in an untenable position. There was a question in the mailbag yesterday that asked how you can fix the Oilers without the use of a time machine to prevent Peter Chiarelli from making a series of inadvisable trades. Chiarelli may or may not be long for the […]

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With Bruins youth served, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned
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While the Bruins rookies have fared pretty well in their first three months in the NHL, teachable moments still abound.  

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PHT Morning Skate: Why are there so many empty seats at Red Wings games?
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–The Columbus Blue Jackets have been one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference this season. –The Capitals have played just five games at home this season and they haven’t looked very good on home ice. One of the big reasons their struggling in Washington is because their special teams play has been brutal.

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Is there a trade to be made between the Penguins and Canadiens?
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On Thursday night, TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger reported that the Pittsburgh Penguins may have some interest in Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk. The Penguins have been looking for another center since the departure of Nick Bonino in free agency this summer, so them being interested in him makes sense. “There’s been some speculation as […]

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Ovechkin accepts Olympic decision: It sucks we won't be there
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Alex Ovechkin has apparently given up his quest to play at the 2018 Olympic Games. “Our countries are now not allowed to ask us to play in the Olympics,” Ovechkin conceded in a statement Thursday night. “Me, my teammates and all players who want to go all lose. So do all the fans of hockey […]

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Reports: Pastrnak to miss start of Bruins’ camp, ‘KHL threat is always there’
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Let’s start with the lighter bad news for the Boston Bruins regarding David Pastrnak before we get pessimistic imaginations rolling too much. The reasoning is simple, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston and others report: Pastrnak is currently still in the Czech Republic. Now let’s sandwich some positive vibes in between the dread: Johnston and TSN’s Darren […]

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There has been no decision on where Filip Chytil will play yet
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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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He’s slipped, but there remains hope for Malcolm Subban at #24
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Malcolm Subban Stats & Rankings Position: Goaltender AHL Save-%: .917% NHL Save-%: .813% Dan’s Rankings: 17 Jake’s Rankings: 25 Colin’s Rankings: 19 Sky’s Rankings: 20 Chris’ Rankings: 25 Public Rankings: 15 Average: 21.67 (24th out of 29) Where did he come from? 2012 Draft – 1st round, 24th overall Age: 23 Has he played in […]

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Blackhawks prospects learning there are countless paths to the NHL
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There are few moments in a hockey player’s career as exciting as the day he gets drafted by an NHL team. And there are few moments as excruciating as the day he gets passed over by every team. Matthew Highmore experienced that. Twice. And the second time, he watched helplessly as a record seven of […]

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The opportunity for Mika Zibanejad is out there
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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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Boston Bruins: Why the Atlantic Division is there for the taking
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With the 2016-2017 NHL season finished, it is time to look ahead to next season.  With the expansion draft coming, along with the NHL Entry Draft, major changes could be coming for a handful of teams throughout the league. The Boston Bruins, who made the playoffs for the first time since 2014, will look to […]

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