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Panthers win draft lottery, will pick first overall in upcoming draft

On Tuesday evening, the NHL Draft Lottery took place in Toronto. After the dust settled, the Florida Panthers won the lottery and will pick first in June’s NHL Draft which will take place in Philadelphia. While the New Jersey Devils did not qualify for the playoffs, they will be picking 30th in the first round […]

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Did the Flames turn down a huge offer for Jay Bouwmeester?

The Calgary Flames traded Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues a little over one year ago. In exchange, the Flames received a conditional first-round pick, Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra. The trade was supposed to begin the rebuilding effort in Calgary, but many believed the Blues escaped with a nice asset for an […]

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NHL has record attendance in 2013-14

The 2013-14 season was a good one for NHL attendance. Though there were still some teams which struggled to draw fans, the overall picture was a positive one as the league set a new record for total attendance. A total of 21,758,902 fans flocked to NHL arenas this past season, representing 96% average capacity around […]

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The NHL Lottery is today

Before we get to bask in the glow of the NHL’s best 16 teams, we have to watch the worst. The NHL Lottery is today, and here are the odds on who will get the first pick in this upcoming draft via TSN: According to Central Scouting, the top pick this year could be Samuel Bennett. […]

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Hockey Fights of the Week: 4/7 – 4/13

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned […]

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Nashville Predators say goodbye to Barry Trotz with billboard

It’s not shocking that Barry Trotz was relieved of his coaching duties today (and offered a spot in the Predators organization). The Preds have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, and it appears Trotz has squeezed all of the water from the stone that is the Nashville offense. It’s time for some new blood. […]

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8 reasons why the Eastern Conference won’t win the Stanley Cup

You read why the West won’t win the Stanley Cup, but we’re here to tell you they’ve got it all wrong. We probably could just point out that the Metropolitian Division is in the Eastern Conference and that would be enough. Here are our 8 reasons why the East won’t win the Stanley Cup this […]

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8 reasons why the Western Conference won’t win the Stanley Cup

The Western Conference has been labeled the more difficult of the two conferences in 2013-14. That point is certainly debatable, but several of the league’s top teams call the Western Conference home. Will this regular season success translate into a Stanley Cup for one of these Western teams? We’re not so sure. Here are eight […]

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Dustin Byfuglien will start as a forward in 2014-15

Dustin Byfuglien has been used a forward and a defenseman throughout the 2013-14 season. In January, the Jets moved Big Buff up front while still using him on the point with the man advantage. His primary role shifted to forward during 5-on-5 play after serving as a defenseman for a little over three years. Where […]

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Gostisbehere golden in Union’s national title win

In what was as perfect an advertisement for college hockey as you could imagine, Union College — a small, liberal arts school in Schenectady, New York — defeated the mighty University of Minnesota 7-4 in the NCAA title game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Often championship games take a turn toward the more […]

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AHL game canceled due to rave party

On Saturday night, the Adirondack Phantoms (affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers) were scheduled to take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliate of the New York Islanders) at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. However, the game was canceled due to unsafe ice conditions. Why was the ice unsafe for play? Great question.

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Jake McCabe hit on Daniel Paille stuns Bruins winger

The Bruins may’ve had an easy wrap up of the Presidents’ Trophy today, beating Buffalo 4-1, but one of their forwards did not have a smooth game. Daniel Paille, who has been concussed twice this season – once in December and again in March, may’ve suffered a third one in today’s game. This high hit […]

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Sabres set record for most goalies dressed in a season

The Buffalo Sabres will own an NHL record at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. The club will dress its ninth goaltender on Saturday when they face the Boston Bruins. Connor Knapp will back Matt Hackett as the Sabres play in their 81st game of the season. Knapp joins an enormous list of goaltenders who […]

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Lightning’s Ryan Malone arrested for DUI and cocaine possession

As was first reported by Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. According to the arrest report, the driving under the influence charge is a misdemeanor in the second degree charge while the possession of […]

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