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What we want to see from the NHL in 2014

It's time to welcome 2014. The new year should not only be a time to reflect on the year that was, but it should also be a time to see where you can improve in the year ahead. In the case of the NHL, the league has plenty of areas they need to work on […]

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Bryzgalov’s new mask features drawings from his kids

Ilya Bryzgalov is abandoning the plain white mask he has been wearing during the 2013-14 season. Bryzgalov's new mask, seen above, has a terrific blue and orange color scheme and a couple of special drawings.  These drawings, one on each side, were reportedly created by Bryzgalov's children. One appears to depict Bryzgalov in net and the […]

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Hockey Fights of the Week: 12/23 – 12/29

It's almost time to close the door on 2013. The last full week of the year didn't feature too many games due to the NHL's holiday break, but there were a few fights worth highlighting.  As we say goodbye to the year that was, all of us here at PDL want to thank you for […]

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Dustin Byfuglien inexplicably punched Semyon Varlamov in the mask

It's unclear if this is indicative of some discontent left over from both Dustin Byfuglien and Semyon Varlamov's Southeast Division days, or if Buff's trying some pre-Olympic strategizing, but shortly after last night's game winner by Blake Wheeler, the Jets defenseman and the Avalanche goaltender had a moment: Perhaps Varlamov told Buff impolitely, like so […]

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Faceoff with Steve and Mike: Forecasting Team USA’s roster for Sochi

With the Winter Classic and the much anticiapted announcement of the United States roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics just a few days away, Puck Drunk Love decided it was time to get into the prediction game. In this edition of Faceoff with Steve and Mike, discuss their projections for who will be representing the Yanks […]

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How much could you buy with Bryzgalov’s Flyers salary?

Kudos to Hockey Night in Canada for this bit of snark during their featured broadcast of the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers Saturday night. Ilya Bryzgalov's contract with the Flyers was big. Humangous big. But just how much are the Flyers picking up in their buyout of him? Lots. Lots of Barenaked Ladies downloads: Fantastic […]

GIF: Ilya Bryzgalov has had about enough, thanks

Some days aren't the best for Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. Sure, he'll make combined $3.47 million this season between his bought out Philadelphia Flyer contract and the one he's earning now in Edmonton, and he's mostly played well with the Oil (a .916 save percentage in nine games despite a losing record). But some […]

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2014 World Juniors: Reality ‘Czech’ for Canadians in Shootout Loss

Canadian hockey fans are becoming accustomed to disappointment from the kids. Cause for concern is rearing its head a little early this year. In 2012, it was a heart-breaking comeback that fell short in a 6-5 semifinal loss to Russia, not before failing to show up for the first two periods and falling behind 6-1 […]

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Phaneuf, Toronto close to major extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf are reportedly close to agreeing on a major extension. A new extension has been rumored for quite some time now, but now it appears the two parties are "a couple of details" away from a contract which will keep Phaneuf in Toronto for years to come.  The seven-year, $49 […]

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5 photos to get you ready for the 2014 Winter Classic

The 2014 Winter Classic is almost here. With the game just a few days away, here's a collection of pictures designed to get you ready for the outdoor event. The NHL may be trying to water down the Classic by loading up the schedule with outdoor games, but the fact remains that the 2014 edition […]

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2014 World Juniors: Slovakia, Finland roll in tourney openers

The two teams left to watch on the first day of the World Junior Hockey Championships yesterday, Slovakia and Finland, got underway today and quickly joined the other realistic medal contenders in the win column. Slovakia took on a Germany team fresh off yesterday's 7-2 beating at the hands of the Canadians and dispatched them […]

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