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29 min ago | The Washington Post

Former NHL defenseman Vadnais dies

The New York Rangers reported on their website that Vadnais, who spent seven seasons with the team, passed away Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, New York Rangers, NHL Atlantic Division, NHL Northeast Divison, Montreal Canadiens

29 min ago | Raw Charge

It's still okay for an NHL team to draft goaltenders

For some time now, a number of people have been making the argument that it is a waste of resources for NHL teams to draft goaltenders, and to some extent defensemen, early in the draft.


Related Topix: Sports, Tampa Bay Lightning

4 hrs ago | Blackhhawk up

2014-15 Season Chicago Blackhawks' Best Shot at Another Stanley Cup?

Apr 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after winning in overtime at the United Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, NHL Players, Corey Crawford, Teuvo Teravainen, Brandon Saad

7 hrs ago |

2014-2015 NHL preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild got themselves some payoff last year from their big free agent deals they doled out in the not too distant past.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division

11 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Pressure turning up on Jimmy Howard

Deep into the NHL off-season, Helene St. James takes an analytical look at individual Red Wings and assesses expectations for the coming season.


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, Jimmy Howard, NHL Players, Brian Rafalski, Nicklas Lidstrom, Jonas Gustavsson, Chris Osgood

11 hrs ago | BleacherReport

1 Star on Each NHL Team in Decline Ahead of 2014-15 Season

An old saying claims time and tide wait for no man. That phrase certainly rings true for NHL players.


Related Topix: Sports, Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, NHL Players, Torey Krug, Johnny Boychuk, Dougie Hamilton, Dennis Seidenberg

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Boston Bruins' 2014-15 Season Will Be Key to Sustaining Their Elite Status

A quarter-century ago, the Boston Bruins were one of the last losing Stanley Cup finalists to return to that round within two seasons.


Related Topix: Sports, Boston Bruins, Dougie Hamilton, Marc Savard, Patrice Bergeron, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Western Conference

Lighthouse Hockey

That Time Brad Isbister and Brad Ference Engaged in a Water Bottle Fight

This came up in comments a few weeks ago, and after asking around a bit I didn't get any better info or memories on the circumstances.


Related Topix: Sports, New York Islanders

Pens Labyrinth

Simon Despres To Be Full-Time NHL Player For Pittsburgh Penguins?

Mar 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Simon Despres shoots the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Penguins, Simon Despres, NHL Players, Christian Ehrhoff, Paul Martin, NHL Atlantic Division

Too Many Men On The Site

2014-15 NHL season preview: Ottawa Senators

Apr 18, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; The Canadian flag is passed through the crowd prior to game between the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place.


Related Topix: Sports, Ottawa Senators, Alex Chiasson, Kyle Turris, David Legwand, Bobby Ryan, NHL Players, Erik Karlsson

NHL 30 in 30 series examines 2014-15 San Jose Sharks

Doug Wilson's declaration of a rebuild resulted in more questions than results when the San Jose Sharks stayed virtually intact.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Western Conference, Tomas Hertl, NHL Players, Justin Braun, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton

Sat Aug 30, 2014

On the Forecheck

Fantasy Hockey

I have just created a 12 team league in Yahoo, with a Preds friendly league name.


Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators

Prince George Citizen

Vopat joins Cougars' flock

Roman Vopat, who played 133 NHL games in a 16-year pro career as a centre, becomes the team's third full-time coach, joining head coach Mark Holick and assistant Mike Hengen behind the Cougars bench.


Related Topix: Sports, Roman Vopat, NHL Players

Second City Hockey

The Shot Quality Effect: Part III

Part II was the first set of higher order results and how they were effected when Shot type changed I wanted to go deeper in Part II, but I do not want to make 1 post WAY too long to read, just the normal too long to read.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Blackhawks

Five For Howling

The beginning of the end for the 2013-14 Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes started last season 14-4-4 in their opening 22 games. They were an even more impressive 9-0-2 in games played in the home confines of the arena then known as


Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Coyotes, Shane Doan, NHL Players, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Derek Morris, David Moss, Mike Ribeiro

Pension Plan Puppets

[Weekend FTB] Die, August, Die

Two weeks until rookie camp, three weeks until pre-season, and four-and-a-half weeks until the regular season.


Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Maple Leafs

Blackhhawk up

Nick Leddy and Staying Out of the Dog House

May 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy during game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at United Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Blackhawks, Nick Leddy, NHL Players, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook

2014-2015 NHL preview: Florida Panthers

Florida had their surprise playoff trip a few years ago, but since then, things have been about what was expected for Dale Tallon and the Panthers' rebuild.


Related Topix: Sports, Florida Panthers, Nick Bjugstad, Aleksander Barkov, Scott Gomez, Jonathan Huberdeau, Brandon Pirri, NHL Players

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Hockey: Panchia brothers a triple threat at NHL

Hockey trio Arun , Daniel and Jared Panchia, who play for Auckland. The elder two, Arun and Daniel, are also Black Sticks.


Related Topix: Sports

The Arizona Republic

D'Anna: SWAT team nails ice-bucket challenge

The Mesa Police SWAT team did its own version of the challenge. Wearing their uniforms and gear, they fill two massive front-end loaders with ice and water, then stood shoulder to shoulder beneath the mechanical buckets.


Related Topix: Sports, Paul Bissonnette, Phoenix Coyotes, NHL Players