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2 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Maurice returning to coach NHL's Jets

Paul Maurice, who stated remaining in Winnipeg would be a family decision, is staying behind the bench of the Jets.

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6 hrs ago | Pucks And Pitchforks

2014 NHL Playoff Predictions: Western Conference Quarterfinals

Apr 3, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton controls the puck against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Joe Thornton, NHL Players, Joe Pavelski, Matt Greene, NHL Pacific Division

10 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Western Conference playoff preview: Blackhawks draw Blues first in quest to defend Cup

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the first-round matchups in the Western Conference playoffs, with predictions on each series: 1 COLORADO VS.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, David Backes, NHL Players, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith

14 hrs ago | Examiner.com

NHL Western conference playoff preview

The 2013-14 NHL regular season concluded on Sunday, April 13, 2014. On Wednesday, April 16, the "second season" officially begins; it is time for Stanley Cup playoff action.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, John Gibson, Frederik Andersen, NHL Players, Semyon Varlamov, Patrick Roy

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

NHL's second season full of possibilities

Boston is the favorite to return to the Stanley Cup Final from the Eastern Conference while a mix of teams are in the running for the Western Conference title.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Brenden Morrow, David Backes, T.J Oshie, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Sabres looking to rebuild quickly

Murray outlined his intentions Tuesday, two days after the Sabres closed one of the worst and most tumultuous seasons in their 44-year history.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Buffalo Sabres, Ville Leino, NHL Players

SFGate

My votes for the 2013-14 NHL awards

As a member of the Pro Hockey Writers' Association, and fortunate to have a say for the National Hockey League 2013-14 awards, I'm sharing how I voted below.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin, Anaheim Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf

Free Republic

2014 NHL Playoffs - Live Thread

Painful topic...after a Cup Finals appearance in 02, a Cup title in 06, and another Eastern Finals in 09 - the Hurricanes have not seen the playoffs in many moons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Teemu Selanne, NHL Players

MGo Blue

Six Michigan Ice Hockey Alums to Compete in NHL Postseason

The University of Michigan ice hockey team was represented by 19 alumni in the NHL during the 2013-14 season and was one of a record 49 colleges to have had a player in the NHL this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Mike Brown, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks, NHL Pacific Division, Anaheim Ducks

TwinCities

Wild: Captain Mikko Koivu knows how precious playoffs are

Wild center Mikko Koivu rests between shifts in the third period against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild, NHL Players, Olympic Hockey, Winter Sports, Mikko Koivu (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division

BleacherReport

2014 NHL Free Agents: Projecting Landing Spots for Hockey's Biggest Stars

The culmination of the 2013-14 NHL regular season has many fans ready for the playoffs, but there are many other franchises and , goalie Ryan Miller and defenseman Andrew MacDonald eligible to become unrestricted free agents during the offseason, the landscape of the NHL could change drastically as these players land long-term deals.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Ryan Miller, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Islanders, Andrew MacDonald, Thomas Vanek

Mon Apr 14, 2014

BleacherReport

Examining the NHL's 4 Wild-Card Clubs in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Picture

One of the most exciting parts of the Stanley Cup playoffs is the unpredictability.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Jamie Benn, Kari Lehtonen, NHL Players

KARE-TV Minneapolis

Wild set to face Avalanche in NHL playoffs

As the season went along and the Colorado Avalanche kept winning and winning, they broadened their ambitions: From simply making the UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 18: Dany Heatley #15, Jared Spurgeon #46 and Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Spurgeon in the first period in an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders at Nassau ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Jared Spurgeon, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Northwest Division

Northern Michigan News

Ducks G Hiller dismayed by pre-playoff benching

A mere three weeks ago, Jonas Hiller was gearing up for the playoffs during another strong season as the Anaheim Ducks' starting goalie.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, John Gibson, Frederik Andersen, Ryan Getzlaf, NHL Players, NHL Pacific Division

Examiner.com

NHL playoffs preview: Eastern Conference first round matchups

Here we go! The NHL regular season is over, the detritus of the league has been cast aside, and now we get down to the playoff action.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison

Examiner.com

Unit grades for 2013-14 NHL season by San Jose Sharks

As the second-place team in the Pacific Division , San Jose hosts the third-place Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Tyler Kennedy, Joe Pavelski, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Dan Boyle, NHL Players

CBC News

NHL 3 Stars: Anders Lindback, John Gibson, Ryan Johansen April 14, 1:53 PM Et

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback is shown during Sunday's win over the Washington Capitals.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anders Lindback, NHL Players, Ben Bishop, John Gibson, NHL Southeast Division

WGR-AM Buffalo

NHL Playoff Schedule

With the NHL regular season coming to a close yesterday, the NHL has released this year's postseason schedule.

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Canada.com

Maurice wants to return as Winnipeg Jets coach

With the NHL season buried and player interviews done, Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice says his own future will be on the table this week when he sits down with team management.

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Post-gazette.com

Changes to NHL postseason have their advantages

If you're having some trouble figuring out the NHL's new playoff format, you're not alone.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Craig Adams, Jussi Jokinen, NHL Players

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