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10 hrs ago | BleacherReport

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.

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

Yesterday | Examiner.com

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.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Too Many Men On The Site

Westward Ho! The AHL Relocation To The Wild West

Along the same lines, the CHL is suspending play for the 2014/2015 season; two teams are in the works to merge with the AHL by the beginning of next season; the Denver Cutthroats and the Arizona Sundogs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

The Las Vegas Sun

FiveThirtyEight analysis: NHL expansion to Las Vegas doesn't make sense

Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Jeff Carter against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division, Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter, NHL Players

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Five For Howling

In remembrance of Rostislav Klesla's NHL career

With 25 days left to the NHL preseason, we solemnly recall the NHL career of Rostislav Klesla, who played 25 games for the Coyotes last season before eventually retiring from the league.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Rostislav Klesla, NHL Players, Michael Stone, Connor Murphy, Brandon Gormley, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Central Division

Sabre Noise

Elmira Jackals Schedule Breakdown

The Elmira Jackals are set to start their first season as an ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Coyotes fans should embrace NHL expansion

The NHL doesn't need more teams. It needs more household names and marketable stars.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, NHL Players, Mike Ribeiro, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

The Miami Herald

NHL says it is only discussing expanding league

"Nothing has happened to change the status quo," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a telephone interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference

Editor in Leaf

NHL Expanding To 34 Teams In 2017? Second Toronto Team Possible?

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addresses the crowd before the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey

Predlines

Western Conference Outlook: Calgary Flames

In this installment of our Western Conference outlook series we take a look at another Western Canada hockey club, the Calgary Flames.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kris Russell, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Nashville Predators, Eric Nystrom, Calgary Flames, NHL Northwest Division, Shea Weber

BleacherReport

Ranking the 10 Worst-Managed Teams in the NHL

Several NHL teams currently bear the dubious honor of being among the league's worst managed.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, Semyon Varlamov, Florida Panthers, Tomas Fleischmann

Sabre Noise

Buffalo Sabres Daily: NHL15, Player Watch, Expansion

If there was one thing that the EA Sports NHL franchise needed to do, was make their arena's in the games more realistic, more lifelike, and not sound like the piped in sound that is the same for all NHL franchises whether your having a good night or a bad night with your team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sporting News

NHL expansion rumors: This time, Las Vegas is about to get a team

Hey, a team in Vegas would be nice because, well, the Seattle Metropolitans are getting ready for their first season in the Western Conference, and Vegas would make 16 teams in the West to balance out the 16 in the East and ... Oh, wait, you say there's no team in Seattle? But, but, but ... we thought it was getting a franchise this year , too.

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SLAM! Sports

NHL expanding to Las Vegas is a 'done deal': Report

According to a report in the Vancouver Province , citing sources close to the situation, an expansion team in Sin City is a "done deal" and the only thing yet to be determined is who will front the ownership group.

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Jewels From The Crown

Are Western NHL Teams Bringing Top Prospects Closer?

If we get enough likes on our Facebook page, Darryl Sutter promises he'll help you with your math homework.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Northwest Division, Los Angeles Kings

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Deseret News

Utah Grizzlies: team unveils logo for 20th season in Utah

The Utah Grizzlies released their logo on Monday commemorating their 20th season in Utah after playing their first season in Denver 20 years ago in 1994-95.

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BleacherReport

When Will Your NHL Team Make a Stanley Cup Run?

There's a reason the same two teams have claimed the Stanley Cup in four of the last five seasons.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Sami Vatanen, Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler, NHL Players

Five For Howling

Can Lauri Korpikoski find his groove again for the Arizona Coyotes?

With only 28 days until the Coyotes start the preseason, it is time to look at Arizona's current No.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Pacific Division, Phoenix Coyotes, Lauri Korpikoski, NHL Players, Enver Lisin, Ice Skating, Winter Sports

Sun Aug 24, 2014

MSNBC

Report: AHL migration west could begin in 2015-16

There has been rampant rumors and speculation about the American Hockey League expanding or relocating west in order to accommodate western conference-based NHL clubs.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Northwest Division

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Blackhhawk up

Blackhawks Top 100-# 47 Coach Joel Quenneville

Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville during the second period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players, Scotty Bowman

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