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5 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Chiefs face loaded U.S. Division once again - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. To illustrate the depth of the Western Hockey League's U.S. Division, consider the Spokane Chiefs' position last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Jackson, Soccer Players

Mon Sep 15, 2014

TSN.ca

Siegel: Leafs duo hope to fulfill NHL dream together

LONDON, Ont. They were three years old at the time, sitting in the dressing room of a West Toronto rink, about to learn to skate.

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Lighthouse Hockey

League of Hate and Envy: Detroit Red Wings

Players are skating , and NHL training camps are within sniffing distance. So we are warming up our emotional engines to conjure all the irrational excitement, hatred and other strongly worded feelings that accompany an eight-month devotion to watching men making billions playing a game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Niklas Kronwall, NHL Players, NHL Central Division, New York Islanders

Gone Puck Wild

Lemaire You Know: Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Kuemper and Niederreiter?

Oct 28, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter tapes his stick prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports We're so close.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Marco Scandella, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, NHL Northwest Division

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Matchsticks & Gasoline

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CXXIV: 26-25

Craig Conroy was a 6'2", 200 lb. center from Potsdam, New York. Born on September 4th, 1971, he was chosen by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft with the 123rd overall selection.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Craig Conroy, NHL Hockey, NHL Northeast Divison, Montreal Canadiens, Jarome Iginla, Michael Peca, Dwight King

TSN.ca

's 2014-15 NHL Season Preview: Winnipeg Jets

With the NHL regular season right around the corner, TSN.ca profiles each team leading up to puck drop. Next up is the Winnipeg Jets - who expect to keep improving with a full season under head coach Paul Maurice.

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HeraldNet

Tips end preseason with a win

Everett finished off the preseason in victorious fashion Saturday night, defeating Seattle 4-1 in Kent. Everett built a 3-0 lead late into the second period, then clinched it with a late empty netter.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Ben Betker, NHL Players

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Los Angeles Kings That Could Win Major NHL Awards in 2014-2015

For members of the Los Angeles Kings team success always comes before induvidual recognition and that is personified no better than in the team's two Stanley Cup banners. Having said that such an elite team is made up of truly elite players that have the potential to take home some NHL hardware at the end of the 2014-2015 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division, Anze Kopitar, NHL Players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Ban of 'spinorama' in shootout is among NHL rule changes

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick blocks a penalty shot from Ducks winger Corey Perry during the first period of Game 7 of the second round of the Western Conference playoffs at the Honda Center on May 16. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick blocks a penalty shot from Ducks winger Corey Perry during the first period of Game 7 of the second round of the Western Conference playoffs at the Honda Center on May 16. The NHL has banned players from using a "spinorama" move in shootouts or while taking penalty shots, taking an entertaining element out of what's supposed to be an entertainment experience for fans. The new ban was announced by the league Thursday as one of several rule changes that will take effect this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Jonathan Quick, NHL Players, Corey Perry, Horse Racing

Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #7 Matt Finn

Finn leads the Guelph Storm to within a game of a Memorial Cup championship, and moves up one spot in our list as he departs for the Marlies. As captain of the Guelph Storm, Finn led the team through an incredibly tough battle in the OHL's Western Conference , setting them up as a threat to earn the league's berth in the Memorial Cup.

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Defending Big D

Until it's Time to Not be Nice - Dallas Stars Impact Players #12: Ryan Garbutt

Dallas needs Ryan Garbutt's energy and aggression to succeed in a packed Western Conference. However, as last season's playoffs demonstrated, Garbutt's tendencies towards recklessness also pose a major risk.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Ryan Garbutt, NHL Players, Jamie Benn, NHL Pacific Division, Los Angeles Kings

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Blackhhawk up

Blackhawks Top 100- #28 Troy Murray

May 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane warms up across the center ice logo before game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports We're counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off.

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

Too Many Men On The Site

2014-15 NHL Predictions

Apr 11, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford prepares to make a save on Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin in the second period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports As we approach the start of training camp, there are still several questions for many of the NHL's teams.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, NHL Players, Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Lighthouse Hockey

Upcoming NHL 15 patch puts Martin Brodeur on every NHL team, extending his career forever

Martin Brodeur has said he would like to play for a contender, preferably in the Western Conference and would settle for a back-up position if not given a chance to start. EA Sports is set to release a patch for NHL 15 that will remove all of the league's goalies and replace them with Brodeur, extending the already Hall of Fame goalie's career indefinitely in the virtual world.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur, NHL Players, Cory Schneider, New York Islanders

Too Many Men On The Site

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: September 11th Edition

May 13, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate a goal by left wing Jussi Jokinen against the New York Rangers during the second period in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports NHL Quick Shifts is a daily series where we gather up the latest NHL news and links from the FanSided NHL blogosphere, as well as other NHL / hockey blogs.

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Mile High Hockey

2014 Camp Preview: Invites, Absences, and Rookies

Part one of our Training Camp Preview series looks at the tryouts, absences, and rookies attending this year's Avalanche training camp. Welcome back Avalanche faithful.

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Gone Puck Wild

Nino Niederreiter should put ego aside and sign a new contract soon

Sep 17, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter celebrates his goal during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports In the dramatic climax of the Hollywood blockbuster film, the Hunt for the Red October the fictional captain of the USS Dallas says, "the toughest part of playing chicken, is knowing when to flinch" as he managed to evade the torpedo chasing his submarine and direct it towards the sub that had originally fired it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Nino Niederreiter, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division, Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh Penguins

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Anaheim Ducks extend coach Bruce Boudreaua s contract by two years

Bruce Boudreau, who coached the Ducks to the second-best record in the NHL last season and to their second consecutive Pacific Division title, received a two-season contract extension Wednesday. Boudreau remains under contract through the 2016-17 season.

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GantDaily.com

Ducks sign coach Bruce Boudreau to two-year extension

Anaheim, CA, United States - The Anaheim Ducks have signed coach Bruce Boudreau to a two-year extension, keeping him behind the bench through the 2016-17 season. "It certainly means a lot," Boudreau said.

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On the Forecheck

Colin Wilson Season Preview: Make or Break Year

It's a make or break year for Colin Wilson. Wilson could find himself moving up or down the depth chart or even out of town before the end of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Colin Wilson, NHL Players, Gabriel Bourque, Calle Jarnkrok

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