Marc Bergevin Can Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin turn it around? Not just the season after a historically bad start, but how he’s perceived by the public? The two aren’t mutually exclusive, as most everyone is more successful at their jobs without any distractions hindering their concentration or vitriol being spewed in their direction.
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Oct 26, 2017 Emily KaplanESPN Don’t get spooked, but Halloween is right around the corner. That means we’re three weeks into the season, and trends are beginning to solidify. For this week’s Power Rankings — voted, as always, by ESPN’s panel of 20 experts — we kept in the holiday spirit to identify the scariest
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No matter how many times we see hot and cold streaks come and go in hockey, there is always a tendency to jump to conclusions when early-season results either exceed or fall short of our expectations. Having an eye for whether small-sample stats are indicative of things to come can be the difference between winning
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The law of averages states that things eventually even out; the Florida Panthers better hope that happens soon. Despite playing relatively well, the team still came out of the third week of the 2017-18 National Hockey League campaign with a 1-2-0 record, putting them 3-4-0 on the season, good for sixth in the uber-competitive Atlantic.
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Drastic times call for drastic measures. The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders power play units are so inept this year that general managers Jason Botterill and Garth Snow have appealed to League Commissioner Gary Bettman for permission to decline penalties called against their opponents. “We’re better off playing five-on-five,” said a flummoxed Snow. “Frankly,
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This article was originally written in August, 2015. In 2005-06, a 25-year-old native of Moose Factory, Ontario, one of the most northern settlements in the Province located at the base of Hudson Bay, shattered expectations and won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Four year later, he had played in his
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As part of the Dallas Stars’ 25th anniversary season, the team will recognize many former Stars players at select home games deemed “Reunion Nights.” The Stars kicked off the festivities by honoring former captain Brenden Morrow on Saturday night before going on to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. Brenden Morrow with Dallas (HermanVonPetri/Flickr) Reunion Nights
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We’re three weeks and nine games into the 2017-18 season for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks played three times this week, losing to the St. Louis Blues 5-2, dropping an overtime contest to the Edmonton Oilers 2-1, and then beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-2. Their record is now 5-2-2, with 12 out of a possible
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This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Breaking Through In an unexpected battle of offense on Saturday night, two struggling Blue Jackets forwards finally broke through and scored their first goals of the season, despite a
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You’ve likely heard of the saying that perception is reality. In this respect, Vancouver Canucks fans are often described as among the whiniest in the NHL. While you can argue how fair this perception is, the fans didn’t help themselves with their reaction to Brock Boeser being a healthy scratch for the home opener against
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