The Montreal Canadiens are a very capable hockey club and have been for a handful of seasons, but that’s all they’ve been, capable. Equipped with depth and a few All-Stars including goaltender, Carey Price, one might think the blue, blanc et rouge have what it takes to win their astonishing 25th Stanley Cup. However, There’s
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Many hockey specialists and coaches profess that before anything else, a good hockey player should be an athletic player. What this means is that in order to achieve their full potential, young hockey players should develop skills beyond hockey and practice other sports. “The ability to learn agility, balance, and coordination that comes from playing
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The Boston Bruins offseason started a little earlier than they would have hoped. The team has already started making moves though with Anders Bjork leaving Notre Dame and signing his entry-level contract with the Bruins. Shortly after that signing though, it appears Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney is ready to continue a potentially busy offseason.
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Steve Yzerman versus George McPhee is the conference room battle of NHL general managers that hockey fans deserve. Tampa Bay is up next our rundown of players fans of the Vegas Golden Knights should be familiar with. The dealings with the Lightning should be fun to watch. Jon Cooper’s club is just two years removed
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For Boston Bruins fans, Memorial Day Weekend ended with a bang. Anders Bjork, arguably the organization’s top forward prospect, inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Boston. With a quest for a national championship, likely participation in the 2018 Olympics and a college degree serving as legitimate grounds for a return to Notre Dame, the issue
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The St. Louis Blues celebrated their 50th year in existence this season (1967-2017). It was a roller coaster ride filled with its fair share of bad times,  but there’s no doubting the good moments outweighed the bad. Unfortunately, the 49th season of hockey ended the same way their previous 48 seasons have ended, without a Stanley
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“The series doesn’t start until the home team loses a game.” NBA analysts will spew this age-old adage any time an away team falls down 0-2 in a playoff series. As it turns out, the logic of that phrase is idiotic when applied to the NBA. However, this moronic basketball cliché is surprisingly applicable to
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The Anaheim Ducks face an interesting next couple of weeks as the expansion draft approaches. Their issues stem from having four quality defensemen they’d like to keep. On top of the salary cap maneuvering that would require in future years, the parameters around the expansion draft complicate matters further. In figuring out what to do about
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This past April, Kevin Westgarth stood in the visitor’s locker room at the Prudential Center grinning ear-to-ear. The former Los Angeles King had just wrapped up a charity ice hockey game with several former NHL players. In the game he did something he had only done seven times during his NHL career – he scored a goal. While
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On Wednesday, Notre Dame goaltender and 2013 fifth-round Buffalo Sabres draft pick Cal Petersen announced he will leave school to turn pro. The decision gives the Sabres and new GM Jason Botterill 30 days to sign Petersen before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, a la Jimmy Vesey. Cal Petersen (Notre Dame Athletics) Starting Friday, June 30,
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Smashville has to feel duped. For the first two games of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final appearance, the Nashville Predators have looked nothing like the team they were a month ago. Up until now, the story was about Nashville getting hot at the right time, but after a disheartening 4 – 1 loss in Game
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The Windsor Spitfires, hosts and winners of the 2017 Memorial Cup, were not your typical hosts. The format the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) uses for the Memorial Cup includes the winner from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the winner from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and the winner from the Western Hockey League
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The San Jose Sharks are up next on our list of players that fans of the Vegas Golden Knights should know. Arguably there is no team with a more complicated expansion draft landscape to navigate than the Sharks. Blame it all on Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. Both entered the NHL in 1997, both will
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With the way the New Jersey Devils performed in 2016-17, it is difficult to look back fondly on the season and identify any stars in the making. Despite the team’s 28th ranked 70 points, there was some good to come out of 2016-17. Here are the three Devils who won fans’ hearts at a time
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Ron Hainsey is a former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman. For three and a half years he was the anchor on the ‘Canes blue line, often paired with All-Star, Justin Faulk. In many respects, he embodied the typical NHL defenseman, in that he came to work and took care of his business without fanfare or the desire
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Since his debut in the 2015-16 season with the Chicago Blackhawks, Artemi Panarin has caught the eye of many on and off the ice. Often compared to teammate Patrick Kane, there is a lot about the Russian-born star that most of the public doesn’t know. Here are five quick things to know about Artemi Panarin.
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