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The Pittsburgh Penguins: Offseason Woes and Recap

The Pittsburgh Penguins: Offseason Woes and Recap

As the offseason nearly draws to a close, many people enjoy to look back at what their favorite team or teams did. Myself, a fellow hockey fan, like to discuss the greater (and not so great) aspects of the offseason. For Penguins fans, including myself, this offseason has had many blows, but perked up at some points.

When looking at the not-so-great side of the Pittsburgh Penguinsoffseason, you…

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Ice, Ice Baby: The NHL Takes the ALS Challenge

Ice, Ice Baby: The NHL Takes the ALS Challenge

It’s been the surprise challenge taking social media by storm over the last few weeks, and the Ice Bucket Challenge shows no signs of stopping.

The movement, which is aiming to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has been extremely well received so far. The premise of the movement is simple: once nominated, you have 24 hours to complete the challenge and dump a bucket of ice…

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Drive for Five: Islanders seek fifth Stanley Cup in last year at Coliseum

Drive for Five: Islanders seek fifth Stanley Cup in last year at Coliseum

The much improved Islanders are going into the 2014-2015 season feeling confident they can make a final run for the playoffs in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. “For me, it’s word of mouth. We get players like we did yesterday — Grabovski and Kulemin — word of mouth playing with other NHL players at world championships, playing with them at the Olympics and finding out what a good place Lon…

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NHL Forecast : The Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Forecast : The Tampa Bay Lightning

I’ve heard a lot of talk about the Tampa Bay Lightning being the best team in the Eastern Conference in 14-15. Immediately I thought, what ?!? This team lost Martin St. Louis, arguably the best player in franchise history and people think that they’ll be better. Key word : Originally. Then I took a look at the club’s projected roster.

Let’s start in net where TampaBay returns Ben Bishop, the…

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The Anaheim Ducks are prepared to make history this new year.

The Anaheim Ducks are prepared to make history this new year.

It was recently announced that Teemu Selanne will have his No. 8 retired in a ceremony set to take place on January 11th.

After a 21-season career, Selanne will have his NHL experience come full circle – the retirement will be taking place on a night where Anaheim is set to host the Winnipeg Jets, Selanne’s first ever NHL team.

This ceremony will make Selanne the first player in the history of…

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Hockey Next Franchise Defenseman: Aaron Ekblad.

Hockey Next Franchise Defenseman: Aaron Ekblad.

Though he is only 18 years of age, Florida’s Aaron Ekblad, the #1 overall NHL draft selection in 2014 is a fully developed prospect. Ekblad is the first defenseman take #1 overall since Erik Johnson in 2006.

A Windsor, Ontario native, Ekblad burst on the scene as a high-level NHL prospect when he was just 15 years old. The OHLgranted him ‘exceptional player status’ so he could compete in the…

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Stars Re-sign RW Scott Glennie to One-year Contract

Stars Re-sign RW Scott Glennie to One-year Contract

Right Wing Scott Glennie was re-signed to a one-year, two way contract by the Dallas Stars, the organization announced on Thursday. Per club policy, the terms and conditions of the deal were not released.

Glennie, 23, was selected by the Dallas Stars with the 9th overall pick in the 2009 draft, has spent the past three seasons with the AHL affiliate and Calder Cup champions Texas Stars, has…

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You Can Stop Holding Your Breath Habs Fans

You Can Stop Holding Your Breath Habs Fans

Well here is my article about P.K. Subban and the Habs battling over money. But I am a little too late as P.K. has his contract and will be earning $72 million over the next 8 years. But my article was really great and it was decided it will be posted anyways.

As Habs fans around the world breathe a sigh of relief here is my article on what would have happened if arbitration had continued.


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Stars Sign Antoine Roussel to 4-year Extension

Stars Sign Antoine Roussel to 4-year Extension

The Dallas Stars and General Manager Jim Nill announced the contract extension of F Antoine Roussel to a 4-year deal estimated at $8 Million via

The Stars will pay Roussel an annual average of $2 million per year, giving the pugilistic bottom-six forward a hefty raise after showing extreme versatility in his first two NHL seasons.

Roussel had previously filed for an arbitration…

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The Bridge Toward Success

The Bridge Toward Success

A good finish last year has given the Blue Jackets faithful a sense of hope. The Jackets gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a run for their money in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, taking them to six games and losing the series. Now, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves on the clock to sign rising star restricted free agent C Ryan Johansen. With nightmares of the past looming over the…

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