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NCAA Frozen 4 Report

NCAA Frozen 4 Report

The NCAA capped off an amazing Frozen 4 on Saturday night with the Dutchmen of Union College defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a wild 7-4 game. The Dutchmen defeated Boston College on Thursday to reach the championship. The Golden Gophers downed rival North Dakota. The matchup was billed as David vs. Goliathby many, Union has about 2,200 students and only one previous Frozen 4…

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Western Conference Fantasy Outlook

Western Conference Fantasy Outlook

In a stacked Western Conference with four teams already eclipsing the 50-win mark this year, fantasy owners will have headaches finding the right players in their playoff pools. Here’s a brief skinny on the playoff picture in the West and their top players to look out for in the draft.

Anaheim Ducks

Following a disappointing finish in the playoffs last season, the offence of the Ducks surged…

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#DriveFor25?

This year’s NHL playoffs have yet to begin, but they already have a rarity.

For the first time in 41 years, there is only one Canadian team in the playoffs. That team is the Montreal Canadiens.

While the stumbling of certain Canadian teams still has their fans and coaches alike scratching their heads and wondering where the team went wrong in their quest for a playoff spot, the fact still remains…

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Last Time The Red Wings Missed the Playoffs

Last Time The Red Wings Missed the Playoffs

With the Detroit Red Wings’ (38-27-15) loss in overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night, no one really cared about the loss. That’s because it gained the Wings the one point they needed to get into the playoffs for the 23rd consecutive year.

23 years. That’s a long time. The last time the Wings didn’t make the playoffs the year was 1990 (1989-90 season). Things were a little different…

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Eastern Conference Fantasy Outlook

Eastern Conference Fantasy Outlook

Are you and your friends already planning the draft for your playoff pool this year? We’ll have you covered at Two Pad Stack with a full fantasy report below. Today we’ll take a look at all the teams in the East today, and under each team you’ll find their top five fantasy players. Good luck to all the managers out there.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins are currently on pace to win the President’s…

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USA Hockey Nationals Report

USA Hockey Nationals Report

It’s that time of year, USA Hockey Nationals, the best teams from each district face off for the chance to call themselves national champions. It’s best on best hockey, there are 4 conferences, 4 teams each, with the top 2 from each group advancing to the playoff round.

U-14 – Bantams

Bantams are a great age group to watch every year because you have the opportunity to see the actual best…

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With four games remaining in the regular season, the Colorado Avalanche are a lock for the first…

With four games remaining in the regular season, the Colorado Avalancheare a lock for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Often, teams who have clinched a spot with this many games remaining might rest some of their stars and give their newer players some time in the spotlight. After all, going into the playoffs with refreshed top lines and a bit more NHL experience under the belts of…

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Where the Leafs Went Wrong

Where the Leafs Went Wrong

March 13, 2014: a turning point in the Toronto Maple Leafs season. Toronto was sitting comfortably in second place in the Atlantic Division, the starting goal tender Jonathan Bernier fell to a groin injury, and it would be their last win for nearly twenty days.

With three games to go, the Leafs have less than a 10% chance of making the post season. How could this have happened? A young, quick…

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As the old saying goes: “sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.”

As the old saying goes: “sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.”

The Colorado Avalanche certainly seem to be agreeing with that statement. The Avs have the fifth-best record in the entire NHL (49-21-6) and look as though they will be hosting their first round playoff series with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackahwks. Not bad for a team that was the third-worst in the game last year.

Of course, it’s possible – nay, likely – that the Avs are…

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Looking at the NHL Free Agent Class This Summer & The Top Prospects

Looking at the NHL Free Agent Class This Summer & The Top Prospects

While the NHL playoffs is just around the corner, it’s never a bad time to take a look at the upcoming off-season for the NHL and one that could be extremely active. There are a number of factors to consider this off-season. Salary Cap: The Cap for this season was at 64.3 Million. Word is Gary Bettman has told all teams expect the cap for next season to be between 69 – 71 Million. While this…

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