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Cooke Deserves a Lifetime Ban

Cooke Deserves a Lifetime Ban

In the words of the late, great Owen Hart: enough is enough and it’s time for a change!

I know I’m not the only one thinking that after the latest in a long line of incidents involving Matt Cooke. The Minnesota Wild forward was back in the headlines again after delivering a blatant knee-on-knee hit to Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, leaving the latter with a knee injury that will keep…

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Habs Fans Come Out in Droves

Habs Fans Come Out in Droves

My name is Mitch. I am very proud to join the team at GetRealHockey. com

I have been a hockey fan ever since I watched a hockey game at the famous Montreal Forum back in the 80′s. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions on the greatest game on earth. I’m grateful for this opportunity. I hope you enjoy!

I was trying to find a topic for my first blog post a few minutes before game 3 of…

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NHL Playoff Preview 1st Round

NHL Playoff Preview 1st Round

Wednesday night kicked off the NHL playoffs and we should have a number of really good series for the first round in the NHL. Let’s break it down. Eastern Conference: Detroit vs Boston: In this series I am not going to have to do a heavy breakdown as for me and most hockey fans we know that the Boston Bruins are by far the best team in the Eastern Conference. They are complete team in all…

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Playing by the Numbers- A Fearless Forecast of the Playoffs

Playing by the Numbers- A Fearless Forecast of the Playoffs

Last post, I talked about the accuracy of hockey’s Pythagorean Theorem in predicting the performance of teams in the regular season. I also discussed how the formula could be used to project playoff results provided an experiment to see if this sabermetric formula could really see the future.

I made an entire forecast of the playoffs below, and all reflect on numbers generated by Pythagoras. So…

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Road Map for NY Islanders 2014 Off-Season

Road Map for NY Islanders 2014 Off-Season

I am writing this article for Garth Snow the General Manger for the New York Islandersand for all New York Islanders fans out there. It’s been a long and tough road for the Islanders the last number of years and this past season was a big disappointment after last seasons revival. But can better days be ahead? Yes they can but there is a lot of work to be done. What do the Islanders have? The…

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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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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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