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Power Rankings Top Five In The NHL

1. San Jose Sharks Secondary scoring is crucial to finding success in the NHL and the Sharks have plenty of it. Tomas Hertl has a two goal lead on everyone else in the league thanks to a four goal outburst against the Rangers (which also included an unreal through the legs move) and Logan Couture continues to build on what already is a very impressive resume for a 24-year-old. Through five games, the Sharks ...

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NHL Preseason Excitement

Generally, all forms of preseason action are pretty boring, unless of  course you’re watching Hard Knocks. Apparently the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t get this memo, as Sunday night’s preseason affair was played with the intensity of a rivalry playoff game. In the third period with the game in hand, things escalated quickly as Buffalo’s enforcer, John Scott (6’8, 270 pounds), went after Tor ...

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Five Questions For The Anaheim Ducks

With training camp starting on Wednesday for Anaheim, there are some key question marks Coach Boudreau is looking to solve. [caption id="attachment_15562" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: Rueters[/caption] 1) Who will skate on the first line with Getzlaf and Perry? After trading Bobby Ryan to the Senators, the trio of stars was broken up and a void remains on the top line. With Selanne committ ...

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Five Questions For The Los Angeles Kings

[caption id="attachment_15466" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Photo Credit: Gary Hershorn/REUTERS[/caption] 1. How will the defense fare without Rob Scuderi? Rob Scuderi left the Kings to finish off his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but not before helping Los Angeles reach new heights as a franchise. Despite his departure, Willie Mitchell will return after missing the entire 2012-2013 campaign with ...

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Five Questions For The Philadelphia Flyers

[caption id="attachment_15445" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Photo Credit: US Presswire[/caption] 1.   Who's your starting goaltender?  General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers Paul Holmgren committed an enormous amount of money to Ilya Bryzgalov with a nine-year, $51 million contract signed in 2011.  Now, the Flyers are saving roughly $6 million every season without Mr. Universe under contract.  Natur ...

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Five Questions For The New Jersey Devils

1. Thanks Ilya, now what? The Devils lost their superstar Ilya Kovulchuck to the KHL in Russia a couple months ago, and the perennial scorer has left the Devils with an enormous hole in the middle of their lineup.  The consistent 80-point performer passes the torch to new leading New Jersey scorer, Patrick Elias, who put up a mere 36 points in the lockout-shortened season.  Kovulchuck really destroyed the D ...

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Throwback Team Thursday: 2001-2002 Detroit Red Wings

Hockey Town was at its finest in the 2001-2002 campaign, with lofty goals of a Stanley Cup Championship or bust. The Wings dominated with arguably the best roster in NHL history, which featured what will become at least ten Hall-of-Famers. Keep in mind that NHL teams are only allowed to have 23 players on the active roster, meaning on most nights nearly 50% of the team was literally the best of all time. Br ...

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