Found August 27, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The Hockey News Coferene Rankings are compete. #1 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Why: Critics take note: the Pens finished one point out of first overall…and Sidney Crosby played all of 22 games. Yes, we know Jordan Staal is gone, but Brandon Sutter slots in beautifully on the third line.... #1 ST. LOUIS BLUES Why: Meet the Western Conference’s new juggernaut. The St. Louis Blues came within two points of first in the West last season, largely because they were the NHL’s top defensive team, riding amazing efforts by goaltenders Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak.... more on each team plus you can see the complete rankings too...

Report: Evgeni Malkin Could Play in KHL If There's an NHL Lockout

Evgeni Malkin is one guy who isn't going to let an NHL lockout interfere with playing hockey this season. According to The Fourth Period's Dennis Bernstein, the general manager of the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk has announced that the club has a lockout deal with Malkin. Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting the news as well, citing "reports...

John Toperzer: Pens GM Ray Shero says NO!, Yahoo! Top 100 fantasy rankings

Pittsburgh GM Shero says NO, Yahoo! Top 100 Thoughts Follow @JohnToperzer !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); "Barring...

Crashing the Net 117 Preview: Malkin going to the KHL if the NHL locks out the players?

Could Evgeni Malkin be playing in the KHL if the NHL decides to lockout the players come September 15th? Would he be the only big name heading overseas or could he open the floodgates for those bigger names? Aaron Eggemeyer will take a look at that plus the following topics: NHL labor update. If the NHL locks out the players for the entire season, which bigger name veterans could...

Malkin agrees to play for KHL

There’s reports out of Russia today that the KHL has reeled in their first big star should the NHL lock players out. That player happens to be Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. Malkin agreed to a deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, his hometown team. There’s no details on the deal but Malkin was rumored to be looking for a week by week contract that would allow him to...

Hurricanes Top 25 Under 25: #1 Jordan Staal

The rankings of this list were based on a number of different factors which are not limited to talent, potential, experience, how high their supposed ceiling is and what they have done so far in all of their respective leagues. With all of those factors in mind, the one final question I had going through my head when rankings these players was, If I was starting a franchise, which...

Chris Cooley sucks at his job, released, Sidney Crosby wins by default

Ahhh our old fried Chris Cooley, Remember him? He once said this about Sidney Crosby: Sidney Crosby is good at talking ****, Alex Ovechkin is good at hockey. I didn't realize this until yesterday when I thought that I was going to see two of the greats in the NHL. I saw one who is great and he was wearing a red jersey. The other one, I saw him cry like a 7 year...

More Details On The NHL Proposal

from Chris Johnston of the CP at the Winnipeg Free Press,  Details of the proposal were provided to The Canadian Press by a source. The NHL has drawn up a six-year deal that includes three years at a fixed salary cap — similar to the NHLPA's proposal two weeks ago — before returning to a system where the cap is based on overall league revenues with a 50-50 split....
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