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Cup Dumps 4/25/15

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Dan Girardi #5 and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers celebarte the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutFinally...
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But who will the Rangers play?

In conclusion, the Rangers will face either the Islanders or Capitals in the second round.
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Cup Dumps 4/24/15

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 23: Braydon Coburn #55 of the Tampa Bay Lightning tries to control the puck against Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 23, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Tampa Bay won the game 3-2 in overtime to tie the series 2...
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Cup Dumps 4/23/15

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 22: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save on Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) What everyone is...
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Cup Dumps 4/22/15

  CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 21: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a triple overtime win against the Nashville Predators in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Predators 3-2 in the third overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images...
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Cup Dumps 4/21/15

  WINNIPEG, MB – APRIL 20: Winnipeg Jets fans do the wave in third-period action in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Anaheim Ducks during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the MTS Centre on April 20, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutPlayoff hockey returned to Winnipeg for...
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Cup Dumps 4/20/15

  GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Todd McLellan #hc of the San Jose Sharks during the preseason NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on September 27, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutLast night it was about the Western Conference’s all Canada...
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For God’s sake.

Bad news, hockey, the Oilers are going to f’k up Connor McDavid.
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Puck Dumps 4/19/15

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 14: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames fights Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 14, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutIt’s late and the scoreboard will still be about Saturday, but the other outlets of the world have moved...
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Cup Dumps 4/18/15

  TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 12: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save on Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings as he’s defended by Sami Salo #6 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 12, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Red Wings took game 1, but the Lightning are making short work of the Red...
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Inside the NHL media department

November: Intern Jared – “Hey, I’ve got a great Bobby Ryan pun all saved up!” Editor – “Well, we don’t really let interns write our headlines, especially this early in the season. Maybe later.” December: Editor: As is policy here at NHL.com, we will let the intern of the month write one of the day’s headlines! Congratulations Intern Brad! Brad: “Yes! I did it...
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Cup Dumps 4/17/15

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 11: Sami Vatanen #45 of the Anaheim Ducks scores the winning goal in the shootout past goalie Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center on January 11, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won 5-4 in a shootout. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThere were only 4 games it was the playoffs, but for some reason...
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Cup Dumps 4/16/15

TORONTO, ON – APRIL 11: P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens skates up the ice during NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre April 11, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)   What everyone is talking aboutThe Senators opened their series with the Canadiens last night, and were beat up, both in the hockey sense of...
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PLAYOFF HOCKEY

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Oh, what the heck, let’s pick some winners

I am notoriously bad at making NHL based predictions (Sorry, Bruins), but I am also not a quitter. Without further ado, Let’s see what my (wrong) picks are. I would love to see what you have to say about the playoff and what you might really think about me. Western Conference Round 1Minnesota over St. Louis in 6 – The Wild are playing really well of late, though excepting their...
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Puck Dumps 4/12/15

  UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 12: Dave Nonis,Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs arrives for the ganme against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 12, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe NHL season drew to a close yesterday with a 15 game bonanza...
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Puck Dumps 4/11/15

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Andrew Hammond #30 of the Ottawa Senators tends net against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2015 in New York City. The Senators shut out the Rangers 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   What everyone is talking aboutIt’s the Senators. It’s always the Senators. This is the last day of the season, and they are in a...
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Puck Dumps 4/10/15

  CALGARY, AB – APRIL 9: The Calgary Flames salute the crowd after defeating the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 9, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Kings are out of the playoffs, and they were eliminated on the very same day that the...
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Puck Dumps 4/9/15

What everyone is talking aboutThe confusing playoff races in both the west and the east. There are a couple of outlets that want to talk about one or two of the teams getting ready for the final games of the season, but a couple are just like “holy crap everything’s crazy”. That’s good journalism. Sporting News, CBC Scoreboard Columbus 5, Toronto 0 -The Maple Leafs are going...
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Puck Dumps 4/8/15

  OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 19: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators clears the puck against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on March 19, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutWe are at the season’s home stretch, so it’s all about playoff positioning, and the biggest stories are...
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Puck Dumps 4/7/15

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Jeff Zatkoff #37 of the Pittsburgh Penguins protects the net against the Ottawa Senators during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Senators and Penguins play tonight in a game that both teams must win. They are both on the brink of either...
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Boston is not in play

Mere weeks ago, Boston was out of the playoffs, stumbling behind the Senators for the 8th spot in the playoffs. Tomorrow night, if Ottawa loses, the Bruins clinch a spot in the Playoffs, and not just barely, either. They sit in 3rd in the Atlantic. Pittsburgh and Detroit now sit precariously ahead of the Senators, and the Bruins are skyrocketing up the standings. Aside from the...
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Puck Dumps 4/6/15

  PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 05: Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers stops a shot in the first period as Craig Adams #27 of the Pittsburgh Penguins tries to force the rebound on April 5, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Flyers and Penguins played last night, and neither can really...
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Puck Dumps 4/5/15

  CALGARY, AB – MARCH 23: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 23, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutA pair of Canadian teams are on either side of their respective conference’s...
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Shootouts: All this time and still stupid

View image | gettyimages.com Ignoring the fact that deciding games based on an event that has almost no repeatable skill value, the biggest issue with the shootout is their point reward situation. The worst part is, there is an incredibly easy way to fix it, and it never gets fixed. Just make all the games worth 3 points. Regulation/overtime wins are worth 3, shootouts still...
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