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Pekka Rinne taken out by his own net

The St. Louis Blues narrowly beat the Nashville Predators in a game which featured a ton of big hits. The game’s best and most hilarious hit belonged to the Nashville net.
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Harsh reality setting in for the Columbus Blue Jackets

The harsh reality of their disappointing start is beginning to set in for the Columbus Blue Jackets. With 15 games in the books, the Blue Jackets have just nine points to show for their efforts. It’s not clear how many points will be needed to make the playoffs in the East this season, but it doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out the Blue Jackets are in bad shape. In a...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Darryl Sutter delivers another amazing interview

Interviews with LA Kings coach Darryl Sutter are an experience. If you ask a vague or stupid question, you’d better be prepared to receive a nonsensical answer. Sutter’s talent for shaming questions was on full display following his team’s shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to the Ducks-Kings rivalry, Ryan Kesler.

The Anaheim Ducks won 6-5 in a shootout against their division rivals, Los Angeles, on Wednesday night.  This game was billed as being a rivalry game and lived up to the hype.  Hard checking and end-to-end rushes made it one of the more enjoyable games to watch this season.  Anaheim played the game without Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin, who both have infections. Los Angeles...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Krys Barch tries to propose new media rule and it’s recieved poorly

So Krys Barch Tweeted this out: Would like to propose a rule change in the world of hockey media.All writers/media must have played at least one pro year of hockey #painful — Krys Barch (@krysbarch) November 13, 2014 (Screenshot in case it is deleted here) Barch’s comment wasn’t up for more than 10 minutes before he was completely owned: Ouch.  
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo gives us the creepiest Kim Kardashian Photoshop ever

That Kim Kardashian magazine cover that has been all the large this week has led to a variety of Photoshopped images of the cover. You really didn’t expect Roberto Luongo to not participate, right? Let me tell ya…. Wasn't easy holding that stick there with all that oil on…… pic.twitter.com/eV0gHgXLOQ — Strombone (@strombone1) November 13, 2014 Some things cannot be...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The NHL Sad Fan Index – Volume 1

In October, the hopes and dreams of every NHL team is high. By November, for some, reality has set in. For others, they just happen to witness some really bad hockey. Without further ado, here is the NHL Sad Fan Index through the middle of November. 5. Columbus Fans Best Twitter search term “Blue Jackets Suck” I finally give hockey a chance and the blue jackets suck ...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid out 5-6 weeks, anti-fighting arguments rage on

Connor McDavid will miss approximately 5-6 weeks after he fractured a bone in his right hand during a fight, as reported by the Erie Otters. The injury, one which will force McDavid to miss a significant amount of time, has resulted in a firestorm of anti-fighting arguments from a huge number of fans and analysts. Meanwhile, several NHL players have come out in support of McDavid’s...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Nail Yakupov gets his stick caught in Ryan Ellis’ skate

That’s one way to trip a player. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets burn ESPN on Twitter

ESPN has been busy trying to drum up interest in their Fan Hall of Fame by using Twitter to connect with various teams. The tactic, one which can be classified as spam, reached out to a bunch of NHL teams including the Columbus Blue Jackets. The folks behind the Blue Jackets’ social media presence had a brilliant response. .@espn Who is this? — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL officials admit league is exploring expansion in Vegas

The talk of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas has been going on for quite some time. So long, in fact, that it’s been amusing to watch league officials continually distance themselves from the subject. With that thought in mind, this report from the Star Tribune which details that the league has finally admitted to exploring a team in Vegas shouldn’t take anyone by surprise...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A Maple Leafs fan picked up a penalty box selfie with Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel went into the penalty box during Sunday’s Maple Leafs-Senators game. Naturally, a Leafs fan was right there to acquire a selfie with Kessel. @PKessel81 thanks for the selfie Phil!!!! Phil Kessel, ladies and gentlemen (via r/leafs). pic.twitter.com/WJ0r9Zih86 — Sean Gentille (@seangentille) November 10, 2014 That is fantastic. Well done, random Leafs fan. [For the Win]
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Senators fans and Maple Leafs fans battle in wild brawl

This isn’t good. On Sunday, while the Leafs were busy winning 5-3, their fans were battling too. Take a look at this nasty video: Somethings overheard: - Todd Bertuzzi’s name – never a good thing when it is in reference to a fight. - ” Oh my god they are really hurt.” - “Go Leafs Go” Here is the GIF of the new brawlers going airborne: Things were totally fine until...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Seth Griffith scores one of the best goals of the year

If you’re talking about the best goals scored in 2014-15, you’re going to hear Seth Griffith’s name. Check out this insane effort which starts back in his own zone.
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 11/3 – 11/9

We haven’t hyped up our first installments of Hockey Fights of the Week this year because the action within didn’t deserve an abundance of praise. We’ve seen some good fights, but it’s doubtful that any of the early scraps would be included in our recap of the year’s best. Thankfully, that all changes this week. This time it was difficult to select just five and we feel...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Robin Lehner makes a great paddle save

Robin Lehner was caught out of position and was forced to dive across his crease in order to stop a shot from Phil Kessel. Luckily for Lehner, Kessel mostly fanned on the shot which granted Lehner enough time to dive and extend his paddle, stopping Kessel’s effort.
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Henrik Lundqvist robs Justin Schultz

Watch as Henrik Lundqvist completely robs Justin Schultz. The best part of this sequence is the reaction from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Oilers forward raises his arm to celebrate the goal from Schultz only to realize that King Henrik has done it again.
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets hold players-only meeting

The Columbus Blue Jackets disappointed again on Saturday when they lost 7-4 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The loss dropped the club’s record to 4-9-1 and with just nine points on the year, the Blue Jackets are battling the Buffalo Sabres for the worst record in the East. Following their loss, the Blue Jackets closed the doors to the media and held a players-only meeting. What was...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Antoine Roussel knocks Alex Stalock over, punches Justin Braun

Antoine Roussel is in some hot water after knocking goaltender Alex Stalock to the ice on Saturday. As Stalock played the puck, Roussel skates in and shoves Stalock down. In the scrum following the incident, Roussel goes one step further and punches Justin Braun. As you might, the Department of Player Safety is planning to talk with Roussel. Dallas F Antoine Roussel will have a...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NHL’s salary cap may not rise next season

The NHL’s salary cap may not rise for the 2015-16 season. This comes from a report seen in the New York Post which states that the salary cap may remain around the $69 million mark and a major increase won’t be coming. The report may come as a surprise considering most outlets and analysts originally predicted the cap would rise to an amount near $75 million as early as next...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Magazine doesn’t know who is on the Predators

Nashville Magazine has reminded us of the joys of stock footage. If you’re going to use stock footage, try to make sure the player you feature is still on the team. David Legwand was the face of the Predators for roughly a decade, but he left in 2013-14 and joined Detroit. Now, Legwand is skating in Ottawa. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest surprises in the NHL so far

The time has come to start making some assessments. The 2014-15 season is still fairly young, but teams have played enough games for us to dish out some praise and criticism. There’s already been some surprising stories and the PDL team got together and discussed some of the topics which have caught us off-guard. Laura Astorian Probably my biggest surprise has been the starts...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler doesn’t miss the spotlight in Vancouver

The 2014-15 season is still pretty young, but already it’s clear Ryan Kesler feels comfortable with the Anaheim Ducks. As expected, he has been a key piece of the team’s offense and he has helped propel Anaheim to the top of the Western Conference. Perhaps more importantly, Kesler is also enjoying his life away from the rink as well. A recent article from Sportsnet.ca reveals...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver’s Green Men are retiring

Vancouver Canucks superfans Force and Sully, better known as the Green Men, are calling it quits after the 2014-15 season. The club uploaded the video where the emotional unofficial mascots made their announcement and thanked the fans for helping make this crazy ride a reality. Nice Field of Dreams reference by Kevin Bieksa. The Green Men have been fun to follow over the years...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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