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Nashville Predators say goodbye to Barry Trotz with billboard

It’s not shocking that Barry Trotz was relieved of his coaching duties today (and offered a spot in the Predators organization). The Preds have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, and it appears Trotz has squeezed all of the water from the stone that is the Nashville offense. It’s time for some new blood. Trotz is also the only coach that the Predators franchise has ever...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Eastern Conference won't win the Stanley Cup

You read why the West won’t win the Stanley Cup, but we’re here to tell you they’ve got it all wrong. We probably could just point out that the Metropolitian Division is in the Eastern Conference and that would be enough. Here are our 8 reasons why the East won’t win the Stanley Cup this year.   Pittsburgh Penguins By: Derek Rocco The Penguins aren’t as deep as they need...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Western Conference won't win the Stanley Cup

The Western Conference has been labeled the more difficult of the two conferences in 2013-14. That point is certainly debatable, but several of the league’s top teams call the Western Conference home. Will this regular season success translate into a Stanley Cup for one of these Western teams? We’re not so sure. Here are eight reasons (one for each playoff team) why a representative...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien will start as a forward in 2014-15

Dustin Byfuglien has been used a forward and a defenseman throughout the 2013-14 season. In January, the Jets moved Big Buff up front while still using him on the point with the man advantage. His primary role shifted to forward during 5-on-5 play after serving as a defenseman for a little over three years. Where will Byfuglien play in 2014-15? It looks like the Jets have already...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gostisbehere golden in Union’s national title win

In what was as perfect an advertisement for college hockey as you could imagine, Union College — a small, liberal arts school in Schenectady, New York — defeated the mighty University of Minnesota 7-4 in the NCAA title game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Often championship games take a turn toward the more unsung players in their narratives, but not in this one. The...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL game canceled due to rave party

On Saturday night, the Adirondack Phantoms (affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers) were scheduled to take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliate of the New York Islanders) at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. However, the game was canceled due to unsafe ice conditions. Why was the ice unsafe for play? Great question. On Friday evening, Webster Bank Arena held a rave party, which...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daniel Paille crushed on hit by McCabe

The Bruins may’ve had an easy wrap up of the President’s Trophy today, beating Buffalo 4-1, but one of their forwards did not have a smooth game. Daniel Paille, who has been concussed twice this season – once in December and again in March, may’ve suffered a third one in today’s game. This high hit by Jake McCabe on a vulnerable Paille knocked the winger for a loop: He...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres set record for most goalies dressed in a season

The Buffalo Sabres will own an NHL record at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. The club will dress its ninth goaltender on Saturday when they face the Boston Bruins. Connor Knapp will back Matt Hackett as the Sabres play in their 81st game of the season. Knapp joins an enormous list of goaltenders who have suited up for the Sabres at least one time this season. While it’s important...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Malone arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

As was first reported by Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. According to the arrest report, the driving under the influence charge is a misdemeanor in the second degree charge while the possession of cocaine charge is a felony in the third degree...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Most Oilers skipped Ryan Smyth’s retirement announcement

Teams stick together. Apparently no one told that to the Edmonton Oilers. During Ryan Smyth’s emotional retirement announcement, only a few Oilers actually attended. The rest of the team was mysteriously missing. I saw 3 Oilers players at Smyth's retirement. Find the answer to why there wasn't 23, and u might be on to what's happened to this org. — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks give out 30,000 shirts to local students

The Anaheim Ducks are trying to paint their city orange just in time for the playoffs. The team is giving away 30,000 orange “Let’s Go Ducks!” shirts to students in the OC. The @AnaheimDucks are preparing to #paintItorange 30,000 #LetsGoDucks shirts will be delivered to OC students today pic.twitter.com/q6W9Qb9Eq5 — Matt Savant (@msavant88) April 11, 2014 Who doesn’t love...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers mascot pays tribute to the Ultimate Warrior

The @FlaPanthers mascot paid tribute to the Ultimate Warrior tonight. pic.twitter.com/hzrdB1NZ7C — Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 11, 2014
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers mascot pays tribute to the Ultimate Warrior

The @FlaPanthers mascot paid tribute to the Ultimate Warrior tonight. pic.twitter.com/hzrdB1NZ7C — Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 11, 2014
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Geoff Platt scores insane KHL goal

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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk crushes Sidney Crosby

Pavel Datsyuk isn’t exactly known for his physical play. That’s a huge, huge understatement. However, during his team’s important game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Datsyuk delivered a crunching blow on Sidney Crosby. The hit was as awesome as it was unexpected. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux and the case for the Hart Trophy runners-up

Yesterday afternoon, the question was posed to the Puck Drunk Love staff. With all the drooling and stroking of Patrice Bergeron’s chances at the Hart Trophy sauntering south from New England over the last few weeks, why is there no similar push for Claude Giroux rising from the streets of Philadelphia? Let’s get one thing straight here: there is no debate about who is going...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

University of Alabama athletic revenue is more than all 30 NHL teams

There are some NHL teams that bring in big bucks, like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, and Boston Bruins. None of them can touch the juggernaut that is college sports. According to CBS News, the University of Alabama’s athletic revenue is more than the individual revenues of all 30 NHL franchises. For last year, their revenue was $143 million dollars. Keep in mind...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Canucks fans chant “Fire Gillis” as team is eliminated

It was a forgettable season in Vancouver this year. As the Canucks’ playoff hopes were officially ended against the Ducks, the Vancouver faithful wanted GM Mike Gillis to know how upset they were. So, with about three minutes to go, they started chanting “Fire Gillis.” The announcers picked up on it as well, so that made it worse for Gillis. Everyone has bad days at work,...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ilya Bryzgalov trolls Winnipeg Fans during the play ☆

Ilya Bryzgalov is crazy, we know that. On Monday night, he showed just how crazy he is. Up 1-0 and in the third period, Bryzgalov played into the Winnipeg crowd by egging them on as the chanted his name. Laugh at Bryz all you want, but he has flown under the radar as one of the better pickups at the trade deadline. He has gone 6-0-3 since being acquired on March 4th, and with his...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Welcome to our second to last installment of Hockey Fights of the Week of the 2013-14 season. As we’ve discussed in the past, teams are doing more fighting in the standings than they are on the ice as the season winds down. That’s not to say everyone is playing nice (they’re not), but it does mean that teams are trying to avoid instigating penalties and keep their players out...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton may score a goal in a game he doesn’t play in

If Nathan Horton misses Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Stars, he’ll have one interesting fact pinned to his name. The game between the Blue Jackets and Stars is the one which originally started back on March 10th before Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. The league made the correct call and postponed the conclusion of that game until April 8th. Though the two teams will...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The NHL Draft probably won’t be changing anytime soon

There’s been plenty of discussion and speculation that the NHL will alter the format of the NHL Draft in order to prevent teams from intentionally losing in order to pick up a star player. With the 2015 Draft expected to be loaded with talent, the NHL is supposedly weighing their options. According to Buffalo GM Tim Murray, those potential changes won’t be in place anytime soon...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Broadcast Blooper: Capitals score a ton of goals in the shootout

It’s rather ironic that the day we post an article detailing the struggles in Washington the team has an incredible broadcast blooper on CSN. Shortly after defeating the New York Islanders in a shootout, the scoreboard on the broadcast stated the Capitals won by a score of 16-3. Looks like someone was really, really excited about the victory. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon becomes 10th 18-year-old to hit 60 points

Nathan MacKinnon needed just two points in his final six games to hit a historic mark for 18-year-olds in the NHL. On Saturday afternoon he reached the 60-point mark in grand fashion. He scored this goal to become just the 10th 18-year-old to record at least 60 points in a season in NHL history: Look at this rare air that MacKinnon is in: Jeff Skinner was the last to accomplish...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The fall of the Washington Capitals

With their 2-1 loss Friday night to the New Jersey Devils, the Washington Capitals playoff chances are all but dead. [ RMNB ] With six games left, everyone started to realize it would take divine intervention for the Capitals to make the playoffs. If they did make it, they didn’t deserve to be there — and the Capitals knew that. The Capitals shocking fall in the last five seasons...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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