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Five NHL Players that Embraced the No. 13 and Won

reactiongifs.com   As superstitions go, the only thing worse than stepping on a crack is coming across Friday the 13th on your calendar. While many people prefer to stay clear of the no. 13 all together, there are those that like to go the other way and embrace the unpopular figure. Over the years, 87 hockey players in the NHL have donned the number 13,  including 15 this past...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Eight reasons Jaromir Jagr should be in your circle of friends

  Getty Images   Jaromir Jagr is one point away from reaching 200 NHL playoff points in his career, but after re-signing with the New Jersey Devils this summer it’s a wonder if he will ever accomplish such a feat. While we wait to see what happens, let’s take a look at eight reasons you would want Jaromir Jagr to be in your circle of friends…because we aren’t good enough...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Three ‘puck luck’ moments that saved the New York Rangers season

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Henrik Lundqvist proved to us all last night that if you talk about something enough…it will actually happen to you. Here are three of the biggest puck luck moments for Lundqvist and the Rangers in Game 4:   Snow Stop: The clock continued to wind down, but the excitement in the Rangers zone was far from over. With five visitors in his crease...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents for Fans to Fantasize Over

Getty Images   By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) This summer’s free agent market is among the most promising that the NHL has seen in a number of years. While big fish free agents are at a low, there is a considerably deeper pool of quality players than normal. A number of players already appear to be on track to hit the open market, and among them are some of the best players on expiring...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Two excuses the New York Rangers are out of time for

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)   The New York Rangers have waited 20-years for the Stanley Cup to make it’s way back to New York City, but having it skated around the ice at Madison Square Garden by the Los Angeles Kings is not exactly how they imagined it would make it’s reappearance. Tonight though, when the two teams clash for the fourth and what could be the final...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Final: Henrik Lundqvist talks puck luck, turning series around following Game 3 loss

(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) Henrik Lundqvist’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final has been disappointing for the 32-year-old Rangers goaltender, to say the least. Two days after the hype of the Cup final finally making it’s way back to New York City after a 20 year hiatus, it could be all over as the Rangers and Los Angeles Kings get set for Game 4 on Wednesday...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Flyers don’t need “Culture Change”, they need adjustment in approach

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) The Flyers have been sitting and waiting for six weeks since their elimination...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 Rundown: Marian Gaborik returns to MSG; Ryan McDonagh rides point streak

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Jonathan Quick will make his Madison Square Garden debut tonight when the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers square off for Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. Quick enters the matchup with his team leading the best-of-seven series, 2-0 after their two miraculous come-back wins at home where the Kings out-shot their opponent 87-65 despite...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Final: Battle of the Celebrities

(Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)     It seems like those in Los Angeles and New York City take as much pride in who comes out to watch the games than they do in those participating in the event. Fortunately for L.A., the stars have been out in full force through the first two games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final and there’s no doubt that the focus will once again be on the...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma to join NHL Network for Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

USA Dan Bylsma was put out of a job this weekend by the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it didn’t take the 2009 Stanley Cup winning coach to find a new place to land in the hockey world. Tonight, the former Penguins coach will join the NHL Networks contingent of former players as a studio analyst for Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft Rankings: Top 30 OHL Players

Photo credit: OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) With the draft quickly approaching, it’s time to release my NHL draft rankings of the top-30 draft eligible players from the OHL. Tough decisions had to be made and some players I’m relatively high on were left off the list as a result, but ultimately I’m pretty pleased with the final product. One thing I really stressed...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mads Eller Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo credit: Evan Buhler | Edmonton Journal By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Mads Eller Age – 18* (2nd year eligible) Position – Left Wing Height – 6′1″ Weight – 195 Draft Projection: Late rounds OHL Team: Edmonton Oil Kings 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 8 goals, 15 assists, 23 points, +19, 54PIMs, 54 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 3 goals, 9 assists, 12 points, 21...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Pollock Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo credit: CHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Brett Pollock Age – 18 Position – Center/Left Wing Height – 6′2″ Weight – 185 Draft Projection: 30-45 OHL Team: Edmonton Oil Kings 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 25 goals, 30 assists, 55 points, +18, 36PIMs, 71 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 11 goals, 8 assists, 19 points, 21 games played Stylistic NHL Comparable...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicolas Aube-Kubel Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Val d’Or Foreurs

Photo credit: Carole-Anne Jacques By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Nicolas Aube-Kubel Age – 18 Position – Center/Right Wing Height – 5′11″ Weight – 190 Draft Projection: 3rd round OHL Team: Val d’Or Foreurs 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 22 goals, 31 assists, 53 points, -1, 61PIMs, 65 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 4 goals, 9 assists, 13 points, 24 games played Stylistic...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Stanley Cup Final: What the Kings, Rangers are saying leading up to Game 2

Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports   Game 2 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final will take place tomorrow night at Staples Center with the Los Angeles Kings skating in with a 1-0 series lead over the New York Rangers after an entertaining tilt in Game 1. New York’s speed caught the Kings off guard as the Rangers pounced on two opportunities early in the game, including on the penalty kill to...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dysin Mayo Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo credit: Greg Southam | Edmonton Journal By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Dysin Mayo Age – 18 Position – Defense Height – 6′1″ Weight – 180 Draft Projection: 30-45th overall OHL Team: Edmonton Oil Kings 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 7 goals, 28 assists, 35 points, +17, 50PIMs, 63 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 3 goals, 12 assists, 15 points, 21 games played Stylistic...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Amadio Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – North Bay Battalion

Photo credit: Aaron Bell/OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Michael Amadio Age – 18 Position – Center Height – 6′1″ Weight – 192 Draft Projection: Mid round pick OHL Team: North Bay Battalion 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 12 goals, 26 assists, 38 points, +15, 14PIMs, 64 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points, 22 games played Stylistic...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Cornel Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Peterborough Petes

Photo credit: Aaron Bell |OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Eric Cornel Age – 18 Position – Right Wing Height – 6′2″ Weight – 185 Draft Projection: Early-to-mid 2nd round OHL Team: Peterborough Petes 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 25 goals, 37 assists, 62 points, +2, 25PIMs, 68 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points, 11 games played Stylistic...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spencer Watson Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Kingston Frontenacs

Photo credit: Aaron Bell |OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Spencer Watson Age – 18 Position – Right Wing Height – 5′10″ Weight – 170 Draft Projection: Early-to-mid 2nd round OHL Team: Kingston Frontenacs 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 33 goals, 35 assists, 68 points, +31, 16PIMs, 65 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 1 goals, 4 assists, 5 points, 7 games played...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Roland McKeown Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Kingston Frontenacs

Photo credit: Aaron Bell | OHL images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Roland McKeown Age – 18 Position – Defense Height – 6′1″ Weight – 195 Draft Projection: 20-30th overall OHL Team: Kingston Frontenacs 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 11 goals, 32 assists, 43 points, +38, 61PIMs, 62 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 1 goals, 3 assists, 4 points, 7 games played Stylistic...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Peter Chiarelli Must Escalate Efforts To Improve Team

Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images By: Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) We hear it a lot: The Bruins’ window to win another Stanley Cup is closing as Zdeno Chara gets up there in age. If this is indeed the case (which I believe it is), then the imperative is on management to construct the roster to make another legitimate run at the Cup. In the seasons following the 2011 Stanley Cup win...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Windsor Spitfires

Photo credit: OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Josh Ho-Sang Age – 18 Position – Right Wing Height – 5′11″ Weight – 170 Draft Projection: 20-30th overall OHL Team: Windsor Spitfires 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 32 goals, 53 assists, 85 points, +26, 44PIM, 67 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 1 goals, 2 assists, 3 points, 4 games played NHL Comparable(s) ...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Lemieux Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Barrie Colts

Photo credit: Terry Wilson | OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Brendan Lemieux Age – 18 Position – Left Wing Height – 6′1″ Weight – 210 Draft Projection: 20-30th overall OHL Team: Barrie Colts 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 27 goals, 26 assists, 53 points, -7, 145PIM, 65 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points, 11 games played NHL Comparable...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Robby Fabbri Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Guelph Storm

Photo credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Robby Fabbri Age – 18 Position – Center Height – 5′10″ Weight – 170 Draft Projection: 15-25th overall OHL Team: Guelph Storm 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 45 goals, 42 assists, 87 points, +45, 55PIM, 58 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 13 goals, 15 assists, 28 points, 16 games played NHL Comparable...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Face of New York Rangers’ General Manager Glen Sather

By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The New York Rangers won a trip to Stanley Cup Finals by besting the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, cementing a return to prominence after a failure to qualify for the big show in the 2009-2010 season. Despite a series of ups and downs including multiple failed dances with overpriced players, the Rangers find themselves in the enviable position of taking...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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