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Minnesota Fires Coach Todd Richards

While some teams are preparing for the playoffs, other teams are preparing for next season. Count the Minnesota Wild in the latter camp. Today, they fired head coach Todd Richards. The team has missed the playoffs in each of his two seasons as coach. The Wild, a team that hasn’t made the post-season in three […]

Blackhawks Clinch Playoff Berth, Solidify Western Conference Picture

The Chicago Blackhawks have clinched a playoff spot and will have a chance to defend their Stanley Cup championship, but it wasn’t easy to get the opportunity. The team had the opportunity to get into the post-season by gaining at least a point from their game against the Detroit Red Wings, but the defending champs […]

Senators Fire Clouston and Two Assistants

A day after general manager Bryan Murray received, the Ottawa Senators fired their head coach and two assistant coaches. Cory Clouston was given the news after the team put the wraps on a bad season with a loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon. “Just simply based on performance over the course of the […]

Sabres Clinch Playoff Berth

The Buffalo Sabres will play in this year’s playoffs. The news came after the Sabres defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-3 on Friday night. The game was an opportunity for Buffalo to not only celebrate their 40 year history but take advantage of a slumping Flyers club that looks to be losing […]

Raffi Torres Suspended Four Games

The Vancouver Canucks’ Raffi Torres has been suspended four games for his “elbow” to the head of Edmonton Oilers rookie Jordan Eberle. The call was handed down from the league on Thursday. The suspension means that Torres will miss two playoff games in addition to the remaining regular season games. “We strongly disagree with it […]

Flames Officially Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The Calgary Flames may have defeated the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night by a score of 6-1, but it wasn’t enough to keep hope alive for the playoffs. The dagger in the heart was delivered by the Anaheim Ducks with their win over the San Jose Sharks on the same night. Having the Blackhawks defeat […]

Maple Leafs Officially Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The Toronto Maple Leafs may have been officially out of contention for the post-season 15 minutes prior to their loss to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the team from fighting right until the bitter end. The Capitals defeated the Maple Leafs in the shootout for a final score of 3-2, but […]

CONTEST: Win a SMART Hockey DVD

With all of the hullabaloo over head shots and blindside hits, what “smart hockey” is takes on special precedence – especially among young players still learning the game. Our friends at Scotiabank, ThinkFirst Canada and Reebok-CCM Hockey want to give you, the loyal HockeyDraft.ca reader, the opportunity to win a free SMART Hockey DVD. The […]

Stars, Flames Back in the Thick of It

The Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames both found themselves back in the thick of the playoff hunt after Sunday’s action. For the Stars, the breaks have finally started to fall into place. A 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks kept their playoff hopes alive and the team’s desperation mode paid off big time. ”You have […]

Maple Leafs Clinging to Playoff Hopes

The Toronto Maple Leafs refuse to die. With a victory on Saturday night over the Ottawa Senators, the Leafs kept their playoff hopes alive. With the New York Rangers somewhat stalled in eighth place, the Leafs’ victory puts them within three points of the Blueshirts. Toronto has three games remaining, but they trail the ninth […]

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