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Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have made the playoffs for the first time since moving from Atlanta in 2011 and you have to bet they’ll be ready for anything. “Anything” in this case means the Anaheim Ducks, who are the top seed in the Western Conference for the second time in a row. They’re also the Pacific […]

Playoff Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild

The St. Louis Blues will certainly have their work cut out for them in facing off against the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota is the first wild card from the Western Conference and they got there by going 29-9-3 since January 15. What was so special about January 15? The arrival of goalie Devan Dubnyk, that’s what. […]

Playoff Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

There are a lot of stories to come in the series between the Detroit Red Wings and the Tampa Bay Lightning, but perhaps the most compelling is that Steve Yzerman will be cheering against the team that he built his career with. Stevie Y took the front office job in Tampa in 2010 after spending […]

Boston Fires General Manager Peter Chiarelli

The Boston Bruins have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli. Team president Cam Neely made the announcement on Wednesday morning and there will be no interim general manager named at this time. The search for a new GM begins immediately, however, and that will be the job of Neely and chief executive officer Charlie Jacobs. The […]

Playoff Preview: New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are, to say the least, acquainted with one another in the post-season. It was last year that saw the Rangers come back from a 3-1 deficit in the second round to eventually win the best-of-seven series. The Penguins were embarrassed and changed things up in the front office. […]

Playoff Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

The Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames both missed the playoffs last season, making up two of the seven teams in the post-season this year that were not part of the discussion last year. The Flames haven’t seen the post-season since 2008-2009 and haven’t won a series since 2004. They rode the wave all the […]

Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders will face off in the playoffs for the first time since 1993 when they met in the Patrick Division semifinals. In that series, it was Dale Hunter’s brutal hit on Pierre Turgeon that made headlines after Game Six. The Islanders certainly have the post-season edge, having won […]

Playoff Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators are back in the Stanley Cup hunt thanks to new head coach Peter Laviolette and they’ve drawn the daunted Chicago Blackhawks in the first round. What’s more, Chicago has just announced that forward Patrick Kane will be playing in Game One on Wednesday. That’s great news for the Blackhawks and it means […]

Playoff Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators have climbed Mount Improbable and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Interestingly, this is quite possibly the best case scenario for the Senators. Ottawa has won the past three of their games against the Habs, outscoring them 13-5. What’s more, the only post-season […]

Ted Nolan Takes the Fall in Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres have decided on who will take the fall for their terrible 2014-2015 season and it’s Ted Nolan. The Sabres announced the firing of the head coach, the second firing of a head coach in as many years, on Sunday. The team also confirmed that they would not be renewing the contracts of […]

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