• McKenzie: Blues, Shattenkirk are open-minded about discussing a trade
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    McKenzie: Blues, Shattenkirk are open-minded about discussing a trade

    Earlier today, PHT discussed that something seems “off” about the St. Louis Blues. Might they slip enough to justify trading high-scoring (but pending UFA) defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk? Hockey insider Bob McKenzie covered a variety of interesting issues on “NHL Live” on Wednesday, including the feeling that both Shattenkirk and his team seem more “open minded” about considering a trade. Since Dec. 11, the Blues have gone 7-8-1, giving them a 23-17-5 record overall. That’s not disastrous by any means, but St. Louis has grown to expect robust regular seasons (and dreams of bigger playoff successes), so somewhat middling results might make them more willing to move an expiring contract. If the slippage

  • Alex Ovechkin says 'beer and Russian vodka' are keys to a healthy smoothie
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    Alex Ovechkin says 'beer and Russian vodka' are keys to a healthy smoothie

    Alex Ovechkin’s former Washington Capitals teammate Brooks Laich went on Instagram last night with a recipe for a very healthy looking juice recipe. A photo posted by Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:23pm PST Per the caption, Laich says he puts “kale, spinach, ginger, beets, celery, carrots, cucumbers, a lemon, tomato, apple, and a pear” into his juice every morning. That sounds like a lot of work, but whatever, Laich is currently on waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs and has some extra time on his hands. Laich then followed up with comment asking readers what they put in their juices. But this is the internet, and no one will pass up a chance to troll you, especially Alex

  • NHL Power Rankings: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets for top spot
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    NHL Power Rankings: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets for top spot

    Two beasts of the East battled for the top spot in our latest NHL Power Rankings, but we had to give the nod to the Washington Capitals. And not just because they defeated the streaking Columbus Blue Jackets since our last poll. But where are the Pittsburgh