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  • The beginning of the end for the 2013-14 Arizona Coyotes

    The Arizona Coyotes started last season 14-4-4 in their opening 22 games. On Saturday, November 23 they prepared to play their 23rd game of the season, a home tilt against the Anaheim Ducks. The Coyotes entered play on that day with 32 points, putting them in third place in the Pacific Division,…

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  • A Wild Mainstay Behind the Bench

    Wild Goalie coach doesn't catch the headlines, and rarely gets heralded when things go right, but there's a reason he has been a mainstay behind the Wild bench for 12 seasons When someone thinks of the Wild coaching staff, most think immediately of its head coach Mike Yeo. As we've seen with this…

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  • The 1960 Stanley Cup Finals: Maurice Richard's last game

    With pre-season a few weeks away, let's take a look back at Montreal's 1959-60 Stanley Cup win. This final involved a plethora of stars, including Maurice Richard playing in his last NHL game.

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  • Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #16 (T) Brendan Lemieux

    The second pick of the Sabres this season, Lemieux brings a combination of grit and scoring to the Sabres prospect pool. Since being taken with the first pick of the second round, Brendan Lemieux has been a controversial selection here on Die By The Blade. As you likely know by now Lemieux's…

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  • Saturday's Dump and Chase: Make Better Choices Than Alex Ovechkin

    Yes I know, its Labor Day Weekend! Lets all be smart, make good choices, have fun, all that. But lets also talk about Alex Ovechkin. Not only has he clearly not learned from his previous Instagram snafu but now Washington's temperamental superstar has taken to the internet again, this time to…

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  • How About Some Winning Streaks!

    Last year, the New Jersey Devils had only one measly winning streak. Back near the beginning of August, Gerard did a post about the importance of winning streaks.  While he left it up to the reader to ultimately decide, it seemed to me that winning streaks are certainly an important part of any…

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  • Saturday Links: Stupid, sexy Flanders...

    Today, on a very special Links Post...

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  • Brennan Menell Signs with Vancouver Giants

    Brennan Menell, a '97-born defenseman originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, has signed with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League.  Though he hails from the state of hockey, Menell is well-traveled already, having played for the Omaha Jr. Lancers U16 team two seasons ago, and then…

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  • PRESS BOX: Stewart says tragedy with me ''forever'

    For three weeks since the tragic accident Aug. 9 that killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward in upstate New York, Tony Stewart has been in seclusion in his hometown of Columbus, Ind. "This is been one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with both personally and professionally," Stewart said…

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  • How Does Potential NHL Expansion Affect the Flames Roster?

    It’s been a while since the NHL has had an expansion draft- roughly 15 years, if memory serves. Without knowing how many teams will possibly enter the league or when they might do so, trying to simulate an expansion draft is something of a fruitless exercise. While picking between the two has got…

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  • Blackhawks, Sheldon Brookbank part ways

    The defenseman will tryout with the Flames during training camp after failing to secure a deal in Chicago. It appears the two-year relationship between defenseman Sheldon Brookbank and the Chicago Blackhawks has come to an end, as Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports the journeyman will try…

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  • MacTavish on Schultz: Some Good, Some Crazy

    The Oilers GM said some good things today and some crazy things. Less than two hours after the Oilers had announced that they'd agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Justin Schultz, the team's General Manager, Craig MacTavish, was in front of cameras explaining his thinking in signing the…

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  • The life of an NHL grinder

    Let's take a look at a player who has had to earn every minute of ice team he's received: Kyle Chipchura. Making the NHL is hard. With 24 days to go until the preseason, let's take a look at the career trajectory of one of those lucky few: Kyle Chipchura

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  • Jason Arnott and Other NHL Boogeymen: Fears for the Dallas Stars' Season

    A summer of optimism and hope has left me a battered, shaken man. Hopefully, putting my four biggest fears out into the open will help me cope, and prepare for what should be an exciting season of hockey.I am a neurotic guy. Suffice to say, a summer of largely unbridled Dallas Stars optimism has…

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  • Crew-Impact Preview

    After a relatively quiet first three MLS seasons, Justin Meram has been one of the biggest reasons why the Columbus Crew have turned things around offensively. As Meram looks to score in a career-best fourth straight match, the visiting Crew try to continue climbing the Eastern Conference ladder…

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  • What if Jeremy Morin fails to impress the Blackhawks?

    If Jeremy Morin underwhelms in training camp and the preseason, what does that mean for his NHL chances? The road to getting a real crack at the lineup with the Chicago Blackhawks hasn't been taken on the easiest of routes for Jeremy Morin. A prospect acquired after that salary dump that followed…

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  • Matt Cullen Season Preview: Familiar Faces

    Matt Cullen provided an important veteran presence under Coach Trotz, though not the offensive numbers we expected. Will those numbers improve under former coach Peter Laviolette? Matt Cullen has all the skills you need for a 3rd line center.

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  • Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, l'artistes

    Well it's time for another NHL game and while the gameplay has been stagnant for years, and the game is too easy for the obsessed and too hard for the casual, they did make some funny commercials with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Here they are:Patrice's Feelings

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  • 2013-14 Canadiens Season Review: Rene Bourque

    Despite a great performance in the playoffs, Rene Bourque's play during the regular season was anything but brilliant. Bourque's season ended on a very negative note, as the two-time 27-goal scorer failed to crack 20 points over 63 games, bringing his total offensive output with the Canadiens to a…

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  • Oilers Sign Schultz To A One-Year Deal

    According to @TSNBobMcKenzie 3.675 million for Schultz. — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) August 29, 2014 The Oilers and Justin Schultz have agreed to terms on a new one-year deal that will pay him $3.675M. Considering that Schultz was a restricted defenceman I had hoped that the Oilers would get…

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