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April 16, 2013
NHL Trade Rumor-by-Number
A New Look for the NHL Standings and the Playoff Bracket
The Triumvirate of the Modern NHL
Can the 2013 Blackhawks Challenge the '79-'80 Flyers? The NHL Says No.
The New Draft Lottery is the NHL's New Wild Card
Does An "All-Time" NHL Record Really Tell a Story for All Time?
Hockey's Burning Questions
Who Can Turn 2010 Silver into 2014 Gold for Team USA?
Canada's Olympic Hockey Team: Do You Know Your Fourth Line?
The NHL Standings Explained
Philadelphia Flyers: Wheezing to the Finish Line, and Peter Laviolette's Fate
Alexander Ovechkin Turned The Washington Capitals Around
Boston Bruins & Ottawa Senators Reschedule Cancelled Game
Oshie undergoes successful ankle surgery
Fox Sports Southwest Girls Show a Predictable Travesty
Minnesota Wild: Jason Zucker gets Matt Cullen's advice, like it or not
Even if it's meaningless, Bruins will play Senators on last day of NHL season
Nashville Predators reassign three players to Milwaukee Admirals
Barons building a brand in Oklahoma City
Oshie has surgery, Jaskin to debut
St. Louis Blues: Ken Hitchcock Trying To Win 600th Game
Duhatschek: MacTavish would do well to follow Penguins blueprint
Home Sweet Home
Leafs: Game 43 Questions
Game Day: Canucks brace for big test vs. bruising Blues
Red Wings, G Howard agree to $31.8M deal
Flyers vs. Rangers preview: Playing spoiler
Sharks, Kings Clash In Key Battle For Playoff Positioning
Monday's late NHL games: Jackets move into tie with Wings for final Western Conference playoff spot
Marching Orders - 4/16/13
Man The Harpoons: The HP Pavilion Road Fan Experience
Michael Stuart: Game 42 Preview: Lightning vs. Jets
Five Questions: Outspoken Ott on Sabres' season
Maple Leafs win, Jets loss means playoff spot
Matthew Barry: Back to Business
Lundqvist hitting elite level as postseason approaches
Alzner, Carlson have adjusted to Capitals separation
Travis Yost: Gameday: Good to See You, Jared Cowen
Jets need win to keep pace in Eastern race
Matt Karash: Belated Bruins comments through young eyes
GARTH: Here We Grigo
John Toperzer: Tuesday's poll: Who deserves the Norris Trophy?
Brad Ratgen: Game Day Preview: Wild at Oilers. Also, Wild MVP?
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Playoff Primer April 16: Bruins, Leafs can clinch
Todd Cordell: Devils Come Up Short in Pivotal Game Against The Maple Leafs
Kevin Freiheit: Grigo-ridiculous
Paul McCann: Difficult Night All Around
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April 13, 2013
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Playoffs at stake when Rangers visit Islanders
Predators stuck in unfamiliar territory as spoiler
Hawks, Wings meet for final time as division rivals
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Therrien's team concept drives Canadiens to playoffs
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Yale, Quinnipiac provide ECAC defining moments
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By Hockey5
Published: April 16, 2013
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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/F/J/140651198.jpg" alt="Jarome Iginla" /></p> <p>The folks who generate <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/rumorcentral/a/Nhl-Trade-Rumors-Updated-Regularly.htm">NHL trade rumors</a> get full marks for volume.</p> <p>But creativity is sadly lacking.</p> <p>You hardly ever see a real trade rumor anymore.</p> <p>A <em>real</em> rumor is one that names two teams and at least one guy from each team:</p> <p><em>Sources say the Sidewinders could trade goaltender Gord Hudpucker to the Lawnmowers, for a package that includes forward Stumpy Brillo.</em></p> <p>These days, most rumors are merely lists of players said to be available and teams believed to be interested.</p> <p>And most such lists are entirely predictable, especially as the trade deadline approaches.</p> <ul> <li>Teams headed to the playoffs are "buyers."</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Teams likely to miss the playoffs are "sellers."</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The sellers could move any player headed for unrestricted free agency, anyone over 30 who's not scoring much, and anyone who makes too much money.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>From that list, take the biggest names and link them to the top five teams in the standings.</li> </ul> <p>Stick to those rules, and you'll guess most of the daily rumors without looking them up.</p> <p>Not much intrigue to it. This is the era of rumor-by-number.</p> <p>With that said, <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/rumorcentral/a/Nhl-Trade-Rumors-March-18-13.htm">here's the latest</a>.</p> <p><em>(Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)</em></p>NHL Trade Rumor-by-Number originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 19:10:15.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/E/J/163420957.jpg" alt="Red Wings versus Blue Jackets" /></p> <p>The NHL has shuffled the deck.</p> <p>When you check the standings next season, you'll see four divisions instead of six, with teams divided into groups we've never seen before.</p> <p>The idea is to reduce travel and time-zone hopping, and take better advantage of geographic rivalries.</p> <p>But the <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/nhlnewsscoresstats/a/Nhl-Realignment-2013-14.htm">2013-14 divisional realignment</a> represents a major makeover for the NHL.</p> <p>The schedule changes, a "wild card" twist gets added to the playoff race, and there's a new method for seeding of the 16 playoff teams.</p> <p><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/nhlnewsscoresstats/a/Nhl-Realignment-2013-14.htm">Read more...</a></p> <p>See also:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/nhlnewsscoresstats/a/New-Nhl-Conference-Alignment-For-2012-13-Season.htm">A History of NHL Divisions and Conferences</a>: Alignment and realignment since 1917. </li> </ul> <p><em>Photo: Drew Miller and the Red Wings head East next season, along with Sergei Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images).</em></p>A New Look for the NHL Standings and the Playoff Bracket originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 17:45:02.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/D/J/53065131.jpg" alt="Bobby Orr as a Boston Bruins rookie in October of 1966" /></p> <p>If you're new to hockey, you'll want to get acquainted with the giants of the game.</p> <p>That search will inevitably lead you to Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Mario Lemieux.</p> <p>Are they the best players in hockey history?</p> <p>That's a problematic question in a sport that dates back to the 1800s.</p> <p>There aren't many left who saw the prime years of players like Maurice Richard and Gordie Howe, let alone a guy like Howie Morenz, who starred in the 1920s and 1930s.</p> <p>But if you're looking for men who defined and dominated the NHL as we know it today, the Big Three stand head and shoulders above the rest.</p> <ul> <li>Video Profile: <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://video.about.com/proicehockey/Profile-of-Bobby-Orr.htm">Bobby Orr</a></li> <li>Video Profile: <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://video.about.com/proicehockey/Profile-of-Wayne-Gretzky.htm">Wayne Gretzky</a></li> <li>Video Profile: <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://video.about.com/proicehockey/Profile-of-Mario-Lemieux.htm">Mario Lemieux</a></li> </ul> <p>See also:<br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/waynegretzky/a/The-Wayne-Gretzky-Page.htm">Wayne Gretzky Bio, Career Stats, NHL Records, and More</a><br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/history/p/mario_lemieux.htm">Mario Lemieux Bio and Career Highlights</a><br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/history/Hockey_History_and_Research.htm">More Hockey History</a><br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://video.about.com/proicehockey/">More Hockey Videos from About.com</a></p> <p><em>Photo: Bobby Orr as a Boston Bruins rookie in October of 1966 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images).</em></p>The Triumvirate of the Modern NHL originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 08:45:53.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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By Hockey5
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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/C/J/163279299.jpg" alt="Blackhawks Celebrate Goal" /></p> <p>In hockey, as in any sport, a team can go on a winning streak or a losing streak.</p> <p>Such streaks are self-evident, with no need for explanation or qualification.</p> <p>In sports that accept a tie as a result, a team can also go "undefeated" or "winless" for a while.</p> <p>Which brings us to the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers and the 2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks.</p> <p>Back in '79-'80, the Flyers rang up <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/hockeyhistoryfaq/f/Longest-Unbeaten-Streak-in-NHL-History.htm">an undefeated streak for the ages</a>.</p> <p> <a href =http://proicehockey.about.com/b/a/259234.htm><!--#echo var="lbrm" -->...</a>Can the 2013 Blackhawks Challenge the '79-'80 Flyers? The NHL Says No. originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 08:55:30.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/B/J/153193410.jpg" alt="Seth Jones has reportedly emerged as the top commodity available at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. " /></p> <p>It's a good year for draft junkies.</p> <p>If you love the rumors, speculation, and runaway optimism of the <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/prospects/a/NHL-Draft-Guide.htm">NHL Entry Draft</a>, the league did you a favor with its <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/nhlnewsscoresstats/a/2012-13-Nhl-Lockout-Ends-January-6-2013.htm">2013 collective agreement</a>.</p> <p>The new CBA adds a new level of intrigue to the <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/prospects/a/Nhl-Draft-Lottery.htm">NHL Draft Lottery</a>.</p> <p>The redesigned lottery gives nearly half the teams in the league a shot at the coveted number-one draft pick.</p> <p>In previous years, the lottery winner jumped no more than four spots in the draft order.</p> <p>(As an example, the Devils won the lottery in 2011. Because they were originally set to pick eighth, they could only move up to number four.)</p> <p>That restriction is gone.</p> <p>As of this year, the team winning the draft lottery leaps straight to the top.</p> <p>If the 2013 lottery took place today, a traditional fat cat like the Flyers would have a crack at the top pick.</p> <p>Or, thanks to trades with the Rangers and Kings, the Columbus Blue Jackets could end up with the first <em>two</em> picks.</p> <p>How's that for a final twist to your NHL season?</p> <p>The lottery remains "weighted," giving the worst teams the best chances.</p> <p>Each team's odds of winning the lottery are unchanged.</p> <p>The only part of the lottery that's changed is the most important part: the prize you claim if your number comes up.</p> <p>That makes the NHL Draft Lottery a new wild card in always tricky business of building a champion.</p> <p>See also:<br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/prospects/a/Nhl-Draft-Lottery.htm">Rules Governing the NHL Draft Lottery</a><br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/prospects/a/nhl-draft-lottery-results.htm">NHL Draft Lottery Results Since 1995</a></p> <p><em>Photo: Seth Jones has reportedly emerged as the top commodity available at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).</em></p>The New Draft Lottery is the NHL's New Wild Card originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 20:50:15.Permalink | Comment |

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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/9/J/52438577.jpg" alt="Terry Sawchuk playing for the Red Wings in the 1950s." /></p> <p>After winning a couple more on the weekend, the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks have claimed <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/hockeyhistoryfaq/f/Whats-The-Greatest-Start-To-A-Season-In-Nhl-History.htm">a place in the NHL record book</a>.</p> <p>15-0-3 to open the season. It's never been done before.</p> <p>True, the NHL has changed how it decides games and <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/learnthegame/a/nhl_standings.htm">calculates the standings</a> in recent years, by adding regular-season overtime and <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/rules/a/shootout_debate_2.htm">shootouts</a>.</p> <p>Chicago's streak includes a pair of wins in overtime, a couple more in the shootout, and three shootout losses.</p> <p>Under the old system, all those games would have gone down as ties, giving the Blackhawks an 11-0-7 mark.</p> <p>Making that adjustment still leaves them with at least a point in 18 straight games.</p> <p>So even compared to previous eras, it's the hottest start in NHL history.</p> <p>That sort of unquestionable record is a rarity in the hockey world.</p> <p>Many NHL records are relatively meaningless these days, especially playoff records and "all-time" marks.</p> <p>There might have been a time when the record book told a plausible story of the league's greatest players and greatest teams.</p> <p>But that time is fading.</p> <p><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/history/a/The-Futility-Of-all-Time-Nhl-Records.htm">Read more...</a></p> <p><em>Photo: Terry Sawchuk, shown playing for the Red Wings in the 1950s, is among the greatest goaltenders in NHL history. But he barely gets a mention in the record book (Pictorial Parade/Getty Images).</em></p> Does An "All-Time" NHL Record Really Tell a Story for All Time? originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 13:53:33.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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By Hockey5
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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/8/J/109358715.jpg" alt="A Hat Trick at a New York Islanders Game, February 21, 2011" /></p> <p>Time to address some of hockey's perennial mysteries.</p> <p>Today, we bring you answers to a few of the game's most commonly asked questions.</p> <p>New fans, in particular, often write to ask:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/history/f/canadiens_habs.htm">What's a Hab?</a></li> <li><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/hockeyfaqsandtrivia/f/goalie_unmasked.htm">Who was the Last Goalie to Play Without a Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/hockeyfaqsandtrivia/f/hat_trick.htm">Why is a Three-Goal Game Called a Hat Trick?</a></li> <li><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/hockeyfaqsandtrivia/f/most_goals_game.htm">What's the Most Goals Ever Scored in an NHL Game?</a></li> <li><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/history/f/detroit_octopus.htm">What's the Origin of the Detroit Red Wings' Octopus?</a></li> </ul> <p>See also:<br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/hockeyfaq/Hockey_FAQ_Frequently_Asked_Questions_About_the_Game.htm">More Hockey FAQs</a><br /> <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/hockeyhistoryfaq/Hockey_History_FAQ.htm">Hockey History FAQs</a></p> <p><em>Photo: An Islanders Ice Girl deals with the fallout of another three-goal game. (Paul Bereswill/Getty Images).</em></p>Hockey's Burning Questions originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 12:25:09.Permalink | Comment |

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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/7/J/142328811.jpg" alt="Is T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues a 2014 Olympian?" /></p> <p>Canadians like to brag that they could send two mens' hockey teams to the Winter Olympics, and both would have a pretty good shot at winning gold.</p> <p>That's arguably true, and mostly irrelevant.</p> <p>Canada's celebrated depth comes into play if injuries strike in the days and weeks leading up to the tournament.</p> <p>But when the Games start, you don't earn points for the quality of the guys you left home.</p> <p>Cut each national pool down to a single team, and the skill difference between Canada and the United States becomes very thin.</p> <p>For starters, the Americans will head to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with what might be the world's best goaltending tandem.</p> <p>That's the best news you could hope for in a short tournament with single-elimination playoff games.</p> <p>So who else should represent the United States in the quest to turn a 2010 silver medal into a 2014 gold?</p> <p>Here are <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/olympichockey/a/2014-usa-projected-olympic-hockey-roster.htm">23 early picks for Team USA</a>.</p> <p>See also: <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/olympichockey/a/2014-canada-projected-olympic-hockey-roster.htm">A Projected Team Canada Roster for 2014</a>.</p> <p><em>Photo: Is T.J. Oshie a 2014 Olympian? (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)</em></p>Who Can Turn 2010 Silver into 2014 Gold for Team USA? originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 12:11:05.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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<p><img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/6/J/138201598.jpg" alt="Logan Couture at the 2012 NHL All Star weekend" /></p> <p>Crosby, Toews, and Weber can't play every shift.</p> <p>So when it's time to roll out the third and fourth line, or when injuries create a lot of ice time for the seventh defenseman, who do you want on your bench?</p> <p>With the 2014 Winter Olympics one year away, that's the real question facing Canada.</p> <p>Assuming the NHL agrees to participate - and the signs look good - Team Canada has many tough choices to make.</p> <p>Those questions aren't at the top of the roster. You could list eight or ten names that just about everyone in the country will agree on.</p> <p>The competition for jobs is in the lower range of the depth chart.</p> <p>That's where names like Eberle, Hall, Seguin, Getzlaf, Lucic, Letang, Boyle, and Fleury will generate much debate in the months ahead.</p> <p>Here's out first crack at the projected <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/olympichockey/a/2014-canada-projected-olympic-hockey-roster.htm">2014 Team Canada Olympic roster</a>.</p> <p>See also: <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/olympichockey/a/olympic-2010-guide.htm">The Olympic Hockey Guide</a></p> <p><em>Photo: Is Logan Couture good enough to play for Canada in 2014? He just might be. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).</em></p>Canada's Olympic Hockey Team: Do You Know Your Fourth Line? originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 18:28:52.Permalink | Comment |

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<img class="alignnone" src="http://0.tqn.com/h/proicehockey/1/H/5/J/160351804.jpg" alt="Brad Marchand and Bruins Fans Celebrate" /> <p>It ought to be simple.</p> <p>Keeping track of wins and losses, letting the numbers decide who is better than who.</p> <p>That's what the standings are all about.</p> <p>But it turns out that every sport is different when it comes to ranking its teams.</p> <p>The <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/learnthegame/a/nhl_standings.htm">NHL standings</a> might be the strangest of all, with its infamous "loser point."</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/nhlnewsscoresstats/a/NHL-Lockout-2012-The-Latest.htm">the lockout</a>, this NHL season is a mad dash instead of a marathon.</p> <p>The shortened schedule has many predicting that teams will be bunched within a few points of each other when the final standings are set on April 27.</p> <p>With that in mind, here's a review of how the numbers are crunched:</p> <p><strong><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/learnthegame/a/nhl_standings.htm">The NHL Standings Explained</a></strong><br /> <strong><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://proicehockey.about.com/od/learnthegame/f/standings_tie.htm">How the NHL Breaks a Tie in the Standings</a></strong></p> <p><em>Photo: Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins are atop the Eastern Conference, but just five points clear of ninth place. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images).</em></p>The NHL Standings Explained originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 14:20:30.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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