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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
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Does An "All-Time" NHL Record Really Tell a Story for All Time?
Hockey's Burning Questions
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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
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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
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Home Sweet Home
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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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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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The Front Line: Getzlaf, Kunitz among surprises
Mike Augello: Reimer Robs Victory Over Devils; Leafs Vs Capitals, Lupul In Lineup
Eric Engels: Philadelphia Flies by Montreal
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Ian Esplen: Big Louie Style
Playoff berth would be milestone in Islanders' rebuild
Peter Tessier: Game Day, OOTS, Oilers Thoughts & Poll
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Richard Cloutier: Hate and Hockey Don't Go Together
Nabokov giving Islanders goaltending, leadership
Roberto Luongo steps up, helps keep Canucks atop Northwest
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April 15, 2013
It's time to give Brian Burke his due
Leblanc excited to join Blackhawks
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Super 16 sizes up contenders' postseason pushes
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April 14, 2013
Red Wings faced with unfamiliar situation
Playoff Primer April 14: Big day for Blues, Red Wings
Blues' Elliott rebounding from early-season struggles
Yale relishes upset win over Quinnipiac
Yale celebrates first national championship

April 13, 2013
Charity game provides backdrop for 1995 Devils' reunion
Russians edge North Americans in charity game
Forsberg could debut for Predators on Sunday
Sting of North Stars departure remains 20 years later
Getzlaf, Fasth, depth reasons for Ducks' playoff berth
Playoff Primer April 13: Point clinches berth for Bruins
Potvin excited to see success of Islanders

April 12, 2013
Playoffs at stake when Rangers visit Islanders
Predators stuck in unfamiliar territory as spoiler
Hawks, Wings meet for final time as division rivals
Balance, health, power play help Habs reach playoffs
Therrien's team concept drives Canadiens to playoffs
Wild prospect Zucker finding success as AHL rookie
Yale, Quinnipiac provide ECAC defining moments
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Twelve pressing questions for season's final weeks
8 Debate: Holland best among general managers
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Numbers show dominance of Penguins, Blackhawks
Crosby still deserves MVP despite broken jaw

September 21, 2011
Deciphering the NHL's New "Head Shot" Rules
Sport's Most Tragic Air Disasters
Hockey's Worst Summer: A Staggering Body Blow
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By Hockey5
Published: September 21, 2011
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Derek Boogaard's death (alcohol and painkillers), followed by Rick Rypien's (suicide) reignited an ongoing hockey debate. Some argued that life as an NHL enforcer was a factor in both deaths. Others considered it presumptuous to draw conclusions from a pair of individual tragedies. Now we have another dead hockey fighter, the third this summer: Wade Belak, lost to an apparent suicide. Not many folks are talking "individual tragedy" anymore. It's still too early to draw conclusions. But it's clear that when it comes to dealing with the human toll of the game, the NHL remains in the dark ages. As do most fans. (This summer's discouraging news regarding Marc Savard and Sidney Crosby is another reminder that player safety isn't one of hockey's strong points.) Presumably, we're past the days when NHL execs would puff up their chests and dismiss all criticism by insisting it's a "man's game." But whether they can offer a more intelligent or coherent response remains to be seen. It's not as if we can expect a ban on fighting anytime soon. As with the endless debate over hits to the head, hockey's love-hate relationship with fighting indicates that nobody can agree on exactly what kind of game it should be. What could the NHL have done to help guys like Boogaard, Rypien, and Belak? That's a tough question. For now we'll leave the last word to another fighter, as quoted in yesterday's National Post: Former enforcer Georges Laraque spoke to TSN radio Wednesday, and he said, "I hated fighting. I did it because it was my job. I hated promoting violence. I hated it, I hated it, I hated it." Update: The NHL and NHLPA have issued a statement promising to examine "whether concrete steps can be taken to enhance player welfare and minimize the likelihood of such events taking place." Photo: Wade Belak (right) takes on Anaheim's George Parros last season (Jeff Gross/Getty Images).Hockey Mourns. But Will It Change? originally appeared on About.com Hockey on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 11:35:01.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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