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As the Stanley Cup playoffs are slowly coming to an end, the Vancouver Canucks are moving closer and closer toward decision time. It’s one thing to say you are going to rebuild your NHL club. But it’s a whole different one to deliver on the promise. For the Vancouver Canucks, the 2017 NHL Entry Draft […] Canucks roundtable: Discussing the 5th-overall Selection - The Canuck Way - The Canuck Way - A Vancouver Canucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and…
05.28 / 20:01
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While he might be done playing hockey, John Scott hasn't stopped throwing jabs.The former heavyweight forward appeared on the recent ESPN "E:60" profile of Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, in which Scott spoke rather ill of the former Norris Trophy winner."I don’t like him. I think on the ice, he’s a piece of garbage," Scott said, according to Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski. "Perceived as like a hot shot, (that) this guy thinks he’s better than everybody."The words are rather eye-o…
05.28 / 19:59
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Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher should be good to go when Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final kicks off on Monday.Head coach Peter Laviolette told reporters on Sunday that he expects all players present on the team's current trip to be available for Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which would include Fisher and his fellow injured forward Craig Smith, according to NHL.com's Nick Cotsonika.Fisher has been out of the Predators' lineup for the past two games with an undisclosed…
05.28 / 18:57
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A little more offense from Jake Guentzel could go a long way for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the final round.The rookie has enjoyed a stellar first playoffs this spring, for the most part, sharing the league lead with nine goals and ranking fourth on his team with 16 points.However, despite his strong stats, Guentzel's production took a dip during the Eastern Conference Final as the Ottawa Senators limited the 22-year-old to just two assists in seven games.In fact, Guentzel hasn't found the…
05.28 / 18:57
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PITTSBURGH — With Matt Murray reclaiming his starting spot in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ net, the topic of Marc-Andre Fleury‘s future with the team was again a talking point during Sunday’s Stanley Cup Final media day. Specifically, whether or not this series against the Nashville Predators will be his final games with the only NHL team…
05.28 / 18:32
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"Winning it once is hard enough, but trying to do it twice in a row is even…
05.28 / 18:32
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Pittsburgh's two oldest forwards are trying to savor the…
05.28 / 18:32
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Jared Coreau made 39 saves as the Griffins closed out San Jose in five games in the West…
05.28 / 18:28
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As the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators prepare for the Stanley Cup Final, 28 other teams are putting their offseason plans into place.That means buyouts and an opportunity to restructure by ridding of mistakes from summers past. The window opens 48 hours after the conclusion of the playoffs and runs until the end of June.For the not-so-low cost of two thirds of a player's remaining salary spread over twice the term left on his contract, a team can clear the deck of its…
05.28 / 17:59
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Fancy a wager? It's that time, folks.We've reached a spot on the calendar when committed puckheads open up their pocketbooks and sprinkle a little loot on some Stanley Cup Final prop bets. None juicier or more attractive than trying to predict who will win the Conn Smythe Trophy.Below is a breakdown of the odds, locks, long shots, and dark horses, along with a few picks you might be interested in come Monday night.Odds Player (Position) Odds to win Conn Smythe Pekka Rinne (G) …
05.28 / 17:59
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Patric Hornqvist's return to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup may be imminent.The 30-year-old participated in practice on Sunday, and head coach Mike Sullivan noted he'll be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Monday against the Nashville Predators. Sullivan added that the team is "definitely encouraged" by Hornqvist's status.In Sunday's skate, Hornqvist occupied his familiar spot on the team's top power-play unit alongside Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, and Justin Schultz,…
05.28 / 17:59
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Jared Coreau made 39 saves for the host Griffins, who will face the Syracuse Crunch in the Calder Cup…
05.28 / 17:16
freep.com
Sidney Crosby’s health has been one of the biggest stories of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After being diagnosed with a concussion, Crosby quickly returned to action much to the chagrin of those who believe the NHL’s policy towards concussions (or lack of an enforced policy) could result in serious long-term harm to the players.Now, the NHL is in hot water after censoring out a comment towards Crosby regarding his health in an official league video.After the Pittsburgh…
05.28 / 17:01
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The Washington Capitals won the Presidents’ Trophy in back-to-back seasons, but failed to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals each time. Washington seemed to finally be in the driver’s seat to bring the Stanley Cup Trophy to D.C. for the first time, well, ever, but another meeting with the defending champion Penguins proved to be too much for them. The Capitals, however, are still loaded with stars/talent, and make for great TV, with four lines capable of scoring goals,…
05.28 / 17:01
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Though the Colorado Avalanche are busy preparing for offseason moves, two teams are about to battle for the Stanley Cup — the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for the NHL Scouting Combine (May 29 to June 3), Expansion Draft (results announced June 21) and the Entry Draft (June […] 2017 Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche Fan’s Finals Predictions - Mile High Sticking - Mile High Sticking - A Colorado Avalanche Fan Site - News, B…
05.28 / 16:41
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Having a potent power play is certainly useful in getting to the playoffs. Once there, maybe not as much. Eight of the top 11 power-play teams in the playoffs this year lost in the first round, and the Ottawa Senators pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins to double overtime in Game 7…
05.28 / 16:14
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From the big dogs vs. underdogs to stopping Sidney Crosby to the national them…
05.28 / 16:12
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Nicholle was diagnosed in October with throat…
05.28 / 16:12
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Antti Raanta and the possibility he goes to…
05.28 / 15:04
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