Farewell, Minnesota Wild- you were very boring to watch anyway

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild were eliminated last night by the Chicago Blackhawks and have taken their rightful place in the footnote section of the 2013-14 NHL season. That is where they belong, and for the second time in as many seasons, Zach Parise and company watched as Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, and the defending Cup champs skated off the ice knowing that they get to play at least four more games.

There is no doubt that Blackhawks fans/people unfamiliar with the Minnesota Wild underestimated their ability to skate and challenge the Hawks, but there was very little the Wild could do to sway opinion in their favor in a seven game series. All one had to do to feel relieved about favoring Chicago was look at the person in net for the Wild, Ilya Bryzgalov. [Read more…]

2013 NHL Eastern Conference Preview and Projections

 

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Finally, after months and months of everyone involved being morons, causing 113 days, 625 games, and the biggest outdoor hockey game in history to be cancelled, hockey fans can finally say “Game On!”  The NHL has a new 10-year labor agreement, and is set to start the shortened, 48 game 2013 season on Saturday, January 19.  Find out what you need to know about every team in the NHL for the upcoming season, this time featuring the Eastern Conference.  Continue after the jump to find out where your team will finish in the race for a playoff spot out east.

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NHL: shortened season, big expectations

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The hockey lockout is finally over. The teams are back and ready for a season even if it is shortened. The big question is, who will come out on top and who will fall flat? Well, here are some predictions.

The TOP Two Contenders for the Cup:

The Los Angeles Kings: It is tough for teams to have a repeat win in the Stanly Cup Finals. No team has been able to do it since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998. However, The Kings have a chance. They haven’t changed their team dramatically, keeping the players that had big impacts in the team’s first win.

The New York Rangers: The New York Rangers picked up Rick Nash from Columbus during the off season. On a real team, Rick Nash will be an explosive player making 30 to 40 goals. The team’s defense will also be a big factor. The Rangers usually have a solid defense and it should continue through this season.

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2013 NHL PREVIEW: ATLANTIC DIVISION

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Finally, after months and months of everyone involved being morons, causing 113 days, 625 games, and the biggest outdoor hockey game in history to be cancelled, hockey fans can finally say “Game On!”  The NHL has a new 10-year labor agreement, and is set to start the shortened, 48 game 2013 season on Saturday, January 19.  Find out what you need to know about every team in the NHL for the upcoming season, this time featuring the Atlantic Division.  Continue after the jump to find out where your team will finish.

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2011 NHL Free Agency Roundup: Goalies

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TOP NHL GOALIE FREE AGENTS

 

There is no real baseball being played right now, despite what Bud Selig wants us to think.  There is no action in the NBA or NFL with both locked out and barred from their sport.  The only real sport still rolling is the NHL.  With the free agency period a little more than a week and a half old, the top players of the class have been signed to the big contracts, the accompanying pieces have been signed, and we have a general sense of what every NHL team’s line ups come this fall.  It’s time to take a look at where  the top players signed  and what more to expect this NHL offseason.  To see who the top goalies are and where they went, continue after the jump.

 

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