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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2013 NHL PREVIEW: NORTHEAST 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 Northeast Division.  Continue after the jump to find out where your team will finish.

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Philadelphia Flyers Fans Boo Anti-Cancer Video, NHL Stars in It

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Booing Santa Claus, throwing batteries, “winning” the 2009 Daily Show New York vs. Philly sports fan “Douche-off” cheering for crippling injuries; this is what lies on the resume of the Philadelphia sports fan.

And now this: brutally booing a promo trying to fund research to fight cancer.

During Wednesday night’s Philadelphia Flyers home game against the Vancouver Canucks, the arena played a Hockey Fights Cancer commercial between periods.

Featured in the video are three NHL superstars: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

All of them loudly booed by a noticeable group of fans, even though all they were doing was simply asking for support in the fight against cancer in the video.

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2010-11 Northeast Division Preview

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It’s that time of year again!!! The air is getting colder, and the sweater are coming out.  The hockey sweaters that is.  From now until Opening Day of the NHL 2010 season, look out for new division previews, new in depth team outlooks, and big predictions and prognostications of the glorious season to come.  Today, we take a look at the Northeast Division, and what to expect this season.

2010-2011 NHL SEASON INFORMATION EXTRAPOLATION

By: Bryan Vickroy

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2010 NHL Playoff Study Guide

by Bryan Vickroy

Game on!!!  The greatness that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs has arrived for everyone to revel in.  The most exciting hockey of the year, coupled with the most intense drama in sports allows us to enjoy hockey well into the summer.  This  years cast of characters include some regulars, along with some new stars looking to shine for the first time on the big stage.  The grandeur of the Olympic tournament raised the stakes, and viewership, for the game.  This is the time to capitalize on it.  The following is a quick overview of the important factors in the chase for the Cup.  Because, admit it, you haven’t kept track of anything, it is hockey after all.  So enjoy the next few months, enjoy these facts, and attempt to benefit from them if you dare.  As study guide salesman Nelson Muntz says, “I can’t be held responsible for a few bad apples.” One team is sixteen wins away from glory.  Who will it be?

8 Things to Watch in The Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference

by Peter Christian and Bryan Vickroy

Click here to read the Western Conference edition

Bryan and Peter are back to provide some poignant (albeit a little tardy) insight into the recently started Stanley Cup playoffs. Sit back, crack open a Molson Ice and enjoy, eh?

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Team USA Gets Lift From the “Old Guard”

by Peter Christian

This was supposed to be the Olympics where the U.S. showcased it’s youthful exuberance. It was supposed to be the “changing of the guard” as the United States ushered in an inexperienced but fast and young group of rising stars to the international hockey world. Yet, so far, Team USA has been led to a preliminary round maximum nine points by its veterans.

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USA Men’s Hockey Defeats Canada 5-3

Team USA Wins Group A, Will Play in Quarterfinals Wednesday

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Ryan Miller (East Lansing, Mich./Buffalo Sabres/Michigan State Univ.) turned aside 42 shots as the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team knocked off Canada, 5-3, here tonight in Team USA’s final preliminary-round game of the XXI Olympic Winter Games. With the victory, the U.S. clinched first place in its group with a perfect 3-0-0-0 record and secured a berth in the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

“It was an excellent atmosphere tonight and we anticipated a hostile environment,” said Ron Wilson, head coach of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. “There was a lot of intensity in the game with some great plays and fantastic goaltending. After the second period, we had to tighten our play. The players responded very well in the third and played to win.”

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Meet Ryan Miller: Team USA’s Goalie Part 2

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By Paul M. Banks

The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver brings retribution for Miller who was cut from the team 2006. I recently spoke with him about his supposed snubbing. “Some of the other people got a lot more angry than I did, I didn’t take it as a slight, I just took it as separating business from personal, it was a situation where I was inspired. And coming off injury, I didn’t get picked, and the goalies that did had more NHL time, they played at a high level. With me they didn’t know,” Miller said.

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Meet Ryan Miller: Team USA’s Goalie Part 1

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By Paul M. Banks

The Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller got off to a blistering start this NHL season, his numbers so dominant during the first month of play that it sent a message to Team USA hockey about who their starting goalie should be.

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