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KHL: Malkin’s Gordie Howe Hat-Trick

  Malkin drops the gloves and scores some goals, Ovechkin looking better and better, and if the NHL ever comes back, you better watch out for St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko. Enjoy!

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Panic Trading Evander Kane Would Be Hilariously Asinine

Evander Kane is holding a lot of money. But he’s also quite money, himself. On Wednesday morning, Evander Kane took a picture of himself holding what Chemmy from Pension Plan Puppets deduced to be $225,800. For some reason, this incident caused quite the outrage in both Winnipeg, and the Twittersphere.  On Thursday morning, Gary Lawless…

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A Holiday Message From the Nations

   Well it hasn’t been the merriest of Christmas seasons this year has it? Instead of squeezing present shopping around Hockey Night in Canada or Battles of Alberta, we’ve had to put up with histrionic lawyers at press conferences, game cancellation announcements and endless debates about which side of the labor argument is more reprehensible.

WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn’t get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland. The game is the first chance to evaluate the final…

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The KHL’s Back! And Malkin Nets a Hatty

  The KHL has returned from its December break, and Evgeni Malkin opened things up with a bang! We have five games for you right now, and we’ll be working on more of the games from December 19th tomorrow, as well as the pair from Thursday the 20th. Enjoy!

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Jets Prospects NHLE Update – December 18th, 2012

    I have been doing monthly NHL equivalence updates for Flames prospects this year and recently decided to take a look at Jets prospects to see how the two teams compare.  For those unaware, NHL equivalencies (NHLE) are a method of adjusting a prospects points according to how good his league is relative to…

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Best of the Nation – 12.16.12

The lockout keeps rolling on, but that doesn’t mean we lacked for quality content this week. We had another entry in our "Worst to First" jerseys series, talked about the frightening salary cap situation for a bunch of teams, looked at how forward usage by NHL coaches has evolved over the last few seasons, talked…

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Let’s talk about contraction

Contraction is a favourite concept of hockey writers around North America. For those who simply want to see higher-calibre hockey, it’s a beautiful dream – fewer teams means higher quality players at the highest level, something that can’t help but result in better hockey. Most recently, though, contraction has emerged as a preferred cudgel with…

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CBA NEGOTATIONS HAVE BEEN A FLOP, BUT NOW TAKE A TURN

It took a long time, but it looks like we’re now at the final table in this high stakes game of poker that is the NHL CBA negotations. And yes, this this is and always has been a heads up game. Neither you, nor I, nor any of the tens of thousands tens of hundreds…

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“No progress” in lockout talks, but the end is near all the same

Remember last week, when negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA collapsed? Don Fehr gave a press conference, saying the two sides were close, then came back and said that talks had broken off, and then Gary Bettman gave what was likely the angriest media availability of his NHL tenure, insisting that the owner’s offer of…