The Penguins are looking for revenge

2011BOS

The Boston Bruins want to become the first team since 2009 to reach the final of the Eastern Conference in consecutive years, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are the only obstacle to achieve it. Boston, which has already secured their place in the playoffs with two weeks to the end of the regular season, is second in the odds [...]

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Road to the Stanley Cup

2011NHL

With the Stanley Cup playoffs now rolling, 16 teams are now battling it out to get to the next round of the playoffs. The current game results present a fairly clear idea regarding the depth, talent as well as the experience possessed by the clubs that are all vying for a spot in the finals [...]

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Buffalo Sabres due for a much-needed growth spurt

2011BUF

By Alexander Monaghan Coming out of the lockout of 2004-2005, the Buffalo Sabres were not followers, they were leaders. Their young, exuberant team — led by spark-plugs Daniel Briere and Chris Drury — came out of the gate with a bang, racing past the competition in their most dominant display of their 42-year history. Those teams won 52 [...]

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Mocking the NHL Draft: Educated guesses on the first 30 picks

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By Alexander Monaghan Everyone is doing it, so I thought: why not? Peer pressure or not, below is my third annual mock draft of the first round. Some of the picks were made due to reading the opinions of beat writers and supposed rumors/rumblings, but most of it is educated guesswork. Obviously some picks will [...]

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Rangers need scoring, but is Nash the option?

2011NYR

By Alexander Monaghan “He’s gonna be a good player. And we don’t trade kids.” – Glen Sather on Chris Kreider Following the New York Rangers’ demoralizing Eastern Conference Finals loss, the team’s president and general manager remained true to the cause. His team finished the season with 12 homegrown studs and an average age of [...]

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Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins Starting Goalies: MTL- Carey Price confirmed [@NHLBruins] BOS- Tim Thomas confirmed [Fluto Shinzawa] Lineups: MTL Michael Cammalleri, Tomas Plekanec, Michael Blunden Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Erik Cole Travis Moen, Lars Eller, Andrei Kostitsyn Mathieu Darche, Petteri Nokelainen, Yannick Weber Josh Gorges, PK Subban Hal Gill, Rafael Diaz Alexei Emelin, Tomas [...]

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Thanks for the Ride!

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  Today is a sad day at NHL Hot Stove as we close up shop. I would like to thank every one who has ever contributed, commented and read our site. It was a fantastic ride which unfortunately we can no longer keep up. Myself and David Strehle are taking on bigger roles at RLDHockey.net [...]

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Lindros, Flyers, Fans Begin Reconciliation Process

2011PHI

By Patrick Powell 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7. The very mention of the game creates an uneasy feeling in the minds of Flyers’ fans. Not only did the Flyers miss an opportunity to go to the Stanley Cup Final against the Dallas Stars, but then maligned superstar, Eric Lindros, suffered a concussion on a [...]

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Oilers’ Power Play Keeping Team Afloat

2011EDM

While the Oilers have fallen on hard times, 'The Kid Line' has been integral in helping the club's poor PP of last year improve immensely. Right now, it is the only successful aspect in Edmonton's game.

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Senators’ identity dictates they take high-reward risks

2011OTT

By Alexander Monaghan President Two days ago, ESPN’s Alvin Chang released his ‘Biggest draft busts since 1990′. To no one’s surprise, the Ottawa Senators have a notorious draft selection by the name of Alexandre Daigle featured within it’s contents. Surprisingly, he’s only listed at number three while blue-line stalwart Chris Phillips is currently listed at [...]

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Flyers’ Jagr, Talbot At Forefront of Tonight’s Clash in Pittsburgh

2011PHI

Some have said the reason Pittsburgh is spelled with an "h" at the end is because it stands for "home". For Jagr and Talbot, two players who called Pittsburgh their home for so long, we shall see if that, indeed, holds true tonight.

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Gaborik returns to the elite ranks as League leading scorer

2011NYR

By Alexander Monaghan President When describing Marian Gaborik, one label typically is attached to the scoring winger: injury prone. Gaborik earned these honors after missing significant chunks of five separate seasons and failing to play 82 games even once over his 11 year NHL tenure. However, when on his game, he should carry the distinction [...]

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Taking a Flyer: What Is Ailing the Orange and Black?

2011PHI

Last night's 5-1 debacle in Tampa Bay, in which the Philadelphia Flyers outshot the Lightning, 32-16, raised numerous questions to explore regarding the recent play of the orange-and-black.

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