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Some of the disparagement of black NHL players is symptomatic of an element of hockey that is protectionist, fearful and small-minded. It comes from people who use the term “our game” as a method of shooing away people unfamiliar to them. And it happens more than we think – if not in terms of race, then in terms of background. More
As Dallas' Jamie Benn and Detroit's Danny Dekeyser found out the hard way Friday, NHLers aren't above taking liberties with their sticks – and using them against their opponents' most delicate areas.
Pavel Datsyuk put on a clinic in scoring the only goal in Detroit's 1-0 win over Boston in Game One of their first-round playoff series.
Canadiens winger Rene Bourque hasn't had a great season, but scored a nifty goal against Tampa Bay in Game Two of their first-round playoff series against the Lightning.
The deep dislike the Ducks, Kings and Sharks have for one another is mirrored by the fans in Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose. We asked bloggers from all three cities to state the hate each fan base has for its California rivals. Much to our delight, none of them played nice.
An easier path to the final thanks to the much weaker Eastern Conference and incredible depth at all positions means Boston fans should keep June wide open - there's a great chance the their Bruins will be in the Stanley Cup final once again.
Habs GM Marc Bergevin has done a lot of funny stuff in his time. On this latest occasion, it wasn't as orchestrated. His fab dance moves following his team's win the other night are something to behold.
Would Martin Brodeur be a good fit with the Penguins or Islanders? Is there nothing Brad Richards can do to stop a buyout from the New York Rangers? And will the Washington Capitals take a pass on re-signing Mikhail Grabovski and use Evgeny Kuznetsov as their No. 2 center?
THN's Adam Proteau once again is making his NHL Awards picks – and this year, he's got Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche players winning some of the key honors.
The annual Future Watch issue taps into the expertise of a panel of 17 NHL scouts and GMs to determine the top 75 drafted prospects in the game and ranks the 30 NHL teams on the depth of their development systems. For hockey fans interested in what's next in each team's pipeline of talent, Future Watch is a unique and much-anticipated system report.Buy now
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