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Florida Panthers: One more push, and they're finally back in the playoffs

Florida Panthers: One more push, and they're finally back in the playoffs

by Yahoo! Sports - April 3, 2012 2:45 PM EDT

After 10 seasons with the Panthers, Stephen Weiss is on the verge of his first NHL playoff experience.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Dale Tallon had made so many moves to breathe life into the Florida Panthers. Now he needed to make one more. The team he had torn down and rebuilt in two years, the team that had risen from last to first, was in danger of letting its banner season slip away.


What We Learned: Playoffs or not, this Sharks season shouldn’t be acceptable

by Yahoo! Sports - April 2, 2012 10:23 AM EDT

By Ryan LambertHello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team.


Trending Topics: Competing from a place of weakness is a nice goal, but not a realistic one

by Yahoo! Sports - March 30, 2012 5:00 PM EDT

By Ryan LambertTrending Topics is a column that looks at the week in hockey, occasionally according to Twitter. If you're only going to comment to say how stupid Twitter is, why not just go have a good cry for the slow, sad death of your dear internet instead? Professional sports are, at their heart, not really about athletic competition, but rather making money.


Montreal Canadiens & Toronto Maple Leafs: NHL's flagship franchises must return to relevance

by Yahoo! Sports - March 29, 2012 4:53 PM EDT

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Topics: First Period Second Period Third Period Power Rankings Plus/Minus @Cotsonika Tweet They are the crown jewels of the National Hockey League and iconic institutions of Canadian culture.


What We Learned: When going all-in for NHL playoffs is a big mistake

by Yahoo! Sports - March 26, 2012 9:56 AM EDT

By Ryan LambertHello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team.


Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith gets five-game suspension: NHL walks line on eve of playoffs

Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith gets five-game suspension: NHL walks line on eve of playoffs

by Yahoo! Sports - March 23, 2012 9:23 PM EDT

Duncan Keith's five-game suspension for elbowing Vancouver's Daniel Sedin splits the difference between a slap on the wrist and a severe punishment.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Five games will not satisfy the Vancouver Canucks. Five games will not be punishment enough for those who think the NHL talks tough on concussions but acts soft in supplemental discipline.


St. Louis Blues need to make final push for first place

St. Louis Blues need to make final push for first place

by Yahoo! Sports - March 22, 2012 5:04 PM EDT

The NHL playoffs will be a brand-new experience for Alex Pietrangelo and the majority of the Blues.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Topics: First Period Second Period Third Period Power Rankings Plus/Minus @Cotsonika Tweet The St. Louis Blues need to push for the Presidents' Trophy.


Alexander Radulov returns: Is prodigal son the final piece for Nashville Predators?

Alexander Radulov returns: Is prodigal son the final piece for Nashville Predators?

by Yahoo! Sports - March 21, 2012 3:35 PM EDT

Alexander Radulov will put on a Predators jersey for the first time since 2008.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika After Alexander Radulov landed in Nashville on Tuesday night, a TV crew filmed him walking through the airport – wearing gray sweats, carrying a phone and a shoulder bag, rolling a suitcase behind him.


What We Learned: Why Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin should be the consensus Hart winner

by Yahoo! Sports - March 19, 2012 9:35 AM EDT

By Ryan LambertHello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team.


Nashville Predators & Alexander Radulov reunion: Blast from the past boosts present-day Preds and helps future, too

Nashville Predators & Alexander Radulov reunion: Blast from the past boosts present-day Preds and helps future, too

by Yahoo! Sports - March 13, 2012 6:55 PM EDT

Alexander Radulov won a KHL title last season, but his team has already been eliminated from the playoffs this year – opening the door for a return to Nashville.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika BOCA RATON, Fla. – Man walks into a bar. He hears NHL general managers grousing about an AWOL Russian potentially rejoining the Nashville Predators for the final few games of the regular season and the playoffs.


What We Learned: Are we really talking about bringing back the red line?

by Yahoo! Sports - March 12, 2012 9:18 AM EDT

By Ryan LambertHello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team.


NHL rule reversal: Will GMs backtrack in the name of player safety?

NHL rule reversal: Will GMs backtrack in the name of player safety?

by Yahoo! Sports - March 8, 2012 5:12 PM EST

The number of star players who have been sidelined due to concussion issues has led some NHL execs to conclude that the game has become too fast.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Topics: First Period Second Period Third Period Power Rankings Plus/Minus @Cotsonika Tweet It wasn't enough to outlaw blindside hits to the head.


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