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Igor Burdetskiy

I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don’t compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of “it’s just a game” and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it’s a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let’s talk some hockey!

New York Rangers Looking To Start Setting Winnings Ways With Consistency

The New York Rangers have been one of the bigger disappointments this season. It looked like that trend was going to continue on Tuesday night when trailing the Golden Knights 4-2 going into the third period. However the Rangers stared to play a more sound game and rallied for four unanswered goals to skate away with a 6-4 victory. It …

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Montreal Canadiens Making Matters Worse With Every Loss

The Montreal Canadiens are the most disappointing team this season sitting with a 2-7-1 record now ten games in. They have the league’s worst offense (1.70 goals-per-game) and the second worst defense (3.70 goals-allowed-average) which clearly states the issues outright. Fans have all but given up on seeing the Habs turn this ship around despite with plenty of hockey still …

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Boston Bruins 2017-18 Season Showing Early Signs Of Playoff Bust

It’s still much too early into the season to be worrying about the playoffs. However it is never too early to be concerned with inconsistent play that can hinder giving teams good habits to form to create winning ways. In the case of the Boston Bruins and their 2-3-0 start through the first 5 games, there truthfully hasn’t been anything …

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Canadian Teams Hoping to End Stanley Cup Drought this Season

In 2015, Canadian hockey prospect Connor McDavid was selected number one overall in the NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Since being selected by the Oilers, McDavid has become one of the top young talent in the NHL, and won the Art Ross Trophy last season. With McDavid, the Oilers made the playoffs last season after a 10-year absence, and …

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GM George McPhee states that The Golden Knights are Ready to Trade a Defenseman

With the new season approaching to the fans and the players in a very fast manner, many are asking themselves if the general manager of the Golden Knights from Vegas made the best decisions regarding the expansion draft. As of now, the Golden Knights odds for this season seem to reflect the same idea in a very clear manner. The …

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Dallas Stars See Their Odds for the 2018 Stanley Cup Go Sky-High

Las Vegas has recently produced its 2018 Stanley Cup odds and the Dallas Stars have further improved their standing. However, the situation was quite different during the 2016-17 season for the same team. Inconsistent play and injuries took the team which had aspirations for the Stanley Cup into one that ended up in the bottom-ten bracket. The Stars made this …

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3 Players NHL Teams Are Keeping An Eye On Heading Into The 2017-18 Season

There has been a lot of free agency activity in the NHL this summer, and some of the moves teams have made involve players that affect NHL odds this season. With the Pittsburgh Penguins favored to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup this season, teams have been making moves to improve and challenge Pittsburgh next year. For the past couple …

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Top 5 NHL Trade Bait Before the Upcoming Deadline

The NHL trade deadline peaked in 2010, when a flurry of 55 trades took place. Since then, the realities of the salary cap and the latest collective bargaining agreement have curtailed trade deadline activity. This resulted in only 14 trades during the 2016 deadline, much to the disappointment of NHL fans expecting big changes for their favorite team. This year …

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Russia defeats Sweden in Overtime for Bronze at the 2017 World Junior Championships

Russia edged Sweden 2-1 in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship bronze medal game on Thursday. Denis Guryanov scored the overtime winner at 0:33. The goal came from a miscue. Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin, one of two 2000-born players in this tournament, attempted to feed the puck back to scoring leader Alexander Nylander, who couldn’t control it. Guryanov jumped on …

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Finland Finishes off Latvia at the 2017 World Junior Championships

Finland booked its ticket to the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York with a 4-1 relegation win over Latvia in Game Two on Tuesday night. The Finns won Game One of the best-of-three series 2-1 at the Bell Centre on Monday. Assistant captain Villi Saarijarvi got the third-period winner for Finland and added an assist. Juuso Valimaki …

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Russia Blanks Denmark, advances to semis at the 2017 World Junior Championships

Russia scored two goals in the first period—including one from center ice—to defeat Denmark 4-0 and advance to the semi-finals in Montreal on Wednesday. Captain Kirill Kaprizov had two goals for the winners and now leads the tournament in goals (7) and points (10). Ilya Samsonov had an easy time in goal, stopping only 14 mostly harmless shots in the …

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Finland wins Relegation Opener against Latvia at the 2017 World Junior Championships

Kristian Vesalainen broke a third-period tie as Finland edged Latvia 2-1 to kick off the best-of-three relegation series in Montreal on Monday. Vesalainen’s long shot with 11 minutes left deflected in off defender Deniss Smirnovs, and the Finns celebrated with relief. “I just shot the puck to the net and I don’t know what happened,” said Vesalainen. “Pretty lucky goal.” …

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Russia shuts out Slovakia at the 2017 World Junior Championships

Russia and Slovakia played the final IIHF game of 2016 in the final group game of the U20s, beating Slovakia 2-0 to complete the round-robin stage of play. Ilya Samsonov stopped 16 shots for the shutout. It was a tame game which saw only five minor penalties called (three to Slovakia). The result means that the quarter-finals include the Russians …

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Finland Blanks Switzerland at the 2017 World Junior Championships

With a 2-0 loss to Finland, the Swiss came fourth in Group A and will face the U.S. in the quarter-finals. The Finns take on Latvia in the relegation round. This New Year’s Eve tilt only affected Switzerland’s quarter-final seeding. Relatively speaking, their tournament is already a success. After finishing ninth the last two years, they have a shot at …

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