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Pedro Rengel

Originally hailing from the tropical paradise of Venezuela, I moved to Canada at age 11 for the sole reason of falling in love with hockey as a self-proclaimed Pittsburgh Penguins fan. Now a Canadian citizen, my mad love affair with hockey represents a statistical contribution as opposed to an anomaly. Being able to write this well despite having Spanish as a first language is enough of an anomaly (I'm occasionally biased).

Kazakhstan Upsets Switzerland in 2016 World Championships opener

In a group where they were expected to be a top contender for the relegation round, Kazakhstan made an impact in their first game of the 2016 IIHF World Championships following a one-year absence from the tournament. Though not at all incapable of making coherent plays, Kazakhstan received a lucky break, when an errant shot by Roman Savchenko from centre …

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Arizona Coyotes 2015-16 Season Preview

Last Season Record: 24-50-8 Key Additions: Dylan Strome*, Zbynek Michalek, Anders Lindback, Dustin Jeffrey, Steve Downie, Antoine Vermette, Max Domi, Nicklas Grossmann. Key Subtractions: Martin Erat, Sam Gagner, Lauri Korpikoski.   Rumors of the Coyotes’ demise have been greatly exaggerated; or at least that’s what they’ll have you believe. With the Arizona Coyotes franchise celebrating their 20th year in the …

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Colorado Avalanche 2015-16 Season Preview

Last Season Record: 39-31-12 Key Additions: Mikhail Grigorenko, Nikita Zadorov, Blake Comeau, Francois Beauchemin, Jack Skille, Mikko Rantanen. Key Subtractions: Ryan O’Reilly, Jamie McGinn.   The Colorado Avalanche are celebrating their 20th season since relocating from Quebec City, although, “celebrating” is probably not the best word to describe it. After finishing in the basement of arguably the most competitive division …

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Nashville Predators 2015-16 Season Preview

Last Season Record: 47-25-10, Eliminated in first round. Key Additions: Max Reinhart, Barret Jackman. Key Subtractions: Viktor Stalberg, Matt Cullen.   The Nashville Predators are not a fundamentally different team from last season; they managed to re-sign Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro to two-year deals. They also managed to lock down Craig Smith to an additional five years. The Predators …

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Ranking the Happiest Fans in the NHL: 2015 Edition

You may have seen Sports Illustrated’s article on NHL fan misery rankings, published on July 24th; but here at Hooked on Hockey Magazine, we’re not quite convinced that their “scientific formula” is all that scientific, so we’re here to do a whole different ranking to see which fans can reign supreme in terms of overall engagement and enjoyment of their …

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The Coyotes: From WHA to Arena-less

December 27, 1971: The World Hockey Association announces that under the ownership of local cardboard shipping businessman, the Winnipeg Jets would begin play during the 1972-73 season, the league’s inaugural season. The WHA was short-lived, though, as financial struggles throughout the league and many other problems leading the WHA to play out only seven seasons prior to merging with the …

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A Tale of Two Teams: New York Rangers in the 2015 Playoffs

First series; five games, 19 total goals scored, two overtime periods, all one-goal games. This is the way the New York Rangers bounced the Pittsburgh Penguins, with all their victories coming off narrow, exciting 2-1 games. Derrick Brassard, Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash emerge as the statistical leaders of the team, as they dominate the sputtering Penguins en route to …

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