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Prashanth Iyer

Prashanth is a third year doctor of pharmacy student at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC. Prashanth is studying to be an infectious disease pharmacist, but in his spare time, he watches any hockey game he can catch. He was born and raised just outside Detroit, Michigan and hence is a big Red Wings fan. He is always willing to hear any and all debates pertaining to his articles, so feel free to contact him.

Jaromir Jagr – A Season For The Ages

***Note – This was written prior to the New Jersey Devils game on 12/23 against the Chicago Blackhawks*** After former captain Zach Parise defected to the Minnesota Wild and star forward Ilya Kovalchuk defected back to Mother Russia, things were looking pretty bleak in New Jersey. Even the acquisition of goaltender Cory Schneider during the 2013 NHL draft couldn’t raise …

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What John Tortorella Has Brought To The Vancouver Canucks

After struggling in the playoffs once again, the Vancouver Canucks finally decided it was time for a change. The Canucks fired head coach Alain Vigneault and hired John Tortorella. The knock on the Canucks was that they were too soft and would never be able to win in the highly physical playoffs. Enter John Tortorella, probably the most demanding coach …

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Just How Bad Is Buffalo?

Newsflash – The Buffalo Sabres are atrocious. I’m guessing most of you didn’t need me to actually spell it out for you. Our historical benchmark for atrociousness has always been the 1974-1975 Washington Capitals, a team that went 8-67-5, good for a remarkable 21 points. Obviously the Sabres aren’t going to be that bad as they are already 7-23-2 and are on …

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The Shootout – Why It Needs To Go Sooner Rather Than Later

After the 2004-2005 NHL season was locked out (thanks Mr. Bettman), the NHL decided to introduce the shootout after a 5 minute overtime as a way to get rid of ties. They figured, “why not put the NHL’s talent on display in a skills competition to break ties?” Initial reviews of the shootout were great. We saw Dallas Stars‘ forward …

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Avalanche Warning – What Patrick Roy Has Brought To Colorado

Ok….when’s the joke gonna end? The Colorado Avalanche last year were horrific. Don’t remember? Let me refresh your memory. The Avs finished with 39 points, good for last in the Western Conference and 2nd to last overall in the NHL (thanks Florida). They scored just 2.38 goals per game (5th worst) and gave up 3.12 goals per game (4th worst). …

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Draft Day to Mugshot – What Drives Professional Athletes To Criminal Acts?

63. 63 professional athletes representing Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL) were arrested in 2012. 48 of those athletes were NFL players. Eight were NBA players, five were MLB players, and the remaining two represented the NHL. We are just past the halfway point of this …

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2013 NHL Awards – Vezina

Today we’ll continue our breakdown of the awards by talking about the Calder Memorial Trophy. 6/2 – Jack Adams 6/3 – Selke 6/4 – Calder 6/5 – Vezina 6/6 – Hart   Vezina Trophy – The Vezina Trophy is presented to the goalkeeper considered to be the best at this position. Last year’s winner: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers The Finalists: Sergei …

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2013 NHL Awards – Calder Memorial

Today we’ll continue our breakdown of the awards by talking about the Calder Memorial Trophy. 6/2 – Jack Adams 6/3 – Selke 6/4 – Calder 6/5 – Vezina 6/6 – Hart   Calder Memorial Trophy – The Calder Memorial Trophy is presented to the player deemed most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL. Last year’s winner: Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado …

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