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Prashanth’s Piece of History

Jaromir Jagr – A Season For The Ages

Travis Zajac (19) of the Devils is congratulated by Dainius Zubrus and Jaromiar Jagr after scoring his 100th NHL goal. 
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***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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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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The End Of The Detroit Red Wings’ 100-Point Streak


The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the NHL’s model franchises for the past couple of decades. Thanks to their late season surge, they made the playoffs for the 22nd consecutive season. In that time, they’ve won 6 President’s Trophies (next best is 2), 14 division titles, 4 Stanley Cups, and an astonishing 1,010 games during that time. They …

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Living Legends – Evgeni Malkin


We’re down to our last player in the Living Legends segment. We’ve looked at some phenomenal players so far, ranging from great goal scorers (Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos), to great playmakers (Sidney Crosby, Pavel Datsyuk), to players of great size and strength (Jaromir Jagr, Jarome Iginla). The last player on our list combines all three of those attributes. That’s why …

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