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What’s better for the NHL: Vegas or Winnipeg winning the Stanley Cup in 2018?

Either the Vegas Golden Knights or Winnipeg Jets will advance to represent the Western Conference at the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals. Both teams are making their first-ever appearances in the conference final, as the expansion Golden Knights have done the unthinkable and the Jets are Cup contenders seven years into the team’s existence. Vegas has made headlines for the obvious and …

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Did Predators’ Pekka Rinne make the biggest save of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Just two nights ago Nashville watched its 2018 President’s Trophy team surrender a 3-0 lead to the likes of the Winnipeg Jets, 7-4, in Game 3 at the Bell MTS Place in downtown Winnipeg. The Predators also witnessed their (normally) cool and collected goaltender in Pekka Rinne show signs of frustrations in the surprising loss. Entering Game 4, and trailing …

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McKenna’s NHL Mailbag and Digest 4/25/2018

McKenna’s weekly NHL Mailbag will be open via Twitter Wednesday through Friday for the remainder of the 2018 NHL season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. To have an NHL related question featured in Hooked On Hockey Magazine tweet to @KMcKenna_tLT5 by using the hashtag #McKennasDigest.  The Calgary Flames have a new head coach, and three finalists have been named for the 2018 Vezina …

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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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Should The Chicago Blackhawks Bring Back Black Alternate Jerseys?

The mid 1990’s.  An era when a trend began of introducing alternate jerseys for NHL clubs. In fact, some teams even got greedy and carried four sweaters. And, a majority of teams who unveiled a third jersey typically donned a black uniform — even if black wasn’t a part of the organization’s color scheme. The black third jersey trend received, …

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PODCAST: Who Will Win The Conn Smythe Trophy For The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

McKenna’s NHL Podcast via Hooked On Hockey Magazine weighs in on who should take home the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has taken his game to ‘a whole another level’ but will it still be enough to help Pittsburgh hoist Lord Stanley for the …

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Three Things To Know For Game Four: Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. San Jose Sharks

Thanks to San Jose Sharks rookie forward Joonas Donskoi’s overtime game-winning goal in game three on Saturday night it’s now safe to say that we officially have a series between the Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Donskoi’s dramatic game-winner took place in front of 17,562 fans at the SAP Center in San Jose, the Shark Tank, which so happened to …

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