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Isles Trade for Key Defensive Help

  You have to give New York Islanders’ GM Garth Snow credit. Since the end of last season, Isles’ fans and hockey experts have been screaming for Snow to improve his team’s defense. Now, less...
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Detroit Red Wings 2014-15 Season Preview

Another hockey season begins in the NHL with all 30 teams competing to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and a chance at winning the Stanley Cup. 16 teams will qualify, with only one team left standing with...
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Bruins Try To Fill Offensive Void

The storyline this offseason for the Boston Bruins has been how to replace the offensive void caused by the free agent departure of Jarome Iginla. Iginla, who signed with the Colorado Avalanche, and center...
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New-look Caps have new attitude

As if sacking the head coach and general manager at the end of last season, signing high-profile free agents to bolster a weak defensive corps, nabbing Barry Trotz as a new head coach and bringing in fresh...
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Retro Rangers: The Long Journey with Dad

Their journey began more than 50 years ago when a young father took his very small son by the hand and led him to New York City and to a dark, smoky place with a lot of steps and a bright white sheet of ice at...
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Faust Benefitted From College Conditioning

Before New Jersey draft pick Joe Faust started playing college hockey, he tried to condition himself off the ice. But it wasn’t easy. “I tried to do things away from the rink to improve myself,”...
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Leonsis, Niskanen make case for Orpik

The weekend before NHL Free Agency began, 33-year-old defenseman Brooks Oprik paid a visit to Washington. He spent hours with the Capitals coaches and staff, met General Manager Brian MacLellan, and finally...