NHL: Friday Five For 22 February
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BY JEFF ANGUS 

In today’s instalment of the Friday Five, I take a look at Kevin Bieksa’s recent scoring exploits, why Lindy Ruff was a scapegoat in Buffalo, the best hockey movies of all time, and much more.

5. NEW SEASON, SAME RESULTS IN EDMONTON
Phoenix Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers (-120, 5)
2013 started with so much promise for the young Oilers. They were supposed to be one of the most exciting teams in the NHL. And things started really well – Nail Yakupov made an immediate impact with some […]


NHL: Five Teams That Fans Love To Hate
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BY JEFF ANGUS

There are a lot of reasons to dislike an NHL team – it could be because the team is a close rival of your favourite team. It could be that team is a very successful franchise and beats up on your team with consistency. That team’s roster may feature a player or two (or three) that you dislike. Whatever the reason, we all love to hate certain NHL franchises for a number of reasons. Here are five of the most hated teams in hockey (and in a […]


NHL: Over/Under – 5 Overperforming Players
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BY JEFF ANGUS

Yesterday I highlighted my list of the five most underperforming players this season, so today here are five NHLers who are unlikely to sustain their strong starts to the 2013 season. None of the five players listed below are overrated or bad hockey players by any stretch of the imagination, but they each have performed above expectation and probably a bit above their respective playing ability, as well.

Thomas Vanek – LW Buffalo Sabres
Montreal Canadians at Buffalo Sabres (-150, 5.5)
With 19 points in […]


NHL: The Friday Five For 1 February
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BY JEFF ANGUS

It is Friday, which means it is time for my weekly NHL roundup. And oh what a week it has been in the NHL…

5. SABRE RATTLING
Buffalo Sabres to Win the Eastern Conference +2500
Do you believe NHL coaches don’t care about retribution? In their 7-4 Thursday night win over Boston, Buffalo head coach Lindy Ruff called a time out with 13 seconds to go in the third. This was after Jason Pominville scored the seventh Sabres goal into an empty net. Ruff wanted […]