NHL: The Biggest Surprises of 2013 So Far
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BY JEFF ANGUS

Many expected that the 2013 NHL season would bring about a lot of crazy and interesting news stories. Because the season is only 48 games long, the chances that luck or randomness factor in to the performance of a player or a team are a lot better than during a typical 82 game season.

Looking at the current scoring race, there aren’t really any surprise names at the top of the list. The top three scorers are arguably the top three players in hockey – Steven Stamkos, […]


NHL: The Friday Five for 8 February
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BY JEFF ANGUS

In today’s instalment of the Friday Five, I take a look at the dominant Chicago Blackhawks, the surprising Anaheim Ducks, whether Ryan Nugent Hopkins needs to worry about a recurring shoulder injury, and more.

5. BLACKHAWKS MAKING IT LOOK EASY
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The Chicago Blackhawks continue to be the class of the NHL. They are getting solid goaltending from both Corey Crawford and Ray Emery. Their defense is a great balance of skill, mobility, and size/toughness. And up front, they […]


AHL: Western Conference Preview
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AHL Western Conference Preview

The Favorites:

The Oklahoma City Barons

The Oklahoma City Barons were the class of the Western Conference last season, and that was when their offense was paced by AHL veterans like Justin Keller and Marc Arcobello. Among AHL clubs, they’ll see the single biggest infusion of NHL quality talent as a result of the lockout this season. Joining their roster will be Calder finalist Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 70 point scorer Jordan Eberle, under-rated two-way force Magnus Paajarvi and

the most highly recruited prospect of last summer: […]