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Paul Kariya was a young phenom, the face of a young franchise. He was given lofty expectations and broke into the league around the same time as two other comparable Hall of Fame players, Pavel Bure and Eric Lindros. He was a solid all-around player and a statesman for the sport of hockey. Related: Top
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Whenever a new franchise enters the NHL, you never know what that teams’ identity will become. While some teams never develop a single trait that defines them, others seemingly double down on one aspect of the game to be the best at. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, the pathway to prominence has been paved on
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People around Pittsburgh love their sports. Flat out. Although, there are some people that aren’t exactly die-hard sports fans in general, some have gravitated towards the Pittsburgh Penguins. There’s something different about hockey. To be clear, I am in no way downgrading the effect the Steelers and Pirates have had in the Pittsburgh area, but
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Marc Bergevin has been a busy general manager since taking over at the helm of the Montreal Canadiens in 2012. While some of his decisions have left people bewildered, others have earned him praise and a reputation as a savvy front office boss. Here’s a look at Bergevin’s five best trades over the past eight
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Over their 50-year history, the Vancouver Canucks have had many players come through the doors of Rogers Arena and the Pacific Coliseum. It’s hard to remember them all, especially when they are more well-known in another jersey. In this series, we are going to look back at some former NHLers that played for the Canucks,
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The Montréal Canadiens occupy a position no other franchise in the National Hockey League occupies, and one only shared with a select few franchises across major sports. Alongside great teams like baseball’s New York Yankees, football’s Green Bay Packers, and the great soccer teams of Europe, the Canadiens form the pantheon of legendary franchises. This
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What does it take to be a good agitator in today’s NHL? Obviously, you must have the ability to get under the opponent’s skin, but you don’t want to be consistently putting your team at a disadvantage by taking silly penalties. You have to be able to annoy your opponent on the scoresheet as well,
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– latest update: Aug. 2021 With over 100 years of history, it should come as no surprise that the NHL has seen its share of sibling rivalries. In some cases, those from the same bloodline have even played alongside one another. While there are a plethora of family connections throughout every era of the league,
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Were you a die-hard Winnipeg Jets fan during their WHA days? Think you know everything there is to know about the first professional hockey team in Winnipeg? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to create three rounds of trivia about the great players and moments in the upstart franchise’s history. Be sure to scroll
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The New York Rangers made magic in 1993-94, carrying their long-suffering fans on a wild Stanley Cup drought-busting ride that still rates among the greatest moments in NHL history. Three seasons later, Wayne Gretzky would join Mark Messier on Broadway as the Blueshirts made an unexpected surge to the Eastern Conference Final, the final season
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Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match. It’s been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise records he set during his tenure still stand. But it almost didn’t happen.
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In 2007, the Ottawa Senators appeared in their very first Stanley Cup Final. Although they lost in five games to the bruising Anaheim Ducks, it was the best the modern franchise had ever done and they were poised to repeat as dominant forces in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, the team slumped, despite changing very little
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