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Penguins Trade Goligoski to Dallas for Neal/Niskanen

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Penguins Trade Goligoski to Dallas for Neal/Niskanen

Clearly the Pittsburgh Penguins are short on forwards. Not just depth forwards but hugely talented stars in the shape of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. However, yesterday Ray Shero helped strengthen a depleted roster by acquiring potential star James Neal from the Dallas Stars. Dallas in return gains the services of Alex Goligoski, also sending Matt Niskanen over…

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Fantasy Week In Review: Pittsburgh’s incredible run ends at 12

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Fantasy Week In Review: Pittsburgh’s incredible run ends at 12

It was fantastic to see Evgeni Malkin return the ice last night for the first time in the fortnight, however his two powerplay goals were not enough to extend to Pittsburgh Penguins winning streak one more, as Scott Harnell’s game-winner gave the Flyers the top spot in the National Hockey League. The last time the Penguins had…

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Fantasy Week In Review: Stamkos hits 19; shutouts in Montreal; Iginla heating up

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Fantasy Week In Review: Stamkos hits 19; shutouts in Montreal; Iginla heating up

Will Steven Stamkos be able to score 50 goals in 50 games? Probably not. However the incredible pace that he has been able to set from the beginning of the season has certainly left the others so far behind, that he must now be considered within the top 3 players of hockey, if he wasn’t before. It…

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A Tale of Two Seasons: Jaroslav Halak

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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A Tale of Two Seasons: Jaroslav Halak

When over 5000 fans turned out for Jaroslav Halak’s farewell in Montreal over the summer, it signalled the end of an era… not only for the Canadiens and Halak; but in the way that general managers view their netminders within the shadow of the salary cap. Antti Niemi, though unable to play his best during the Stanley…

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White-hot stars Malkin, Crosby, and Gaborik faceoff tonight

Monday, November 15, 2010

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White-hot stars Malkin, Crosby, and Gaborik faceoff tonight

It would be hard to believe that after 18 games into the season, that two teams in their own respective divisions would not have faced each other at least once. However that is the case in tonight’s matchup of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers. These two Atlantic rivals opened the 2009-10 season against…

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Fantasy Week 5 Reviewed

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Fantasy Week 5 Reviewed

This week in the NHL has been one that has seen star players collide, and rivalries renewed. In an original six matchup last night, Montreal and Boston played each other for the first time this season, and it was Carey Price who would be the one to outduel last year’s phenom Tuukka Rask to drive the Canadiens…

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Fantasy Week 3 in Review: Hossa sidelined, Halak perfect, Devils in disarray

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Fantasy Week 3 in Review: Hossa sidelined, Halak perfect, Devils in disarray

It really does seem as though the Western Conference is getting deeper and deeper every season. You look at the standings, and those teams that were once labelled as rebuilders at the start of the season are quickly occupying the playoff spots in the conference. The St.Louis Blues fit that description exactly, and have found everything they wanted…

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Fleury’s netminding still cause for concern

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Fleury’s netminding still cause for concern

Marc-Andre Fleury is still a long way away from the form that won his team the Stanley Cup. Four games played and Fleury still does not have a save percentage of .900, leading to Brent Johnson seeing more time in goal than would have been expected. Johnson has been absolutely stellar in his four starts, with four wins from four,…

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Fantasy Week 1 in Review: Welcome to the NHL

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Fantasy Week 1 in Review: Welcome to the NHL

Welcome to the National Hockey League. Without doubt it is the most demanding league in the world to play in, bringing with it an intensity level that rarely drops, if ever at all. Once the first puck drops, there is no looking back. The players have to instantly perform to their highest capabilities, or meet…

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Igloo Insider: The End Of An Era

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Igloo Insider: The End Of An Era

I knew this day would eventually come, but can’t quite believe it’s finally here. Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins will play their final ever regular-season game in Mellon Arena, a building that has been their home ever since the team’s inclusion within the 1967 expansion of the NHL and will soon no longer be the oldest…

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