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Make It Or Break It: Rookie Goaltenders and the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs.  It’s truly make-or-break time, where the men are separated from the boys.  Especially when it comes to rookie netminders. Succeed in your first postseason and become the stuff that legends are made of.  From Montreal’s Ken Dryden in ’71 and Patrick Roy in ’86, to the Canes’ Cam Ward in ’06…

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Player Rankings: More Sophomore, Less Rookie Please

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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I can never quite figure out sports’ fascination with rookies. Year after year, hundreds of hours and millions of dollars are spent promoting, ranking and selecting first year guys before they even take a step on the ice.  From entry drafts to rookie camps right through to postseason awards, it seems that everyone – from…

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