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  1. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The No-Clue Division

    Sean McIndoe

    One of the tricks of the season-preview business is that you always start at the bottom and work your way up, building suspense along the way. That's the basic approach we've taken for our NHL preview; on Monday, we covered the Bo...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. The NHL’s Race to the Bottom

    Sean McIndoe

    With most of the offseason's major moves already made and rosters around the league largely set, it's time to start talking about which team heads into the 2014-15 season with the best chance at earning the big prize. No, not t...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. Going Down Wikipedia's NHL Rabbit Hole

    Sean McIndoe

    I love Wikipedia. It's a great source for information and anecdotes about just about everything you could imagine. Granted, not all of that information is true, or vaguely accurate, or even spelled correctly. But it's interesting, and you c...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. NHL Offseason Bizarro Rankings

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL offseason isn't over yet; it's only mid-July, which means we still have roughly seven weeks until training camp starts. But it's mostly over, in the sense that virtually all the big signings, trades, hirings, and...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  5. Your NHL Offseason Primer

    Sean McIndoe

    Hey, remember when that one team won the Stanley Cup? Seemed like a good team; I think they wore black. I seem to recall something about a grumpy coach who took off his shirt during the parade, although that may have been a nightmare I had. But it...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  6. Can the Minnesota Wild Recover?

    Sean McIndoe

    The Minnesota Wild were a great first-round story, beating the heavily favored Colorado Avalanche in overtime of Game 7 to become the only 4-seed to advance. But that win earned them an even tougher matchup in Round 2 against the defending champs. An...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  7. Hockey's Great Night of Game 7s (Games 7? Whatever.)

    Katie Baker

    Is it Games 7 or Game 7s? It's whatever you want it to be, as far as I'm concerned, because the truly important thing is that there were three of them taking place in the NHL on Wednesday night. The evening was like a pinball machine on mul...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  8. Does a Tough First-Round Series Hurt a Stanley Cup Run?

    Sean McIndoe

    The Sharks and Kings are heading toward an unlikely Game 7. After San Jose won the first three games of their opening-round series, Los Angeles has fought all the way back to force a deciding game after Monday night's 4-1 home win in Game 6...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. Why the West Is Fun: Are Division Winners Colorado and Anaheim Ac...

    Cam Charron

    In 2012, the L.A. Kings entered the NHL playoffs as an 8-seed, up against the Vancouver Canucks, the defending Western Conference champs. They seemed to be at a disadvantage, but a funny thing happened: L.A. won the first three games and forced Vanco...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. Your Guide to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Sean McIndoe

    "We've got to roll four lines." Expect to hear a lot of that in the next few weeks during the Stanley Cup playoffs, which open tonight. This time of year, every coach is overcome by an almost fanatical desire to roll...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  11. Grantland’s NHL Regular-Season Awards

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL regular season wraps up this weekend. In theory, that would be the time to post a "season in review" piece. But let's face it, we'll all be 100 percent focused on watching our teams head toward the play...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. ‘Justified’ Season Finale Recap: ‘Restitution&r...

    Holly Anderson

    Previously on Justified: Daryl very obviously shot Art and got Kendal to take the fall; Raylan arranged for Kendal to be tried as an adult; Duffy faked Boyd's death to the Yoon-Ruiz concern; Boyd tried to get his henchbillies out of town, but th...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  13. The Best Possible NHL First-Round Matchups — Ranked!

    Sean McIndoe

    With 10 days left in the season, the NHL's playoff picture is coming into focus. Over the past few weeks, we've spent plenty of time looking at the various bubble teams that are scrambling to earn the final playoff spots. But toda...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  14. Le Retour de Patrick Roy

    Katie Baker

    The hockey world celebrates each time Patrick Roy has occasion to return to Montreal. Tuesday night wasn't even the former goaltender's first visit to his old city, but it was his inaugural appearance in the Bell Centre as an opposing coach...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. The Weekend in Hockey: Ted Nolan Returns!

    Sean McIndoe

    A look at three of the biggest stories from the NHL weekend and how they'll play into the coming days. Struggling Sabres Refuse to Stand Pat All season long, the hockey world has been expecting the Sabres to clean house and start looking toward t...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  16. About Last Night: The Comeback Colts

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were rocking a CFL jersey in court, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts once again used their comeback magic to eke out a 30-27 win over the Tennessee Titans. "Wow, we were pretty fort...

    Blog | November 15, 2013