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  1. Trade intrigue increases as draft nears

    Mike Hume

    Even as the Stanley Cup playoffs continue, it's hard not to notice several situations that could produce a flurry of trade activity in the early offseason, particularly come the NHL draft. In fact, Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill told USA Today's Kevin A...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Links from around the rink: April 18

    Mike Hume

    For the embattled coaches of the NHL, there was no real "Black Monday" mass firing, as many expected. Despite horribly disappointing seasons for a number of teams -- including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals and New Yo...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Links from around the rink: April 11

    Mike Hume

    For six months, the St. Louis Blues cruised through the NHL season, never once losing three consecutive games and surpassing the Chicago Blackhawks atop the Central Division standings. Come the trade deadline, the Blues shored up their lone perceived...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. How Rangers recover for Game 4

    Mike Hume

    On Thursday morning it took roughly 2.5 cups of Starbucks coffee (the bold) just to keep my head from hitting the keyboard. And that was just from sitting in front of a TV watching the Rangers battle the Capitals in their 3OT thriller the night befor...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  5. Hunter's Ovi strategy may help Rangers

    Mike Hume

    It's often called the game within the game -- the practice of coaches mixing and matching their lines to create favorable matchups. In the Rangers' playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the most scrutinized matchup -- by far -- has been tha...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  6. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Who's hot?

    Mike Hume

    If I had a nickel for every time I've heard playoff prognosticators discuss the importance of a team entering the playoffs on a hot streak, well, I probably wouldn't be staring down a microwave burrito for lunch right now. In any sport, people place ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  7. Focusing on Rangers' first-round foes

    Mike Hume

    We know the Rangers are now locked into a playoff spot. We know their 105 points lead the NHL and give the Blueshirts a 5-point edge on the Pittsburgh Penguins with just five games remaining in New York's season. We know that five more points will se...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  8. 24/7: Episode 1 winners and losers

    Mike Hume

    After the conclusion of last season's edition of "24/7," featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, it was pretty clear that Pens' bench boss Dan Bylsma emerged looking like a golden god of coaching, while the Caps' Bruce Boudreau cam...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  9. NHL realignment amps up rivalries

    Mike Hume

    Welcome to the new world order, eh? Monday night, the NHL Board of Governors unveiled a drastic plan to re-map the league into four new conferences and do away with the current 15-team Eastern and Western conferences and their three sub-divisions....

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  10. For Rangers, effort isn't enough

    Mike Hume

    Mike Green. Alex Ovechkin. Alexander Semin. The list of the Washington Capitals' goal-scorers in Game 5 reads like one half of an all-star team. It also serves as a very stark reminder that the New York Rangers still lack what the No. 1 seed in th...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 3, Rangers 1

    Mike Hume

    New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella guaranteed that his team would be ready to play today. Well, not so much ... The Washington Capitals blitzed the Blueshirts Saturday afternoon and the Rangers never recovered from a first period that saw th...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  12. W2W4: Rangers vs. Capitals, Game 5

    Mike Hume

    WASHINGTON - As the New York Rangers stand on the brink of elimination, here's what to watch for when the puck drops for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals at a red-rockin' Verizon Center Saturday afternoon. Power Play I know, shocking that...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  13. Staal, Girardi can't stop Ovechkin?

    Mike Hume

    After a regular season in which Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal in four games against the New York Rangers the perception was that the top D pairing of Marc Staal and Dan Girardi was doing an outstanding job at containing one of the league's to...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  14. Rangers will have to dig deep on Saturday

    Mike Hume

    NEW YORK -- Holding a 3-0 lead in the third period, Game 4 was the New York Rangers' for the taking, a win that would have set up a best-of-three showdown to decide the series. Instead, the Rangers -- a team that had not lost a single game after taki...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 4, Rangers 3 2OT

    Mike Hume

    Recap | Box score | Photos Remember Game 3 when the Rangers seemingly wouldn't be denied a W? The Washington Capitals bottled that effort into just 20 minutes Wednesday night, storming back from an improbable three-goal comeback to seize control o...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  16. W2W4: Capitals vs. Rangers, Game 4

    Mike Hume

    Yes, there is hockey being played in this series. After a two-day hiatus that has riled fan bases on both sides, the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals resume their first-round playoff series at Madison Square Garden. Here's what to watch for w...

    Blog | April 20, 2011