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  1. 2012 Stanley Cup Finals -- Simon Gagne, out since Dec. 26, return...

    Simon Gagne returned to practice with the Kings on Friday as they went through their first full workout since clinching a spot in the Stanley Cup final.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  2. Los Angeles Kings looking to add scoring winger at trade deadline...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the Los Angeles Kings' trade deadline strategy, writing that they are looking to add a scoring winger to boost their contender status.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  3. NHL Preview 2011-12 - ESPN The Magazine - Washington Capitals, Va...

    Craig Custance

    The Caps and Sharks were among several Cup contenders who overhauled regular-season powerhouses to better position themselves for a title shot. ESPN The Mag's unique projections examine which of the NHL's teams most resembles the past six playoff champs.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  4. NHL - New York Rangers mold Stanley Cup contender around homegrow...

    Craig Custance

    The New York Rangers' plan to shun free-agent fixes in favor of sustained prospect development has given them the core needed to contend for a Cup, with hired gun Brad Richards providing the right boost at the right time. Plus, notes from around the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2011
  5. NHL - Los Angeles Kings trade for Mike Richards makes MVP candida...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg analyzes the offseason moves of the Los Angeles Kings, noting, in particular, the trade to bring in Mike Richards should make Anze Kopitar a strong candidate for the Art Ross Trophy.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  6. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings are legitimate contenders to...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek takes his weekly dip into his mailbag, answering questions on Detroit's Stanley Cup chances, the Coyotes' future in Phoenix, and the potential for the Kings to rebound against the Sharks.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  7. Playoff feel in battle of East contenders

    Pierre LeBrun

    TAMPA, Fla. -- On a night when the folks at the St. Pete Times Forum were treated to playoff-type hockey two months before the real thing, the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning left the same sheet of ice feeling pretty good about themselves...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  8. 2010 NHL playoffs: Conn Smythe Trophy contenders heading into Sta...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Over the past few years, Scott Burnside and I have had the occasional chance to be among the handful of scribes who vote for the Conn Smythe Trophy, a task we take with serious responsibility. As such, here's how I'm handicapping the field before the...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  9. 2010 Winter Classic: Will latest outdoor tilt be turning point fo...

    Scott Burnside

    In Classics past, the outdoor game has provided the stage for teams to make a statement. So what will we see from the Flyers and Bruins at Fenway Park?

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2009
  10. Flyers-Bruins Preview

    Flyers-Bruins Preview

    Preview | December 13, 2009
  11. NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals and more face rough...

    E.J. Hradek

    Teams that fancy themselves as Cup favorites must navigate the NHL schedule's rough patches.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2009
  12. Bruins-Flyers Preview

    Bruins-Flyers Preview

    Preview | February 03, 2009
  13. Why is Philly struggling? Here are two reasons all too familiar t...

    Scott Burnside

    If you're wondering why the Flyers are in the middle of a free fall, you can point to two reasons all to familiar to Philly fans: concussions and the lack of a bona fide No. 1 netminder.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2008
  14. Biron's 38 saves lead Flyers past Devils

    Martin Biron made 38 saves in his second straight shutout and Philadelphia proved again it is back as a Stanley Cup contender, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-0 on Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 18, 2007