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  1. Five Things We Learned: Brian Campbell's on-ice choices continue ...

    E.J. Hradek

    How do you ruin a Sunday afternoon in Chicago? Invite the Red Wings to town. After the holiday weekend results, it seems the Wings and Penguins are primed for a Cup finals rematch. Here are five things to think about: 1. Chicago coach Joel Quennevil...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  2. Five Things We Learned: Brian Campbell should not make same mista...

    E.J. Hradek

    Our thoughts from Game 2 of the Western Conference finals: 1. Hockey is a game of mistakes. In overtime in Game 2, Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell made a whopper of a bad choice that led directly to Detroit's winning goal. The Hawks nearly benefi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2009
  3. Five Things We Learned: Seven-defensemen plan working for Pittsbu...

    E.J. Hradek

    High-tempo action, terrific goaltending and a pair of young brothers at each other's throats ... welcome to the Eastern Conference finals! Here are five things that stood out in Game 1 between the Penguins and Hurricanes: 1. I have to say, the fi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  4. Five Things We Learned: Turnovers, timely saves in Game 1 of West...

    E.J. Hradek

    In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals/Original Six matchup between Detroit and Chicago, experience triumphed over youth. In sports, that seems to happen. If the Hawks are smart (and they seem to be), they'll be looking to apply any lessons learn...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  5. Five Things We Learned: Anaheim Ducks go down fighting, Zdeno Cha...

    E.J. Hradek

    1. The Ducks are done, but boy, these guys didn't go down without a fight. I didn't expect anything less from a team led by such accomplished players as Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger and Teemu Selanne. Those are three names you will someday see in...

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2009
  6. Five Things We Learned: Net worth, struggling blue lines and cele...

    E.J. Hradek

    WASHINGTON -- The air came out of the balloon pretty quickly Wednesday night. The Penguins took no prisoners in a decisive 6-2 win over the Capitals. Here are five things that stood out for me: 1. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury didn't have to put...

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2009
  7. Five Things: Detroit Red Wings need more out of pavel Datsyuk; Bo...

    E.J. Hradek

    And just like that, we have three Game 7s! I get the feeling the league would love to bottle this second round. It's been something special. And it's not over yet. Here are five things to consider when thinking about the remaining days of the confere...

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2009
  8. Five Things We Learned: Roberto Luongo not so super in net, Bosto...

    E.J. Hradek

    These Stanley Cup playoffs just keep getting better and better. What a night! After pondering Monday's on-ice and off-ice events, here are five things that make sense to me: 1. The Bruins upped the physical ante during their 4-0 Game 5 win over the ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2009
  9. Five Things We Learned: Walker's hit, Canucks' uncertain future, ...

    E.J. Hradek

    It was another wild weekend in the chase for the Stanley Cup. The Bruins, Capitals, Ducks and Canucks find themselves on the brink of elimination. The clock is ticking, guys. Here are five things that grabbed my attention: 1. You should have pencile...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009
  10. Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock wins battle of the line chan...

    E.J. Hradek

    The Red Wings looked very much like themselves in an impressive 6-3 win over the Ducks at the Honda Center in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinals series. The battle between the last two Cup winners has been reduced to a best-of-three. Here ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  11. Detroit Red Wings' top trio not getting job done versus Anaheim D...

    E.J. Hradek

    After watching Game 3 of the Wings-Ducks series, I have just one request: Can we make this a best-of-15 series? I just love watching these two teams test each other. This is great stuff. Here are five things that caught my eye during the Ducks' 2-1 w...

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2009
  12. Cam Ward loves playoff hockey; Washington Capitals' Mike Green re...

    E.J. Hradek

    Here are five difference-makers from a weekend of second-round games: 1. Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward just loves spring hockey. He proved that again Sunday night in Boston. In the third period of Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinals serie...

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2009
  13. Five Things We Learned: Anaheim Ducks flat-out better; more bad t...

    E.J. Hradek

    And so, we bid adieu to the Sharks and Flames. With just two games remaining in the first round, here are five things on my mind: 1. Here's the bottom line about the first-round California classic between San Jose and Anaheim: If you watched the ser...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2009
  14. Five Things We Learned: Sidney Crosby on fire; Calgary Flames nee...

    E.J. Hradek

    Here are five things I noticed during our second wild weekend of playoff hockey: 1. For my money, Saturday night's Ducks-Sharks Game 5 battle was the best game of the weekend. The Presidents' Trophy-winning Sharks avoided another early playoff depar...

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2009
  15. Five Things We Learned: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau need to ste...

    E.J. Hradek

    Here are five quick things from another terrific night of playoff hockey: 1. Who knew a second-round playoff exit looked so good? The Sharks couldn't have looked any more demoralized than they did in the final seconds of their 4-0 loss to the Ducks ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  16. Five Things We Learned: Change is coming for Montreal Canadiens

    E.J. Hradek

    Didn't we just start the first round? Through Wednesday night's action, two teams are already gone and two more could disappear Thursday. Here are five things we spied on the eighth night of the Stanley Cup playoffs: 1. Rangers sophomore pivot Brand...

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2009