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  1. Skeptic's 2012-13 review: Ilya walks away

    Paul Grant

    A skeptic's daily take on five things we learned from the 2012-13 NHL season: 5. Ilya Kovalchuk skates: Today, we present you with two problems: On one side, the financially struggling New Jersey Devils. On the other, a homesick Ilya Kovalchuk. Th...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. Skeptic's 2012-13 review: Howlin' for you

    Paul Grant

    A skeptic's daily take on five things we learned from the 2012-13 NHL season: 4. Coyotes are ugly: The Phoenix Coyotes were saved, in a manner of speaking, at the 47th hour after Glendale council voted in favor of a resolution that would help new ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  3. Skeptic's 2012-13 review: General mania

    Paul Grant

    A skeptic's daily take on five things we learned from the 2012-13 NHL season: 3. Some GMs get a waiver: Take Pittsburgh's Ray Shero and Philadelphia's Paul Holmgren, for instance. Both are accomplished; both have made good personnel moves in the p...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  4. Skeptic's 2012-13 review: shorter is better

    Paul Grant

    A skeptic's daily take on five things we learned from the 2012-13 NHL season: 2. Shorter is better: Complaining about the length of the NHL season usually is done by nitpicking casual fans and trolling haters. But you can't deny that the compresse...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  5. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Alex Ovechkin falls again; is there anything...

    Scott Burnside

    1. The hits just keep on coming for Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. After failing to lead the 2010 Russian Olympic team past the quarterfinal round in Vancouver (they were ousted by archrival Sidney Crosby and the Canadian team), Ovechkin's t...

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  6. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Five Things We Learned

    Pierre LeBrun

    1. Flyers fans, this is what happens when one of your own decides to slash the car tires of a veteran and respected hockey writer (Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette). The ghosts of the Montreal Forum beat you in Game 3, a 5-1 win for the bleu, blanc...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  7. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Michael Leighton, Evgeni Nabokov, Antti Niem...

    Scott Burnside

    1. OK, four goalies are left in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, and is there one whom you would have considered a top-notch goalie at the start of the regular season? Jaroslav Halak was the backup in Montreal, Michael Leighton was the backup in Caroli...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  8. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak wil...

    Scott Burnside

    1. Here's what we love about Montreal coach Jacques Martin, apart from his rapier-like wit: He has no compunctions about yanking netminder Jaroslav Halak the moment things go sideways. Some will view this as some sort of punishment, or a statement ab...

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  9. Five things we learned from Monday

    Pierre LeBrun

    1. It was an innocent tweet on my part, just a random thought, and the responses came flooding in from Habs fans. I wondered after Max Lapierre-turned-Guy Lafleur scored the eventual winner Monday night to force a seventh and deciding game with the...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  10. Five things we learned from Monday

    Pierre LeBrun

    1. It was an innocent tweet on my part, just a random thought, and the responses came flooding in from Habs fans. I wondered after Max Lapierre-turned-Guy Lafleur scored the eventual winner Monday night to force a seventh and deciding game with the...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  11. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Vancouver Canucks' Alexandre Burrows sends w...

    Scott Burnside

    1. Good to see some things never change. With the game out of hand and the Vancouver Canucks being embarrassed on home ice, Alexandre Burrows -- king of the hit from behind, the trash talk and the cheap shot -- crashed into Dave Bolland from behind n...

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2010
  12. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Drew Doughty is da bomb; Sabres can't surviv...

    Pierre LeBrun

    DETROIT -- Here are five things we learned Monday night in the world of playoff hockey: 1. Drew Doughty is indeed the bomb. The 20-year-old Olympic gold medalist lit up the Vancouver Canucks with a four-point night and confirmed his status as one of...

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2010
  13. 2010 NHL Playoffs -- Five things we learned from Thursday night's...

    Scott Burnside

    1. We say anything can happen in the playoffs. While it's technically true, "anything" sometimes doesn't happen very often. For instance, after Tomas Plekanec gave Montreal a 1-0 series lead over Washington with his overtime winner Thursday, both eig...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  14. Stars seeing reversal of fortune against Red Wings

    Scott Burnside

    What are the five things we learned this weekend? The Stars are seeing a reversal of fortune against the Red Wings and the Panthers made another poor front-office move.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2008
  15. Line changes working for Penguins, Flyers

    Scott Burnside

    What are the five things we learned Thursday? Those line changes worked for the Flyers and Penguins and we're still questioning some non-calls.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2008
  16. Are the Stars really alive out West? Will Canucks fire Vigneault?...

    Scott Burnside

    What are the five things we learned Wednesday? We'll need to see more before we believe Dallas is really alive in the West finals, and there's more drama in the NHL's coaching carousel.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2008