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  1. 2011 NHL playoffs: Predicting a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup fina...

    E.J. Hradek

    In his farewell blog post for ESPN Insider, E.J. Hradek recaps San Jose's Thursday night win over Detroit and predicts a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup final.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  2. Penn State men's, women's hockey programs to move from club level...

    E.J. Hradek

    Penn State has made the long-rumored decision to take its men's and women's hockey programs from the club level to Division I.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2010
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins get big nights from Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 2-1 Game 6 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night: • First things first. That was a heck of a hockey game! I thought both teams really dug in and battled all ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  4. 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
  5. Five Things We've Learned: More bad luck for Jordan Staal, Pittsb...

    E.J. Hradek

    Two hat tricks in one game ... wow! Here are five observations from a whale of a hockey game between the Penguins and Capitals: 1. Penguins center Jordan Staal had some tough luck in his club's 4-3 Game 2 loss. On Washington's second goal (which tie...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Five Things We Learned: Martin Brodeur should have no beef over C...

    E.J. Hradek

    OK, I know we've seen a lot of really good hockey games during the past seven days, but I think Tuesday night was pretty special. Here are five things that stood out for me: 1. San Jose's Dan Boyle and Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer are listed as defen...

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2009
  10. New York Rangers sign Boston University's Matt Gilroy to multiyea...

    E.J. Hradek

    Boston University free agent defenseman Matt Gilroy has signed a multiyear contract with the Rangers, sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2009
  11. Hockey parents can learn from Milan Lucic's example

    E.J. Hradek

    Boston Globe writer John Powers penned a terrific feature on Bruins power forward Milan Lucic. There's a lot more to the burly winger than meets the eye. You can check it out here. As I read it, I quickly gained a great appreciation for Lucic's will...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2009
  12. Tuesday night preview: The games with the most playoff implicatio...

    E.J. Hradek

    In the hockey business, March doesn't go out like a lamb. Instead, the month is like those silly, hard-to-open toys on the floor of my house and transforms into something more threatening. April! Once April arrives on Wednesday, even a fool like me...

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2009
  13. Super Sunday's good (Ovie), bad (unis) and ugly

    E.J. Hradek

    As you know, the NHL doesn't go away on Super Bowl Sunday. They do, however, play a bit of an abbreviated schedule. There were just three games and they all took place in the afternoon. In case you were up to your elbows in guacamole dip, chicken win...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2009
  14. EJ Hradek: Should Bruce Springsteen play Super Bowl halftime show...

    E.J. Hradek

    A Bruce fan weighs in: Is Springsteen's Super Bowl halftime show something to be pumped about?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2009
  15. NHL, union continue World Cup of Hockey talks

    E.J. Hradek

    If you're a fan of elite international competitions, you'll be happy to hear the NHL and the NHL Players' Association are working toward staging another World Cup of Hockey tournament in the not-too-distant future. According to an informed source, t...

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2009
  16. Winter Classic: Players to watch

    E.J. Hradek

    If you don't get to watch too much hockey, you'll be looking to see how the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks respond to the unusual conditions at Wrigley Field. Based on Thursday's weather forecast (which is pretty good at this point), the su...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2008