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  1. 121 (or So) Things to Love During the NHL Playoffs

    Sarah Larimer

    Have you been following hockey this year? It's cool! No worries. Everyone's busy. I totally get that. To help you catch up, here's a short but incomplete list of a few things to watch during the NHL postseason, which starts today. In n...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Your Guide to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Sean McIndoe

    "We've got to roll four lines." Expect to hear a lot of that in the next few weeks during the Stanley Cup playoffs, which open tonight. This time of year, every coach is overcome by an almost fanatical desire to roll...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Get in the Ring: Celebrating the ’88-’89 Red Wings

    Sean McIndoe

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Hockeytown Endures

    Katie Baker

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Good-bye, NHL Regular Season!

    Sean McIndoe

    Well, that final NHL weekend was a bit of a dud. When the Stars shut out the Blues on Friday night to clinch a wild card, it meant that all 16 playoff spots had been wrapped up, with two days remaining. That left Sunday night's Dallas-Ph...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. NHL Grab Bag: Are You Mad About Bishop's Injury? (Please Say...

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: We are all...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  7. A New Leaf: Brendan Shanahan Joins Toronto's Front Office

    Sean McIndoe

    This morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs officially confirmed the rumor that's been the talk of hockey for the past 48 hours: Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan is leaving his post as the head of the NHL's department of player safety to...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  8. Grantland’s NHL Regular-Season Awards

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL regular season wraps up this weekend. In theory, that would be the time to post a "season in review" piece. But let's face it, we'll all be 100 percent focused on watching our teams head toward the play...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  9. The Toronto Maple Leafs, this year's test case for old-schoo...

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    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. Mike Gillis, who last week said he wasn't sure if he'd ...

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    Blog | April 08, 2014
  11. Their Own Personal Hell: Breaking Down the Devils' Shootout ...

    Sean McIndoe

    The New Jersey Devils' line in the NHL standings may be the saddest thing in the hockey world. They sit at 34-29-16, good for 84 points in 79 games, which leaves them three points behind Columbus for the final Eastern Conference playoff...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  12. Finding Common Ground With Yasiel Puig and Alex Ovechkin

    Michael Baumann

    At their best, player comparisons are an easy shorthand for scouts and analysts to describe an athlete to an unfamiliar audience. More often, they're a lazy heuristic that strips that description of its nuance. Doug McDermott is a 6-foot-8...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  13. The Best Possible NHL First-Round Matchups — Ranked!

    Sean McIndoe

    With 10 days left in the season, the NHL's playoff picture is coming into focus. Over the past few weeks, we've spent plenty of time looking at the various bubble teams that are scrambling to earn the final playoff spots. But toda...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  14. Your Guide to the Rest of the NHL Regular Season

    Sean McIndoe

    Today is April 1, which means two things: Any minute now, the Toronto Maple Leafs will shout "April Fools'!" and we'll all have a good laugh about the series of increasingly dumb things they've spent...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  15. Canadian Tire Fire: A Nation in (Hockey) Crisis

    Sean McIndoe

    Is this godforsaken season going to be over any time soon? I'm asking for an entire country. And no, I don't mean winter, although come to think of it, that works, too. I mean the NHL's regular season. Or, as it&r...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. The Cold Never Bothered Him Anyway

    Katie Baker

    Some coaches mess with sunflower seeds, others chew gum. But as he stalks the bench, Mike Keenan gnaws on shards of ice, as if to toughen up while cooling down. It's a tic he cribbed early in his career from Scotty Bowman, the legendary NHL coac...

    Blog | March 27, 2014