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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. NHL: Anthony Stewart, Clarke MacArthur, and St. Louis Blues among...

    E.J. Hradek

    Election Day in the U.S. is a few weeks off, but E.J. Hradek uses that as the theme for his "Monday 10," a look at interesting trends from the first few weeks. Clarke MacArthur could win the Rocket Richard trophy? Indeed -- and nine other "whoa" moments.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2010
  3. NHL playoffs 2010 - On Jumbo Joe, Nicklas Lidstrom's future and t...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek spent an entire weekend watching playoff hockey; in that respect, he's no different than you or I. But his observations -- on Jumbo Joe, Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart, the Coyotes and the Blackhawks -- have a deeper meaning. Dive in.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  4. NHL playoffs 2010 - E.J. Hradek: Now, more than ever, the San Jos...

    E.J. Hradek

    Hockey's a funny game, eh? Remember Dan Boyle's accidental overtime own-goal? Yea... about that... the Sharks haven't lost since it happened. It's all about hunger and balance in NorCal these days. E.J. Hradek explains.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  5. NHL playoffs 2010 - E.J. Hradek: The Red Wings looked bad against...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek chimes in with thoughts on Game 1 of San Jose vs. Detroit, 2010 Western semis. Was the short turnaround what affected the Wings? Naw, as Mike Babcock noted: there was "zero" effect from that element. Plus: stars and unsungs.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2010
  6. NHL — Reaction to the Team Canada Olympic roster announceme...

    E.J. Hradek

    Well, after months of speculation, Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman and his management team (associate directors Ken Holland, Doug Armstrong and Kevin Lowe) released their 23-man Olympic roster. And, it was quite a show -- in front of 3,0...

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2009
  7. NHL — Picking the rosters for the U.S. and Canadian Olympic...

    E.J. Hradek

    Pardon the interruption (where have I heard that before?), but I've decided to spend my last blog before the Christmas break on my choices for the US and Canadian Olympic teams. I will get back to my usual rookie/prospect-based Wednesday blogging nex...

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2009
  8. NHL — Why Georges Laraque may be slapped with a huge suspen...

    E.J. Hradek

    Let me start this edition of the Monday10 by telling you that I use one of those space-aged composite sticks - just like the NHL stars - when I lace 'em up with senior league legends Dave Nichols and Chet Lawson. Having said that; I can tell you that...

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2009
  9. NHL — Five questions with San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLell...

    E.J. Hradek

    You probably didn't know that San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan had a brief five-game stint as a player in the NHL. During the 1987-88 season, he had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who selected him with the 104th overall pick in the 1...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2009
  10. NHL — Breaking down openers for Washington Capitals, Montre...

    E.J. Hradek

    OK, fellow puckheads, we've made it through the preseason! That's a happy, happy day. Well, at least it is for me. No more meaningless games. And, for the first time in a few years, we're going to start the regular season in North America. The Premie...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2009
  11. 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
  12. Crosby, Luongo should win this season

    E.J. Hradek

    The regular season is winding down, and our E.J. Hradek has awards on the brain. Here are his picks for the Hart and other major honors.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2007
  13. Good news keeps Bruin

    E.J. Hradek

    Signing Joe Thornton to a one-year extention locks up the Bruins linchpin until the CBA expires.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2002