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  1. Damien Cox: How will NHL benefit from competitive postseason play...

    Damien Cox

    How much will the NHL benefit from having its most competitive second round in almost a quarter-century? It's hard to say.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2009
  2. Damien Cox: Why a little thing called history could get in way of...

    Damien Cox

    Boston posted one of its best regular seasons in years. The Bruins enter the playoffs with the upper hand and a healthy lineup -- the right recipe to upend rival Montreal. Except there's all this history ...

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2009
  3. Some expect Crosby to elevate NHL in first Cup finals, but is tha...

    Damien Cox

    Once upon a time, Magic and Bird revived the NBA. Should we expect the same thing from Sidney Crosby in his first trip to the Cup finals? Asking the 20-year-old to save the NHL isn't exactly realistic.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  4. Flyers' comeback truly resembles their Broad Street glory days

    Damien Cox

    Last season, the Flyers fired their coach, saw their GM resign and posted an NHL-worst season. Now, Philly is in the conference finals. Here's how the team pulled off one of the greatest turnarounds in NHL history.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2008
  5. Canadiens and history, getting the best of these Bruins

    Damien Cox

    There are problems, and then there are near curses, and the Bruins are in a losing trance when it comes to the Canadiens.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2008
  6. Did those deals work? We need more time to tell

    Damien Cox

    Teams made big trade-deadline deals back in February for just this purpose -- a long playoff run. But will it really work? It's too soon to tell.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2008
  7. Deadline deals? Ducks, Sens prove you don't need them

    Damien Cox

    The Ducks and Senators made it all the way to the Cup finals without making a blockbuster deadline deal. Could that success ultimately kill the entire concept of the big trade?

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2007
  8. You don't have to love Sabres, but at least what they represent

    Damien Cox

    While you don't have to root for the Sabres to win the Cup or the East finals, you should at least appreciate what the team represents: a little excitement.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2007
  9. Emery leading the Sens ... in his own way

    Damien Cox

    Ray Emery is the NHLer who refuses to fit in, yet refuses to be typecast as the rebel. He may not let us in, but he is on the verge of reaching the Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2007
  10. Sabres' woes go beyond just the power play

    Damien Cox

    The same question keeps creeping up on the Sabres: where's their A game? Damien Cox has a list of ways for them to find it.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2007
  11. As always, there's pressure to perform in net

    Damien Cox

    They will be at the center of every game, usually the hero and often the goat, talked about more than any other player. They are the goaltenders.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2007
  12. Why didn't Canadians see this team coming?

    Damien Cox

    Who are those guys? The Oilers are still alive in the playoffs and Damien Cox wonders why Canadians didn't see this coming.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2006
  13. This story might give you an upper-body injury

    Damien Cox

    It's time to end the farce that is the teams' method of reporting injuries in the playoffs, writes Damien Cox.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2006
  14. This year's finals of mostly local interest

    Damien Cox

    Don't expect Flames-Lightning to ignite into high-scoring, heart-stopping hockey Monday just because it will be Game 7 of the finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2004
  15. Will Tampa preserve the Cup and the game?

    Damien Cox

    Not all Canadians are fans of the Flames, and their concerns extend further south than Calgary.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2004
  16. Thomas rescues finals from doldrums

    Damien Cox

    The Stanley Cup finals were on the verge of being an afterthought. Then along came Steve Thomas.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2003