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  1. Flames building optimism, says McLennan

    Katie Strang

    The Calgary Flames are not perceived as a team on the verge. They are not expected to set the NHL on fire. They are not expected to make the playoffs. They are not expected to be one of the top teams in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. T...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
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  4. Healthy Lightning have chance to win every night, says Pavel Kubi...

    Katie Strang

    Despite a disappointing playoff performance last spring, the Tampa Bay Lightning -- who were swept by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round -- actually may be one of the most intriguing teams to watch, with training camp just around the corner. ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
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  6. Brian Gionta sees Sabres in playoffs

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- A legion of hockey folks are predicting another train wreck of a season for the Buffalo Sabres. Brian Gionta knows that. He could care less. Further, he thinks his new squad is going to surprise a lot of folks this season. "My...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. Wild's concerns bigger than defending net

    Katie Strang

    It's no secret what topic will be dominating the headlines when the Minnesota Wild open training camp later this month. Despite making a significant step this spring -- advancing to the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs and taking the ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  8. Kelly excited to return after back surgery

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The crippling sensation Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly felt when his back locked up on him on April 8 forced him to miss the remaining four games of the regular season and both rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Prior to t...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  9. Rebuilding? Not the Wings, says Osgood

    Katie Strang

    The Detroit Red Wings are a revered franchise, steeped in history and with a long winning tradition. For 23 seasons and counting, the Wings have made the playoffs and are aiming to keep that streak intact. And though they boast some of the bigges...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  10. LeClair: Flyers a playoff team under Hextall

    Katie Strang

    A member of the Philadelphia Flyers' legendary "Legion of Doom" line, John LeClair played in front of goaltender Ron Hextall for five years. LeClair knows what Hextall is like on the ice, inside the dressing room and as a pivotal member of a succe...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  11. Nolan: Sharks are still a 'good' team

    Katie Strang

    After a short postseason run that ended in stunning fashion, the San Jose Sharks have had an entire summer to live with the bitter disappointment of last spring. Up three games to none against the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference quart...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  12. College Football Playoff will only enhance sport's greatest quali...

    Ted Miller

    Unlike professional sports, how college football crowns its champion is not what makes it so appealing. Instead, it's the pageantry, the controversy, the regionalism -- all of which will only be enhanced by the College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  13. Tkachuk likes the Blues' building plan

    Katie Strang

    No one was happy in St. Louis when the highly touted Blues made a hasty exit from the 2014 NHL playoffs. The Blues built a 2-0 series edge against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference quarterfinals only to surrender that lead to their...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  14. Kane wins title, MVP in hometown league

    Scott Powers

    Patrick Kane has a knack for scoring clutch playoff goals regardless of the jersey he's wearing. The Chicago Blackhawks star and Buffalo native led Milli Vanilli to the Fattey Hockey League title by scoring five of his team's 10 goals in back-to-b...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  15. Jackets aren't a one-hit wonder, says Modin

    Katie Strang

    Since retirement, former NHL player and Stanley Cup champion Fredrik Modin has put down roots in Columbus, Ohio, where he played for the Blue Jackets for four seasons. What he witnessed with his former club's surprising run to the playoffs last sp...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  16. #ESPNplayerNHL: Lightning's best?

    Sarah Goldstein

    Attention, Lightning fans: We need to hear from you. We want to know whom you consider the face of the Tampa Bay franchise. The team has played 21 seasons, won one Stanley Cup and made seven postseason appearances. Which player has meant t...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  17. Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh Penguins to have arthroscopic surgery...

    Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to repair damage that "impeded his performance in the postseason," a source close to the star told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  18. Stastny addition sets up Blues for playoffs

    Scott Burnside

    After yet another disappointing playoff exit for the Cup-hungry St. Louis Blues, there was a lot of debate about just how they might get over the hump. Or would they ever? The acquisition of netminder Ryan Miller at the 2014 trade deadline at grea...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  19. Devils get offensive help in Cammalleri

    Scott Burnside

    The New Jersey Devils ranked 27th in the NHL in goals per game (2.4) last season, a key reason they missed the playoffs for the second straight year after a surprise run to the 2012 Stanley Cup finals. And for years the Devils have had to steel th...

    Blog | July 01, 2014