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  1. NHL - Toronto Maple Leafs' Franson surviving the fishbowl

    Katie Strang

    What's it like to play in the biggest fishbowl of the NHL? Exactly how bad was it after that Nashville loss? And what is it going to take for the Toronto Maple Leafs to get back to the playoffs? Leafs defenseman Cody Franson answers that and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2014
  2. Red Wings, Blue Jackets looking strong; Canadiens, Rangers falter...

    Katie Strang

    Trending up Detroit Red Wings: Expecting the Wings to make their 23rd consecutive playoff appearance is one thing, but not too many folks envisioned them competing for the top spot in the Atlantic Division with teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning,...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  3. Wings, Bolts looking strong out East; Flyers, Sens hit the skids

    Katie Strang

    Trending up Detroit Red Wings: Many times in years past, the Wings have proved to be a team you can't afford to overlook, and that is the case again this season, as they aim to make their 24th straight playoff appearance. With a win against the Vanc...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  4. 2014-15 NHL season preview -- Five disasters waiting to happen

    Katie Strang

    Katie Strang looks at five NHL disasters waiting to happen, including the potential implosion of the San Jose Sharks and coach-player discord for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Rapid Reaction: Kings 3, Rangers 2 (2OT)

    Katie Strang

    LOS ANGELES -- And what a way to do it. In one of the most breathtaking, heart-pounding stretches of playoff hockey this spring (maybe ever), the Kings finally ended it in double overtime on Alec Martinez's Cup-clinching goal and knocked off the New ...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  14. Brad Richards regression led to demotion

    Katie Strang

    LOS ANGELES -- No matter where Brad Richards plays in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals Friday night at Staples Center, it will not compare to where he spent the final two matches of the 2013 postseason -- watching from the press box. But that does...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  15. Dejected Rangers vow to go out swinging

    Katie Strang

    NEW YORK -- Maybe it was to serve as a reminder of what they are still playing for heading into Game 4. Maybe it was simply an oversight, a function of a bleary-eyed staff misplacing a rug in the aftermath of yet another demoralizing loss. The New...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  16. Nash's no-show all too familiar for Rangers

    Katie Strang

    NEW YORK -- There is no consolation when you're losing, no silver lining when you are just one game shy of being swept. So forget that Rick Nash was as energetic and engaged as he has been this entire postseason, driving the net with purpose and p...

    Blog | June 10, 2014