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  1. NHL Tankapalooza! The Race to the Bottom and Two of the Biggest P...

    Katie Baker

    How appropriate that the 2015 NHL draft will be in Sunrise, Florida! A new day will dawn; we'll smile toward it and squint. The fishermen will intuit some fine catches coming their way any minute. Adolescents with angry skin will wear hats...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs: What to Watch for in the Winter Classi...

    Katie Baker

    Neither the Detroit Red Wings nor the Toronto Maple Leafs can be all too pleased with their long-awaited star turns as this year's Winter Classic participants. The weeks leading up to the NHL's annual showcase game, held this year at the University o...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  3. The cup-caliber teams out West and the rest of the week in the NH...

    Katie Baker

    The best teams in the league aren't out East. Plus, the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  4. A Big Week for Backups

    Katie Baker

    The first star of Sunday's OHL game between the Erie Otters and the Niagara IceDogs was a goaltender who allowed 13 goals on 45 shots in a 13-4 loss. Of course, he was also wearing skates that were far too small, a jersey that had been hastily ass...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  5. Coldhearted: Shane Doan, the Phoenix Coyotes, Jason Spezza, and t...

    Katie Baker

    The continued struggles of the Capitals, the surprising success of the Coyotes, and the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  6. Coldhearted on the Red Wings' win streak, looming trades, and the...

    Katie Baker

    Plus: Looming trades, the Blackhawks' slump, and the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  7. The Real Winner of All-Star Weekend

    Katie Baker

    "I won't lie," Montreal goalie Carey Price told to NBC Sports during the NHL All-Star Game, seconds after a reflexive glove save left Ottawa's Jason Spezza chuckling in disbelief and NBC's announcers remarking that they wished there was a way Price c...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  8. Jonathan Quick's Frustrating All-Star Season

    Katie Baker

    In his 42 starts, Jonathan Quick has given up an average of 1.93 goals per game, making him one of just four NHL goaltenders with a GAA below two. Unfortunately, he's been having this All-Star season behind the league's lowest-scoring team, the L.A. ...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  9. Goalies of the Week

    Katie Baker

    Two weeks ago, the Minnesota Wild came thisclose to having a 51-year old embroidery store owner named Paul Deutsch suit up as an emergency backup goalie. The Wild's top guy, Niklas Backstrom, was scratched late on game day, Josh Harding would be star...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  10. Goalies Of The Week

    Katie Baker

    Less than a week before the beginning of the season, an article about the Phoenix Coyotes in the Arizona Republic had this to say about the team's personnel in net: "Mike Smith, who calls parts of his game 'a work in progress,' will be in goal when t...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  11. Katie Baker on the Dallas Stars, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Eric ...

    Katie Baker

    It's just too bad the Dallas Stars play to empty houses — plus the rest of the week in hockey.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  12. Goalies Of The Week

    Katie Baker

    The NHL's last remaining undefeated team, the Washington Capitals, went into Edmonton Thursday night with an intimidating squad and a goalie, Tomas Vokoun, who last week was named one of the league's top three stars. But the Oilers, despite being out...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  13. Goalies of the Week

    Katie Baker

    There may be no position in all of sports that can more single-handedly and consistently alter the course of a single game, a playoff series, or an entire season than a hockey goalie. (And there's certainly no position in all of sports — or, re...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  14. Mike Modano Says Goodbye

    Katie Baker

    When the gloriously mulleted and barely 18 years old Mike Modano was drafted no. 1 overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1988 NHL Draft, he was so nervous that he stood on stage clutching his new no. 9 jersey in his, as he described them, "clam...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  15. Hockey's Hopefuls

    Katie Baker

    Outside the Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., a man talked on his cell phone and described the scene inside the rink. "You should see them," he said. "They all walk in together and they all wear the same thing. They've got on these jackets...

    Blog | September 16, 2011