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  1. NHL playoffs 2010 - Despite 3-0 hole, don't expect San Jose Shark...

    E.J. Hradek

    The situation is dire for the San Jose Sharks, but don't expect them to roll over and play dead. Lead-by-example D Dan Boyle will see to that.

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2010
  2. NHL playoffs 2010 - Philly flies out to an early lead over Montre...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek was on hand to witness the Flyers' dominant Game 1 victory over the Canadiens. He gives his 10 keys to the win and a shout-out to Antti Niemi, the star in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  3. Five Things We Learned: Brian Campbell should not make same mista...

    E.J. Hradek

    Our thoughts from Game 2 of the Western Conference finals: 1. Hockey is a game of mistakes. In overtime in Game 2, Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell made a whopper of a bad choice that led directly to Detroit's winning goal. The Hawks nearly benefi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2009
  4. Five Things We Learned: Turnovers, timely saves in Game 1 of West...

    E.J. Hradek

    In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals/Original Six matchup between Detroit and Chicago, experience triumphed over youth. In sports, that seems to happen. If the Hawks are smart (and they seem to be), they'll be looking to apply any lessons learn...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  5. I'll say it: I want a Sharks-Wings matchup in the West finals

    E.J. Hradek

    I'll say it: I'm hoping we get to see a Sharks-Red Wings Western Conference finals series. Hey, I don't mean to irritate the other 13 Western teams. I wish them all the best. Still, I want to see a best-of-seven series between the defending champs an...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2009
  6. Forsberg's tour de force

    E.J. Hradek

    It was obvious in Game 2. If the Wings don't contain Peter Forsberg, they have no hope.

    PackageStory | May 21, 2002
  7. NHL: Odds are against them, but New Jersey Devils could still mak...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek dips into his weekly mailbag to answer questions on the New Jersey Devils' playoff chances, the Red Wings' home woes and the underrated abilities of the Stars' Jamie Benn. The good news for Devils' fans: They're not out of it yet.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  8. NHL Trade Deadline -- Postdeadline winners and losers in the West...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek evaluates each team in the Western Conference following the flurry of trade deadline deals Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  9. NHL playoffs 2010: Chicago Blackhawks heading to Stanley Cup fina...

    E.J. Hradek

    The win cost Duncan Keith seven teeth, but the Blackhawks are moving on to the Stanley Cup finals after besting an impressed Rob Blake and the San Jose Sharks. Hradek looks at the Western Conference champs and where the loss leaves San Jose.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  10. Last chance for Sharks, Red Wings to make statement before playof...

    E.J. Hradek

    While I was focused on coaching changes, mob connections and multiple trade rumors, something snuck up on me. Tonight, the Western Conference's top two clubs -- the Sharks and Red Wings -- meet for the fourth and final time this regular season. It's...

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2009
  11. Five reasons the East can win

    E.J. Hradek

    Sure, the West has plenty of contenders, but E. J. Hradek gives you five reasons the East can walk away with its fourth straight Cup.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2007