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What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Griffin Schroeder, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. Coming back home was so nice. Until it wasn’t. Returning from a brutal stretch in eastern Canada temporarily put the Anaheim Ducks back on the winning track, but it all came crashing down in a disheartening defeat Sunday
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This isn’t the first time it’s been said, but hopefully, it will be the last. Brad Marchand is returning to the Bruins lineup Wednesday night after serving a five-game suspension for illegally elbowing New Jersey Devils’ forward Marcus Johansson, concussing him in the process. One of the best players on the entire planet, Marchand simply
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With the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, teams are finalizing their plans for the season and working on making moves. Whether those moves involve acquiring players for a playoff push, acquiring assets for the future or some combination of the two ultimately decides on the team in question. When talking about the Boston Bruins,
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It didn’t take long for the Bruins to return to their winning ways after suffering their first regulation loss in 19 games against the Anaheim Ducks. Despite the team still missing Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, Noel Acciari and now Anders Bjork, the Bruins showed no signs of slowing down Thursday night in a 3-1 victory
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It didn’t take long for bad injury luck to strike the Bruins after the team was relatively healthy for a few months. After being recalled on an emergency basis and playing in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, Anders Bjork was re-assigned to Providence for the All-Star Break before being recalled without the emergency
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Like every all-star event in every sport, there’s been conversation after conversation about which players were snubbed of the chance to play in the mid-season classic. For me, it was Toronto’s Frederik Andersen. While questions of why he wasn’t named to the team circulate, a bigger question remains on the table – who really cares?
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When a team is rolling the way the Boston Bruins have been, the hope is that nothing changes for as long as possible. Unfortunately, life isn’t always fair and things don’t always go as planned. For the Bruins, this was the case when Charlie McAvoy had surgery, Brad Marchand got suspended and Noel Acciari got
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It took a long time, but now if you visit the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, you’ll see a lineup of statues enshrining some of the most legendary players to play for the Maple Leafs. From Ted Kennedy to Mats Sundin and Johnny Bower to Borje Salming, the names represent a history of a storied
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Heart, energy, leadership and secondary scoring. These are all things that come to mind when thinking about Boston Bruins’ forward Sean Kuraly. It stands to reason, too, given his role on the team’s fourth line alongside Noel Acciari and Tim Schaller and how well that trio has played in Boston this season. One word that
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When looking at the 2017-18 Boston Bruins, one thing is abundantly clear; the team has more depth than any Bruins team has had in recent years. Arguably one of the deepest teams in the entire league, the Bruins are showing that they can roll four lines with confidence while also feeling comfortable in the fact
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This Boston Bruins team is the best the NHL has seen in years. From a Stanley Cup-winning team in the prime of their run with two appearances in a span of three seasons to missing the playoffs for two consecutive years, the Bruins have certainly seen their ups and downs in recent years. Still, with
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If there’s ever been a “year of the rookie” in the NHL, it simply has to be this year. In recent history, fans of NHL hockey have been spoiled with young stars like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel, Aaron Ekblad, Mitch Marner, William Nylander and many more – too many to name,
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New in the 2017-18 season, we will have an OHL column called the Sunday Seven. Once a week or thereabouts, we will go around the league and highlight seven stories of note and share analysis. This week, we celebrate the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and their 23-game winning streak by devoting more than half this
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. Another week, and another injury to a big-name player on the Anaheim Ducks. This time, veteran star and leading point scorer Corey Perry was the one to fall victim to Anaheim’s injury epidemic that long ago passed the
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We’re back and while we’ve missed the first quarter of the season, there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs. While our round table panel is relatively similar to the one we’ve carried over the last year, we did have to say goodbye to one of our panelist as
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Let’s start with the obvious for the Detroit Red Wings: there’s a lot to be desired after their pitiful 10-1 loss over the weekend to the average-at-best Montreal Canadiens. Just about every facet of the team failed during that Saturday night matchup. The flip side of the loss is that there’s only one way to
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. It was a busy, news-heavy week for the Anaheim Ducks, and not just because the club played four road games in six nights. The Ducks also executed a major trade, acquiring centers Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi from
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