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We’re deep into the summer, yet one of the greatest Danish hockey players of all time remains without a contract. Jannik Hansen should have more in the tank, but one sub-par season has demolished his value on the market. This begs the question, what’s next for Jannik Hansen? Where’s Hansen’s Value Lies For nearly a
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A number of free agents lingering as the deadline approaches, and still they might not be the biggest priorities for the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs – Kyle Dubas. Following an early first-round exit at the hands of the Boston Bruins this spring, the Maple Leafs will be looking to add the
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Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. This was true for the 2017-18 Boston Bruins who fell short of their ultimate goal of winning a Stanley Cup following a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second-round of the postseason. Related: Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18 Though the Bruins were unable to capture hockey’s
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There’s no reason to panic when a team holds a 3-2 series lead in a playoff series. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems worth identifying, however, and that is very much the case when looking at this Bruins team that has dropped two games to the Toronto Maple Leafs with the most recent loss featuring
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As hard as it is to believe, we’ve come to the end of yet another NHL regular season. For the sixth consecutive year, the Arizona Coyotes are on the outside of the playoffs looking in, but there are reasons for optimism going forward. Rookie forward Clayton Keller emerged as a legitimate superstar this season, while
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With the 2017-18 season in the books, the Detroit Red Wings will once again head into the offseason without a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. This marks the second year in a row that the Red Wings missed the playoffs after a quarter-century of qualifying. While a rebuild is just what the doctor
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With just one week to go in the regular season, the Arizona Coyotes are still playing hard despite having been unofficially eliminated from playoff contention since early November. In the words of head coach Rick Tocchet, this team could easily have “packed it in” for the year, but they haven’t – they’re 16-8-2 since Feb.
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As the NHL’s regular season winds down, one would expect that the Arizona Coyotes, who have essentially been eliminated from playoff contention since early November, would pack it in and simply “go through the motions” over the final few weeks as they look forward to a long offseason with their families. However, they’ve done just
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After missing the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, the Boston Bruins have punched their ticket to the postseason for the second straight year. It’s been a year of ups and downs for the Bruins who have undoubtedly exceeded all expectations that could have been placed upon them this season. Despite the constant battle with injuries
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. The Anaheim Ducks are back in third place in the Pacific Division following three consecutive victories. After a dispiriting 4-2 home loss to the St. Louis Blues on March 12, Anaheim turned the homestand around with wins over
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Whenever a player is rumored to be on the market, there’s usually a fairly even split among fans regarding whether their team should acquire the player or avoid them like the plague.The latter remains true even if the acquisition comes with no risk. An example of this would be the Bruins potentially signing a veteran
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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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