Fatigue Is No Excuse for Canadiens Goalie Price

If anything, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has just explained away his horrible start to the season. That doesn’t absolve him from blame. Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Carey Price – (Dominick Gravel-USA TODAY Sports) In a story that made the rounds this past weekend, Price was reported as having suffered from chronic fatigue during the early going of this season, which has statistically been one of his worst….

January 22, 2018
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Rene Rancourt – Legend Behind the Mic

After more than 40 years behind the microphone, Bruins’ legendary anthem singer Rene Rancourt will retire at the end of the season. He will be honored by the team before the last game of the regular season, Apr. 8 against the Florida Panthers. Rancourt has become a staple at Bruins’ home games. From his operatic renditions of the anthem to the multiple fist pumps to rile up the crowd, he…

January 22, 2018
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Dylan Larkin Needs Some Help

Dylan Larkin has taken a huge step forward from a drastic sophomore slump last season, but with the right linemates, he could be doing more. Larkin has grown in nearly every aspect of the game since last April. He’s establishing himself as a true center, scoring consistently, successfully killing penalties and driving play. The 22-year-old has seven goals, 29 assists, and 36 points through 45 games with the Detroit Red…

January 22, 2018
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What Is Koekkoek’s Future with the Lightning?

It’s nearly a month before the trade deadline and rumors are beginning to spread about certain players being available. The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to be buyers come February 26 as they sit at the top of the Eastern Conference. However, there have recently been rumors regarding the Lightning’s defenseman Slater Koekkoek, who has drawn interest from around the league. On a recent segment of Sportsnet’s Saturday Headlines, Nick…

January 22, 2018
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Grieving the Canadiens Lost Season

For fans of the Montreal Canadiens, this year has been a fiasco. This was not mere misfortune we are talking about, and it cannot be properly described as hard luck. It was a calamitous collapse of epic proportions. An unmitigated disaster. A catastrophe brought about by hubris and managerial incompetence. It is time to grieve for a lost season. Why? As predicted, the Canadiens lost three games to their once archrivals, the…

January 22, 2018
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NHL Trade Rumors: Karlsson, Pageau, Pacioretty, More

In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the status of superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson, and a few other notable players in the rumor mill. After Karlsson’s general manager caused a stir by saying even Wayne Gretzky was traded (when referring to the likelihood Karlson could be moved), does that mean the gifted defenseman is traded prior to this year’s trade deadline? Also, how quickly will the Senators look at moving…

January 22, 2018
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Maple Leafs Round Table: Who Else Belongs on Legends Row?

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 NHL franchise. While the team announced that no more players will be honoured in Legends…

January 22, 2018
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Patrice Bergeron’s Best Season Yet

If you didn’t already know that Patrice Bergeron is one of the best hockey players on the planet, he’s doing his best to put everybody on notice in 2017-18. While the 32-year-old has scored over 20 goals in eight seasons, eclipsing the 30-goal mark three times in the process, Bergeron’s production this season has been something to marvel at. Manning the NHL’s best line between wingers David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand,…

January 22, 2018
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Leafs Got Andersen’s Message – But Will it Stick?

Coming into Saturday’s third installment of the Battle of Ontario, the Leafs had lost each of their last four games. Three of those featured blown third-period leads, which have once again become an issue for the team after being its Achilles heel for much of last season. Looking at the glass half-full, the team had earned points in three of those four games (the only exception being a 4-3 loss…

January 22, 2018
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Is Kyle Okposo Finally Back?

The Buffalo Sabres have plummeted to last place in the NHL, losing seven of their last eight games. Though the 2017-18 campaign hasn’t gone how blue and gold supporters expected, Kyle Okposo’s improved play as of late has them breathing a sigh of relief. After an awful start, it seems that his game has finally recovered from the health scare that put his career in question at the end of…

January 22, 2018
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