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Three Things to Watch Out For in the NHL

For some people, the arrival of autumn means earlier sunsets, more schoolwork, and an increasing desire to only wear sweaters. For others, it means the return of ice hockey: North America’s greatest sport. Yes, most of the games are held late at night for us in Edinburgh, but in what other team sport is fighting […]

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The case to trade Erik Karlsson, and where he may land (if anywhere)

I do not think it is disputed that Erik Karlsson is the best defenseman in the NHL. Some would even say he’s been one of the best defenceman over the past decade. Personally, I think he may be up there with Bobby Orr and Ray Bourque as one of the best of all time (in […]

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The Winter Classic: a commemoration of ice hockey

When the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres face off at Citi Field (Home of the New York Mets) in Queens on January 1, 2018, not only will the game be the 10th rendition of the spectacle but, as always, it will serve as a symbol of the passion and excitement that drive the youth […]

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Vegas Golden Knights: Actually good or secretly bad?

After the NHL expansion draft was held last June, if you had told me that the (Las) Vegas Golden Nights would be one of the better teams in the league with 19 points and second in the Pacific division, I would have scoffed at the idea. However, now a month into the NHL season, many […]

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Sedin Twins on the decline in Vancouver

Since their Stanley Cup run in the 2010-11 season, at age 30, the Sedins’ raw points numbers have been in decline. Since that season, Henrik’s numbers have dropped to around high second-line average and Daniel’s to a low first line calibre, compared to the point-per-game levels that were seen earlier in their careers. This is especially […]

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Pittsburgh poised for a Stanley Cup ‘three-peat’

The National Hockey League (NHL) will enter into its 100th season of play — 101st in operation — on October 4. With the countdown to opening day starting to tick, here is a summary of things to look for in the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The addition of a new team, the Vegas Golden Knights, will […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins well placed to retain Stanley Cup

With the NHL (National Hockey League) season beginning to get underway, it is around this time that it is probably best to start following a little closer. In recognition of that, here is something to help you catch-up with everything happening in the NHL right now. There is nowhere more fun to start than with […]