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Blackhawks-Blue Jackets: What Next?

Davis Payne might be the first unemployed NHL coach this year, but Columbus coach Scott Arniel isn’t too far behind. In fact, this might best describe his job security: In their last make-or-break game, the Jackets let the Flyers put … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Headed Into Dangerous Weekend

After (finally) winning a shoot-out on Tuesday night, the Blackhawks completed one of the toughest season-opening schedules in the NHL. Through Wednesday, four of the Blackhawks’ first 12 games have been against first place teams; the Hawks’ first six opponents … Continue reading

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NHL Central Division Standings (thru Oct. 20)

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Columbus Blue Jackets Waste More Money

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced a six-year, $27M contract extension with defenseman Fedor Tyutin on Wednesday morning. If the goal in Columbus was to spend money, that’s been accomplished. But nobody’s forced them to spend their money wisely, and it … Continue reading

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Western Conference Intrigue: Ranking the Forwards

As we get ready for the 2011-12 season, we continue our series breaking down the Western Conference. On Sunday night we ranked the groups of defensemen around the league, and now we’ll evaluate the forwards in the conference. Some of … Continue reading

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Mike Richards and Jeff Carter: How Thursday Changes the NHL’s Western Conference

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers traded two of their core players – captain Mike Richards and Jeff Carter – to Western Conference teams. How do these two moves impact the Flyers? The changes will be dramatic, and the improvement (if … Continue reading

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Jeff Carter Dealt to Columbus

As the trade winds approach tornado-level intensity around the NHL, the first blockbuster of the season hit on Thursday morning: the Philadelphia Flyers have traded Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tweet

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NHL Realignment: How the Blackhawks Could Be Impacted

With all the talk of the Thrashers leaving Atlanta (and both of their fans) in favor of Canada, speculation is running wild that the NHL may rearrange some of the divisions as part of the move. How could that impact … Continue reading

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NHL Free Agency: Central Division Summer Preview

The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings continue to stay alive in the postseason, but the summer – and free agency – is an inevitable reality. We’ve already looked at the free agency decisions the Blackhawks will have to make … Continue reading

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2010-11 NHL Central Division Preview

Last year was the first time the Chicago Blackhawks won the Central Division. Yes, that statement is correct. Not since realignment had the Hawks won the division, a function of the awful management practices that plagued the franchise for years. … Continue reading

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