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The Avalanche are crowned new Stanley Cup champs over unbelievable Lightning, Hall Of Shame strikes again with Mogilny snub, questionable decisions in Toronto

On Sunday night at Amalie Arena, the NHL crowned a new champion. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the two-time champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to take Game Six in enemy territory to win the Stanley Cup. The Avalanche did it by … Continue reading

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Controversial Kadri goal in overtime puts Avalanche within a win of Stanley Cup, Replays show why Cooper and Lightning have reason to be disappointed

Statement from NHL Hockey Operations on OT Game 4-winning goal: pic.twitter.com/U4dXa2GDTe — Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) June 23, 2022 Controversy surrounded the conclusion of a well played Game Four won by the Avalanche in overtime 3-2 over the Lightning in Tampa. … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Who will be left standing in a hard to predict postseason?

They say that stories write themselves. In some cases, that’s true. Take for example the Canadiens last year. They were left for dead after going down three games to one in the first round against the rival Maple Leafs. Then, … Continue reading

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NHL COVID restrictive measures leads to more cancellations, Canada closing its border, early Christmas Break, no Olympics, plus a look at hockey history nicknames

In predictable news that was expected, the NHL’s new COVID restrictive measures lead to more cancellations. With spikes in COVID due to the new Omicron variant, Canada also decided to close its border. That means no games between American teams … Continue reading

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Rangers’ late push not enough in tough loss to Avalanche, Zibanejad and Panarin struggle in second consecutive defeat, Kakko slumping

They certainly tried to make the most of an overturned J.T. Compher power play goal that looked like a very iffy call. Instead of being down and out, the Rangers had a new lease on life. They were able to … Continue reading

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Rangers get hit by an Avalanche literally as win streak ends

Sometimes, you just get beat. In the Rangers’ case, they got hit by an Avalanche literally. Playing for the second straight night after traveling home from Chicago, they were no match for the Avalanche in a 7-3 loss at The … Continue reading

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NHL ’21-22 Season Preview: Storylines to Follow

A day into a new season following a good return to hockey for ESPN featuring one of the most iconic themes and the cool story behind it told by Justin Bieber, we get the introduction to the NHL On TNT … Continue reading

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The NHL Semifinals: Islanders face Lightning in rematch, Canadiens heavy underdogs versus Golden Knights, Thoughts on Avalanche and Bruins, Fox up for Norris

Twenty-four hours apart, the final two teams of the NHL Semifinals finished off their second round series by closing out Game Six at home. With both the Islanders and Golden Knights taking care of business to prevent Game Seven in … Continue reading

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Sabres win Lottery, Rangers sign Nils Lundkvist, great hockey in second round, the clutch Marchand

For those who care, they held the NHL Lottery on Thursday night. After dragging it out to the point of exhaustion thanks to all the wasted nonsense, they finally got down to who won. The winner was again the Sabres. … Continue reading

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Rumor: Taylor Hall to the Avalanche

Normally, I don’t put too much stock in rumors. However, it seems likely that Taylor Hall has played his last home game for the Devils. If that truly is the case, the former 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner at least scored … Continue reading

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