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Windsor Wins the 2017 Memorial Cup

I would never have thought that the Winsdor Spitfires would have gone undefeated as the host team of the 2017 Memorial Cup, and yet they did just that whilst defeating the offensive juggernaut that are the Erie Otters twice within a week. This tournament served as a coming out party for many players on the …
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The 2017 Memorial Cup Dominated by Ontario

Both the Ontario Hockey League Champion Erie Otters and Memorial Cup hosts Windsor Spitfires have shot out to a 2-0 start as of today in the Memorial Cup. The Seattle Thunder Birds, the Western Hockey League Champion, were easily defeated by the Otters (4-2) and the Spitfires (7-1) in back-to-back games over the long weekend. …
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Tracking Swaps: The Best General Manager of 2016-2017

We just found out yesterday that Edmonton’s Peter Chiarelli, Nashville’s David Poile and Ottawa Pierre Dorion were named finalists for the General Manager of the year award. Many will point to the big trades Poile and Chiarelli made within minutes of each other on June 29th as deciding factors. Nashville boldly acquired P.K. Subban from …
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Smashville to the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals

Well, EA’s NHL 17 did predict the Nashville Predators to reach the final, but actually watching them push through Chicago and St Louis has been quite the adventure. Having handedly disposed of the Chicago Blackhawks in four games, it’s interesting to point out that three defensemen were among Nashville’s top 5 point producers. Interestingly enough, …
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Jim Nill’s Genius Trade

The Dallas Stars have added to their opportunistic and lopsided trades with the acquisition of goaltender Ben Bishop’s rights from the L.A. Kings in exchange for a previously acquired fourth round pick (Montreal’s) in the 2017 NHL Draft. Ben Bishop was traded earlier this year by the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Trade Deadline to …
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The Best Defenseman of the Playoffs Is Not Erik Karlsson

Many would look at Erik Karlsson and his 11 points in as many games as the undisputed best defenseman in this year’s playoffs. I shudder at the thought of a 100% Karlsson during these playoffs, but alas, we are left with a banged up point-per-game Karlsson that continues to be the driver of Ottawa’s plays. …
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