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How Keith’s Injury Helps Blackhawks’ Chances to Repeat

Sports PhotoSC’s Louie Centanni examines why Duncan Keith’s knee injury in October might mean a stronger Blackhawks team in the playoffs. Could his meniscus surgery be the x-factor in getting a team to repeat as Cup champs for the first time in the salary-cap era? Complete Story

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NHL Preview: Which Teams Are in Line For the Crown?

Sports PhotoThe new NHL season is getting into gear, and it's going to be exciting. Ice hockey is pretty generous when it comes to surprising even the most weathered fans, and it's safe to say that this year will be no different. Complete Story

Objectivity, Perspective Needed in Kane Controversy

Sports PhotoSC's Louie Centanni calls for objectivity and perspective before passing judgment on the Patrick Kane sexual assault case. It's important not to automatically assume guilt, but it's equally important not to assume that lack of evidence equals innocence. Complete Story

Are the Sharks Poised to Rebound?

Sports PhotoThe 2014-15 San Jose Sharks grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons. But with GM Doug Wilson declaring the rebuild to be over, there's reason for optimism for Bay Area fans, says SC's Mike Chen. Complete Story

Is San Jose’s Year of Hell Finally Over?

Sports PhotoSan Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson boldly declared that the team’s so-called rebuild was over after one rollercoaster season. Can the team emerge from the wreckage of the 2014-15 season to return to elite status? There are many reasons for optimism, but they all come with big question marks. Complete Story

Will NHL’s Copycat Teams Mimic Tampa’s Speed Game?

Sports PhotoTwo of the NHL’s most skilled teams are battling for Lord Stanley’s Cup in 2015. Will this lead to a resurgence of speed over grit among the NHL’s copycat mentality? Complete Story

Does Choking Truly Exist in the NHL?

Sports PhotoAre the Washington Capitals chokers? What about the San Jose Sharks? Or did they wind up losing close series to good teams? SC’s Mike Chen takes a look at what choking truly means in the NHL. Complete Story

No Clear-Cut Favorite in NHL’s Western Conference

Sports PhotoIn the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers are the clear favorite. In the Western Conference, things aren’t nearly as cut and dry. SC’s Mike Chen takes a closer look at the fatal flaws of each Western team as we head into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Complete Story

Capitals Primed to Be NHL’s Redemption Tale

Sports PhotoWhen the Washington Capitals burst on to the season, they were all flash, no substance. After going through an identity crisis the last few seasons, the Caps are poised for redemption as they head into the stretch run. What makes this team different? SC’s Mike Chen takes a look. Complete Story

NHL’s Wild West Sees Unpredictable Finish

Sports PhotoThe NHL’s Western Conference has had the stronger group of teams for the past few season. That has created memorable and unpredictable stretch runs, and this year’s version promises to be just as chaotic. Complete Story