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NHL Needs to Follow NBA’s Lead, As Always

Sports PhotoSince the NBA and the NHL have always closely followed one another when it comes to their respective playoff formats, SC’s Anthony Brancato asks why stop now? It’s time for the NHL to implement a “play-in.” Complete Story

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Russia/Ukraine War and the NHL

Sports PhotoThe ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has caused a shockwave of social and economic effects worldwide. Many sports leagues have made official statements about the conflict, but the NHL has taken further action out of necessity. Complete Story

NHL Needs to Get “Krakin’” on Realignment

Sports PhotoWhen divisional play began in baseball in 1969, commissioner Bowie Kuhn famously said that, “It wouldn’t be practical to have a first-place team and a 12th-place team.” It is no longer fashionable to have a first-place team and an eighth-place team in any sport. So don’t have any eighth-place teams. Complete Story

What’s the Future Hold For Ovechkin?

Sports PhotoOver the past two decades, Alexander Ovechkin has been one of the NHL’s greatest scorers. Throughout his professional career, the 35-year-old has played for just two teams, Moscow and Washington. Where will he finish? Complete Story

Is Ovechkin the Greatest Scorer in NHL History?

Sports PhotoAlexander Ovechkin is going to get his 700th goal any game now. Does this make him the best scorer in history? SC’s Scott Huntington takes a look at this question. Complete Story

New Jersey Devils Fire Ray Shero, Now What?

Sports PhotoWhen some impressive preseason moves that loaded them with talent, the Devils went into the season as a team to watch. Now, not even to the All-Star Break, they’ve fired their GM and are in all-out tank mode. Complete Story

Are We Seeing the End of Fighting in Hockey?

Sports PhotoWe’re seeing less and less fighting in the National Hockey League. Is that a good thing? And will we see it vanish forever? SC’s Scott Huntington gives his take. Complete Story

Don Cherry: Pathetic Victim of PC Zeal

Sports PhotoSo, the United States doesn’t have a monopoly on political correctness. Just ask commentator Don Cherry, who lost a job he had held for 38 years because of it. How many more victims of this scourge will there be, asks SC’s Anthony Brancato? Complete Story

Best and Worst NHL Teams So Far

Sports PhotoIt’s early on in the NHL 2019-20 regular season, but right now a few teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack. SC’s Scott Huntington takes a look. Complete Story

Biggest Trades of the 2019 NHL Offseason

Sports PhotoThis NHL offseason has been full of surprising moves and unexpected trades. Who are the winners and losers so far? SC’s Scott Huntington takes a look. Complete Story

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03.05.19 NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers By Martin Banks
02.07.19 The Race to the NHL Playoffs Begins Now By Martin Banks
12.17.18 The NHL Has a Problem: No Team in Houston By Anthony Brancato
12.14.18 Can Anyone Stop the Tampa Bay Lightning? By Martin Banks
11.09.18 NHL Player Power Rankings By Martin Banks
09.28.18 What Happened to the Ottawa Senators? By Martin Banks
05.25.18 2018 Stanley Cup Final Preview By Martin Banks
02.27.18 NHL’s Regressive Move Produces Unusual Gold Medal Showdown By Brad Oremland

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