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MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 15:  Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his second period goal in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 15, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Tomas Plekanec Records 500th Point as a Hab

Over the century-long existence of the Montreal Canadiens, only 22 players had reached the 500-point mark while serving as a member of the team. Tomas Plekanec, one of the biggest pictures of consistency during his tenure with the Canadiens, became the 23rd player to hit the 500-point plateau when he sealed up the win in this past weekend’s┬ácontest against the…

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings moves under pressure from Lubomir Visnovsky #76 of the Chicago Blackhawks
during a preseason game at the United Center on September 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dylan Larkin Strong In First NHL Weekend

29:04. That’s how far 2014 first round pick Dylan Larkin is into his young NHL career. After making the team out of camp, the journey officially began with one of the biggest ovations of the opening ceremonies Friday night in Detroit. Just a hometown kid playing with his childhood heroes living the dream in front of his family. But he…

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 03:  Mike Commodore #22 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis Arena on November 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Calgary won the game 4-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

MUST SEE: Mike Commodore Openly Rips Mike Babcock

The Toronto media has always been one of the tougher cookies to crack. It’s sort of like Frank Sinatra’s vision of New York City; If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Mike Babcock certainly knew this when he took over the head coaching job of the Maple Leafs. Down 0-2-0 in his first week on the…

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 08:  Antti Niemi #31 of the Dallas Stars deflects a shot on goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period at American Airlines Center on October 8, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A Night of Firsts in the NHL

It was truly a night of firsts in the NHL, last night. Buffalo Sabres’ 2015 2nd-overall pick Jack Eichel gave Sabres fans a reason to cheer when he blasted a shot past Craig Anderson, in the third period of Thursday night’s encounter with the Ottawa Senators. As remarkable as his goal may have been, he wasn’t the only one to…

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 8: Jack Eichel #15 of the Buffalo Sabres skates around in between whistles during a game against the Ottawa Senators at the First Niagara Center on October 8, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Brenner/ Getty Images)

MUST SEE: Jack Eichel Notches First Career NHL Goal

For those waiting on when prospect Jack Eichel will make an immediate impact on the Buffalo Sabres team, you didn’t have to wait long. In his first career NHL game, the first Sabres game of the 2015-16 season, Jack Eichel scored a beautiful goal from the top of the right faceoff circle, beating Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson. The shot…

Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

NHL Expansion and Realignment

With the 2015-16 NHL season beginning this week and the likelihood of NHL expansion on the near horizon, the issue of realignment has reared its ugly head again. Only two years after the NHL realigned to a four-division format, there may be a need for another shift in the league format. NHL Expansion and Realignment With Quebec City and Las…

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