• Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Matt Cooke Suspended Seven Games

    The NHL Department of Player safety announced today that Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended for seven games as a result of his knee on knee hit on Colorado...

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    3 Rounds: Jury Still Out on Colorado and Minnesota

    Three games into the first-round matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild, the series remains up for grabs. Colorado currently leads 2-1, having won their two home games, and dropping Game...

  • Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Tyson Barrie Leaves Game After Knee From Matt Cooke

    Tyson Barrie, defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche, was forced to leave Monday’s Game 3 in his team’s playoff matchup against the Minnesota Wild after sustaining an obvious knee injury. He was...

  • CHICAGO, IL - MAY 03:  Jason Zucker #16 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 5-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    A Wild, risky move paying off for Minnesota in Des Moines

    The Iowa Wild have been participating in the AHL out of Des Moines, Iowa for just one season and they have already done what the past franchises in IA couldn’t: Making...

  • DENVER, CO. - MARCH 29: Colorado Avalanche center, Matt Duchene, skates back to the bench moments after getting colliding with Jamie McGinn,  early in the first period against the San Jose Sharks Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Center March 29, 2014. Duchene sat the bench momentarily and then headed into the locker room a knee injury. (Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post)

    Matt Duchene Likely Out For Entire First Round Series

    According to head coach Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to have their leading scorer Matt Duchene available at any point during their first round series with the Minnesota Wild. ...

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    3 Rounds Preview: Avalanche vs Wild

    3 Rounds is a three-part series.  Writers select what they feel is the most important individual match-up in the upcoming playoff series and give it an in-depth preview. The second piece...

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    Internet Hotstove: Colorado Avalanche

    Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal...

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    Internet Hotstove: Minnesota Wild

    Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal...

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    Matt Moulson Traded to Minnesota

    The Buffalo Sabres have made another move, trading left wing Matt Moulson and centre Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild. In return the Sabres will get forward Torrey Mitchell, a second-round...

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    Finland’s Mikko Koivu and Minnesota Wild Face Olympic Dilemna

    While Canada awaits word of whether or not Steven Stamkos will be healthy enough to suit up for their team in Sochi, another country is also awaiting word on if their...

  • Josh Harding

    The Year Of The Back-up Goalie

    Every NHL season, it seems as though at least a few back-up netminders are able to spell their starter for a while and help a team succeed. However, in this observer’s...

  • Gregory Campbell

    50 Memorable NHL Moments of 2013 Part 2

    Over the last two days, I have been looking back at 50 of the most memorable NHL moments of the year 2013. This will include big trade shocks, weird goals and...

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    Last Word on Memes: John Scott, Occupation Sniper

    In his 200th NHL game, and 195 games after he scored his first NHL goal, Sabres tough guy John Scott has his second career goal. The goal came in the first...

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    Team Canada Names Scott Laughton World Junior Captain

    Hockey Canada and World Junior head coach Brent Sutter announced today that Scott Laughton of the Oshawa Generals will be Canada’s captain for the World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden.  He...

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    World Juniors: The Flames Monahan Decision and the Leafs Rielly Conundrum

    After dominating the World Junior tournament with five straight gold medal victories from 2005-09, Team Canada has seen their plethora of gold turn into a dry spell. They will be hoping...

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    Canadiens and Bruins are in a Division of Their Own

    The NHL and its fans are in their inaugural season of the new playoff format.  Gone is the conference playoff seeding and back is the divisional playoffs, divisional rivalries and competing...

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    The End of the Line Near for Latendresse

    To end your professional hockey career at 26 years old is tough, but it might be the decision that forward Guillaume Latendresse will have to make. Recently cut from the Zurich...

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    2013-14 NHL Awards Predictions

    In last year’s shortened season we got to see Alex Ovechkin claim his third Hart Trophy as the most valuable player in the league and Sergei Bobrovsky lead the Columbus Blue...

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    Rejoice! Capgeek has added a hockey trade machine

    Capgeek.com may be the most useful and informative NHL website out there. If anyone out there is unaware of exactly what Capgeek does, here are the basics. On the homepage is...

  • Cam Ward

    Hurricanes Injury Woes Continune

    On October 13th during the second period of the game Carolina Hurricanes vs the Phoenix Coyotes, Anton Khudobin left with a lower body injury. It seemed at first to be a...

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