Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues First Round Preview

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After a long and intense NHL season, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally upon us. The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues are set to start Game 1 on Wednesday night. The defending champion Blackhawks have plenty of playoff experience and are the likely favorite in this series, despite finishing below the Blues in the standings. […] READ MORE


Duncan Keith Suspended for 6 Games for Slash on Charlie Coyle

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has been suspended for six games after his slash to the face of Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle on Tuesday night. He will miss the remaining five games of the regular season plus game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Chicago’s Duncan Keith suspended six games for high sticking on […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Rely on Veterans, Rookies in 2015-2016

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The St. Louis Blues are heading back to the postseason, but you already knew that. A 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night sealed the franchise’s fifth consecutive playoff berth since failing to qualify in the 2010-2011 season. In a season that’s featured key injuries to Patrik Berglund, Jaden Schwartz, Paul Stastny, Alexander […] READ MORE


Sidney Crosby Continues to Flourish without Evgeni Malkin

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It’s never an easy process for an NHL team when a superstar is sidelined for a significant period of time due to injury. Sure, the management and the roster may preach the “next man up” mentality, but there’s no simple manner when it comes to replacing his impact and leadership in an identical fashion. The Pittsburgh […] READ MORE



Christian Ehrhoff Traded to Chicago Blackhawks for Rob Scuderi

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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Christian Ehrhoff from the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Rob Scuderi, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Salary retention is expected to be finalized in the next few hours. #Blackhawks acquire defenseman Christian Ehrhoff from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Rob Scuderi. https://t.co/biaBKTSM1R — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) February 26, […] READ MORE


Alexander Steen Placed on IR by St. Louis Blues

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On a day where the St. Louis Blues announced that goaltender Jake Allen was taken off injured reserve after missing a month of action, the injury bug has plagued the club yet again in the 2015-2016 regular season. Alexander Steen has been placed on IR due to an upper-body injury he suffered on Saturday night when the Blues […] READ MORE


Blackhawks Place Marian Hossa on Injured Reserve

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The Chicago Blackhawks have placed forward Marian Hossa on injured reserve after suffering a left leg injury in the second period of Chicago’s 3-2 OT loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Hossa, 37, was hit by Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm with less than six minutes remaining in the middle frame and crashed into the […] READ MORE


The NHL At the Half: Central Division

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The half-way mark in the NHL season is usually a time when the strengths and weaknesses of a club have been fully exposed, giving not only team executives but also fans time to ruminate on where their franchise needs to improve in the frantic final half of the season. The LWOS hockey department has done […] READ MORE


Mike Richards Joins Washington Capitals on One-Year Deal

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The Washington Capitals have signed former Los Angeles Kings center and two-time Stanley Cup champion Mike Richards on a one-year, $1 million pro-rated contract. Capitals general manager and senior vice president Brian MacLellan announced the deal Wednesday afternoon and confirmed that Richards met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman before the contract could be finalized. Richards, 30, has […] READ MORE