Monthly Archives: August 2013

Edmonton Oiler fans treated to the hilarious situation of Linus Omark re-signing!

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Get ready for some more of this, Edmonton!

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OTTAWA SENATORS 2013/14 SEASON PREVIEW

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The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the draft has taken place and everyone’s had a good laugh over Toronto’s bat shit insanity on Free Agent Day.

So what’s left to do except fawn over what the 2013/14 NHL season might bring?!

Today, the Ottawa Senators – fresh off a great year in spite of a rash of injuries – will be in focus.

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 2013/14 SEASON PREVIEW

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The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the draft has taken place and everyone’s had a good laugh over Toronto’s bat shit insanity on Free Agent Day.

So what’s left to do except fawn over what the 2013/14 NHL season might bring?!

Next up, we’ll take a look at a team who just made their first playoff appearance since 2004, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Chicago Blackhawks – 2013/14 Season Preview

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Image courtesy of espn.go.com.

W e’ve all reached that point where the wait for October to arrive, bringing with it the return of NHL action, has simply become too much; that feeling of loss in the depths of our stomachs beginning to dictate our every move, as we wander like ravenous zombies searching for on-ice sustenance.

With memories of last season becoming hazy, drifting into that burnt summer sunset hovering on the horizon and disintegrating as we watch sports that people only ever watch as a last resort, there’s nothing left to do but look ahead to what the 2013/14 NHL season might hold in store for us?

Next up in our series of previews, we’ll take a look at the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks.

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MONTREAL CANADIENS 2013/14 SEASON PREVIEW

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The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the draft has taken place and everyone’s had a good laugh over Toronto’s bat shit insanity on Free Agent Day.

So what’s left to do except fawn over what the 2013/14 NHL season might bring?!

First up, we’ll take a look at 2013 North East Division Champions, the Montreal Canadiens.

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NHL Season Preview – Potential for plenty of ‘one-season wonders’ on the horizon?

Bryan Bickell scored 9 goals in 25 playoff appearances last season as the Blackhawks stormed to Stanley Cup victory, but how will he handle the increased pressure this year? (Courtesy of senshot.com)

Bryan Bickell scored 9 goals in 25 playoff appearances last season as the Blackhawks stormed to Stanley Cup victory, but how will he handle the increased pressure this year?
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E ach season, a small selection of hockey players become superstars in the blink of an eye, become world-beaters for their franchises at the perfect time and in the following off-season, those players are plagued by a burning question that plunges fiery doubts into the minds of fans selecting their fantasy teams and forces many a bead of sweat to traverse an anxious GM’s brow; can they do it again?

The fact of the matter is that the ancient vaults of NHL history are littered with names who had one sublime season followed by a career stewing in the obscure sporting cauldron of mediocrity and regret. Will they be welcoming a fresh batch of skaters to their eternally-maligned ranks?

This post takes a look at five players for whom the hockey world aligned during last season’s shortened campaign, whether that meant a change of scenery sparking award-winning form, a consistent performer suddenly churning out cup-winning difference-making numbers, a quiet addition from overseas taking everyone by surprise or perhaps just a predatory young lion striking to kill at the very first opportunity. With the free-agency climate distorting the picture a little more each second, is a repeat performance on the cards for any of them?

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BOSTON BRUINS 2013/14 SEASON PREVIEW

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The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the draft has taken place and everyone’s had a good laugh over Toronto’s bat shit insanity on Free Agent Day.

So what’s left to do except fawn over what the 2013/14 NHL season might bring?!

First up, we’ll take a look at 2013 Stanley Cup Finalists, the Boston Bruins.

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