Mike-chen

Mike Chen

NHL Contributor

Mike Chen has been writing about hockey across the interwebs since 2004, including stops at Fox Sports, Kukla's Korner, Versus, and his own hockey blog. When he's not thinking about hockey, Mike also writes for several video game sites. He pays the bills by writing about business topics that aren't nearly as interesting as hockey.

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Stanley Cup Final 2011: For Defense-First Boston Bruins, History Not On Their Side

This year's Cup Final features the high-flying Vancouver Canucks and defense-first Boston Bruins. Can the Bruins system shut down the Canucks? If you're looking to history in skill vs. defense...

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Canucks Vs. Sharks, Game 4: Alain Vigneault Makes Adjustments, Vancouver Wins Game Of Inches

In Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, Vancouver's Alain Vigneault won the coaching battle by nullifying San Jose's special teams. How will San Jose's Todd McLellan respond in Game 5?

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Western Conference Final: Injuries, Penalties Define Game 3

Injuries and penalty trouble affected both San Jose and Vancouver in Game 3. What sort of impact will this make on Sunday's critical Game 4?

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Canucks Vs. Sharks: After Game 2 Blowout, Major Adjustments Needed For San Jose

They say a playoff series isn't a series until someone loses at home. After confidently defending Rogers Centre Ice, the Vancouver Canucks are in complete control of the Western Conference Final....

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San Jose Sharks Stick To Pattern, Blow Another Lead In Game 1

The San Jose Sharks may be in the Western Conference Final, but their inability to hold leads late has made it a bumpy road here. Game 1 followed this pattern; what can they do to change this?

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Detroit Red Wings Vs. San Jose Sharks, Behind The Numbers: How Close Is The Series?

Every game in the Detroit/ San Jose series has been decided by one goal. How close has it been? Entering Game 6, the numbers are closer than you might think.

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Lightning Vs. Predators Stanley Cup Final: Good Or Bad For NHL Business

There's still an outside chance for the Nashville Predators to meet the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Would such a match-up be an NHL business disaster or an opportunity to...

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Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators On Brink; What Happens If They Lose?

One series is a sweep, and the other three are poised to be done by the weekend. For four teams, their season looks to be closing much sooner than anticipated. Will these lopsided series losses...

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Philadelphia Flyers And Goalie Evgeni Nabokov: Looking Back At What Could Have Been

In June 2010, the Philadelphia Flyers tried to sign Evgeni Nabokov. Nearly a year later, the Flyers have playoff goaltending issues and Nabokov is sitting at home in contract limbo. If things had...

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Whining Or Strategy? Why Coaches Complain About Officiating In NHL Playoffs

We're not even halfway done with the Stanley Cup playoffs and we've already seen coaches publicly complain about officiating. Are they whining or is there something more strategic in play here?

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