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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Despite Game 7 Win, Vancouver Canucks Still Face Pressure Cooker

Vancouver prevented a historic collapse by winning Game 7 in overtime. But while the team's fans celebrated for one night, it's still just a first-round victory -- and the pressure's on for more.

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Vancouver Canucks Blown-Lead Rhapsody (As Sung By Queen)

If Freddie Mercury were a Vancouver Canuck's fan, he might have re-penned Bohemian Rhapsody like this in anticipation of tonight's epic Game 7.

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Movin' On Up: Nashville Predators Advance To Second Round After 13 Years, Five Playoff Failures

The Nashville Predators have been in the NHL for 13 years, making the playoffs for nearly half their existence. However, it took Sunday's Game 6 win over Anaheim to finally get to the second round. Before they go forward, take a look back at Nashville's playoff history.

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Phoenix Coyotes Ownership Saga Returns To Spotlight As Team Falls In Deep Playoff Hole

With the shine of the Stanley Cup Playoffs almost gone in Phoenix, the focus will once again be on the Coyotes ownership situation. After two years, it's time for some resolution. Is a happy ending still possible for fans in the desert?

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Bruins' Claude Julien Facing More Than Just Deep Series Deficit In Game 3

After going down 2-0 to the Montreal Canadiens, there's no doubt that Game 3 is a must-win for the Boston Bruins to stay in the series. However, for coach Claude Julien, there's a lot more at stake.

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NHL Playoffs 2011, Predators Vs. Ducks: First Round's Most Compelling Series

The national TV schedule is skipping the first-round match-up between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators, which is a shame because these two teams offer up what should be a brutal and entertaining series.

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Will Phoenix Coyotes Fans 'Throw The Snake' Again In 2011 Playoffs?

Last year, Phoenix Coyotes fans created an online stir with the "Throw The Snake" meme. With a rematch against the Detroit Red Wings around the corner, will fans revive the call to toss rubber snake on to the ice?

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Fresh Start: NHL Playoffs 2011 Allow Officials To Wipe Slate, Call Games According To Rule

As usual, the NHL's standard of officiating has slipped during the stretch drive. Will they continue to let obstruction and interference mar the Stanley Cup playoffs or will the league start fresh on Wednesday night?

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Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, Week 26: Canucks Still Lead In Season's Final Week

On the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, who's hot and who's not? It's the penultimate edition of the Aggregated NHL Power Rankings.

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Flipping The Switch: Does Regular Season Momentum Lead To NHL Playoff Success?

Is Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs truly a new season with a fresh start, or do habits from the regular season creep into playoff performance? A look at how streaking and slumping teams have fared.

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