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The curious case of Tyler Seguin

It's been a bumpy year for Tyler Seguin: a season that began with a Swiss odyssey ended with a clattering playoff disappointment, publicized trade rumors, and a strong rebuke from his general manager.

A snapshot of new Cane Andrej Sekera

What does Die by the Blade's Andy Boron think of new Cane Andrej Sekera? Stop by and find out.

Is Nichushkin This Year's Grigorenko?

There are some parallels between Valeri Nichushkin and Mikhail Grigorenko. Do the Stars need to be careful in their handling of Nichushkin?

The Evolution of Development Camps

It's easy to believe that the NHL doesn't change, that what little progress is witnessed in the game is the result of a slow, evolutionary crawl rather than revolution, rapidly spreading...

Not So Close, After All

Recording time on attack suggests that the Leafs weren't really that close to winning their most recent playoff series.

Where Evgeni Malkin contract talks could go

Signing Evgeni Malkin to a contract will be a priority for the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer. A look at what it might take to retain the superstar center.

Reviewing Martin Brodeur's 12 GAs in January

The New Jersey Devils started a shortened 2013 season with Martin Brodeur and the first three games went well. Then there were two games that weren't close to "well," as highlighted in reviewing all 12 goals allowed by Brodeur in January.

Catching up with Patrick Burke of You Can Play

The co-founder of the organization dedicated to promoting equality, respect and safety for athletes regardless of sexual orientation updates us on what's happened over the last year and offers a glimpse into what the future holds.

The case against Frantz Jean

Frantz Jean has yet to get more than a barely adequate performance out of the netminders he has worked with over the past three seasons. And "barely adequate" ought not be acceptable.

An Open Thank You Letter to the Dallas Stars

With the 20th season in Texas coming to a close, a DBD writer takes a look at what the team has meant to her during its tenure in the Lone Star State.


Chiasson's Ridiculous Shot Locations

Alex Chiasson has some crazy luck on his side. What can the Stars expect going forward?

Bryzgalov to join Tibetan Monastery

Looking to re-center himself and achieve enlightenment after a second trying season in the spotlight of Philadelphia, Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has announced his intention to join a Tibetan monastery after this season's conclusion. (parody)


The Peoria Rivermen Say Thank You

The Peoria Rivermen hung around after the game to thank their fans for 31 great seasons.

What Now? Your 2013 Devils Off-Season Primer

Now that the Devils season has officially crashed and burned, it's time to take a look at what lies ahead this summer. A lot of free agents, a draft hosted in Newark, and a falling salary cap all mean it'll be a interesting off-season for Lou & Co.


A day in the life of an NHL off-ice official staff writer Patti McDonald gives fans the behind the scenes details of a day in the life of an NHL off-ice official.

Do The Narratives Around Semin Match Reality?

Can the Canes' problems over the last month be traced to Alexander Semin's contract extension? The narratives say yes. Your eyes may tell a different story.

Dual Offer Sheets - 2013 Edition

Could the Oilers, or any other team for that matter, use dual offer sheets to snag top young talent with the salary cap on the way down?

Public Skate: Hi guys. Let's watch some hockey.

Let's watch some hockey, y'all.

Coming To Terms With Raffi Torres

Raffi Torres arrives in San Jose having injured key Sharks during playoff runs. He also comes with a checkered suspension history, and I hear he likes to murder kittens as a hobby. But could Sharks just possibly come to accept Torres?

Devils Winless in 7; Shooting at 5.5%

The New Jersey Devils have not won in their last seven games. This summary of the ongoing slump reveals that the Devils aren't shooting well, especially at even strength.

Making sense of the Steve Mason project

Giving Steve Mason a deal that indicates he'll be in competition for a starting goalie spot next year is a very, very big gamble for the Flyers.

Zeitgeist: Undertaker Wins Coyotes at Wrestlemania

The Phoenix Coyotes finally have a new owner following The Undertaker's victory over CM Punk at Wrestlemania 29. The four-time WWE champion defeated Punk by pinfall and was awarded ownership of the troubled hockey franchise. (parody)

An NHL Rink Broken Down: Ottawa Senators Edition

Radek Bonk's Mullet makes his much-anticipated Silver Seven debut by breaking down the ice surface for Ottawa Senators fans. Inspired by "an NHL Ice Rink Broken Down" made by the /r/hockey community.

What does Bishop bring to the Lightning?

Can the Lightning's new goalie Ben Bishop succeed where so many others have failed? What can Lightning fans realistically expect?

NHL Trade Deadline: Thursday Thoughts

The Red Wings didn't make any moves, and that's not a bad thing. Yet.

Jets Do The Right Thing By Doing Nothing

A lot of people expected the Winnipeg Jets to be making moves as the NHL trade deadline approached. The team made no deals - which was the right move for the team to make, as it looks to establish its own identity.

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