NHL Weekly Summary: Week 15

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Monday January 16th 2017 – Sunday January 22nd 2017

Here is this week’s top NHL news. This post is just meant to be a convenient way for some people out there who are busy during the week and need a nice condensed list of what has happened in the NHL each week. All headlines are linked to articles with further detail. Please let me know if there are any errors/anything that you think I should add to this list and I will fix it/deem if it is worthy.

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NHL Weekly Summary: Week 7

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Monday November 21st 2016 – Sunday November 27th 2016

Here is this week’s top NHL news. This post is just meant to be a convenient way for some people out there who are busy during the week and need a nice condensed list of what has happened in the NHL each week. All headlines are linked to articles with further detail. Please let me know if there are any errors/anything that you think I should add to this list and I will fix it/deem if it is worthy.

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Video: Beer Leaguers try using Chara’s Stick

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Ever watched a Boston Bruins’ game and wondered, “man, that Chara is tall, does he play with a tree trunk?” Wonder no more; our friends at Pro Stock Hockey and How To Hockey have collaborated to bring us a video of a bunch of beer leaguers trying out Big Z’s stick:

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Turning Heads & Raising Eyebrows: 5 NHL Teams with Surprising Starts

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1) The Clobbering Canadiens

Hockey fans have never been able to doubt the talent of Habs net minder, Carey Price. His resumé speaks for itself, from Hart and Vezina Trophies to Team Canada Gold, Price has been in the conversation as one of the league’s best goalies for nearly his entire career. Last season in particular, many hockey aficionados were under the impression that he was the only reason that his team made it through to the second round of the playoffs, doubting the actual talent in front of him, and attributing their second round exit to it.

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A Closer Look At: League Parity

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The race to the Playoffs has been undeniably interesting this year.  As we enter into the waning days of this season, fans of the NHL are being treated to a photo finish.  I can’t remember the last time that there have been this many teams in play for the final spots in the post-season tournament.  As of this writing, there are 8 teams fighting for the final spots in the East (5 teams) and West (3 Teams).  The ramifications that these final games will have on their respective markets is significant.  Especially when you consider that some of the ‘Big Boys’ of the league now find their season in peril.

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A Closer Look At: Races to Watch

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Well here we are, little more than a week and half until the culmination of the 2014-15 NHL season. It has been an interesting season to say the least.  Some teams and players have emerged, while others have taken a step back.  While not every team or player are playing for the Playoffs down the stretch, there are still some interesting and tight races.

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The State of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rivalries

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Often the avid hockey fan will hear the statement that “rivalries are created in the playoffs”. The playoffs are a completely different animal: the games are faster, the players dig deeper, and emotions fly. However, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs once in the past ten years, so who is there for the Leafs to hate?

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Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens Preview

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Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens Preview:

Storylines and Keys to Success of Hockey’s Best Rivalry

Gary Bettman and the NHL scheduling staff have decided that tomorrow will be the day the Montreal Canadiens (3-1-0) and the Boston Bruins (1-3-0) will meet for what will undoubtedly be a war on ice. After a full offseason plus since their last matchup (an emotional game seven which resulted in a couple of remorseless death threats…) the Canadiens and Bruins have had plenty of time to prepare for tomorrows match. This game will host several underlying story lines, and each team will have a specific game-plan set in place to ensure their respective success. This article aims to provide some insight on what fans can expect of this Thursdays matchup.

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