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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NHL Playoffs 2015: On the Outside, Looking in?

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Coming off one of the most exhilarating NHL playoff pushes in recent memory, I am relieved to say that it is finally time for fans to catch their breath. The race is over at last, and the battle is about to begin! Now that the gladiators have been decided, and we know who will be watching from golf course club-houses, there are many fans out there whom, just like those players teeing-off today, are not ready for their hockey season to be over.

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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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Why I want to see a Modern Day Dynasty NHL Team

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WOAH WOAH WOAH, put down the pitchforks and torches! I know I may have struck a nerve (I’m looking at you, San Jose Sharks fans), but hear me out. In the 97 years that the NHL has been around, there have been many legendary teams. However only few get the elusive status of “Dynasty Team”.

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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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