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The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens? The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers? Perhaps a more recent team, like the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings? These three teams are among the first that come to mind in a discussion of the best teams in NHL history. Here at The Hockey Writers, our goal is to find out what the best team
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As the Philadelphia Flyers entered the 2020-21 season, there were high hopes for Nolan Patrick’s return. The 22-year-old center missed last season because of severe migraine issues that prevented him from playing. Patrick put up 30 points in his first two seasons with the team, but as the second-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,
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Despite a three-point performance and first star honors in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Sidney Crosby’s night would be defined by a scrum with P.K. Subban and a water bottle. USA TODAY’s “For The Win” called Crosby’s Game 5 “a night of bad behavior,” and that seems to sum it up. However, many have
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As the world of sports is struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, sports fans cling to any bit of content they can find. Sport has a rich history of stories involving much more than just competition. Triumph, controversy, politics, and even cultural revolution are embedded in the historical fabric of sport. The following list of documentaries
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Defense wins championships. It’s a saying as old as hockey itself, but there is truth to this wisdom. A stout defense can both limit the opponent’s scoring chances while placing additional pressure on them in the offensive zone. When a defense is playing near perfection, it also helps ease some of the burdens on both
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Originally published in 2018 Brian Burke pulled off one of the most important deals in National Hockey League history when he wheeled and dealed at the 1999 NHL Draft, landing both Daniel and Henrik Sedin with the Vancouver Canucks. In the decades that followed, the Sedins did something equally impressive: they lived up to their
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That was a fun offseason project — ranking the NHL teams by position. Fun and enlightening, yet challenging since the league’s parity is so prevalent on paper. There were tiers at every position that opened the door to much debate, with the slightest of margins separating several teams. That made for difficult decisions from top
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