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Hawks look to take Game 2 against Wild

After a 5-2 win at the United Center on Friday night, the Hawks are looking to keep up their winning ways at home with another victory in a Sunday matinee matchup against the Wild.

 

Though the Hawks came away victorious in Friday’s game, they did so after being vastly outplayed in the second period, getting outshout 17-3 but managing to keep the game within reach before turning it on in the third.  They also lost teammate and playoff pest Andrew Shaw, who l...

Wings Offense Ruins Canucks Night with a High Scoring Win

The Detroit Red Wings were flying high after tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver is one of the top ten teams in the league. Even after the beautiful shutout Jimmy had on Saturday night, the game was still expected to be a nail biter. However, our writer, Brad’s hopefulness about Saturday’s game being a portent of things to come was proven in tonight’s high scoring game. The Detroit Red Wings painfully beat the Canucks.

Ten NHL 13 Spin-Off Pitches For EA and Your NHL Lockout

 


 With an NHL lockout looming, fans all across North America are stumped trying to figure out what they're going to do for the next eight months if Gary Bettman and the League of Shadows NHL owners decides to lock out the players after the September 15th deadline. Of course, you can play a few rounds of NHL 13, set to hit the PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 11th, but that game can only last you so long. Personally, I get tired of those games a couple of weeks after I tear off the shrink wrap. But the NHL lockout and, quite frankly, gamers with short attention spans shouldn't mean that EA should be worried about their sales. Instead, they shoul...

Keith Ballard and the Plan Going Forward

When the Canucks first traded for Keith Ballard, it was originally thought that he could play alongside Dan Hamhuis on the Canucks top shut-down pair.  Fast-forward two years and we have seen a completely different scenario play out.

Trading to acquire Ballard from Florida is one of GM Mike Gillis’ boldest moves to date.  He saw a smooth skating defenseman who was good enough for 30+ points per season and some solid defensive play.  Now, a lot of people will tell you that the Canucks haven’t seen that player.  I support a different point of view.  I don’t think Keith Ballard has been given a chance to show us that player.

It’s r...