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TCL Round 1 Staff Predictions: Phoenix Coyotes Vs. Chicago Blackhawks

( 3 ) PHOENIX COYOTES vs. ( 6 ) CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

The Phoenix Coyotes are still very much here, and they want to win. Fresh off their first division title ever, they must now battle a team not named the Detroit Red Wings in a playoff series for the first time in the post-lockout era. The Chicago Blackhawks, their opponent, finished strong with 101 points despite struggling for numerous stretches during the regular season, mainly because of inconsistent and sometimes inadequate goaltending. It didn't help that Jonathan Toews, their captain and arguably best player, missed more than twenty games with a concussion. He's back now, and is looking for glory.  This is a tou...

The Pros and Cons of the NHL's Realignment for the Montreal Canadiens

 

This week, the NHL announced a brand new format to accommodate certain scheduling issues that have risen the West, and thanks to the Winnipeg Jets. By now I’m sure that you’ve seen the details of the new four-conference format, so I’ll spare you most of the details, but it's needless to say that more than a few people are on the fence about it all.

What’s relevant to the subject matter here is that the Montreal Canadiens will essentially play with the same Northeast Division opponents they’ve known for years, with one little twist. The new mini-conference will also add the two teams from Florida to th...

Bryzy Reunion As Phoenix Blows Through Town

Ilya Bryzgalov and the Philadelphia Flyers will meet the Phoenix Coyotes in what will be a reuinion of sorts for Bryzgalov's as it will be first game versus his old team. Larry D'Angelo shows you just how close these two teams are statistically.

New Jets VS Old Jets

 

The winless Winnipeg Jets are set to face a rival from the deep south on Saturday. The Winnipeg Jets are the only winless team in the National Hockey League, and are taking a trip to a place that may not have hockey come next season...or the season after...or the season after...you get the point. The Jets will be facing the Phoenix Coyotes.While this doesn't sound like a game people should really care about, for the thousands of Jets fans in Winnipeg, it truly means something: The Jets MUST win. Of course, the Coyotes are the former (and original) Winnipeg Jets and have been in the desert since their move after the 95-96 season. The past two years have seen a rolle...

Summer Bryz in Ilyadelphia

Ed Snider is old school, like E.F. Hutton, when he speaks Paul Holmgren listens.

When the 2010-2011 season ended for the Flyers in the second round of the playoffs, Ed Snider was asked about the goalie situation.

After seeing the goalie-go-round in this years playoffs the long time owner of the Flyers stated on camera that what was seen in these playoffs in the Flyers net will never happen again. That is a lot of pressure to put on your general manager, but on June 7th Paul Holmgren obliged the owner by obtaining the rights to unrestricted free agent Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Flyers sent Phantoms forward Matt Clackson, a third round pick in 2012 and a future 3rd round draft p...