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Ragged Metropolitan: Who Emerges From Division Of Under-Achievers?

Ragged Metropolitan: Who Emerges From Division Of Under-Achievers?

The Metropolitan division looked set to compete as the toughest in the NHL entering the 2013-14 season. It combined the uber-competitive Atlantic division with regular Southeast division champions Washington and a pair of up and coming teams in Columbus and Carolina. However, at this early stage in the season there are just two teams above

Peter Laviolette Fired: Is Paul Holmgren Losing His Touch?

Paul Holmgren has regularly been credited as one of the most ambitious, aggressive and effective General Managers in the NHL. Since taking over in 2007 he has continually renewed and built up a Philadelphia Flyers roster that has been extremely competitive. They reached the Conference Finals in 2008 and Stanley Cup Final in 2010. However,

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NHL Metropolitan Division Predictions 2013-14

The new Metropolitan division features last year’s Atlantic teams plus two teams from the former Southeast division in the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes along with the Columbus Blues Jackets. Here’s a quick look at the division’s eight teams with a predicted order of finish. 1. Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh fans may be justifiably worried

Pittsburgh Penguins Lock Up Atlantic Division

The NHL’s Atlantic division was expected to be the most competitive division in the shortened 2013 NHL season. However, strange things happen in longer NHL seasons, let alone in a 48-game year. That certainly feels like the case this year as the Atlantic division ended up being the first division title decided with the Pittsburgh

Five Reasons Why the Philadelphia Flyers Will Make 2013 NHL Playoffs

The Philadelphia Flyers have started the season 10-11-1 and even after a convincing wins in a 7-0 victory against the New York Islanders ad 4-1 triumph against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers are behind in the playoff race early on. Peter Laviolette’s team haven’t lived up to their recent success with many wondering whether this

NHL Head Coaching Hot Seat: Who’s Next?

Lindy Ruff holds the second most wins as a head coach of a single franchise with 571 victories across 15 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. On Wednesday, he was removed from his position becoming the first head coach fired in the NHL this season after just 17 games. There will be more firings during an

Ilya Bryzgalov Stepping Up For Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers started the shortened 2013 NHL season 2-6-0 and it looked like coach Peter Laviolette’s team were seriously missing lost veterans Jaromir Jagr and Chris Pronger. The team’s offensive stars were not firing (arguably still are not) and the reconfigured blue line simply wasn’t playing particularly well. However, the one bright spot from

Philadelphia Flyers Season Hangs In Balance After Scott Hartnell Injury

ESPN.com posted up an article this week suggesting that Wednesday might turn out to be the day in which the Philadelphia Flyers reflect their season fell apart. Philadelphia have lost their opening three games by a combined score of 11-3. They enter a home match-up against the New York Rangers on Thursday night knowing that

NHL Atlantic Division Preview and Predictions 2013

The Atlantic division has been regarded as the strongest in the NHL over the past couple of seasons and for good reasons. The Rangers, Penguins and Flyers entered the playoffs last season with the three best records in the East, and the eventual Eastern conference champions were actually the fourth team from the Atlantic in

NHL Atlantic Division 2011-12 Review

The NHL’s Atlantic division is unquestionably the top division in the entire league. The New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins were all considered to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders through most of the 2011-12 regular season, and it ended up being the New Jersey Devils who actually reached the cup final. Here’s a

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