The Eastern Conference Power Rankings

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With the All-Star Game and break this week, it is time to evaluate which Eastern Conference teams have the best Stanley Cup chances at this juncture. 1. Tampa Bay Lightning Through nearly 50 games, the Bolts have demonstrated that they are the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. They lead the NHL in … Read the whole thing.

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Inherent Risk: The Heightened Importance of the F3 in a Puck-Possession Universe

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The forecheck has become the most engrossing sequence in modern hockey theater. Yes, the rush is plenty exciting, but what makes the forecheck so captivating is how scripted it has become both for the team in pursuit and the team on its heels. It is the modern hockey sitcom, where every movement is scripted and … Read the whole thing.

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