Eastern Conference First Round Previews

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Can the Flyers be competitive with the Capitals? Is this the year when Sidney Crosby returns to the Cup final? Are the Lightning toast without Steven Stamkos? How do the Rangers overcome their defensive woes? This preview tries to solve these questions and many more before the games start tonight. Enjoy the playoffs! New York … Read the whole thing.

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Western Conference First Round Previews

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Any sentient being who is a sports fan loves the NHL playoffs. Fair or not, hockey gets labeled as a provincial, niche sport. But the postseason emits a unique vibe. Fans are more raucous and the stakes are exponentially higher as the league’s top practitioners publicly move the boundary lines on human potential. For the … Read the whole thing.

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