Blurred Lines: How Minnesota Is Changing the Lineup Paradigm

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When the Minnesota Wild faced off with the Colorado Avalanche for both teams’ season opener on Thursday night, one could make the case that the Avalanche had the four best forwards in the match-up. But then something funny happened: The Wild blitzed the Avalanche 5-0. And this score might actually understate how badly Colorado was … Read the whole thing.

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Fringe Playoff Teams and Cellar Dwellers: Western Conference Edition

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With the season starting tonight, IH finishes its preview of every team, including those not in the Western Conference Power Rankings. These are the bubble teams as well as the clubs that will end up vying for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.  Colorado Avalanche:  Reasons for optimism: The Nathan MacKinnon … Read the whole thing.

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