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With Ott gone, who will be Buffalo's next captain?

Since the start of 2013, three different players have worn the ‘C’ in Buffalo — Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott — and they have all been traded. 414 more words

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Is Colorado's rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo?

The Buffalo Sabres are frankly expected to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2014-15. It’s easy to see why: They’re a rebuilding club coming off of a season where they posted a 21-51-10 record. 669 more words

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2014/15 Season Preview – Minnesota Wild

2013/14 Season Record – 7th in Western Conference, 4th in Central Division 862 more words

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Can Kyle Okposo maintain momentum from his breakout year?

John Tavares rightfully grabs the most attention as the New York Islanders’ best player in decades, but in an era where depth can make the difference between contending and just surviving, it’s crucial for others to step up. 491 more words

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In praise of John Tavares

We’re really not going out on a limb here, but John Tavares is worth every bit of praise he’s received.

As if being a finalist for the Hart Trophy two seasons ago… 395 more words

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On the Wild's financial future

Over the last three years, few teams have been as financially aggressive as Minnesota. The team dropped a combined $196 million on Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, acquired big salaries at each of the last two trade deadlines (Matt Moulson and Jason Pominville; the latter inked a $28M extension in October) and gave Thomas Vanek a three-year, $19.5 million deal in July. 435 more words

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Five notable numbers from the 2013-14 Wild season

54.3 — The average number of shots in a Wild game. Only New Jersey games (52.3) averaged fewer. In contrast, Senators games averaged 67.5 shots, the most in the NHL. 387 more words

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