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Cult of Hockey: Pittsburgh warming up to Justin Schultz, so good for him

Schultz and the word “shut-down” defender now mentioned in same sentence

This just in from Pittsburgh sports radio host and blogger Mark Madden, a good review of the defensive pairing of Justin Schultz and Ian Cole on the Pittsburgh Penguins. 624 more words

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Getting a Little Defensive

After coming under scrutiny for a long time to begin the season, the Penguins defense corps came through in a big way as the season progressed and Mike Sullivan became head coach. 1,634 more words

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Cult of Hockey: the deleterious impact of hard minutes on Schultz, Klefbom, Marincin & Nurse

What happens when you play a defenceman two or three two slots too high in the line-up?

The spotty careers of Justin Schultz and Martin Marincin with the Edmonton Oilers are what happens. 1,354 more words

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Penguins Showing Real Resiliency

By Sidney Mahan (@PuckSniper_3)

Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley (left) and captain Sidney Crosby (right) celebrate after Patric Hornqvist’s overtime goal in Game 4 Wednesday night. 2,063 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Why the Oilers are sunk unless Chiarelli picks up two puck-movers

If you’re watching the NHL playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers’ imperative to acquire a puck-moving defenceman isn’t hitting you over the head, well, you’re not watching the same games as me. 983 more words

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Cult of Hockey: playoff teams packed with ex-Oilers

If you go by the theory that once an Oiler, always an Oiler, then 17 Edmonton Oilers are in the playoff this year, almost enough to make a full NHL team: Shawn Horcoff, Andrew Cogliano, Jason Chimera, Sam Gagner, Ales Hemsky, David Perron, Jarret Stoll, Teddy Purcell, Magnus Paajarvi, Chris VandeVelde, Kyle Brodziak, Mike Brown, Nick Schultz, Erik Gustafsson, Justin Schultz, Taylor Chorney and Devan Dubnyk. 453 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Just how valuable is Oscar Klefbom?

The legend of Oscar Klefbom is way hardcore.

A great many Oilers fans and bloggers see Klefbom as Edmonton’s best defenceman. Indeed, there’s hardly a week go by, if not a show on… 760 more words

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