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  1. Could Roberto Luongo match Dirk Nowitzki, eliminate two ‘choker’ labels in two nights?

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    There are a ton of differences between Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo and Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki, but Luongo could follow in Dirk’s footsteps by shedding an antiquated “choker” label one night after the German basketball star did the same.

  2. Today’s smaller moves: Blues re-sign Chris Porter, Coyotes add Jim Playfair to staff

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Detroit Red Wings

    In smaller NHL personnel news, the Blues re-signed forward Chris Porter while the Coyotes added Jim Playfair to their staff as an associate coach.

  3. Report: Ottawa Senators primed to hire Paul MacLean and his tremendous mustache

    Jun 13, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

    Joel Quenneville, Paul MacLean

    The Senators are expected to announce Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean as their new head coach tomorrow, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

  4. Canucks not distracted knowing that the Stanley Cup is in the house

    Jun 13, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin

    If you think the stress of being in the Stanley Cup finals is high, imagine being a win away from taking it home and having the Cup in the building.

  5. Bruins not letting previous home ice success get to their heads before Game 6

    Jun 13, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Andrew Ference

    If you think that the Bruins success at home against Vancouver so far in this series will spur them on tonight, think again.

  6. Vancouver Canucks bristle at ‘villain’ title

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mark Recchi, Maxim Lapierre

    The Canucks don’t think that they deserve the “villain” title many have attached to them during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. Either way, Kevin Bieksa adamantly states that they don’t care.

  7. Stanley Cup or not, Tim Thomas is producing a special 2010-11 season and playoffs

    Jun 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Tim Thomas

    Tim Thomas is putting together the kind of run that is drawing comparisons to the best work of Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek. If you look at the numbers (and his highlight reel saves) it’s clear that those comparisons aren’t out of order.

  8. Report: Winnipeg will interview head coaches candidates … including Craig Ramsay?

    Jun 12, 2011, 11:11 PM EDT

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    Craig Ramsay

    The new Winnipeg team plans on interviewing new head coaching candidates, but strangely enough, they’ll give lame duck coach Craig Ramsay an interview too.

  9. Sedin twins’ struggles aren’t that different from other star slumps in recent Cup finals history

    Jun 12, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    A lack of toughness doesn’t explain the Sedin twins’ Stanley Cup finals struggles. Instead, it’s an abundance of a tough minutes against Zdeno Chara and the tough task of beating Tim Thomas that stands in their way.

  10. Ryan Kesler missed practice Sunday, but should play in Game 6 on Monday

    Jun 12, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT

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    Brad Marchand, Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler missed today’s practice, fueling already building rumors that he’s been injured in the Stanley Cup finals. It seems like he will play in Game 6 either way, though.

  11. Discussing the potential downsides to winning the Stanley Cup

    Jun 12, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    byfuglientoews

    Obviously, winning the Stanley Cup is fantastic in the short term. That being said, there are actually some downsides to reaching the ultimate goal in hockey.

  12. Ilya Bryzgalov won’t be cheap, but will he be worth it for the Flyers?

    Jun 12, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    The Flyers will need to make a significant investment – and some painful sacrifices – to sign goalie Ilya Bryzglaov. The question is: are they really sure it would be worth it?

  13. Aaron Rome doesn’t understand why he was suspended four games for hit on Nathan Horton

    Jun 12, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Aaron Rome, Nathan Horton

    In today’s not-so-shocking news, Aaron Rome disagrees with the four-game suspension he received for his hit on Nathan Horton.

  14. Tim Thomas isn’t here to pump Roberto Luongo’s tires

    Jun 12, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Four

    Ho hum, another day another memorable quote from a goalie in the Stanley Cup finals discussing the opposing goalie. This time Tim Thomas gets his say.

  15. Report: NHL shoots down Vancouver selling broadcast rights to potential Stanley Cup parade

    Jun 12, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Planning the parade is a bit of a “no-no” if you haven’t won yet so we’re thinking selling the rights to broadcast the parade is an effective way to step up the karmic retribution.

  16. Canucks one win from Stanley Cup without getting superstar scoring help

    Jun 12, 2011, 12:09 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    There’s been a host of “no name” teams in sports history, but if the Canucks win the Stanley Cup they’ll be doing it in the finals with a bunch of guys that don’t exactly stand out as superstars.

  17. Apparently scoring the first goal is important

    Jun 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Even though home-ice advantage has been important, the team that scores first has been the most telling statistic throughout the entire playoffs.

  18. Blue Jackets let three former captains walk

    Jun 12, 2011, 2:21 AM EDT

    Patrik Berglund, Chris Stewart, Matt D'Agostini, Craig Rivet

    The Columbus Blue Jackets have informed Craig Rivet, Ethan Moreau, and Chris Clark that they will not be returning to Ohio next season.

  19. Andrew Ladd visits Winnipeg in preparation for free agency

    Jun 12, 2011, 12:24 AM EDT

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    Andrew Ladd

    Restricted free agent to-be Andrew Ladd flew up to Winnipeg to check out the Thrashers new home. If GM Kevin Cheveldayoff gets his way, it’ll be Ladd’s new home as well next season.

  20. After losing pivotal Game 5, can the Bruins overcome overwhelming odds?

    Jun 11, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT

    Shawn Thornton

    When a Stanley Cup Final series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 has won the championship 71% of the time. Will the Boston Bruins be able to buck the trend?

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