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  1. Soft schedule could help the Islanders turn things around

    Sep 27, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Matt Moulson, John Tavares

    The Islanders could justify the building optimism surrounding their team thanks to a soft 2011-12 schedule.

  2. Devils could be blessed by light travel schedule next season

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    The league’s lightest travel schedule could greatly benefit Martin Brodeur and the Devils.

  3. Winnipeg Jets’ travel schedule shouldn’t be too tough after all

    Sep 23, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Winnipeg Jets

    Many believed that the Jets would have a brutal schedule as a Southeast Division team located in Winnipeg, but it shouldn’t be as treacherous as expected.

  4. Race for the playoffs: Inside the stretch run for Anaheim, Chicago and Dallas

    Apr 7, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Chris Stewart, Jamie Benn

    This post takes an in-depth look at the remaining schedules for the Ducks, Blackhawks and Stars, revealing what each team needs to do to get the job done.

  5. Game of the Week preview: Breaking down the East playoff bubble

    Apr 3, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

    The Rangers and Sabres currently hold the bottom two playoff spots in the East, but big Sunday games (New York vs. Philadelphia; Buffalo vs. Carolina) could affect the bubble in a big way. This post breaks down the stretch runs for the Rangers and Sabres, along with the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs.

  6. Game of the Week preview: Flyers hope to outlast Capitals for East’s top seed

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    This time around, the Flyers will have something big on the line against the Rangers in the NBC Game of the Week. This post breaks down the road ahead for Washington and Philadelphia, two teams fighting for home ice advantage in the Eastern Conference.

  7. Taking a look at a challenging, Detroit-filled final eight games for the Chicago Blackhawks

    Mar 28, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Corey Crawford, Henrik Zetterberg

    The Blackhawks can still make the playoffs, but it might all come down to the three games they play against their bitter rivals from Detroit. This post examines Chicago’s tough final eight games.

  8. Could the Penguins steal the Atlantic Division title from the Flyers?

    Mar 27, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers

    Depending on how today and Tuesday’s match goes, the Penguins have a decent chance to shock the hockey world by stealing the Atlantic Division title from the Flyers. This post details how they can do it and how likely it might be.

  9. Matches against the Lightning, back-to-back games will make or break the Hurricanes’ playoff run

    Mar 25, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Jamie McBain,  Dwayne Roloson

    If the Hurricanes want to make the playoffs, they must do well in three games against the Lightning and four sets of back-to-back games to finish the season. They begin a home-and-home series in Tampa Bay tonight. Read this post for the details.

  10. Nashville hosts Anaheim in first of two huge home matches this week

    Mar 24, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    predatorsstarsgetty

    It’s probably excessive to say that the Predators’ next two games – tonight against the Ducks, Saturday vs. the Stars – will decide the final spots in the West, but they should have a huge impact on those races.

  11. The Northeast Division lead could change hands tonight

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Ryan White Johnny Boychuk

    The Northeast Division lead could change hands tonight if the Canadiens win and Bruins lose in regulation.

  12. Taking a look at the Boston Bruins’ recent slide

    Mar 19, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Islanders

    After placing themselves among the league’s elite, the Bruins are 1-3-3 in their last seven games with only a shootout win in that span. Yet before the team gets too worried, this post explains why the short-term future should be much brighter.

  13. Pacific Division Watch (March 19)

    Mar 19, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Shane Doan, Dany Heatley

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Pacific Division.

  14. Northwest Division Watch (March 18)

    Mar 18, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Phoenix Coyotes

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northwest Division.

  15. Northeast Division Watch (March 17)

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:19 AM EDT

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    Scott Gomez, Zdeno Chara

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northeast Division.

  16. Atlantic Division Watch (March 16)

    Mar 16, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Atlantic Division.

  17. Central Division Watch (March 15)

    Mar 15, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Nashville Predators

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Central Division.

  18. Southeast Division Watch (March 14)

    Mar 14, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Alex Ovechkin

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Southeast Division.

  19. Pacific Division Watch (March 12)

    Mar 12, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Pacific Division.

  20. Northeast Division Watch (March 11)

    Mar 11, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

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    Andrej Sekera, Brad Boyes, Nathan Gerbe

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northeast Division.

  21. Northwest Division Watch (March 11)

    Mar 11, 2011, 4:46 AM EDT

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    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northwest Division.

  22. Atlantic Division Watch (March 9)

    Mar 9, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Darroll Powe, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Atlantic Division.

  23. Central Division Watch (March 8)

    Mar 8, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Central Division.

  24. Southeast Division Watch (March 7)

    Mar 7, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Semyon Varlamov, Steven Stamkos

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Southeast Division.

  25. Pacific Division Watch (March 6)

    Mar 6, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Jamie Langenbrunner,  Ilya Bryzgalov, Keith Yandle, Eric Belanger

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Pacific Division.

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