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  1. Ales Hemsky is back while slumping sophomore Paajarvi sits

    Nov 8, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

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    Ales Hemsky

    Good news Oilers fans, Ales Hemsky is back. Bad news Oilers fans, Magnus Paajarvi has the sophomore slump nailed down.

  2. Guy Boucher wants Lightning to avoid “sophomore psychology”

    Oct 14, 2011, 7:34 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    Guy Boucher isn’t happy with his team’s 1-2-1 start this season. While some coaches would work on X’s and O’s, Boucher thinks the problem is between the players’ ears.

  3. Can Cam Fowler avoid the sophomore slump?

    Oct 13, 2011, 7:16 PM EST

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    Players are always looking to avoid the dreaded “sophomore slump.” In Anaheim, Cam Fowler isn’t simply looking to survive the second-year jinx, he’s already trying to make himself into an even better NHL defenseman.

  4. Can Corey Crawford avoid the dreaded sophomore slump?

    Sep 25, 2011, 7:49 PM EST

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Corey Crawford ripped the starting job away from Marty Turco in the middle of last season. Now, he’ll try to prove that he can succeed while being the undisputed #1 from the very beginning of training camp.

  5. Skinner looks to follow-up Calder Trophy season with a playoff berth

    Sep 13, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

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    Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals

    Jeff Skinner accomplished more than most rookies last season. An all-star appearance, 31 goals, 63 points, and a Calder Trophy. Next on the “to-do” list: a playoff berth.

  6. Can Taylor Hall avoid the sophomore slump? Recent history says he can

    Aug 22, 2011, 11:39 PM EST

    Taylor Hall

    Last year’s number one pick Taylor Hall had a solid rookie season ended by an ankle injury. Can he avoid the sophomore slump? Performance by past #1 picks says he can.

  7. Michael Del Zotto will miss 4-6 weeks with fractured finger

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:57 PM EST

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    Detroit Red Wings v New York Rangers

    A rough season got that much tougher for Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, as the offensive blueliner is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured finger.

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