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The best NHL playoff series to watch

Thursday April 17, 2014

This year's Stanley Cup Playoffs feature a number of great matchups, including an original six meeting with Boston and Detroit, the Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets, and Steven Stamkos making an impact for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Those are all great, but here we take a look at the three best series you need to see.

Predators fire Barry Trotz, and the NHL's longest tenured coaches

Monday April 14, 2014

When the 2014-15 season begins in Nashville there will be somebody other than Barry Trotz calling the shots behind the bench for the first time in franchise history.

The team fired Trotz on Monday after a decade-and-a-half with the team, a run that made him the longest tenured coach in the NHL.

Who takes over the top spot with Trotz out in Nashville? We have the list right here.

Playoff myths we need to forget about

Friday April 11, 2014

We already know that winning the Presidents' Trophy isn't a curse, but is Patrick Marleau really a playoff choker? No, he's not.

And Jonathan Toews' playoff performance doesn't really elevate that much over his regular season performance.

Here, we talk about that and more.

Winning the Presidents' Trophy is not a curse

Monday April 7, 2014

No, not every Presidents' Trophy winner goes on to win the Stanley Cup. That does not mean it is a bad thing to win it. Teams that finish the regular season with the best record in the NHL go on to the Stanley Cup Final (and win it) more than just about any other seed in the playoffs.

This seems like a common sense ending, but there are still hockey fans out there that believe winning the Presidents' Trophy is a curse.

Here, we examine the history of every team to win the award and how well they did in the playoffs that year.

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