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Sidney Crosby has incited some fiery reactions with a pair of questionable plays this week. His slash on Methot and spear on O’Reilly warranted penalties – but nothing more.

If you think Crosby should be suspended, you’re delusional
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yesterday at 19:00. Facebook
The Canadiens are 10-5-1 since Claude Julien took over behind the bench, but the offense has dried up and that could be cause for concern with the playoffs around the corner.

Julien hasn’t yet had the impact Canadiens were hoping for | The Hockey News
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yesterday at 17:47. Facebook
One of the top four teams in the NHL will not have home-ice advantage in the playoffs, but that pales in comparison to how odds of winning a series change with different opponents.

How the NHL playoff format will really punish Blue Jackets for record season
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While the NHL continues it's tug-of-war with the IOC and IIHF over Olympic participation, they've side stepped both to have a regular season game in Sweden, and pre-season game in China.

NHL makes savvy moves with games in Sweden and China
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No team has been hotter over the past two weeks than the Carolina Hurricanes. But will it be enough to get them all the way into the final Eastern wild-card spot?

Is Hurricanes’ current run up the standings too little, too late? | The Hockey News
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03/23/2017 at 20:17. Facebook
Here are a couple of ways the World Cup of Hockey could be changed to make it more of a legitimate event, like it's baseball counterpart.

What the NHL can learn from the success of the World Baseball Classic
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03/23/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
The Blues have the fifth-best record in the league since Mike Yeo took over as coach on Feb. 1. A big part of that has been the turnaround Jake Allen has seen under the new St. Louis bench boss.

Allen’s turnaround sparked by Yeo taking over behind Blues bench | The Hockey News
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03/23/2017 at 17:33. Facebook
While Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner get most of the press, William Nylander has improved all aspects of his game, and been key to getting the Leafs on the cusp of the playoffs.

Overlooked Nylander has been crucial to Maple Leafs' success
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03/23/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Over the past two weeks, Conor Sheary has been one of the league's top scorers, giving the Penguins yet another offensive threat with the post-season right around the corner.

Sheary heating up and could be difference-maker for Penguins | The Hockey News
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03/23/2017 at 15:27. Facebook
It's not quite time to panic. The Boston Bruins may still enjoy a deep playoff run. But sitting out the Big Dance is suddenly a possibility. Heads might roll if that happens again.

Bruins must consider big changes if they miss playoffs a third straight year
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03/23/2017 at 14:39. Facebook
Back in 2002, The Hockey News profiled a 14-year-old boy from Nova Scotia, the latest in a long line of players dubbed 'The Next One.' This one turned out to be just that.

Throwback Thursday: When Sidney Crosby was 'The Next One'
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03/22/2017 at 20:25. Facebook
Several struggling teams have key players who might benefit them more as trade bait than as part of their 2017-18 lineups.

Five players who need a change of scenery
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03/22/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
The Art Ross race could swing a few voters when it comes to the Hart. And while scoring matters, the definition of the Hart dictates that a player’s value to his team should be the deciding factor.

Value, not scoring, should be what matters most at this point in Hart race | The Hockey News
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03/22/2017 at 18:31. Facebook
With their latest run, the Blue Jackets find themselves on top of our Power Rankings -- to the surprise of just about everybody.

Power Rankings: Tortorella and No. 1 Blue Jackets the season's biggest surprise
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03/22/2017 at 17:26. Facebook
Either the Memorial Cup hosts or defending champs will be knocked out of the OHL playoffs in the first round when Windsor and London meet. There's a simple solution to this problem.

OHL should do itself a favor and revamp playoff format
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03/22/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Every now and then, a team that has been out of the playoffs for a long time returns with guns blazing. Maybe it's an all-time classic series, or maybe it's a deep run. Maybe it's even both.

Down Goes Brown: Five teams that returned to the post-season with a bang
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03/22/2017 at 15:28. Facebook
The pre-expansion draft negotiating window with free agents will give the Golden Knights the chance to take a shot at some top talents who are set to hit the open market.

Foley ‘not afraid to spend,’ so a few free agents could head to Vegas | The Hockey News
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03/21/2017 at 21:01. Facebook
A bantam quarterfinal game in Calgary was unfairly settled by a coin flip, mostly thanks to overzealous league administrators following arcane rules. A lot can be learned from it.

Minor hockey league needs lesson in common sense after game decided by coin toss
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03/21/2017 at 20:19. Facebook
THN's annual Future Watch, where we countdown the world’s top 100 prospects, grade each NHL team’s collection of youngsters and provide scouting reports for 300 up-and-comers, is available now! Also in the issue: features on Edmonton’s Jesse Puljujarvi, Ottawa’s Thomas Chabot and Boston’s Charlie McAvoy, plus sneak peaks at the next three NHL drafts and much more.

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Future Watch 2017
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03/21/2017 at 20:11. Facebook
We wring our hands over sudden March slumps and pump our fists over late-season charges. But do they accurately forecast how teams will fare in the post-season? Here's the answer.

Do late-season streaks and slumps predict playoff results?