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The 2020-21 Playoff Teams – In Progress Observations

Sporting News Image As the Stanley Cup Playoffs of the delayed and shortened 2020-21 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic have finished two rounds and is about to go into the third round, here are some observations on each of … Continue reading

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Hurricanes’ Dougie Hamilton On Five-Game Second Round Loss To Lightning: “We Lost To A Team $18 Million Over The Cap”

Photo: DonBest After the Carolina Hurricanes’ five-game series loss in the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Tampa Bay Lightning, defenseman Dougie Hamilton had some choice words during his teams’ locker room cleanout day.

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Rangers’ Adam Fox, Avalanche’s Cale Makar, Lightning’s Victor Hedman Named Norris Trophy Finalists

Photo: NHL.com Adam Fox of the New York Rangers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” … Continue reading

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Lightning Change Jersey Policy After Altercation With Panthers Fan

Photo: Parking Access The Tampa Bay Lightning have changed their jersey policy so that fans from other cities can purchase tickets at Amalie Arena through TicketMaster, a policy that was against so since the start of the 2015 Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Watching With Interest: Intriguing Matchups for Early Rounds of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Part 1

Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images For the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, both the first round and the second round will consist of matchups between teams in the same division. With teams already very familiar with one another, it sets the … Continue reading

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Divisional Playoff Races Coming Down To The Wire

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images With most teams across the NHL down to 10 or fewer games before the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start in May, some races for the Stanley Cup Playoffs could go to the final whistle. The East … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidates: A Look At the Race For the Presidents’ Trophy

Jacob Lynn/Tampa Bay Lightning In a shortened NHL season thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, in which teams are playing only within their divisions, there is no clear frontrunner for the Presidents’ Trophy, which is awarded to the team with the … Continue reading

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The Defunct Southeast Division: No Longer “South-least”

Photo: New England Flag and Banner For most of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Washington Capitals played in what was known as the Southeast Division, which was eliminated prior to the 2013-14 season with a number of division re-alignments. For … Continue reading

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Evaluating the NHL Central Division Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Metrics

Following the divisional realignment imposed by the NHL for the shortened 2020-21 regular season, the path to the playoffs and beyond will be solely based on head-to-head matchups with divisional foes. The regional realignment sees all Canadian teams moving into the new … Continue reading

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2020-21 Central Division Preview

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images As the realigned divisions are set and with the 2020-21 season just days away, NoVa Caps continues with their division previews. Today, we look at the Central Division, which features both Stanley Cup finalists:

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