Manny Malhotra and Henrik Sedin accept 2011 Presidents' Trophy from Kris King

Manny Malhotra and Henrik Sedin accept 2011 Presidents' Trophy from Kris King

Well, Vancouver Canucks’ fans, you seem to have almost everything you’ve ever wanted. Your team won the Presidents’ Trophy during the regular season. You have the reigning Hart Trophy winner on your roster. And you probably have the next Hart Trophy winner on your roster. You have a man many consider as the best netminder in the National Hockey League. But, in about two weeks, you’re not going to be happy. That’s because the Boston Bruins are going to win the 2011 Stanley Cup. (more…)

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What have we learned, if anything, from Canucks' netminder Roberto Luongo?
What have we learned, if anything, from Canucks’ netminder Roberto Luongo?

The National Hockey League is halfway through its 2010 Stanley Cup Playoff run. Have we been paying attention? Have we learned anything? Sure we have. Here are seven key things that this year’s postseason has taught us already. (more…)

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Elite NHL netminders are extinct

Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur

Suddenly, and seemingly without warning, there are no more “elite” goaltenders in the National Hockey League. By elite, I mean veteran guys who mean everything to their club and whom management would never, ever consider trading. They’re too good. Period. Elite netminders could, predictably, get a club to the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on their skill alone. Like I said those days, and those guys, are gone.  (more…)

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