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New York Islanders: Quebec's New Arena the Isles' Future Home?

The Associated Press reports that Quebec has gotten the approval to build a $400-million arena in Quebec City.  The arena is expected to be comparable to the Pittsburgh Penguins' facility that was unveiled in 2010.

The arena is expected to be completed by September 2015. A date that is all too convenient. A date that Islander fans hope will never come.

With Quebec's Arena Deal, Are the Phoenix Coyotes Finally Extinct in the Desert?

“I am firmly convinced now, that once [Quebec] puts the first shovel in the ground, that team is theirs.”

Boston Bruins: Why They Will Hang On To Win the Northeast Division

For each of their last six games, the Boston Bruins have dressed nothing but NHL-ready players. They enter Tuesday night’s tilt with the Tampa Bay Lightning having won four of their last five, a feat they were last able to claim in the second week of January.

Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Peter Laviolette Deserves the Jack Adams Award

With only a handful of games remaining in the NHL regular season schedule I'm calling the competition for Coach of the Year and awarding it to the Philadelphia Flyers' Peter Laviolette.  

Sure, a strong case can be made for a few head coaches deserving recognition this year.  Ken Hitchcock has his St. Louis Blues leading the Western Conference standings and the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Mark McNeill's Arrival in Rockford This Weekend

Posted 03/23/2012 - 07:41 by HockeyPolls

Chicago Blackhawks fans itching for some hockey action would do well to hop on I-90 and take in a Rockford Ice Hogs game over the weekend. The 'Hawks faithful can wait until Sunday's tilt with Nashville or they could get a look at the future.

Los Angeles Kings: The Non-Original Six Team with a Perfect Jersey Bloodline

Posted 03/20/2012 - 19:11 by HockeyPolls

There is a reason that Original Six teams have rarely ever made any changes to their jerseys: they are perfect. There is not one hockey fan that does not like red sweaters of Detroit, Chicago, and Montreal; the blue sweaters of Toronto and New York; or the black and gold of the Boston Bruins.

Detroit Red Wings: Can Jimmy Howard Stay Healthy for the Playoff Push?

The Detroit Red Wings have fallen on hard times as a string of injuries combined with inconsistent play have seen our Hockeytown heroes post a dismal 2-6-1 record in March. Included in the list of the afflicted have been leading scorer Pavel Datsyuk and Vezina candidate Jimmy Howard.

Philadelphia Flyers: Is Paul Holmgren Lucky to Still Have His Job?

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is viewed by many fans as a genius. His trades have worked out, for the most part, but he is really lucky to still have his job.

The Flyers were in the conference finals two seasons ago, which proves that the team was close to being complete. During the offseason, however, Holmgren decided to trade away captain Mike Richards and goal scorer Jeff Carter for some very young prospects.

Colorado Avalanche: Milan Hejduk Should Lose Captaincy in Offseason

Posted 03/10/2012 - 18:06 by HockeyPolls

Milan Hejduk has been a fantastic player for the Colorado Avalanche and remains one of the leaders on the team. 

That being said, Hejduk is no longer the best leader on the team, and Colorado should appoint a new captain.

Jonathan Toews' Concussion: Ball Dropped by Captain and the Chicago Blackhawks

Posted 03/10/2012 - 10:13 by HockeyPolls

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews skated with his team for the first time since being removed from the lineup on February 19th. Afterward, everyone received confirmation of what had been speculated on for several weeks.

Toews was, in fact, suffering from concussion symptoms. It also appears that this injury was mishandled, though much of the blame can be cast upon Toews himself.

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