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HOCKEY OR DIE - THERE'S LOTS OF HOCKEY LEFT TO BE PLAYED!

Bylsma and Eichel could be more successful in Buffalo than McDavid and Babcock

By Ken Campbell

During an off day in Montreal at the World Junior Championship, Dan Bylsma was asked to comment on some of the players in the tournament. There as a game analyst for the NHL Network, Bylsma begged off, saying he didn’t want to jeopardize any possible future relationships with any of the players who were there.

Well, Bylsma will now have a chance to work with one of the biggest names that was there that day. Jack Eichel, who was the captain of the U.S. team for the tournament, will play his first pro years under Bylsma with the Buffalo Sabres. …read more

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Henrik Lundqvist on being close to the Stanley Cup Final but staying focused

By Adam Rotter Henrik Lundqvist said “of course” when asked if he can feel being close to the Stanley Cup Final again but added that the focus needs to be on the job that needs doing tomorrow. (ASAP Sports) Lundqvist said, “even though you’re close, there is a lot of work to be done to get there. There […] …read more

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New Sharks coach Peter DeBoer is UNDERRATED, not overrated

By Matt Larkin

The San Jose Sharks named Peter DeBoer the ninth coach in their history Thursday. And while we’ve seen sexier hires this off-season, from Mike Babcock in Toronto to Dan Bylsma in Buffalo, DeBoer’s might be the most polarizing.

Are the Sharks dousing their tire fire in gasoline by signing a man with one playoff appearance in seven seasons as an NHL head coach? Or are they buying low on a sneaky-good bench boss who made a lot out of a little on two sputtering franchises in the past?

Before even looking at DeBoer’s NHL record, let’s flip the calendar back to his …read more

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