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How the Injury Plagued Blackhawks will Benefit From the Suspended Season

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen the NHL season was suspended on March 12, the Blackhawks were in bad shape. Really bad shape. Brent Seabrook was out for the year, along with Calvin DeHaan, Andrew Shaw, Drake Caggiula, and Zack Smith. Guys who all played different roles but could still contribute to the Blackhawks success this season. While Brent Seabrook and Andrew Shaw are not expected to return this year, Calvin DeHaan and Adam Boqvist are expected to come back, and Zack Smith still remains questionable. By getting Calvin DeHaan back, the Blackhawks now have a partner to play alongside Duncan...

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Analyzing the Rookie Phenom Who is Tearing Up the NHL

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn a tweet on February 22nd, NHL Network analyst stated “Quinn Hughes might be the most dynamic defenceman in the NHL with the puck… And he’s a 20-year old rookie.”  This in short shows how remarkable Quinn’s rookie season has been. Calder debates aside, Quinn is having not just a phenomenal, but historical rookie season. He is putting up numbers we haven’t seen from a rookie defenceman in nearly 30 years (27 to be exact – Vladimir Malakhov most recently did it with the Islanders in 1993). But that’s common knowledge at this point. What about...

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Who is the Greatest Goal Scorer in NHL History?

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlex Ovechkin propelled himself into the gifted 700-goal club Saturday, slapping a shot from his iconic spot near the faceoff dot past Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood. Ovechkin got to 700 in a mere 1144 games. That’s 0.612 goals per game, good for sixth all time. When strength of goaltending and durability are considered, the Great Eight has many calling him the greatest goal scorer of all time, including Spittin’ Chiclets host Paul Bissonnette, who tweeted Saturday that Ovie was the “greatest goal scorer of all time. Crazy stuff”. But is he? The 80s and 90s birthed...

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