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The NHL’s best father-son combinations

(Left to right) Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA's Houston Aeros. (SI)

Left to right: Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA’s Houston Aeros. (SI)

For fathers and sons, professional sports have always been a fun way to bond and grow closer together, and hockey is no different. Plenty of kids from big Eastern metropolises, to rural Canadian farmland, and everywhere in-between develop a love for hockey from their parents.

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Will Mike Babcock really leave Detroit for Buffalo?

Babcock decided today (David Guralnick / Detroit News)

Babcock decided today (David Guralnick / Detroit News)

The AP reported yesterday that Mike Babcock is in negotiations on a contract to coach the Buffalo Sabres. In an interview with Darren Dreger he stated that he would make his decision on May 20th. Well today is D-day for the more sought after coach in ages. Read more

Detroit is where Mike Babcock belongs

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock lifts the Stanley Cup - REUTERS/Mike Cassese

Babcock lifts the Stanley Cup – REUTERS/Mike Cassese

The offers, many of them highly lucrative, will undoubtedly come Mike Babcock’s way if they haven’t already. And there are several potential intriguing landing places for the NHL’s current longest tenured head coach, who has guided the Detroit Red Wings for a decade since the 2005 season. Read more

Virtually locked up Eastern Conference is all about positioning now

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Price is screened by Helm (Photo: Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The 8 teams that currently hold playoff spots today, will likely be the same ones holding them at the close of the regular season.
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Dominik Hasek’s unorthodox style on and off the ice leads to jersey retirement in Buffalo

Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek had his No. 39 retired by the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 13th (Harry Scull Jr., AP/The Buffalo News)

Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek had his No. 39 retired by the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 13th (Harry Scull Jr., AP/The Buffalo News)

This past Tuesday, the Buffalo Sabres celebrated the brilliant career of a skinny little goalie named Dominik Hasek. A completely unassuming net minder by his appearance, was a good reason to follow the old adage; you should never judge a book by its cover. Read more

NHL Eastern Conference: Odds of making the playoffs

New York Islanders' John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

New York Islanders’ John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

As we near the 41 game mark for some teams, it signifies the mid-way point of the NHL season. Although it is still early, many teams have gotten off to starts that have laid the foundation for clinching a playoff berth. Let’s check in on the Eastern Conference and see who the odds are in favor of. Read more

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