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NHL predictions: man vs. machine

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be the 2012 Stanley Cup champions. At least, that’s what EA Sports NHL 12 tells us, after Observer staff ran a full season simulation to see what mere stats and…


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2011-12 NHL Northeast Division Preview

The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup last season, and thus head into the coming year as a heavy favourite to repeat. Not wanting to mess with success, the Bruins didn’t do much roster tinkering over the offseason. Tomas Kaberle moved onto the Carolina Hurricanes, but the club traded for Joe Corvo (formerly of the Hurricanes himself) and feels he can put up similar production at a cheaper price.



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Leafs come up short versus Sabres

The Maple Leafs officially unveiled their new third uniforms on Friday afternoon, a throwback look that features a print originally worn during the team’s memorable1967 playoff run – not coincidentally, the last time Toronto hoisted the Stanley Cup.

A few hours later, the boys in blue took to the ice for their fourth pre-season contest in five nights against their QEW rivals from Buffalo, hoping some fresh faces, and not the new-fangled jerseys, would help revive some of that lost magic from the glory years.