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Umberger Returns, Blue Jackets Look For Franchises First Playoff Win

The latest from Rick Gethin at Fox Sports Ohio regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets:

Ahead of Game 2, RJ Umberger is making his return to the lineup after being out with injury. Although he has been to the playoffs before, this is a big game for him. He's a Pittsburgh native that calls Columbus home now.

Columbus head coach Todd Richards was asked what he expects from Umberger in Game 2. "I'm expecting him to come out, play fast and play big. He's one guy, what he's done well consistently all year for our team is he's gone to the net and played hard at the net."

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Here We Go Again: NHL Playoff Emotions Getting The Best Of Us

Spring is a wonderful time of renewal. The snow melts away (and with record breaking snowfall locally it is much welcomed) the green growth and flowers appear. By green growth of course the playoff rookies that are making a difference and the annual showing of Marc-André Fleury giving Pittsburgh Penguin fans elevated blood pressure. 

Emotions are the backbone of the NHL for players, fans and in some cases the non cheering media. Be it the No Words commercial, or the videos of players throwing jerseys on the ice or crying when their team either does not make the post season or when they are eliminated from it.  There are huge highs and deep cutting lows on the roller coaster that is the hockey world.  Less than a week into the 2014 NHL Playoffs and that still has not changed. 

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Quick Picks Round One

Alright with the Stanley Cup finals kicking off (okay facing off) tonight figured it was time I post my picks for the first round so that I can either say “I told you so” or you can say it to me in about week and a half – two weeks schedule and series length TBD.

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Shanahan Named President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs

It is officially official that Hockey Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan is going to be joining the management of the Toronto Maple Leafs as President and Alternate Governor for the Original Six franchise. 

Check out the Press Release below for futher details. 

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Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket: Puck Drop In One Week

Things are heating up (or in the case in some NHL cities cooling down on ice and heating up behind closed doors) as we enter the final stretch for teams to earn a spot in the playoffs.  Match ups are in constant flux still as we are just over 7 days from the start of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and there are some surprises to the current match ups and some where did they go? teams missing from the match ups as of this morning. 

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Steve Yzerman To Stick With Lightning

Reports out of Tampa that General Manager Steve Yzerman has signed a four-year extension with the club. 

 

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Blackhawks Down Toews, Kane But Not Out

The reining Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks may be down two of their biggest stars (and captain) but they are not out of the playoffs.  Having clinched a sport in the new Central Division and fresh off of a 4-2 win against the current central division leading St. Louis Blues things could be lining up for the Blackhawks.

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NHL Re-Names Divisions, Jagr Goes Metro

Well look it there!  Jaromir Jagr is about to sign another one-year deal - this time sticking with the Eastern Conference; which for all sense and purposes fits him better than the Western did.

At 41 years of age Jaromir Jagr will reportedly sign a one-year deal with the New Jersey Devils Tuesday; and has moved one step closer to playing in every team within the newly developed Metropolitan Division.

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