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Exciting games ahead around the NHL

Hockey fans are gearing up for yet another exciting Tuesday evening of NHL playoff hockey that will be played tonight. Ottawa is looking to build upon their two game series lead in an effort to take a choke hold on their series against the New York Rangers while in the other match up St. Louis is looking to even their series against the speedy Nashville Predators.

Some Headlines from the NHL as the 2017 Playoffs Continue

The National Hockey League is in the middle of their postseason, and it’s been a really fun postseason thus far. Let’s take a look at some of the best headlines in the National Hockey League:

Road Teams win in the West

The second round of the National Hockey League playoffs got going, and the road teams were successful in Game 1. The Nashville Predators held a 3-1 lead, only to see St. Louis storm back to tie the game. The Predators scored a late game and won Game 1 on the road. Then, later, the Edmonton Oilers did the same thing. The Oilers led 3-1, gave up two quick goals and saw the game tied. Edmonton scored the final two goals to win on the road in Anaheim. It was the first postseason loss for the Ducks.

2017 NHL Trade Rumor Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Picks

With five days left in the NHL Regular Season, many people are already turning their attention to the opening round of the Playoffs which start early next week. The Pittsburgh Penguins will be back to try to defend their title from last year’s playoffs, as other teams like the Canadians and Senators seem poised to make a run of their own at the crown.

Only three playoff spots currently remain unsettled, and all of them being from the Eastern Conference. The other 13 spots have been clinched with 5 days to go still in the rest of the season.

Predictions from the USA Today

New York Islanders center John Tavares will receive the Steven Stamkos treatment when it comes to his 2018 potential unrestricted free agency. The build-up will start next summer. Every team that would have bid on Stamkos will covet Tavares. It will be speculated that he will get $10.5 million per season, just as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane did in 2014.

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Teams making decisions as the New Year approaches.

With the December NHL schedule kicking into high gear most of the NHL teams are beginning to find out where they fit in terms of the overall standings and the playoff pictures. Furthermore, some teams such as the Tampa Bay  Lightning have many decisions to make as the season progresses and may look to move some big name players such as Ben Bishop to help them to fill voids left behind as a result of the Steven Stamkos injury. There will be many decisions to make for those who like to bet on sports online  as to where the teams will end up at the end of the season.

NHL on the Lookout for Suspicious Gambling Activity

The National Hockey League (NHL) has hired a gambling watchdog to monitor and look for any suspicious gambling activity. This move comes as the NHL prepared to inaugurate a La Vegas team. With NHL betting picks, suspicious gambling activity can be an indicator of cheating in the sport. Sportradar is the sports data company that was hired by NHL, the contract financial terms was not disclosed.

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Compliance buyouts can begin just after midnight on Monday, June 16th

Best and worst deadline day trades in Canadian ice hockey

With just over a week of the NHL 2014 regular season remaining, the race to make the play-offs is set to go down to the wire in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Although ten teams have already clinched their place in the Play-Offs, several others stand a realistic chance of joining them to retain the dream of lifting the infamous Stanley Cup trophy. Many may look back to the business conducted before the trade deadline of March 5th and reflect on whether their acquisitions have provided the required impact, or had a detrimental effect on their chances of making the Play-Offs or winning their respective division. The latter may be felt by the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, with both teams eliminated from Play-Off contention in what can only be considered as hugely disappointing seasons for both teams. Trading can make all the difference between success and failure, with sportsinteraction.com allowing NHL fans to predict who will make a name for themselves with their new team and fire them into the Play-Offs.

Greg Mueller: Where Is He Now?

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It’s not always easy retiring from pro sports. For every 33-year old millionaire with a mansion, a yacht, a TV contract and his whole life ahead of him, there are 10 washed-up, broke alcoholics with chronic knee pain and no way of easing back into the working life that normal folks experience every day. Greg Mueller’s story is one of the positive ones.

This and That – Tidbits

Is it possible Hockey Hall of Famer Glen Sather, 70, may be thinking of retiring as a general manager if the New York Rangers make the playoffs this season? I’ve heard that. There was no response to a recent inquiry by me from Sather. If true, the Oilers can get his banner raised next season. The Oilers have put off a ceremony because Sather, the first member of the Oilers’ organization to make the HHOF in 1997, has been a GM with another team.

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