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Has this ever happened before? Nope.

The last five teams alive are also the last five cup winners: 2008 – Detroit Red Wings 2009 – Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 – Chicago Blackhawks 2011 – Boston Bruins 2012 – Los Angeles Kings And if the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be the last four cup-winners in the Conference Finals. Also, it guarantees that…

February 2, 1993: Gary Bettman’s first day on the job

Bettman’s legacy of expansion into non-traditional markets is responsible for the current lock-out. Without the political support of those same franchises — one of which is owned by the NHL — we would be watching NHL hockey now.

Shorter me: the Bettman experiment has blown up in his face. And this is what that looks like.

From Mirtle: The Flyers goaltending: Not as bad as you think (and other netminding myths) [ME: Ah, but the Kings’ goaltending is worse than you think!]

There’s something about goaltending that, when it’s bad, it can hang on a franchise like an odour, weighing on fans and netminders alike. Pre-Luongo, for example, Vancouver was always pegged as a goalie graveyard (although some would argue a few of his predecessors were stiff upon arrival). In Ottawa, they seemingly haven’t had a lot…

Team Canada 2010

Team Canada Summer Training Camp Invitees: Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils), Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), Marc-André Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins), Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets), Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes). Defense: Jay Bouwmeester (Calgary Flames), Dan Boyle (San Jose Sharks), Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim Ducks), Chris Pronger (Philadelphia Flyers), Robyn Regehr (Calgary Flames), Dion Phaneuf (Calgary Flames),…

Bitter split? Havlat leaves Chicago for Wild, promises ‘real story’ – Puck … – NHL – Yahoo! Sports

Martin Havlat(notes) has agreed to be the historically fragile offensive talent to replace another historically fragile offensive talent for the Minnesota Wild, signing a six-year, $30 million contract this evening according to the Star Tribune. Havlat leaves the Chicago Blackhawks after three seasons, his best (and healthiest) coming in 2008-09 with 77 points in 81…

Michael Russo (Russostrib) on Twitter

Appears L.A. Kings team to beat for Heatley; Alex Frolov, another & the fifth overall pick I’m hearing; No way Wild can beat that #nhl Okay, that’s f’ed up. Russo is a real writer and a real reporter and is, as far as I know, always reliable. I guess I have to take back the…

Boston Globe: The Unfortunate Fourteen

What of those clubs that didn’t make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs? Well, the Unfortunate Fourteen are always a mixed lot, and this year is certainly no different. Some want immediate change. Some ponder and puckhandle. A few, such as the Los Angeles Kings, managed expectations from the outset. LA is left hoping a…