Comets Playoff Preview - Round One: Utica Comets vs. Albany Devils

Jeremy Davis
April 22 2016 01:00PM

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Photo credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets

For the second time in their three year history, the Comets are headed to the Calder Cup playoffs. Their journey will begin tonight as they take on the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils in a best-of-five series that kicks off in Albany, New York.

Today we'll break down the two teams, their top players, and their head-to-head season series.

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Canucks Army Roundtable: Fandom for Sale!

J.D. Burke
April 22 2016 11:00AM


The Vancouver Canucks may be out of the playoffs, but that doesn't mean the fine folks at Canucks Army are enjoying them any less. Speaking personally, it's been quite the opposite.

We're all adopting different teams, for different reasons and enjoying the playoffs with almost no strings attached. It's great. Sure, if my surrogate team goes on to win the cup - all the better! 

I know where my allegiances lie, but I figured I would put the rest of the Canucks Army staff to the test. So, let's see who they're pulling for now, why don't we?

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Canucks Army Year in Review: Brandon Prust

J.D. Burke
April 22 2016 09:00AM

Though controversial, the Vancouver Canucks acquisition of Brandon Prust was done with the best of intentions.

Prust was expected to bring with him a set of fists and grinder know-how to the Canucks bottom-six while all the while rubbing shoulders with the team's future. In essence, the Canucks were doubling down on Derek Dorsett. And were luck on their side, they might have landed a comparable piece.

Every sign pointed to Prust being the high-end bottom-six player he came as advertised. Better even, as Prust displayed high-end playmaking en route to five assists in his first nine games. The pugilist would suffer an ankle injury to bookend that streak, October 27th, ending the short burst of playmaking prowess and any real chance of getting anything of value out of their July 1st investment.

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The NationDrafts Midseason Winner

April 22 2016 07:00AM

My friends, today I am here to bestow the honour of greatness upon a group of fantasy hockey heroes. This group of fantasy warriors put their money where their mouthes are and stepped up by entering a top-20 calibre fantasy team. Today, we announce the winners of the mid-season NationDrafts pool!

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 22 2016 05:00AM

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Kyle Dubas staying with the Leafs, 5 losses that shaped the Canucks season, City says no to CalgaryNEXT, should McDavid be Captain in Edmonton, does hitting mean you don't have the puck, how likely can a team come back from 3-1, Top 10 All-time fighters, Jesse Puljujarvi, Patrick Laine and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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