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Alex Burrows is Crushing it Defensively this Season

  There’s another side to Alex Burrows beyond the plethora of even-strength goals: his stellar defense. Photo Credit: Jeff Vinnick via NHLI The Frank J. Selke Trophy – awarded to the NHL’s best defensive forward every season, as you probably know – is kind of like a Gold Glove in baseball: it tells us more…

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On Mason Raymond’s Playoff Production, or Lack Thereof

  Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images For a variety of reasons, most notably his slender build and the fact that he had a tremendous run of awful puck luck in 2010-11, and followed up on it with a disappoiting season in 2011-12 coming off of a serious back injury, Mason Raymond catches a…

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Chris Higgins and the Art of the (Penalty) Kill

Chris Higgins is a very good hockey player. We have seen him thrive as a Canuck since coming over at the 2011 trade deadline, and the team rewarded his strong play with a $10 million contract extension last week. Higgins is currently out with an injury (somewhere on his lower body we have been told),…