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Drop 'Em: Fights in the Stanley Cup Final

Fighting and enforcers have had their place in the game for as long as the sport of hockey has existed. Love it or hate it, hockey's a physical game, and from time to time, that involves two willing opponents squaring off and dropping the gloves. Fights in regular season games happen for a number of reasons, often a player coming to the aide of a teammate or trying to spark a change in momentum for his team. The playoffs however are a different animal, a time when discipline has to override raw emotion in order to earn hockey's ultimate prize. As the postseason progresses further towards the final, series may be physical, but old time fist fights become few and...

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Lord Stanley Season

Damn, it's that time of year again. The Stanley Cup Finals. It's been a hockey whirlwind since the regular season ended. What started with sixteen teams is down to the final two for some of the best hockey of the year, so buckle up, folks. We're in for a wild ride. Aside from showcasing some of the best players and teams the league has to offer, the NHL playoffs and the trophy they're named for are different from that of any other sport for a number of reasons. The Stanley Cup itself dates back to the 1800s, and its history is as rich––if not richer––than the league it's passed around within. Since Ted Lindsay became the first captain to hoist the...

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