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All Pierre McGuire Stories

April 20, 2009

Eastern Conference

An inside look at the rock 'em, sock 'em matchups in what shapes up to be a tightly contested first round

June 29, 2009

Real Deals

The Islanders should draft bedrock prospect John Tavares, but other teams can improve by trading top talent

Nov. 22, 2010

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

The Kings lead the Western Conference in part because defenseman Jack Johnson, the third pick in 2005, has stepped up in the absence of ...

March 30, 2009

Pierre McGuire's In The Crease

Chicago is headed to the playoffs even though two key signings of last summer— defenseman Brian Campbell (right) and goalie Cristobal ...

March 07, 2011

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

Defenseman Kris Letang is a major reason the injury-riddled Penguins continue to win. In a 6--5 shootout victory in Toronto last Saturday, ...

Nov. 16, 2009

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (knee and hip surgeries) could come back this month, returning Dwayne Roloson to the backup spot and leaving ...

April 21, 2008

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

How about the courage of Wild forward Branko Radivojevic? In Game 2 of the Minnesota-Colorado series he hurt his right knee early in the first ...

Oct. 31, 2011

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S IN THE CREASE

The unsung hero of the Maple Leafs' 5-1-1 start is 6'6", 215-pound center David Steckel. Obtained in a trade with the Devils for a fourth-round ...

Jan. 21, 2008

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

The Bruins may have stolen a player in the 2006 draft: Second-rounder Milan Lucic is a big (6'4", 220 pounds), physical winger who's ...

Oct. 14, 2002

11 Carolina Hurricanes The surprise Cup finalists return intact, ready to prove last year was no fluke

Shortly after the Hurricanes' improbable postseason run had endedlast spring, G.M. Jim Rutherford approached defenseman BretHedican, ...

Oct. 14, 2002

14 New York Rangers Another off-season spending spree, but this time they bought the right stuff

Bobby Holik is no dummy. In nine seasons with New Jersey the6'4", 235-pound center developed a reputation as a deep thinkerwho led ...

Oct. 14, 2002

24 Calgary Flames To end a playoff drought, the young team has to learn to sustain its focus

It's not easy to miss the playoffs after you've lost only twicein your first 21 games and have the NHL's best record a quarterof the way through ...

April 12, 2004

Western Conference In analyzing the first-round matchups, SI's Pierre McGuire predicts two big surprises and one long series

(48-21-11-2) RED WINGS 1 VS. 8 PREDATORS (38-29-11-4) SEASON SERIES: 3-3-0 UPSETOMETER: [1 UNIT] Detroit has experience, skill ...

Oct. 13, 2003

21 Carolina Hurricanes An injury-plagued team that went from Cup finalist to league's worst tries to bounce back

General manager Jim Rutherford laid down the law in training camp: "Players who have been here are going to have to work to show they fit on ...

Oct. 13, 2003

5 Vancouver Canucks An offensive juggernaut with a heavy Swedish accent is talking of nothing less than the Cup

Expectations are high in Vancouver or, as some like to call it, Stockholm West. There are seven regulars from Sweden on the Canucks' roster, including captain  ...

Oct. 13, 2003

9 Anaheim Mighty Ducks The surprise team of last season is working to keep its place among the league's elite

Second-year coach Mike Babcock may have a unique way with words--during last spring's Stanley Cup finals he introduced the terms "playing ...

Oct. 13, 2003

28 Atlanta Thrashers A deadly car crash takes a heavy toll on a club just starting to show signs of progress

Odd as it seems to discuss the Thrashers' prospects in the wake of the Sept. 29 car crash that mortally injured center Dan Snyder and seriously ...

Oct. 13, 2003

16 Washington Capitals No longer aspiring to be a high-scoring outfit, this team will try to win with a rebuilt defense

Last season Washington cast itself as a free-wheeling team, with rookie coach Bruce Cassidy turning loose high-priced forwards Jaromir Jagr ...