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Four surprises from Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

It wouldn’t be the playoffs without the unexpected popping up here and there. Sure, the first round hasn't quite concluded yet — at least, not in the Western Conference — but it’s still as good of a time as ever to reflect on some of the shockers coming out of games over the last week and a half.Here are four surprising moments and trends to emerge from Round 1.Surprising...
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Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild: Playoff Hopes are in the Hands of the Goalies

82 regular season games are in the books, and it's time for everyone's favorite part of the season: the playoffs. The Dallas Stars will take on the Minnesota Wild, in what is undoubtedly one of the strangest first round matchups in the Western Conference. Dallas finished the season first overall in the Western Conference, while Minnesota earned the second Wild Card spot after...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Goaltending Questions Still Unanswered In Dallas

Earlier this season it looked like the Dallas Stars would easily advance to the playoffs with Antti Niemi in net. But now, with only nine games left in the season, that might not be the case. The Stars are still sitting safely atop the Central Division with 95 points, but Niemi's job as starting goaltender isn't quite as safe. Although the team has one of the best offensive...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi wears a jersey with his name spelled wrong

When Antti Niemi and the Dallas Stars took the ice to warm up prior to their game against the Buffalo Sabres, the goaltender’s uniform confused a lot of fans. Instead of his sweater reading “Niemi” on the back, “Nieme” was incorrectly displayed. @Buccigross they misspelled Niemi's name pic.twitter.com/QlAGABfY6m — Jordan (@jstachelski15) November 17, 2015 Niemi would...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks players convinced GM to keep Niemi

By David Rogers Antti Niemi’s name was thrown around quite a bit heading into the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks appeared willing to make a change in net as they prepared to make a last push for a playoff berth. Confidence in Niemi was lacking to say the least. The rumors persisted, the deadline passed and Niemi is still with the Sharks. What happened? According to the...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks trade rumors: Cohesion is key

Antti Niemi As the trade deadline approaches, we can expect some headline-worthy moves to be made and for some big names on the trading block to start making waves, but it’s unlikely that those moves or big names will make their way to San Jose. Although it is entirely possible for San Jose Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, to, at the last minute, decide to make a splash, the...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Sharks are shopping Antti Niemi

The San Jose Sharks are battling for a playoff spot but that apparently hasn’t prevented them from shopping around starting goaltender Antti Niemi. As seen on Nichols On Hockey, Pierre LeBrun outlined that the Sharks are trying to build for the future while still competing for the Cup in 2014-15. LeBrun: “They continue to get younger. If you look at their lineup, it’s the...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Week 1 Roundup: The season is underway

Hockey’s back, and today marks the first installment of my weekly league roundup. Since the 2014-15 season is still in its infancy, I’ll spend most of this edition overviewing what will be covered each week in this post, and do a quick sample in each part. Next week we’ll really start getting in depth in each section of the roundup. Super-8 This section will overview which...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

There could be a storm brewing for the San Jose Sharks

Seriously, the San Jose Sharks are way too hot right now. Currently, the Sharks are on a six-game win streak and are tied with the Anaheim Ducks as leaders of the Pacific Division. Who exactly have the Sharks beaten? In six games, they have taken down three playoff-contending teams. Most notably, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Also, Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (who I spent my last week...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: This town may not be big enough for the both of us

San Jose Sharks: This town may not be big enough for the both of usAntti Niemi first signed with the San Jose Sharks in 2010. He was 26 years old at the time and was the proud owner of one Stanley Cup title from the year before. Upon his arrival, Niemi understood the situation that the Sharks were putting him in. He would be replacing the best goalie in Sharks’ history: Evgeni...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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