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2004-05 NHL lockout

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Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin have some advice for the NHL's next golden boys

National Post - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Crosby's draft year was unique in that the NHL was coming off a season that was wiped out by the lockout of 2004-05. As such, the draft order was determined by lottery in which teams were assigned 1 to 3 balls based on their playoff appearances and ...
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Blackhawks' near-dynasty ran out of gas - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
NHL scoring champion Patrick Kane had a shot attempt from in close blocked by the stick of St. Louis defenceman Alex Piertrangelo about 90 seconds after Seabrook's close call.
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Death of dynasties not a bad thing for NHL playoffs

24 Hours Vancouver - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
There was a stretch of five seasons around the 2004-05 lockout where the defending champion bowed out in the first round or failed to make the postseason altogether.

What Are The Odds?

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Each team had three balls in the till in the NHL's concocted formula after the 2004-05 season was wiped out by the owner's first lockout. Pittsburgh won the lottery and won Crosby. The Blue Jackets drafted sixth and took Gilbert Brule. Now step back ...

Frolunda's mission accomplished

IIHF - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
It was Frolunda's fourth Swedish title (1965, 2003, 2005, 2016) and the first since the NHL lockout season 2004/05. They also played in the final 2006 but lost to Farjestad. At the same time Skelleftea was promoted to the top division for the first ...
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Canadiens Prospect Lehkonen Wins SHL Championship

A Winning Habit - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Artturi Lehkonen and how he could be an internal option to fill a scoring role for the 2016-17 Montreal Canadiens.

10 Sports Conspiracy Questions We Still Haven't Answered

Bleacher Report - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Some of the most iconic moments in the history of sports have been clouded by controversy. Were the New York Giants stealing signals before Bobby Thomson hit his "shot heard 'round the world"?
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Rumour: Senators Interested in Moving AHL Affiliate to Belleville

The 6th Sens - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
... the postseason in seven of its seasons and on four other occasions when it qualified for the postseason, the organization bowed out in the first round - including in 2004-05, when its arguably had its strongest collection of talent thanks to the ...

After 7-year wait, 'Sid vs. Ovi' is back on (Apr 27, 2016) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The two faces most responsible for bringing the NHL full-throttle into the 21st century are inextricably linked. Sidney Crosby ... Their simultaneous arrival following the 2004-05 lockout served as the league's version of a winning lottery ticket. Yin ...
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How the Predators have outmuscled the Ducks in Round 1

Yahoo Sports (blog) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Since the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the Predators made the playoffs seven times, and have faced a team that made a Stanley Cup Final four times.

Colton Orr Announces Retirement - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
TORONTO - Colton Orr has announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following nine NHL seasons and a 13-year professional hockey playing career. “I feel privileged to have played for a ... In 2004-05, he played in 61 regular ...
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Amerks say good riddance to disappointing season

Buffalo News - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
... teams in the Eastern Conference. They missed the American Hockey League playoffs for the second straight year and haven't won a postseason series since Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville led the team during the 2004-05 NHL lockout.
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Some NHL Stars Get More Assists At Home Than They Deserve

FiveThirtyEight - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Point totals have a demonstrable effect on awards such as the Art Ross and Hart trophies (MVP); Crosby, for instance, doubled up on those honors in 2013-14, one of six times an Art Ross winner also took the Hart in the 11 seasons since the 2004-05 ...
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Coyotes release statement after Glendale gets AEG to run Gila River Arena - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
“AEG is a company we know well and are in fact partners in the National Hockey League. We look forward to working .... Their simultaneous arrival following the 2004-05 lockout served as the league's version of a winning lottery ticket. Yin and yang on ...

Bond of brothers: Staal siblings savoring their shared playoff run with the Rangers

ESPN - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
When Eric spent the day with the Stanley Cup in the summer of 2006 after the Hurricanes won the first championship following the 2004-05 lockout, his brothers -- including the youngest, Jared, a second-round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2008 who ...

The Bruins Don't Need Tuukka Rask

CBS Local - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Rask, in particular, did not perform like the third-highest paid goalie in the NHL, which he is with his $7.5 million base salary.
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Sharks Jump Over Kings, Finally

Sports On Earth - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Los Angeles led for just 4:02 in the entire series, and the Sharks gave the hockey world a taste of just how dangerous their power play can be.