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Recent Articles from this Column

Morning Skate: Bear Season

Both Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson have Zdeno Chara and Boston winning The Cup

Morning Skate: Rotting Leafs

Toronto is fading fast in the East. Janet and Dan discuss the Leafs' woes among this week's topics.

Morning Skate: A Rift in Sochi?

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin apparently feuded in Sochi, and that may have carried over to Ovie's play in Washington.

Morning Skate: Tire Pumping

Dan and Janet discuss the various trade deadline deals, including the very brief but delicious pairing of Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo on the same team.

Morning Skate: Olympic Gloating, Trade Fallout

Janet gloats about Team Canada's double-dip, and she and Dan break down the Ryan Miller trade.

Morning Skate: Suspensions Here, Suspensions There

Dan and Janet opine about the suspensions levied against James Neal and Shawn Thornton, discuss goaltending matters for Teams Canada and the U.S. and express concern about concussions in the game.

Morning Skate: Breaking Bryz

Dan and Janet hit up a number of issues around the league, including Ilya Bryzgalov's injury and a number of struggling defensemen.

Morning Skate: St. Louis Cup Parade?

Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson believe that while Alexander Steen will likely fall back to earth, the Blues are for real and are primed to make a deep playoff run.

Morning Skate: Trick or Trade?

Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson discuss their approaches to trade strategy and address their own trade targets and trade chips, such as the Sharks' Tomas Hertl.

Morning Skate: The System Is Down

Even with Tuesday's win, Pekka Rinne's numbers to start the season aren't that great. Is he slipping, or was he just a system goalie all along? That and more in this week's article with Dan and Janet.

Morning Skate: Padding Stats

Janet Eagleson and Dan Pennucci have their first discussion article of the season. Janet is concerned that the new goalie pad restrictions could hurt Corey Crawford in particular.

Morning Skate: Growing Pains

How will Tyler Seguin fare in his new home in Dallas? Dan and Janet discuss that and a ton of the major free agent signings in this week's article.

Morning Skate: Free Agent Run-Up

Dan and Janet discuss the Tyler Seguin trade, the Sergei Bobrovsky contract, and hint at which draft picks could be productive immediately.

Morning Skate: Schneider's Shocking Trade

Cory Schneider is now a Devil. Dan and Janet break down that trade, and the other run-up items leading to the NHL Draft.

Morning Skate: Crystal Ball Gazing

Both Janet and Dan think that Erik Karlsson and the Sens will prevail over higher-seeded Montreal.

Morning Skate: Playoff Name Game

Don't challenge Janet Eagleson's love for Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks.

Morning Skate: More Help on the Way

Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks have yet even more talent joining the organization.

Morning Skate: Will Ovie Have Hart?

Janet and Dan debate Alexander Ovechkin's Hart Trophy worthiness among other items.

Morning Skate: Bobby Lu Stays Home

Dan and Janet review the week's events, including Roberto Luongo's press conference after he was not traded by this week's trade deadline.

Morning Skate: Reacting To Trades

Janet and Dan react to the Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla deals, and also discuss the mess in Tampa Bay.

Morning Skate: Have We Seen the Best of Keith Yandle?

Among the topics that Dan and Janet tackle this week is whether Keith Yandle has already peaked, or if there's another level for him.

Morning Skate: Midseason Awards

Janet Eagleson and Dan Pennucci debate the merits of Steven Stamkos vs. Sidney Crosby among other topics this week.

Morning Skate: Overrated, Underrated

Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson give their take on Cam Ward, the state of Canadian goalies, and Pierre McGuire.

Morning Skate: All Hail Kadri

Dan and Janet rap about Nazem Kadri's fast start, among many other topics.

Morning Skate: Defending the Devils

Dan Pennucci defends his Devils' fandom to Janet Eagleson in this week's edition.

Morning Skate: Cursing the Leafs

Dan Pennucci got his curse on for this week's Morning Skate

Morning Skate: The Average 8

Will the Caps use their buyout on the increasingly average Alexander Ovechkin? Dan and Janet discuss.

Morning Skate: Eagleson and Pennucci Talk Hockey

Don Cherry would like to see more of this from Zack Kassian rather than the scoring punch he's provided so far this season.

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