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on Sept. 23. Will it be as good as 24/7? It might be and it could be even better. The show will again be produced by Ross Greenburg, who helped bring 24/7 to HBO in 2011 with the Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins . With Epix being a premium cable channel, it’ll be uncensored and commercial-free. Burnside also notes the budget for each episode will be around $400,000. That means more cameras, more production, and more editing quality will be part of the program. Provided the teams allow for more access than the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs afforded during the last season of 24/7, it could be even better to watch. How can I watch in Canada? Rogers Communications is helping shoulder the financial load to make the show happen and will air it on Sportsnet. That’s the good news. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/9/15/6152277/nhl-winter-classic-blackhawks-capitals-documentary-epix-hbo

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So we decided to break down all 30 teams with the next best thing to words: Emojis!) Last Season In Emojis . Last Season, In Summary The Minnesota Wild finished at 43-27-12, good for the first wild card in the Western Conference. They played an epic first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche , with four overtime games including a Game 7 OT win at Colorado. Alas, the magic couldnt continue in Round 2, with the Chicago Blackhawks thwarting them in OT of Game 6. Last Seasons Definitive Highlight Is it in? YES! Off-Season Transactions The worst kept secret in hockey was finally revealed as Thomas Vanek signed a 3-year, $19.5-million free agent deal with Minnesota. The Wild also inked center Jordan Schroder, Justin Falk , Joel Rechlicz and Stu Bickel. Moving on from the Wild were Matt Moulson , Dany Heatley and Clayton Stoner , among others. View gallery . The Minnesota top six was a mix of steady veterans and young players finding their stride. Jason Pominville led the Wild with 30 goals and 60 points, including 23 goals at even strength. Zach Parise was second on the Wild with 29 goals, as he found solid chemistry with rookie Charlie Coyle (30 points in 70 games) and Mikko Koivu (54 points in 65 games). source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/puck-daddy-s-nhl-2014-15-emoji-preview–minnesota-wild-053308669.html

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Additions/Subtractions Key arrivals: Thomas Vanek, Justin Falk, Jordan Schroeder Key departures: Matt Moulson, Nate Prosser, Dany Heatley, Clayton Stoner Player to Watch Thomas Vanek signing with the Wild had been rumored for years before it officially happened in July. The 29-year-old veteran is one of the most skilled wingers in the league, and he tallied 68 points (27 goals, 41 assists) last season in 78 games split between the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens. Vanek is a great scorer, but hes often inconsistent and wont make much of an impact defensively. His playoff record is rather unimpressive, and he struggled (zero goals) in the Canadiens six-game loss to the New York Rangers in the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. Minnesota finished 24th in goals scored and 16th in power-play percentage in 2013-14, and both of those areas should be improved with Vaneks addition to the teams top-six forward group. Biggest Strength The Wilds top two lines match up well against nearly every team. Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, Jason Pominville, Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle and Vanek give Minnesota five forwards capable of giving opponents problems in the attacking zone. Not only are these players highly skilled offensively, their work ethic is very strong and they consistently win puck battles along the boards and in the corners. Minnesota also had eight double-digit goal scorers last season (not including Vanek) and doesnt rely on one or two players to carry the offense. When the game is on the line, Wild head coach Mike Yeo has two lines of star players to put on the ice regardless of the situation a luxury many other coaches dont have. source: http://nesn.com/2014/09/2014-15-minnesota-wild-preview-shaky-goaltending-genuine-concern/

 

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