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Frozen Grounds: Ongoing coverage of Seattle's bid to bring the NHL to town

The NHL may be coming to a city near you. But does Seattle know what they're getting themselves into? We've got a new feature to help get the general Seattle sports fan up to speed with what's going on in the NHL.

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Stuck in a never-ending NHL limbo

While the NHL and the NHLPA keep going around and around, fans are wondering if there's a point.

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Frozen Grounds: The NHL / NHLPA PR War

For NHL fans, this past week was very much up and down emotionally.

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Frozen Grounds: NHL team rumored for sale

The Edmonton Oilers owner visited Seattle last week to gain some leverage in regards to a new arena in his town, but the New York Islanders may be a team actually on the move.

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Frozen Grounds: Week One Of The NHL Lockout

The 2012 NHL lockout is at the end of its first week, with preseason games having already been canceled. No progress has been made since it started, and players are already signing with teams in Europe.

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Frozen Grounds: The NHL Lockout Is Coming

There has been much speculation as to whether or not the NHL will lockout its players, but at this point, it looks like a done deal.

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Frozen Grounds: Hockey Fans Are A Unique Breed

All sports fans have their quirks, depending on the sport, but hockey fans are a family.

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Where NHLers Will Go If There's A Long Lockout

Europe isn't just a popular destination for vacations. It's also a popular destination for out-of-work NHLers looking to play during a long lockout.

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Frozen Grounds: The Current State Of The NHL's Labor Negotiations

The NHL/NHLPA rhetoric is in full swing, but there are some hopeful signs to this labor negotiation.

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Frozen Grounds: The NHL May Be Heading For A Lockout - Again

Despite losing a season to a lockout eight years ago, the NHL may be heading that way again. There's still time for things to be worked out, however.

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Frozen Grounds: How Seattle Fits Into The NHL

A number of things will affect Seattle if or when they get an NHL team.

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Frozen Grounds: A Brief History Of Professional Hockey In Puget Sound

Professional hockey has been in the Puget Sound region for much longer than most people realize. Here's a brief rundown on the team names, leagues, and dates.

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Frozen Grounds: The Seattle Thunderbirds, The Everett Silvertips, And The NHL

The two hockey teams in Seattle & Everett are not a part of a professional league, but they do help provide players for the NHL - to draft, that is.

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Frozen Grounds: Where to Get Your NHL News

While the bulk of the teams in the NHL resides on American soil, ESPN's SportsCenter is not a good show to turn to for NHL news. Here are some alternatives.

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Frozen Grounds: The NHL Offseason

The NHL playoffs may be over, and the Stanley Cup won, but hockey isn't quite ready to close its doors, melt down the ice, and take its summer break in earnest.

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Frozen Grounds: The Lesson of the Winnipeg Jets

Sports fans in Seattle may be getting excited at the prospect of getting the Sonics "back". But in truth, they'll never get the actual Sonics franchise back. Just ask hockey fans in Winnipeg.

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Frozen Grounds: Where the Hockey Players Come From

Many, many more countries than those listed here have hockey programs, but here are where the NHL players come from.

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Frozen Grounds: The Greatest Trophy in All of Team Sports

It isn't just a conceit of NHL fans. The Stanley Cup really is the greatest trophy in all of team sports. And here's why.

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Frozen Grounds: The NHL's Topic of the Day

The CBC has announced programming, aimed at women who aren't sports fans, to be broadcasted opposite the Stanley Cup Final games. And the nature of this programming has some hockey fans very upset.

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Frozen Grounds: An Ongoing Guide to the NHL - The Trophies & Awards

Finalists for the NHL regular season awards have been announced. Here are descriptions of some of the awards.

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Frozen Grounds: Hockey Goalies Really Are Crazy

Goaltending in the NHL is both a premier position and the worst place to play ever.

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Frozen Grounds: The Nearly-Invisible Defensemen

The defensemen, while a key position in hockey, are often overlooked. Unless they can score goals, of course.

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Frozen Grounds: About those forwards....

Hockey teams are divvied up into three categories: forwards, defense, and goaltending. Let's start with the forwards.

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Frozen Grounds: Explaining some NHL terminology

Hockey is actually a pretty simple game, once you get used to it. But there are still some terms that are a bit unusual that aren't so easy to figure out.

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Frozen Grounds: Fighting in the NHL

Hockey and fighting seem to go hand-in-hand, but it's actually a far more complicated issue than you might think.

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Frozen Grounds: Stanley Cup Playoff Traditions

NHL playoff traditions are starting to spread - did your favorite team start doing playoff beards?

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Frozen Grounds: How to Watch a Hockey Game

Watching a hockey game is a bit different because of how an ice rink is set up. It's not rocket science, but typical sports logic doesn't always apply, either.

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Frozen Grounds: The Best of the Best in the NHL

The best players in the NHL; or, how to figure that out for yourself.

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Frozen Grounds: Good Teams and Bad Teams in the NHL

There are a few NHL teams that are usually good, as well as a few that are usually bad. Most teams, however, fall in between and can be good or bad in any given year.

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How the National Hockey League is Set Up

The NHL is set up pretty much like most other sports leagues are. For the most part. There are conferences and regional divisions. But there are some quirks in regards to the basics in regards to playoffs berths.

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Frozen Grounds: An Introduction and a Purpose

As talk of the NHL coming to Seattle is heating up, sports fans might be wondering what they're getting themselves into. Cassie McClellan, of the Tampa Bay Lightning site Raw Charge, is here to help people out if they need it.

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