Posted: 14th September 2009 by Matt Sitkoff in NHL
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A.J. Bloomquist—contributor to “Pucking Awesome” Welcome to the Southeast, home of more Chick-Fil-A’s per square mile than hockey fans.  All joking aside, while hockey may still be catching in warm weather markets, this division does have some of the best kept secrets in the NHL.  Two of the previous five Stanley Cup champions reside here (Tampa Bay in 2004, Carolina in 2006).  Though the most recognizable player is Alex Ovechkin, other great hockey players also make their careers south of the Mason-Dixon line.  Just a taste—Ilya Kovalchuk, Mike Green, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Nicklas Backstrom, Eric Staal, and Cam Ward.  Perhaps the best kept secret of this division is while it usually comes down to Washington or Carolina ...

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