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2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions in :60

2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions in :60

      Now, now. Before you blast me for being a homer, an uneducated hockey fan or Pens-hater, keep in mind a few things. These are my rapid fire picks. I took a whole :60 (if that) to select the way the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs would Plinko their way to the top (or [...]

The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

First playoff  meetup between these two ancient rivals since 1997 and it can use a boost. The edge has been off a little and there’s nothing like a heated post season series to fire things up. A Flyer diehard missing Avery and Tortorella? Yeah! This series should fix that. The two clubs have been similar [...]

There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

It’s been a while since we’ve written, faithful readers. Largely because we wrote back in September about this season was going to pan out, with a highly on point degree of accuracy. We predicted injuries- specifically Evgeny Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky from overuse at their ages. We predicted the missing the playoffs that was inevitable [...]

Bruins Rout Sabres in Home Finale to Capture Presidents’ Trophy

Bruins Rout Sabres in Home Finale to Capture Presidents’ Trophy

BOSTON, MA– For the final time of the 2013-14 NHL campaign, the Boston Bruins were on home-ice for a regular season game at TD Garden this Saturday afternoon. In town for a visit on “Fan Appreciation Night” was newly-promoted head coach Ted Nolan and his last-place Buffalo Sabres squad. Entering the day with the league’s worst [...]

Eriksson, B’s Push Toward Playoffs with 5-2 Win Against Flyers

Eriksson, B’s Push Toward Playoffs with 5-2 Win Against Flyers

BOSTON, MA– For just the third time this season — and the second time in the past week — the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers were on the ice Saturday afternoon at TD Garden for their final showdown of the 2013-14 campaign. Thanks to a freshly reformed NHL scheduling system that involves visits to every city [...]

Blackhawks Wild Road Ahead

Blackhawks Wild Road Ahead

The Blackhawks take on the Wild tonight. They will look to get out of their slump and back on track as they head down the final stretch. Crawford in net for the good guys, with Bryzgalov at the other end. This will be the 4th goalie used against the Hawks – Harding, Backstrom and Kuemper [...]

Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters

  The Hawks bit the dust again versus the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. They just flat out didn’t play well. They haven’t been playing well for a while now. After the Olympics, I assumed there may be some fatigue. No excuses now, as with just a few weeks away, the #blackhawks are performing about [...]

Bergeron Tallies Twice as Bruins Shutout Blackhawks

Bergeron Tallies Twice as Bruins Shutout Blackhawks

BOSTON, MA– For the first time since capturing the Stanley Cup and ripping the proverbial heart out of the city of Boston in a mere seventeen seconds, the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks were back at TD Garden on Thursday evening for a showdown against the Bruins. The two teams had met once earlier this season, a [...]

17 Seconds? Pffff… 17 Reasons to Watch the Blackhawks/Bruins Tonight

17 Seconds? Pffff… 17 Reasons to Watch the Blackhawks/Bruins Tonight

All that’s been made of the 0:17 that the Blackhawks turned Game #6 around and won their 2nd Stanley Cup in 4 years, let’s keep with the theme and check out 17 relevant/random things for tonight’s game: #17. The same number for Boston, Milan Lucic will be surely pumped for this game. Keep your head [...]

The Stars Align in Chicago

The Stars Align in Chicago

Sure, the Dallas Stars are coming into town tonight. They will be a hungry team and have the insane offensive duo of Seguin/Benn (Jamie, that is). These are not the stars I speak of though. In Joel Quenneville talk, Teuvo Teravainen is playing tonight. The stars align and the Hawks young phenom will show Chicago [...]

Habs Snap Bruins’ Streak with 2-1 Shootout Victory

Habs Snap Bruins’ Streak with 2-1 Shootout Victory

BOSTON, MA– There was no shortage of storylines to be told from during Monday’s final regular season contest of the 2013-14 campaign between hockey’s oldest of rivals. Entering the night’s action, both teams had enjoyed plenty of recent success. Montreal, aided by the long-awaited return of starting goaltender Carey Price, had picked up two points in [...]

New & Improved BLOG and BLACKHAWKS

New & Improved BLOG and BLACKHAWKS

It’s been a Canadian Gold Medal, a Brandon Pirri trade and a Patrick Kane injury since I last blogged. Well those high/low-lights, among others, have been analyzed and over-analyzed by fans over the past weeks as the Blackhawks head into the playoffs. A lot of has happened but I won’t focus too much on the [...]

Bruins Continue to Roll, Defeat Wild 4-1 for Ninth Straight Victory

Bruins Continue to Roll, Defeat Wild 4-1 for Ninth Straight Victory

BOSTON, MA– For the first time since late in the 2011-12 season, the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild were on the ice against one another on Monday evening at TD Garden. This match-up would feature the first look Boston would get at Minnesota since the team acquired franchise cornerstone players Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in [...]

Krejci Line Powers Bruins to 5-1 Victory Over Carolina

Krejci Line Powers Bruins to 5-1 Victory Over Carolina

BOSTON, MA– After dispatching the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday evening by a narrow 2-1 margin and extending their season-long winning streak to seven games, the Boston Bruins had the luxury of a much-needed off-day on Friday. On Saturday, it was back to work for the B’s, as they continued their three-game home-stand with a matinee contest [...]

Bruins Edge Coyotes for Seventh Straight Victory

Bruins Edge Coyotes for Seventh Straight Victory

BOSTON, MA– Less than twenty-four hours after handily beating the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre for the first time this season, the Boston Bruins were on the ice Thursday evening at TD Garden, playing host to captain Shane Doan and his red-hot Phoenix Coyotes club. Entering the night’s action, the Desert Dogs had captured victory [...]

In Garth We Trust….to Continue to do a Piss Poor job at Managing our Beloved Franchise

In Garth We Trust….to Continue to do a Piss Poor job at Managing our Beloved Franchise

I’m sure you all are thinking “Gee, what are these two going to say about the absolute disaster that Garth Snow delivered at the trade deadline?” And you want to know what? Garth Snow indeed delivered an absolute disaster at the trade deadline.   Let’s start with the player that Snow had to dangle- Thomas [...]

Bruins Strike Out on High Impact Trade Targets, Add Depth to Blueline

Bruins Strike Out on High Impact Trade Targets, Add Depth to Blueline

– Ever since Dennis Seidenberg went down with a torn ACL and MCL back on December 27, there has been rampant speculation as to how the Boston Bruins would replace their veteran stalwart of a No. 2 defenseman. Now, as a required precursor to this piece; the Bruins were never going to find the perfect [...]

Krejci Turns the Trick as Bruins Hammer Panthers

Krejci Turns the Trick as Bruins Hammer Panthers

BOSTON, MA – With the trade deadline looming tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 PM and rumors circulating across the league, the Boston Bruins were on the ice on Tuesday evening against old friend Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers. Earlier in the afternoon, it was the visiting Panthers and general manager Dale Tallon who made waves, dealing [...]

Ovechkin’s Pair Leads Caps to 4-2 Win Against Bruins

Ovechkin’s Pair Leads Caps to 4-2 Win Against Bruins

BOSTON, MA– In action for the first time since returning from the NHL’s three-week schedule break for the Sochi Olympics, the Boston Bruins suffered a dissapointing 5-4 defeat at the hands of the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday evening in Western New York. Led by a trio of Olympic medalists; Tuukka Rask (Bronze), Loui Eriksson (Silver), [...]

If an Islander Draft Pick is Any Good, it’s by ACCIDENT.

If an Islander Draft Pick is Any Good, it’s by ACCIDENT.

With the Olympics past us and the NHL getting back into full swing, our thoughts drifted from the stockpile of losses that the Islanders gathered headed into Olympic break and instead thought about some of the recent good times, like that three week span in which the Islanders actually won games consistently. And in being [...]