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THE UPCOMING SUMMER OF ISLES FANS DISCONTENT: Expect Change, Read Why…

THE UPCOMING SUMMER OF ISLES FANS DISCONTENT: Expect Change, Read Why…

“Must be tough being Garth Snow right about now” NHL Source. And right they are. With a new regime possibly around the corner next season, GM Garth Snow has little time to show some success besides a deep prospect pool.

Rask Stops 34 as Bruins Tie Series with 4-1 Game 2 Victory

Rask Stops 34 as Bruins Tie Series with 4-1 Game 2 Victory

BOSTON, MA– After a hotly contested playoff opener on Friday evening at the TD Garden, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins had found themselves behind, in a surprising 0-1 series hole at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. On Sunday afternoon, the Bruins were given another chance to prove the championship resolve that has helped guide [...]

Datsyuk’s Late Tally Lifts Detroit to 1-0 Series-Opening Victory

Datsyuk’s Late Tally Lifts Detroit to 1-0 Series-Opening Victory

BOSTON, MA– After anticipation had far surpassed a boiling point in the city of Boston this week, the NHL postseason finally kicked off for the Bruins on Friday evening. With the B’s having long ago secured the top-seed in the conference and the No. 1 spot in their division, fans and players alike had more or [...]

GameDay: Bruins, Red Wings Set for First Playoff Battle in 57 Years

GameDay: Bruins, Red Wings Set for First Playoff Battle in 57 Years

– With Game 1 of the first round playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings rapidly approaching, we’ve opted to bring back the Hockey Independent Bruins’ GameDay features for use at various times during this year’s postseason. This will be the first installment of this feature for the 2014 postseason, with a [...]

The Battle Of The Broads

The Battle Of The Broads

If one of the goals of the NHL’s restructuring of the Stanley Cup playoff structure was to have more rivals go head-to-head, Gary Bettman and company must have been dancing down the Avenue Of The Americas when the Philadelphia Flyers secured the third seed in the Metro Division and a first-round date with the second-seeded [...]

The Barry Trotz I Knew

The Barry Trotz I Knew

The Nashville Predators have fired their first and only Head Coach, Barry Trotz. That action has been and will be dissected for some time, and the pros and cons of that decision will be passionately debated among the fans of the team. Trotz has been described as a good coach that couldn’t get the team [...]

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 [...]

Predators Win a Wild One Against the Blackhawks

Predators Win a Wild One Against the Blackhawks

Two games to go in the season, games that are meaningless for the Nashville Predators. The first of those games would be at Bridgestone Arena against the Chicago Blackhawks. Would the Predators mail it in against the powerful Hawks? Absolutely not! The Predators won a wild affair 7-5 in front of a capacity crowd that [...]

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 [...]

Predators Have Some Fight Left, Defeat the Coyotes 2-0

Predators Have Some Fight Left, Defeat the Coyotes 2-0

The playoffs will not happen for the Nashville Predators this season. That doesn’t mean that their remaining games are meaningless. The Predators defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 at Bridgestone Arena, and showed they still have a lot of fight and pride in their game. They managed to send the crowd home happy on fan appreciation [...]

Predators Stopped By the Stars In a Shootout

Predators Stopped By the Stars In a Shootout

The Nashville Predators are in desperation mode. Not yet mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Predators have to win out and get some help from teams in front of them. Their first step in the process was to capture a win at the American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars. The Predators did not start [...]

Predators Stop the Sharks 3-0

Predators Stop the Sharks 3-0

Who are these guys? After struggling to generate offense much of the season, the Predators have suddenly found their offense. After destroying the Anaheim Ducks the night before, the Predators erupted for 3 goals in the second period of their game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on the way to a 3-0 [...]

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 [...]

Predators Step On the Ducks 5-2

Predators Step On the Ducks 5-2

The Nashville Predators have struggled on offense this season. The Anaheim Ducks have scored goals in bunches. In their contest in Anaheim, the team reversed roles, as the Predators exploded for four first period goals on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Ducks. The first period was one where the Predators attacked the [...]

The Predators Problem: Philosophy, Personnel, and Preparation

The Predators Problem: Philosophy, Personnel, and Preparation

The struggling Nashville Predators are going to miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season. That has prompted rumblings among the fan base that it is time for head Coach Barry Trotz, General manager David Poile, or both to go. Fans are disgruntled over the lack of offense, the perceived strictures of the Predators “system” [...]

Predators Shoot Down the Capitals In a Shoot Out

Predators Shoot Down the Capitals In a Shoot Out

Our elected leaders in Washington are a pretty dysfunctional bunch. The hockey team in Washington is pretty dang good. The Capitals brought their high octane offense to Smashville to face the Predators, who were struggling to get above .500, and the Predators managed to find enough offense to outlast the Capital in a shootout to [...]

Stars Stomp the Predators 7-3

Stars Stomp the Predators 7-3

The Dallas Stars are a hungry team, fighting for a playoff spot. The Nashville Predators are a team that is playing out the string, waiting for a long offseason. Both teams played their part in their contest at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Predators were absolutely embarrassed by the Stars 7-3 in a [...]

Predators Blast Buffalo 6-1

Predators Blast Buffalo 6-1

The Nashville Predators needed a home win. Dropping 6 straight home games had sapped the energy of the home crowd not to mention the team. The Buffalo Sabres were just what the doctor ordered. The Predators pounded the Sabres 6-1 in front of a happy home crowd at Bridgestone Arena. There was scoring early and [...]

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 [...]