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Hockey Independent's 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part II

Hockey Independent’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part II

Hockey Independent’s  2013 mock entry draft continues and concludes today, as members of the writing staff  - Benjamin Woodward (Bruins), Christopher Triantafilis (New York Islanders), Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils) and WB Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) – finish up round one with selections sixteen through thirty. 16 – Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota Wild) GM: Triantafilis (@ChrisTriants) Selection: Valentin Zykov, LW, Baie-Comeau [...]

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: Khokhlachev Inks One-Year Deal In KHL, B's Sign Christian Hanson

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: Khokhlachev Inks One-Year Deal In KHL, B’s Sign Christian Hanson

Alexander Khokhlachev was once projected as an early first round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. His rare combination of offensive skill and tremendous defensive zone prowess have often drawn comparisons to Detroit Red Wings’ superstar pivot Pavel Datsyuk. However, teams were weary of taking Khokhlachev early in the draft simply due to the [...]

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: A Steal, A Deal And A Departure?

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: A Steal, A Deal And A Departure?

With the off-season in full swing here in Boston, news out of Causeway street has been few and far between since the B’s first round exit at the hands of the Washington Capitals. In the meantime, I hope you’ve all been enjoying my series of postseason report cards. Soon enough things will begin to heat [...]

Filppula Nets Two as Red Wings Run Wild at Home 6-0

Filppula Nets Two as Red Wings Run Wild at Home 6-0

You might want to check to see if the Detroit Red Wings (43-19-3, 89 points) lit the lamp once again. They brought their scoring prowess from Columbus back home to the Joe Louis Arena as they won their first home game since February 19 with a 6-0 whitewashing of the Minnesota Wild. Valtteri Filppula scored [...]

Notes From B's Black & White Game ; Roster vs Ottawa

Notes From B’s Black & White Game ; Roster vs Ottawa

Last night in Providence, at the Bruins annual Black & White game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, rookie Alexander Khokhlachev lead team Black to a 4-1 victory. Lane MacDermid and Daniel Paille also added goals for the Black squad, while 2010 2nd Round Draft choice Ryan Spooner scored the lone goal for the White team. [...]

Bruins Rookies Set To Take On Islanders

Bruins Rookies Set To Take On Islanders

  A little housekeeping before we get started here… – On a sad note, Alexander Galimov, the only Lokomotiv player that survived the impact of the plane crash this past Wednesday, has passed away this morning in a Moscow Hospital. Galimov was 26 years old. —On a brighter Note, according to CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, injured [...]

Five things to love about Jeff Skinner

Five things to love about Jeff Skinner

By now we all know who Jeff Skinner is but why is there an exceptional amount of hype around this kid?  Probably some sort of family lineage tying himself to Chuck Norris– a title usually reserved for most Leafs prospects (all hail the mighty Kahdri). Without further adieu, why you too should love Skinner: Leading [...]

Can the Oilers really pass on Hall?

Can the Oilers really pass on Hall?

Since well before the draft lottery fans in Edmonton have debated Hall and Seguin. But based on what I saw from Mr. Hall over the last week at the Memorial Cup I’m not so sure that the Oilers decision is all that difficult after all.