Archive for April 4th, 2012

(Mark Ascione)

Attention Leafs Fans: The Toronto Marlies are in the Playoffs

The city of Toronto is once going to get a chance to witness professional playoff hockey.  Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have still been eliminated.  You don’t have look very […]

by · April 4, 2012 · 3 comments · AHL, Toronto Maple Leafs
(Icon SMI)

The Blackhawks Are a Championship Team, If Goaltending Stands Tough

The Blackhawks are the hottest team in the league, and the return of Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews will only make Chicago more dangerous once the playoffs begin. However, for […]

by · April 4, 2012 · 1 comment · Chicago Blackhawks
Is Brian Elliott a Vezina Trophy Candidate?

Is Brian Elliott a Vezina Trophy Candidate?

The St. Louis Blues have become one of the NHL’s elite teams this season.  While the goaltending of Jaroslav Halak was expected to propel the Blues into the upper echelon […]

by · April 4, 2012 · 2 comments · St Louis Blues
The Ottawa Senators Cinderella Season

The Ottawa Senators Cinderella Season

Every year in the playoffs there are upsets in the first round as a lower seeded team defeats a higher seeded team. On occasion, the upsetting team is able to […]

by · April 4, 2012 · 1 comment · Ottawa Senators
(Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Red Wings’ Nyquist Named To AHL All-Rookie Team

Detroit Red Wings fans have seen several glimpses of Gustav Nyquist thanks to the injuries that have plagued their regular roster members this season. Currently with the team, he’s accumulated […]

by · April 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Detroit Red Wings
(Tom Turk/THW)

Rangers, Lundqvist Rock New York clinching Eastern Conference

New York Rangers fans are thanking their team and showing love for the tremendous spirit shown throughout the season on blogs and in the streets today clinching the Eastern Conference […]

by · April 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
Jason Pominville (Andy Martin Jr.)

Sabres vs Leafs Historic Rivalry

Anyone catch that game last night? It was phenomenal, exciting, epic and thrilling! We came back from two 3 goal deficits to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in OT […]

by · April 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Glendale at War with the NHL

The saga about the Phoenix Coyotes took another twisted turn yesterday when the City of Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs “blew a fuse” during the Glendale City Council Budget Workshop. Before […]

Dynamo Moscow sweeps into Gagarin Cup Finals

Dynamo Moscow scored six goals, including three from late-season addition Mikhail Anisin to move into the Gagarin Cup final. Russia’s oldest team easily picked apart its northern rival, SKA St. […]

by · April 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
Are the Bruins underdogs in the Eastern Conference again?

Are the Bruins underdogs in the Eastern Conference again?

On Sunday, the Boston Bruins clinched the Northeast Division title with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers, the reigning number one seed in the Eastern Conference. With the win, they would lock themselves into the #2 seed with three games still remaining. Although the number may indicate that the Bruins are the second-best team in the Conference, their overall record says otherwise.

Tell me who you think the top two teams in the Eastern Conference are. Here, I’ll answer my own question; it’s the Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Think again about who the top three teams are and you’ll hear some arguments for both the Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. However, many would believe that a trip to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals runs through either the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh or Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Bruins might be the defending Stanley Cup champions, but they’re already the underdogs to repeat as Eastern Conference Champions, let along back-to-back Cup winners.

This is accurate. The Bruins are underdogs. Again.

They were last year, too.

by · April 4, 2012 · 3 comments · Boston Bruins
Kings in the Driver’s Seat with 2 Games Left

Kings in the Driver’s Seat with 2 Games Left

The end of the NHL season is just 4 days away and most teams have a pretty solid idea of where they will be finishing…unless they reside in the Pacific Division.  […]

by · April 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings
When Lino Martschini came into the OHL in 2010, he showed that he played bigger than his 5'5", 125-pound frame.  He finished third in team scoring with 58 points in 61 games, including 20 goals, becoming an instant fan favourite in Peterborough.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Martschini, Trutmann Say Goodbye to OHL

Since 1980, when the OHL separated from the Ontario Hockey Association, several European countries have had representation in the league as import players. One country with significantly lower numbers than […]