Mike Colligan | @MikeColligan

Mike Colligan is an NHL analyst at Forbes SportsMoney and The Hockey Writers. Email: MJColligan@gmail.com

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Alex Burrows could be facing a suspension in Game 2 on Saturday

Alex Burrows Bites Patrice Bergeron, Bruins Forward Not Happy

VANCOUVER – For 59 minutes and 42 seconds, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was a nail-biter.  Leave it to Alex Burrows to take it even further than that. […]

by · June 1, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins' Simon Despres is the team's top trade candidate. (Icon SMI)

Simon Despres’ Performance on World Stage Has Penguins Hopeful

Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant GM Jason Botterill says there’s one question that he and the team’s front office always ask when evaluating a player: “Have they played in big games?” Next […]

by · May 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, Pittsburgh Penguins, Prospects
Ray Shero's deals turned the Penguins into a Champion in 2009. (Flickr/AxsDeny)

Ray Shero Celebrates Five Years on the Job

May 25th. It’s a big day for the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise. Twenty years ago today Jaromir Jagr was mumbling about Elvis while the city of Pittsburgh was in a frenzy […]

by · May 25, 2011 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Tyler Seguin (Icon SMI)

Bruins Win Game 2, Still Face Uphill Battle

On Wednesday night the Boston Bruins escaped with a wild win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to tie their Eastern Conference Final series at one apiece.  The 6-5 final score […]

by · May 18, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning
Sidney Crosby has not begun offseason workouts (Tom Turk/THW)

Sidney Crosby’s concussion rehab status not a concern…yet

PITTSBURGH – The Tampa Bay Lightning kick off their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Boston Bruins tomorrow night after a nine-day layoff. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, the ease at […]

by · May 13, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Will Tomas Kaberle accept a hometown discout to stay with the Champs? (Icon SMI)

Should the Bruins Bench Tomas Kaberle?

Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli was a busy man at the trade deadline.  After staying quiet last season, Chiarelli shuffled a number of bodies around this year in an attempt […]

by · May 11, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning
Is Dwayne Roloson the backup the Leafs are looking for? (Icon SMI)

NHL Conference Finals Schedule

The NHL has released the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals and Western Conference Finals based on multiple playoff scenarios.

Proper Perspective on Bruce Boudreau and the Capitals’ Failures

Proper Perspective on Bruce Boudreau and the Capitals’ Failures

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis may not be perfect – but who is? He didn’t expect his team to get swept in the second round of the NHL playoffs – but who did?

Sidney Crosby

Crosby addresses setback, Malkin talks rehab, other Penguins exit day highlights

PITTSBURGH – The dust has finally settled in Pittsburgh after a disappointing 1-0 Game 7 loss on home ice Wednesday night. Coach Dan Bylsma said no players were hiding major […]

by · April 29, 2011 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Martin St. Louis is the reigning Art Ross Trophy winner. (Icon SMI)

Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay Game 7 Preview

PITTSBURGH – Lightning and heavy storms will roll into Western Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon but they’re unlikely to match the intensity of a Game 7 matchup between Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay […]

by · April 27, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning
James Neal has become a major component of the Pens' prolific attack. (Icon SMI)

Is James Neal the Real Deal?

If Pittsburgh blows a 2-1 series lead and Neal can’t find the back of the net, he won’t be able to sidestep comparisons to last year’s deadline-dud Alexei Ponikarovsky.

Will Tampa Bay make the playoffs? (IconSMISelect)

Playoff Playbook: Lightning Looking to Lock Down Penguins

Pittsburgh is supposedly searching for answers after a 5-1 loss in Game 2 on Friday, while Tampa is just looking to ride a wave of confidence and momentum towards a 2-1 series lead.