Last week, fellow writer Stephen Stoneman (@Stonemanstephen) asked members of THW who they thought would make it to the Stanley Cup Finals and who the eventual victor would be. While […]
Welcome to the second season ladies and gentlemen. Just because the regular season is over does not mean the fantasy fun ends. Playoff pools are becoming more popular than ever. […]
If you had any doubt that the first round match up between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins was going to be a “bloodbath” as Scott Hartnell put it, I […]
It’s the best time of the year, or at least the best time of the NHL season, the playoffs! Sixteen teams battle it out for a chance to lift […]
As in any sport, the time of the year that is the most anticipated by fans across the world is the start of the playoffs. In the NHL, this holds […]
Dirty hit this. Dirty hit that. Cheap shot. Uncalled for hit. Undisciplined. Out of control. Penalties and game misconducts. Fights with unlikely characters (Crosby vs. Giroux). Harsh and not-harsh-enough suspensions […]
If you didn’t know better, you’d think the Philadelphia Flyers were the former Stanley Cup champions rather than the young team with minimal playoff success, because they have the Pittsburgh […]
If complacency and a loss of focus are primarily to blame for Pittsburgh’s three-goal meltdown at the hands of the Flyers Wednesday, their inability to positively convert on any of […]
Philadelphia has struggled with slow starts all season and it’s very possible the Penguins could jump out to another quick lead in Game 2 on Friday night. With a great deal of playoff experience on the roster, the Penguins should be able to learn from their mistakes and put together a full 60-minute effort.
Dear Dan Bylsma, Is this Déjà Vu? Or is this really happening? In your last four games as head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, you have one win and three losses […]
It is known as the battle of Pennsylvania. Tonight marks the start of the Flyers and Penguins sixth playoff series against each other. In the five series these teams have […]
Pittsburgh’s best strategy against the Flyers’ trap is to move the puck up ice as quickly as possible. This fits well with the Penguins’ preferred style of play and it doesn’t allow the Flyers to get into position to clog the neutral zone.