Patrice Bergeron was Boston's best player in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Icon SMI)

Bruins Core Goes Way Back

The Boston Bruins made some news over the past couple weeks by locking up two important members of the team via long-term contract extensions: Patrice Bergeron signed for 8-years, $52 […]

by · July 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Hockey History
Chris Chelios: Wearing threads of the enemy (Wikipedia Commons)

Blackhawks Fans Continue to Be Split On the Legacy of Chris Chelios

This week, it was announced that former Chicago Blackhawks blueliner Chris Chelios will be inducted into the National Hockey League Hall of Fame. There is no doubt that Chelios is […]

Shattuck-Saint Mary's has been preparing NHL hopefuls for quite a while now.

Top 10 Best Developmental Ice Hockey Leagues (North America)

Over the last few decades, the hockey world has been blessed to see some of the best talent compete on ice surfaces throughout North America. While the NHL is the […]

Is it time for a new WHA?

Free Agency: The WHA’s Greatest Legacy

We might refer to the the day in which free agents can sign contracts with any team in the league as “NHL Independence Day” since this event bears many similarities […]

by · July 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
Hockey Hall of Famer and Boston Bruins Frank Brimsek.

Bruins Bounce Back: History of Cup Final Losses

WARNING: IF YOU ARE A HIGHLY SENSITIVE BOSTON BRUINS FAN, THIS POST MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOU. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Life moves pretty fast. One moment the Boston Bruins […]

by · June 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Hockey History
Unbreakable Records: The St. Louis Blues and the 1978 NHL Draft

Unbreakable Records: The St. Louis Blues and the 1978 NHL Draft

In 1978 the St. Louis Blues set an unbeatable record at the final NHL Amateur Draft. In the following year, the NHL allowed teams to draft players from the defunct […]

by · June 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, St Louis Blues
Randy Carlyle made a mistake by re-igniting Montreal's interest in Habs/Leafs rivalry. (John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Backdraft: How High Were Today’s NHL GMs and Coaches Drafted?

While preparing another post on the draft, I discovered that more of today’s NHL General Managers and head coaches were selected at the 1978 Amateur Draft than any other draft […]

by · June 29, 2013 · 2 comments · Hockey History
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All-Time Buffalo Sabres Team: Part One Goalies

With the Buffalo Sabres offseason well underway, it is a great opportunity to look back on the great players who have made their impact in the Sabres organization. So, presenting […]

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Will the Chicago Blackhawks’ Championship Break the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Curse?

When the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup in TD Garden evening a after a surprising end to the 2013 NHL Playoffs–a game that happened exactly six weeks after and […]

by · June 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Will the Boston Bruins 2012 NHL Draft aid the B's in their quest for another Cup? (Icon SMI)

Preserving The NHL Playoffs Stanley Cup Commercials Part 2

Preserving the NHL Playoffs Stanley Cup commercial style gives us the best commercials the NHL creative geniuses have created. In my last installment, we traversed the funnier, edgier commercials that […]

by · June 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
Preserving The NHL Playoffs Commercial Style Part 1

Preserving The NHL Playoffs Commercial Style Part 1

Bobby Orr Takes Flight The NHL has made perfection of preserving the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The fascinating way that they’ve done it, is through the use of commercials. When it […]

by · June 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
Toronto Defenseman  Bill Barilko, who passed away in a plane crash at age 24 in 1951.

1951 The Most Closely Matched Stanley Cup Finals

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins split the first two games of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, each winning a game in overtime. The last time this happened was in […]

by · June 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs