Letang has not been allowed to join the rush as often this season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Reasons Why the Penguins Have a Possession Problem (Part II)

The Penguins aren’t deep enough this year. They’ll have to rely on a top-heavy forward group and hope that a deeper team like Boston doesn’t make them pay.

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The Single Biggest Strength and Weakness of West Playoff Contenders

About a week ago, I penned a piece in which I detailed the single biggest strength and weakness of the eight Eastern Conference teams currently in position for a playoff […]

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The Pittsburgh Penguins were swept by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago. (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

The Emotional Toll of Playoff Elimination

After losing four in a row at the end of March and beginning of April, it’s apparent that the Panthers have lost some of the mojo they picked up with […]

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The Single Biggest Strength and Weakness of East Playoff Contenders

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not eliminating our weaknesses — Marilyn von Savant As it turns out, Marilyn is both literally and figuratively a savant, as she was […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 4 comments · Uncategorized
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Generating Profit and Determining a Team’s Fate

Depending on who you ask, playing a regular season NHL game outdoors is blasphemy, while others feel hockey has always been an outdoor sport – so it’s no big deal. […]

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Barret Jackman is the Ultimate Warrior

“Here stands baseballs perfect warrior.  Here stands baseballs perfect knight.” Most people in St. Louis know this quote. This is the inscription from baseball commissioner Ford C. Frick, in 1963, on the statue of the great Stan “the […]

8 Predictions For HBO 24/7: Maple Leafs Edition

8 Predictions For HBO 24/7: Maple Leafs Edition

On Thursday I mentioned eight things I expected to happen during this year’s HBO 24/7, specifically for the Red Wings. Now just because one team is a perennial contender and […]

Kevin Poulin's impressive showing against the Boston Bruins last Saturday night could line the goalie up for more starts in the very near future. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Is Jakub Voracek in Berube’s Doghouse?

Yesterday I noticed on the final game stat sheet that Jakub Voracek only played 14:03 against the struggling Buffalo Sabres.  I mentioned early in the season that Voracek’s decreased ice […]

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Amerks could lose leading scorer Luke Adam to last place Sabres

The Rochester Americans could possibly lose forward Luke Adam to its parent club, the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, since Adam has posted 13 goals in the first 14 games in the […]

Tim Thomas should be taking more credit and less heat for having the Bruins where they are. (Photo by Chassen Ikiri).

Boston Bruins vs Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers Part 1: A Running Diary

This season alone, the Bruins will face an absurd amount of former teammates from their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship run. All former teammates who switched jerseys this past offseason after playing a crucial role in the Bruins’ success in winning their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. However no matter what anyone says, there’s no bigger contest than tonight when the Bruins play against the Florida Panthers, anchored by goaltender Tim Thomas, the most important piece of the 2011 Bruins’ Championship team.

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Lucic and Landeskog Steal Attention from Avalanche Win Over Bruins

What happens when Milan Lucic wants to fight Gabriel Landeskog?

It’s a weird question, right? Take a talented, young captain of an Avalanche team who is on the verge of winning their fourth-straight game to start the season under new coach Patrick Roy, and pair him with the Bruins’ top-line winger who is no stranger to mixing it up with opponents.

So, who wins? Nobody, really.

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2013-2014 Manchester Monarchs Season Preview

The Manchester Monarchs open their 13th season in the American Hockey League on Saturday on the road against the Springfield Falcons, coincidentally the same team that dropped them out of […]