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After a career-high 53 points with the Flyers in 2010-11, Ville Leino only registered 25 last season with Buffalo. He has yet to play this season due to a hip injury. (Micheline/SynergyMax)

Top 5 Worst Free Agent Signings of 2011

The NHL free-agency is just days away, and at this moment every NHL team is likely going over how they will approach this, ever important, time of the off-season. Will […]

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Habs Blueline: A Look at the Montreal Canadiens’ Defensive Line-Up

Looking at the Montreal Canadiens’ defensive depth chart this off-season, it is difficult to decide whether the team boasts an embarrassment of riches…or just plain embarrassment. With so many question […]

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Brian Burke in Toronto: His 5 Best Transactions

Brian Burke has been with Toronto since November, 2008. For many, he came to a team that had precious little desirable talent playing at the NHL level, and the franchise was lacking […]

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Five free agent forwards that the Boston Bruins should target

The Boston Bruins’ breakup day came approximately six weeks earlier than it did the season before. During the day’s interviews and meetings, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli indicated that while he didn’t foresee any major changes, he would like to “add some pieces.” The Bruins will need bottom-six players with one or two to have the potential to move into the top-six group, if necessary. With the current situation as is for the Bruins, here’s a look at five free agent forwards that the Bruins should target.

by · May 15, 2012 · 7 comments · Boston Bruins, Free Agents
The Montreal Canadiens have fired GM Pierre Gauthier

The Montreal Canadiens have fired GM Pierre Gauthier

Canadiens’ owner Geoff Molson will make the official announcement during a press conference at the Brossard Sports Complex at 11h45. The Canadiens are last in the Eastern Conference with a 29-34-14 […]

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Eight Predictions for the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline

I have a love/hate relationship with the NHL Trade Deadline. As a fan of the game, it’s exciting to see players move to different teams to help win a city a championship. After the deadline, most NHL teams are set for the home stretch of the season leading up to the playoffs. You know who is going to be a contender and you know who is going to be looking forward to game number 82.

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The Maple Leafs and the Legacy of the Muskoka Five

February 11, 2012 was a bittersweet night for LeafsNation. Mats Sundin, the classy and consummate captain, was honoured with his #13 raised to the rafters. A familiar face in Tomas […]

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Markov Skates, But Is That a Good Thing?

  In a tightly packed scrub room deep within the heart of a large Montreal hospital, two orthopaedic surgeons are preparing to perform a routine shoulder operation on a fallen […]

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Where’s the value on the Montreal Canadiens?

The Thomas Kaberle trade brings with it a whole set of cap problems for the Montreal Canadiens.With Subban, Price, Gorges and Kostitsyn all set to earn pay raises next season, […]

by · December 14, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens
Canadiens Fans React to Kaberle Deal

Canadiens Fans React to Kaberle Deal

It has not yet been 24 hours since the Tomas Kaberle trade was completed, but fans of the bleu, blanc, et rouge have wasted no time, clamouring to step onto their soap-boxes and bang their drums.

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Turning Over an Old Leaf; Canadiens Acquire Tomas Kaberle

  The Montreal Canadiens have traded for long-time Toronto Maple Leaf defenceman Tomas Kaberle. In a surprising move, the 33 year-old Czech was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange […]

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With Krejci and Peverley extended, should the Bruins re-sign Chris Kelly next?

Chris Kelly has never scored more than 15 goals in any one of his seven seasons in the NHL. In 24 games, he scored 10 for the Boston Bruins.

The facts could go on for awhile, too.

For example, the Bruins are a perfect 8-0 this season when Kelly scores a goal, 9-1 when he registers a point. Speaking in regards to his defensive abilities, Kelly is a +16, tied for third-best in the NHL with teammate Brad Marchand. He has a shooting percentage of 23.8%, fourth highest amongst NHLers who have played 20 games or more and he’s seen his average time on ice jump from 13:32 in October to 14:45 in November.

Chris Kelly, as underrated as he may be, is actually a very crucial part of this Bruins team.

He also happens to be on the final year of his contract.

by · December 5, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins