Post Tagged with: "Chuck Kobasew"

Chuck Kobasew has two game-winning goals in two games with the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Chuck Kobasew: A Missing Piece to the Puzzle

Meet Chuck Kobasew. A player with his pedigree is something the Pittsburgh Penguins have lacked over the past few seasons. It’s no coincidence the Pens have seen playoff disappointments during […]

by · October 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins Possess More Depth than Anticipated?

In a town that’s currently consumed with baseball fever, Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero may have just hit a home run of his own.  With his back against the wall in regards […]

by · October 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Opening Bell: Who Were the Winners and Losers on Day One of Free Agency?

Jim Neveau, NHL Correspondent The main theme for this year’s free agent class was a simple one: slim pickings. Most of the potential big name free agents had either locked […]

by · July 1, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, News/Commentary
Mark Giordano scored a power-play goal in each of the Flames’ two games in Florida (Steve Victoria/Flickr).

The Calgary Flames and the 2011 Free Agent Stampede

The National Hockey League’s free agency period begins on July 1, with the league’s 30 teams scrambling to grab players to fill holes in their rosters for the 2011-12 season […]

by · June 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Free Agents
Hossa's departure was a blessing in disguise (Dinur Blum/wikimedia)

Blackhawks Blow Early Lead, Lose to Wild

The Blackhawks dropped a rather boring game, 4-2, at the United Center last night. Follow the links for linear recaps and then scroll down for my quick thoughts. The All-Star […]

by · January 26, 2011 · 2 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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The Art of a Bruins Trade

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

Quick! What were you doing on March 9, 2006 when you heard that Sergei Samsonov was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Marty Reasoner, Yan Stastny and a 2nd round pick in the NHL Entry Draft later that year?

Maybe you were at work, or in a class when the news broke. Perhaps you were driving, boarding a flight or preparing to attend that night’s Bruins game at the Garden against the Montreal Canadiens. Seriously though, does anyone actually remember what they were doing? Because frankly, I don’t.

But hold that thought, because this is going somewhere.

by · December 15, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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Boston Bruins Mailbag: 2.27.10

With the NHL trade deadline days away, rumors are spinning out of control after all trades remained frozen for the two-week olympic, leaving as little as 48 hours or so […]

by · February 28, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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The Bruins Running Diary: Volume II, the Montreal Canadiens

I’m 1-0 on running diaries for the season when the Bruins are playing an opponent from last season’s playoffs. Or at least I was before Thursday night’s shootout loss against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Bruins celebrated their first goal in 192 minutes and 6 seconds, a baffling amount of time between tallies if you think about it. In that stretch, the Bruins only allowed four regulation goals, a sign that their defensive abilities have strengthened. But the overall game play of the team? Not the best, especially when injuries are becoming more popular with each passing day now that Byron Bitz and David Krejci have been added to that list

by · November 6, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
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Six Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Boston Bruins

By Mike Miccoli

It might be an understatement to say that I’m a bit nervous about the Bruins’ season for the next, oh, we’ll say four to six weeks; the said amount of time that both Milan Lucic and Marc Savard will be shelved. Take into account, too, Shawn Thornton missing Wednesday & Thursday night’s game with an undisclosed injury, Chuck Kobasew being shipped to the Minnesota Wild, and Tim Thomas playing like it was 2006 again. Factor in everything together and you have the makings of an NHL team that resembles a jumbled, minor league roster with little chemistry and a different lineup each night–only eight games into the season.

But right now, the Bruins are 4-4-1; technically, right at .500 The doom and drab most hockey scribes put on paper can be disappointing and pessimistic to read, but fear not! There’s plenty to look forward to still, only nine games into the season.

by · October 23, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
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Wild Notes: 2-6-0 But Light At The End of the Tunnel?

The Minnesota Wild is not a good NHL team right now. But, it’s becoming evident that the players are, in fact, starting to assimilate to head coach Todd Richards’ new system.

by · October 22, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild
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The Rivalry Continues…A Running Diary of Boston’s First Clash with Carolina

We’re going to pretend that Thursday night’s season opener for the Bruins didn’t happen. Except, it kind of did. The Caps came into Boston and made the B’s look silly. Not even a close game aside from the first ten minutes when I thought about calling my dad and telling him how good we looked. (Fact: I got the ‘we suck, man’ call after the first Caps goal. Never a good sign.) It’s a shame really, because the Bruins home opener might have been the most hyped ice event at the Garden in years. Second only to the first game between the Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes. A rematch of sorts from their ugly game seven in the 2008-09 playoffs. Enter me, live on level 9 for the game with a running diary of all of the night’s events. The following diary was transcribed live, as it happened.

by · October 4, 2009 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins
The Bruins and the Blue Jackets warm up before game time. Credit: Mike Miccoli

Things I’ve Learned at the Bruins’ Final Preseason Game

If I had to sum up the Bruins preseason, I’d look to the very last game before it counts; Saturday’s preseason finale against the Columbus Blue Jackets. All of the elements were there, really. The Bruins roster was just about finalized with most of the starters in the lineup and prospects trying to make the club, the game was the first of the preseason to be televised on NESN (I tweeted how excited I was to see Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley back in action), and most importantly, it’d be the last contest that fans would see before opening night. Even if it was, at the end of the night, one for the loss column.

by · September 27, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins