Post Tagged with: "Michael Ryder"

Pacific Division Anything But Pacified

Pacific Division Anything But Pacified

On paper, this was to be one of the strongest, most competitive divisions in the NHL this year.  It’s a good thing “paper” is now a euphemism for pixels, as […]

by · December 11, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks
Artem Anisimov is currently sitting at five-percent owned on Yahoo (Tony Medina/Icon SMI)

Ten Fantasy Thoughts: Jeff Carter’s struggles, Joe Morrow’s potential and more

Each Friday, Ten Fantasy Thoughts brings you valuable insight to line changes, buy-low candidates and updates on why a player may be struggling or surging for the past few weeks. This week, Ten Fantasy Thoughts will be discussing Jeff Carter’s offensive woes, the return of a few Stars and much more.

Chris Kelly (Icon SMI)

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
Stars out-muscled Washington all night (Tim Shahan/Flickr).

Caps Fall to Stars, 5-2, Team Calls for Individual Responsibility

It’s not quite Redskins and Cowboys, but the Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars are two of the premier teams in their respective conferences to this point, making this an interesting […]

by · November 8, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals
Ribeiro and Goligoski, March 2011. (HermanVonPetri/flickr)

Dallas Stars Shine Early in Season

Who was it that said “winning fixes everything”? The Dallas Stars’ success in the still early season substantiates this theme. After a tumultuous end to last season, as well as a […]

by · October 29, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars: Offseason Overview and Season Preview

Dallas Stars: Offseason Overview and Season Preview

After the tumultuous end to last season, the Dallas Stars aim to begin cultivating a winning franchise in the post-Richards era. Before getting into any 2011-2012 predictions, here are the […]

Stars Wrap Preseason With Win: Final Thoughts

Stars Wrap Preseason With Win: Final Thoughts

Exhibition games don’t mean everything, but they certainly can mean something. When the Dallas Stars defeated the St. Louis Blues by a commanding 4-0 score this past Saturday to conclude […]

by · October 3, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars
Battle Royale:  the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings Jockey for Pacific Supremacy

Battle Royale: the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings Jockey for Pacific Supremacy

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” — Thomas Jefferson. One team has ruled the roost four consecutive years, missing a fifth (despite […]

by · August 21, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks
Photo courtesy of Flickr: Credit - Slidingsideways

Five Predictions for the 2011-2012 Boston Bruins

It has been a nice, enjoyable offseason for the Boston Bruins. Apparently, that’s what happens when a team with a manageable salary cap wins the Stanley Cup. Even though there have been some departures in Boston, the majority of the championship team remains intact. Still, repeating as Cup champions is one of the most difficult tasks in all of hockey. While it may be premature to say that the Bruins will repeat as Cup champions, there are plenty of predictions that could be made for the upcoming 2011-2012 season.

by · August 18, 2011 · 9 comments · Boston Bruins
Stars need Ott to take next step

Stars need Ott to take next step

As far as Steve Ott is concerned, there’s nothing that he can’t accomplish once he sets his mind to it. The Dallas Stars can vouch for that; when the team […]

by · July 22, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars
Ville Leino (BridgetDS/Flickr)

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
Michael Ryder needs to have a good game for the Bruins. (dan4th/flickr)

Bruins’ Free Agents: Who Will Re-Sign?

As the Boston Bruins franchise revels in its first Stanley Cup victory in nearly forty years, it’s time to look ahead to the offseason decisions the organization faces: First up, […]

by · June 18, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Free Agents