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 […]
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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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]