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Boston Bruins Weekend Clinching Scenarios and Notes

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor Thanks to Sid the Kid and the Pens, the Boston Bruins clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday night. The Sabres loss to […]

by · March 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Injury Report
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Fantasy Hockey Panel: Goalie Injuries, Vezina Voting, Streaking Isles and More.

With the fantasy hockey season approaching the final stages in some leagues, the Fantasy Hockey Panel discusses which players can give managers the extra production needed at such a crucial […]

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Scorers-by-necessity: A look at secondary scorers providing first line points

Michael Ryder is having a career year with the Dallas Stars. This is a surprise, though it really shouldn’t have been.

When Ryder signed a two-year deal last summer with the Stars worth $3.5 million annually, he elevated himself from a third-line, secondary scorer on a Boston Bruins team with plenty of offensive weapons, to a first-line winger on a team that was losing star forward, Brad Richards, to free agency. Ryder was expected to become a primary scorer, a signing that would essentially have to replace the same point production that was lost when Richards left for the New York Rangers.

That’s right—Ryder, who surpassed 60 points only once, his rookie year in 2003-04 with Montreal, was supposed to replace the production of Richards, a player who’s only had one season out of ten under 60 points, an injury-plagued year in 2008-09 where he played only 56 games.

No surprise, then, that Ryder has 35 goals and 27 assists for 62 points with Dallas while Richards has 24 goals and 37 assists for 61 points with New York in the same amount of games played. Funny how that happens.

by · March 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, News/Commentary
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Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: A Balanced Meaty Playoff Schedule….

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the last March edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a […]

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The Fantasy Five-Hole: Radulov’s Return, Playoff Sleepers and more

Every month, The Fantasy Five-Hole takes a look at some of the most relevant fantasy question on poolies mind.  With only 10 or 11 games remaining per team in the regular […]

by · March 20, 2012 · 1 comment · Fantasy, Nashville Predators
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Boston Bruins Fall to Seventh in East as Desperation Mounts

  By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor Well, you had to know it was coming. With an overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators claimed the lead in the […]

by · March 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the first March edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a […]

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Defining the 2011-12 Boston Bruins season

It’s been difficult trying to define the 2011-12 Boston Bruins. Although most of the names are the same, this isn’t the same team from last year.

How could that be?

The Bruins have been a wildly inconsistent team. They started out struggling with a 3-7 record before absolutely dominating their opponents in the months of November and December, finishing out 2011 with a 22-3-1 record in the final two months. Then, mediocrity hit. The Bruins went 56 calendar days without back-to-back victories, playing .500 hockey, alternating wins with losses at a pace that could be described as just average. They weren’t bad, but they weren’t all that great either.

Now that the Bruins are once again on a winning streak, has anyone come any closer to finding out exactly who these Bruins really are?

by · March 9, 2012 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins
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Five Boston Bruins Who Must Step Up as the Season Winds Down

The Boston Bruins are struggling mightily right now. With a 10-12-2 mark since their last consecutive wins in mid-January, they’re all but out of the running for the top spot […]

by · March 6, 2012 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins
Fantasy Chutes And Ladders: Just Call A Medic!

Fantasy Chutes And Ladders: Just Call A Medic!

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the first March edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a […]

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Boston Bruins Pick Up Needed Depth in Trade Deadline Deals

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor The Boston Bruins made two moves at the deadline which, while not particularly awe-inspiring, improved the team. In acquiring veterans Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau and […]

by · February 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Boston Bruins Trade Deadline Day Notes and Speculation

Boston Bruins Trade Deadline Day Notes and Speculation

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor With the NHL trade deadline a few scant hours away, the Boston Bruins have been noticeably silent. With options running out and zero-hour looming, do […]

by · February 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, NHL Rumors