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Out of Nowhere: Four Teams That Could Be On the Rise in 2010-11

Out of Nowhere: Four Teams That Could Be On the Rise in 2010-11

Jim Neveau, Reporter-at-Large If there is one given in the National Hockey League, it is that there are no givens. Every year, there are at least one or two teams […]

Zach Parise is a key piece to the Devils future. (photo property of Wikipedia)

Fantasy Hockey: Taking a Stand on Left Wings

In anticipation of the 2010-11 season, TheHockeyWriters.com has begun its fantasy preview.  In the coming weeks, you can depend on us for  rankings, sleepers, busts, and a “Taking a Stand” […]

Steven Stamkos

Lightning Strikes: A New NHL Powerhouse

The Southeast Division will be home to the two most powerful offenses this upcoming season. We know one is Washington, but the other is the Steve Yzerman-led Tampa Bay Lightning. […]

A rough opening month for the Flyers reached its culmination with the news of forward Simon Gagne's two hernias. (Neat1325)

Questioning the Simon Gagne trade

A Guest Post by Victor Filoromo At the very least, this is hard to digest. For ten years, Simon Gagne called Philadelphia home. He was as much a part of […]

Max Lapierre (FrenchKheldar/photoree)

Montreal Canadiens Down, But Not Out.

Prior to the start of the 209-10 season, then Montreal GM Bob Gainey was criticized for pretty much every decision he made in the quest to improve his hockey club. […]

by · May 20, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers
Simon Gagne and Kimmo Timonen (ben55fan/wikimedia)

Tables Have Turned on the Habs. Flyers up 2-0

What’s the difference between Pittsburgh and Washington, and the Philadelphia Flyers? The answer is defense. The Habs did a fantastic job shutting down the big stars on the Pens and […]

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Pinch Me I Must Still Be Dreaming – Flyers Series Recap and Rd 3 Predictions

As far as I know, I must be writing this blog in a dream right now. This has been a pretty crazy dream. I have been dreaming that the Flyers […]

by · May 16, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
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The 2009-10 Bruins are History

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

The Bruins won’t be remembered for upsetting the Sabres in the first round nor for their inspired play through the first three games against the Flyers. Instead, until Boston wins a Stanley Cup or another team pulls off this horrible feat, the Bruins will be associated with being the latest NHL team to choke (epically) in the playoffs. This is what we get to hear about all throughout the offseason and whenever the Bruins next hold a comfortable lead in a playoffs series. Being up three games? That’s just not enough anymore.

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Pushing the black and gold panic button

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

One would have thought that a three-game lead against the Philadelphia Flyers sounded too good. Almost as a good as a sweep, or even a series win in five games. But here we are, the Tuesday morning after the Boston Bruins’ worst performance of the postseason, a 4-0 loss as the Flyers force a game 6 in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Suddenly, the Bruins’ chances don’t look as great as they once did.

Two other NHL teams have lost a playoff series after holding a three-game lead: the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders. Is it too soon to start talking about this stat? Probably not, since it’s been well-publicized since the end of game 3 in Philadelphia. The Bruins have a long road ahead for only one win to wrap up the series. As strange as this may seem, it is now the B’s who have their backs against the wall.

by · May 11, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins

Caps and Canadiens off to Play Game 7

The Washington Capitals failed to take advantage of their lead in the series, losing Game 6 by a score of 4-1. The series are now tied 3-3 and the two […]

by · April 27, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals
Simon Gagne (J. Johnson/THW)

Bad Break(s) for Flyers, Will Game 5 Be It? ‘Car Bomb’ Explodes

Well I can’t think of any worse news for the Flyers can you? It doesn’t get much worse than the two blows that they were dealt today when forwards Simon […]

by · April 22, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Danny Briere played well in the Flyers loss (Neat1325@flickr)

Flyers showing life without trade

It’s been a slow road back to recovery for the Flyers who, after starting 12-5-1, went on a disastrous streak of 3-13-1 sending them on a free-fall from the heights of the Eastern Conference back to the league basement. With three road wins in a row in front of Michael Leighton of all goalies, they have pulled themselves back to an even 18-18-2, but have they completely recovered?

by · December 28, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Rumors, Philadelphia Flyers, Trades Contracts and Transactions