Post Tagged with: "Stanley Cup Playoffs"

Jarome Iginla (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

What If Jarome Iginla Accepted the Boston Trade?

On March 27, 2013, Jarome Iginla was on the verge of being traded away from the only team he’s ever known. All signs pointed to the Boston Bruins and even […]

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NHL Conference Finals Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

And then there were four and what a four they are. The four teams left in the Stanley Cup Playoffs have won the last four Stanley Cups, the first time […]

by · May 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized
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Recapping The Strategies Used In The Blackhawks,Red Wings Series

There has been a chess match going on during the best of seven series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. The coaches in this storied Original Six […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings
Five Ways The Blackhawks Can Even Up The Series Vs. The Red Wings

Five Ways The Blackhawks Can Even Up The Series Vs. The Red Wings

The Chicago Blackhawks fought off elimination for one night by beating the Detroit Red Wings last weekend 4-1. The team that gave Detroit fits during the regular season, returned Saturday […]

by · May 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings
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Futility: Hockey’s Dirty Word (Part Two)

Futility Part Two: The Choke Artists – Teams That Blow (Opportunities) Example: Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals I came across an interesting article from Sean McIndoe of Grantland.com. In his […]

by · May 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Humor
Captain Serious Lost His Way

Captain Serious Lost His Way

There is a reason the captain of a Stanley Cup Champion is the first the hoist the best trophy in all professional sports.  The captain symbolizes all that is right […]

by · May 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
Kris Letang is out indefinitely after having a stroke. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins’ Confidence Growing After Dismantling of Senators

Earlier this month, THW’s Mike Colligan wrote of moments that can define a Stanley Cup run.  He described how specific events can alter a series, how a certain circumstance can ignite a club in route […]

by · May 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Four Steps to A Game Three Blackhawks Victory

The Chicago Blackhawks had to be aware that the Detroit Red Wings were going to turn up the pressure in game two. After having a 2-1 margin in the shots […]

by · May 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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Three Things To Look For In The Blackhawks/Red Wings Series

There is nothing like old school playoff hockey. The purists had to be smiling when they found out that the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings will renew acquaintances […]

by · May 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings
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Capitals Season Finished After 5-0 Loss To Rangers At Verizon Center

The Washington Capitals had the opportunity to advance to round two of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, by putting the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination heading into […]

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Three Keys to Penguins Moving On

Despite being outplayed by the Islanders for long stretches of their first round matchup, the Pittsburgh Penguins managed to persevere and dispatch their up and coming rivals in six games.  Indeed, […]

by · May 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Clowe signed a 5-year contract with the Devils on July 5 (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Rangers’ Returning Toughness Has Them Back In Series

The Rough Start When the Rangers went down 2-0 to the Capitals after a 1-0 overtime loss in game two, many questions were raised about the Rangers ability to generate […]

by · May 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers