Post Tagged with: "Stanley Cup"

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Should Bettman Outsource the Cup Presentation?

The Stanley Cup is the NHL’s ultimate prize.   It’s too bad that, every spring, it gets welcomed by an overwhelming chorus of boos. It’s not the Cup’s fault.  Everyone revels in […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
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The Illusion of Inevitability: Is Montreal Really Done?

Many Habs fans are starting to sweat, and it isn’t because Montreal is starting to get warmer weather either. It was one thing to swallow such a brutal loss in […]

by · May 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers
Weise Celebrates (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

The Evil Has Been Vanquished: The Canadiens Move Onward

The Montreal Canadiens did what most could not fathom them accomplishing, defeating the evil which shall not be named in their second round series in seven games to bounce the […]

by · May 17, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers
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The Emotional Roller Coaster of Minnesota’s Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Minnesota Wild has taken their fans on a wild and emotional Roller Coaster in the first two series of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The wild’s second round series […]

by · May 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild
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Why Jeremy Roenick Deserves Our Admiration

Jeremy Roenick deserves to be known universally as one of hockey’s most admirable figures. As an NHL analyst for NBC Sports, Roenick and his passionate persona has been both embraced […]

by · May 11, 2014 · 6 comments · News/Commentary
Milan Lucic checks Alexei Emelin (slidingsideways/Flickr)

3 Things The Boston Bruins Need To Do To Beat The Canadiens

The Boston Bruins struggled in their last outing in Montreal losing the game 4-2. The Canadiens’ win put the series at 2-1 in favor of the Habs and the Bruins […]

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Montreal and Boston in the Playoffs: The Rite of Spring

Now is not the time for complacency for the Montreal Canadiens as they come face to face with what will be their toughest challenge yet. The Habs head to Beantown […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens

The Destructive Aftermath of Chris Pronger

I’ll state the obvious – the Philadelphia Flyers desperately miss Chris Pronger. Since Pronger’s concussion-induced departure, the Flyers’ blue line has been a wobbly Jenga tower. With their backs against […]

by · April 28, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Referee Eric Furlatt addresses the Capitals' bench (Flickr/Clydeorama)

The Absurdity of Criticizing NHL Officials

The lack of respect for NHL officials is appalling; and with the playoffs in full swing, no other group has served as the perfect scapegoat. While nobody is perfect, including […]

by · April 25, 2014 · 24 comments · News/Commentary
Valeri Nichushkin has been compared to Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Flyers Falling Victim to the Better Team

Despite a valiant Game Three effort, the Philadelphia Flyers again trail the New York Rangers in their quarterfinal series. But while there areas of much needed improvement from the orange […]

by · April 24, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
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The Tim Leiweke Effect

The only option is to win. Anything less for a Tim Leiweke team is viewed as a disappointment – a group that simply can’t get it done. To him, it’s […]

by · April 23, 2014 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Top 5 New Jersey Devils First Round Moments

The New Jersey Devils have participated in the Stanley Cup Playoffs 21 times since they began play in the Garden State.  The Devils have won the first round of the […]