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Hockey News: Capitals Sign Kuznetsov; Lehtonen Injury

The Stars are probably pretty glad they traded for an experienced goalie at the deadline. [Defending Big D] Did Erik Haula deserve suspension for his hit on Lehtonen? [Edmonton Journal] […]

by · March 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Was the Tim Thomas Trade the Best Move at the Deadline?

In the aftermath of the NHL Trade Deadline, it looks like the best move any team made was the Dallas Stars acquiring Tim Thomas from the Florida Panthers. Yes, there […]

by · March 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Dallas Stars
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Dallas Stars Strike Nice Balance With Pre-Deadline Deals

  It wasn’t the trade deadline that many Dallas Stars fans expected, but it turned out to be a very memorable one nevertheless. Following months of speculation leading up to […]

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Krejci’s Hat Trick Leads Bruins Past Panthers

It’s usually the other way around. You know, with David Krejci feeding passes to either Milan Lucic or Jarome Iginla, his power forward linemates who have a knack for shooting […]

by · March 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins
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Goaltending Golden in Florida

Although it may not always be reflected on the scoreboard, the Florida Panthers have historically been golden in goaltending. From their inaugural season with the amazing John Vanbiesbrouck and Mark […]

by · March 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
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Florida Panthers: Who Should be Moved Before the NHL Trade Deadline?

With the trade deadline looming, the Florida Panthers will need to make some franchise-changing decisions before March 5th, as their team is currently built for anything but long-term success. Going into […]

The Very Strange Homecoming of Tim Thomas

The Very Strange Homecoming of Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas is still a Boston sports hero. I think. Maybe. Actually, I’m not sure. Here’s why. It had been awhile since a “Thomas, Thomas…” chant rained down from the […]

by · January 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins
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2013-14 Florida Panthers – How They Were Built

It has been 20 years since the Florida Panthers entered the NHL.  In that time they have been in the Stanley Cup Finals once (1995-96), been in the playoffs only […]

by · January 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
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Resurrecting the Florida Panthers: A Message from the President

The Florida Panthers of the Past and Present On October 6, 1993, history was made in South Florida as its first ever professional ice hockey team took the ice.  On […]

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Florida Panthers: When Will Jacob Markstrom be Ready?

The Florida Panthers are relying on several high-end prospects to help bring the team around. Aleksander Barkov has been doing his part,  showing flashes of brilliance from time to time. […]

by · December 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
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Hockey News: Kevin Dineen Fired; Alex Steen is on Fire

Remember about a week ago when Dale Tallon said Kevin Dineen’s job was safe? Yeah, GM’s should really stop with the coach is safe garb. [CBC Sports] And obviously Jesse […]

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Bruins Team-First Philosophy is Key to Success

Before the Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins could drop the puck on Thursday’s game, Claude Julien’s simple answer to a question about a former teammate set the tone for the entire night.

“They’d be right,” said Julien, when asked if the Bruins don’t win a Stanley Cup without Tim Thomas. He went on a bit further.

“Tim Thomas doesn’t win the Stanley Cup, if our team doesn’t play as well as they did in front of him,” finished the Bruins’ head coach. “So, this is an honest statement: Tim played well but I think our team played just as well in front of him.”

Forget what he said about Thomas. Julien set the tone by stressing the importance of playing as a team, in order to be successful. It was a common theme that came full circle. The Bruins needed to go back to the basics and play their game in order to win. After a bumpy first period, it’s exactly what they did.

by · November 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers