Oliver Bjorkstrand is ready to torment NHL netminders (photo WHL.ca)

Oliver Bjorkstrand — The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

Oliver Bjorkstrand THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 5/13/1995 Place of birth: Derning, Denmark Ht: 5’11″     Wt: 164 lbs Shoots: Right Position: RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 Twitter:@OBjorkstrand THW The Next Ones […]

by · June 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Uncategorized
Jonathan Quick was the Conn Smythe winner in 2012 (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE)

The Quick or the Dead: How Kings Can Come Back

I confess.  One of the reasons why I’m writing this article is because it may be my last chance to savor the words, “Defending champs.” But I digress.  Before we […]

by · June 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, Uncategorized
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Bruins Blast Pens 6-1; No Title Needed

Let that marinate for a minute… Bruins BLAST Pens 6-1. In Pittsburgh. In a game that most of us felt was a desperation game for the Penguins. They needed to […]

by · June 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized
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A Running Diary of Game 2: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins

By Mike Miccoli Let me set the tone right now. It’s 7pm on a Monday night and after a weekend at an out-of-state wedding, I’m running on about 14 cumulative […]

by · June 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Uncategorized
Jarome Iginla (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Four Players to Root for in the Conference Finals

Have you heard that the four remaining teams in the Conference Finals are the four most recent Stanley Cup Champions?? (Source: everyone who has ever used social media) While that […]

by · May 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized
Tom Kowal addresses the Capitals bench (Clydeorama/Flickr)

Scouting the Refs: Conference Finals

Another round of playoff hockey, another round of cuts for the officiating team. Gone are Brad Meier, Tom Kowal, Chris Lee, and Kevin Pollock.  They join the referees cut after the first […]

by · May 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized
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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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Do the Boston Bruins Have a Chance Against the Pittsburgh Penguins?

I’m wrong more often than I’m not. I was wrong about how the Boston Bruins would fare in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. I was wrong about the way the series against the New York Rangers would play out. I was even wrong about how the Bruins’ defense, with Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, and Wade Redden out, would be the weakest part of the team’s game.

Now, the Bruins look like a team destined for success, playing some of their best hockey all season by rallying in Game 7 to eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs and making quick work of the New York Rangers in five games. For the second time in three years, the Bruins will make a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, becoming one of the final four teams remaining in a shortened, grueling 2013 NHL season. It’s hard to bet against these Bruins.

The only problem is the team that will be lined-up on the other end of the ice.

Jarome Iginla (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Jarome Iginla: Unlikely Playoff Villain

For the past 16 seasons, right winger Jarome Iginla has been one of the National Hockey League’s most beloved players. Lauded for his professionalism, class and generous nature, Iginla is […]

by · May 27, 2013 · 2 comments · Uncategorized
John Tortorella (James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE)

Could John Tortorella Be Maine’s Savior?

Recent reports from Darren Dreger say that New York Rangers coach John Tortorella could be out of a job if the Rangers fail to advance in the playoffs. It’s entirely […]

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Bruins Keep Momentum Going with Game 1 Win

On Thursday night, fans were treated to 60+ minutes of hockey between two teams days removed from a grueling seven-game series in the first round of the 2013 NHL postseason. For the first 40 minutes of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it was pretty obvious that both the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers were feeling the effects of their Game 7s played on Monday night. It was sloppy hockey from two tired teams in a game that seemed to be headed for irrelevancy, surely not to be remembered in playoff folklore for it’s thrilling moments and edge-of-your seat exciting.

Things changed in the third period, but hey, that’s nothing new–especially for the Bruins.

by · May 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Uncategorized
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Round One Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs In The Books

Catch your breath, the Stanley Cup playoffs continue.  Before jumping back into the fray though, let’s take a look at some of the more notable happenings around the playoffs in […]

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized