Monthly Archives: May 2011

Boston Bruins NHL Draft Wishlist

31st
May. × ’11

I’m hardly discounting the rest of the season, but with the draft combine here and now, I can’t go another day without posting something. At forward for the Bruins only Recchi and Ryder are unsigned unrestricted free agents.  Brad Marchand is an RFA, and as this is his entry contract and he’s played just one […]


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Top Ten Winnipeg Name Proposals!

31st
May. × ’11

I’ve been hard at work culling this list of suggestions from the thousands rolling around on Twitter today. Please not as this isn’t a scientific poll you may have seen different names. 10: Winnipeg Claim Jumpers 9: Manitoba Moose (apparently they expect interchangeable quality with the AHL franchise of the same name.) 8:  Canadian Carpetbaggers […]


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Under Pressure Gauging Fan Interest in Boston and Vancouver

31st
May. × ’11

By this time anyone who needs to be told the Boston Bruin and Vancouver Canucks are gearing up to go after the Stanley Cup probably hasn’t been out of a coma more than twenty five minutes anywhere in the hockey universe. The question of which of these two long parched teams is going to drink […]


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Canucks & Bruins: Forward Comparison

31st
May. × ’11

As I mentioned over at Inside Hockey the core groups on these two teams are a little different, as is the team balance. A few more posts will break down other portions of the teams. Canucks: Top Line: Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows (except when it’s Kesler) This is purely an offensive line. Burrows […]


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Familiar Faces

30th
May. × ’11

The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks may only play once or twice a year in the regular season, but don’t think you won’t know some of the players suiting up for the other team. Chris Higgins, former Canadiens winger turned vagabond has settled into a role with the Canucks that see’s him playing in all […]


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If I Told You In September

29th
May. × ’11

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League. A special post season edition of my favorite feature, If I told you in September: Shane Hnidy and Andrew Alberts would both be on teams playing in the Stanley Cup Finals Joe Thornton would […]


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“O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!”

29th
May. × ’11

Over the course of the last four years one thing has been constant in certain quarters. A small slice of the fans, the squeakiest and shrillest of the media, and often the most outrageous of bloggers have called for the head of Claude Julien on a platter. From the first he’s been derided as boring. […]


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Vancouver vs Boston Stanley Cup Preview pt 1: Team Overviews

28th
May. × ’11

This is short series of posts that together with the one I have written for InsideHockey about the cores of the two teams, will give the fans of all degrees and access to the teams a basic understanding of who is on the ice. I probably watched ten to twelve Vancouver regular season games and […]


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Eastern Conference Finals Wrap – Bruins Advance

27th
May. × ’11

First and foremost, to all the players, coaches, management and staff of the Tampa Bay Lightning, god damn what a team. No quit, no lack of heart and enormous skill and dedication this was perhaps the finest playoff series I’ve seen in my life. For the Bruins organization, excellent work by the team and management […]


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