Monthly Archives: November 2011

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Home and Home Has Playoff Implications

30th
Nov. × ’11

The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs will square off Wednesday in Toronto, and Saturday in Boston. Amazing as it is to be talking seriously about the Maple Leafs and the playoffs, not to mention the importance of a two game set in November, it’s a reality. With more than a quarter of the season […]


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Fair Market Value: Chris Kelly

29th
Nov. × ’11

Fair market value is one of those wonderful terms that means nearly whatever the user wants it to. In my case it means: What are comparable players making on other teams, and when were they signed? And also what are they doing now vs what they did previously? Chris Kelly is in his first full […]


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Bearly A Week: Bruins Week Ahead

28th
Nov. × ’11

The Bruins have just two games this week. With luck the last of the “flu-like symptoms” will work their way out of the locker room and the Bruins can keep the new win streak alive.  This weeks two games are against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wendesday’s is a return trip where the Bruins can hope […]


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Around the NHL

28th
Nov. × ’11

The Habs Max Pacioretty handed out a head shot the other night against the Penguins Letang. He not very surprisingly has a phone interview scheduled over this trifling matter. Still no word on how Crosby escaped discipline for his Macho Man like elbow the other day. Bruce Boudreau of the Washington Capitals was fired today. […]


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Deep Six Diving

28th
Nov. × ’11

Among the things have no place is sports is blatant, center stage cheating, Perhaps the most common, and inexcusable form is diving. It’s not called often enough, sadly it is most often called in conjunction with the tripping, hooking, high sticking or interference events that inspire the dive. It can’t be both, but if the […]


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Boston Bruins 1st Quarter Grades: Goalies, 7th Player Candidate, and More

26th
Nov. × ’11

One of the few areas the Bruins have been able to depend on just about every night is the goaltending. Tuukka Rask: Has had the misfortune of being in net on nights when the Bruins couldn’t score to save their lives no few times. Looks to be on pace for the same number of starts […]


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Boston Bruins 1st Quarter Grades: Defensemen

26th
Nov. × ’11

After the awful start to the year, the Bruins got back into it to sit one point out of first in the division, with two games in hand. Matt Barkowski: Only played in three games with minimal ice time. Was a minus player in two of those October games. Did not appear ready to play […]


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Boston Bruins 1st Quarter Grades: Forwards

25th
Nov. × ’11

The Bruins got off to a god awful start in October, had ten wins in a row to start November and after 21 games they look a whole lot better. Patrice Bergeron: The longest tenured skater for the team has done it all, all season. Even when the team was doing it’s zombie shuffle through […]


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Retooling The Habs

25th
Nov. × ’11

The Montreal Canadiens have had two problems the past several years. The first is an injured and aging defense. The second is an undersized and not especially skilled forward group. Starting with the defensive unit, the injuries this season and last have actually been a mixed blessing. Without the various injuries I don’t think Subban […]


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