Monthly Archives: May 2014

Step Behind The Bench

16th
May. × ’14

At some point in an athletes career, they realize their time is done. For some it is when they can no longer get a contract, in other cases they simply can’t making it onto the ice or playing field. When its time to say good-bye to their time as a player, many paths are taken. […]


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Pittsburgh Penguins Need A New Broom

16th
May. × ’14

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the most disappointing team in the NHL every year since they won the cup in the entire eastern conference. The Sharks arguably are worse, but then San Jose never actually won offering up the proof that they could, the Penguins did. Why is the new broom needed? The problem isn’t […]


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How The Boston Bruins Fell.

15th
May. × ’14

The President’s Trophy winning Boston Bruins are going to be watching the final two rounds of the playoffs from Slovakia, Finland, Toronto, and Michigan and points all over the world. What they won’t be doing is playing any more. For a number of reasons, and with the play of several players being disappointing, they didn’t […]


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If I Told You In September…

12th
May. × ’14

A compilation of improbably stats and situations from the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.   Teams Five games into the divisional finals, the Minnesota Wild have still not lost at home, the path here included a seven game series against a team coached by a Jack Adams finalist, and being the lower ranked team in both […]


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Keys To The Series: Bruins versus Canadiens

10th
May. × ’14

We’re four games into the latest battle in a playoff war that stretches back to before the grandparents of several players on either side were born. We’ve seen one goaltender continue a career year, one defensemen further etch his name into league history, a call up redefine the series with a single shot, and a […]


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Conn-Smythe Watch

4th
May. × ’14

With each first round series begun, it is time to take our first serious look at who might be carrying around the extra hardware this summer. Before we get to the men still playing there are some honorable mentions that had individually stellar first rounds. Out west that list is headed by pending UFA Paul […]


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Round Two First Look

1st
May. × ’14

The division finals begin tonight. Of the sixteen teams that started the big dance, eight have gone home. Left standing are an array of teams from the easily predictable to the somewhat surprising. Tonight we begin to separate the challengers from the true contenders. In the west, the Los Angeles Kings will visit their nearest […]


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Round One Rewind

1st
May. × ’14

The first round of the playoffs may have been the best opening round as a whole in years. The Columbus Blue Jackets traded blows and goals with the Pittsburgh Penguins and had the Metropolitan division winners looking just a bit weak. The loss of David Backes due to a suspend-able hit by Brent Seabrook was […]


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