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What We Know: The East NHL Draft , Free Agency Preview & More

29th
Jun. × ’13

Some of the biggest cities are really tight to the cap, the Bruins, Flyers, and Lightning could all use a touch more cap space to deal with. Both the Bruins and Flyers are likely to lose pieces to free agency. The Canadiens are in danger of losing Ryder and Armstrong. Boston is supposedly getting attention […]


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8 Top UFA Right Wings

27th
Jun. × ’13

The unrestricted free agent market tends to be where NHL general managers make their most interesting, and often fatal mistakes.  The right wings in this market represent a very strong crop. There are at least three who were in the top twenty for scoring at their position, some of whom were on pretty bad teams […]


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Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

1st
May. × ’13

Welcome to the Second Season, unlike most years, the second season for the best teams will run nearly half the length of the regular season. #1 vs. #8 The Pittsburgh Penguins marched determinedly through the regular season, attempting to keep pace with the western powers. Malkin, Crosby, Letang and other key players all missed games […]


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What Ails The Bruins Part 3 Drilling Down

16th
Mar. × ’12

The Long View When you look at some of the other teams to win the cup recently and what they did in their next year, most of it isn’t pretty. Duncan Keith had a bad year after the Cup win, by comparison Chara’s average to slightly above year is pretty nice.  Zetterberg played two more […]


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Breaking Up The Band

19th
Feb. × ’12

With the Bruins slump now entering its seventh week, its time to consider something I didn’t think I’d find myself endorsing at any point this season. Unfortunately with the loss of Peverley piled upon the loss of Horton, it’s past time to examine the idea. The Bruins need to break up Bergeron’s line. It has […]


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If I Told You In September…

9th
Feb. × ’12

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League. Teams: there would be three eastern conference teams in playoff position who did not make the playoffs last year: Ottawa, Toronto, New Jersey only two teams would be in position to make the playoffs […]


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David Krejci On The Outs?

7th
Feb. × ’12

Before the Phil Kessel trade, there was the David Krejci contract. A furor rolled across message boards for weeks. He should get paid more than whatever Kessel got, he should get more than Bergeron or even Savard were the top ends of hubris. Krejci should get get less than any of them. He’s lazy, he’s […]


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Fixing The Bruins: The Nuclear Route

1st
Nov. × ’11

Something has to give. When you go from first to worst without significant changes in on ice personnel, the problem needs to be addressed. Nuking the team or off ice leaders, trades to fill needs, or simply a shakeup it is past time to live up to fan expectations of a creditable title defense. The season after a championship win shouldn’t be a sedate victory lap it should be a tour de force that shows why the team is the top food chain.


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Bruins 6pm Press Conference

25th
Oct. × ’11

Yesterday afternoon the Bruins front office set of a wave of speculation. All they had to do was let the hockey universe know they were going to be holding a press conference today at 6pm. No one I’ve seen, or heard knows anything and the lines of speculation are both long and distinguished. Some of […]


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