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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16

Plenty of teams have already made it to 50 games, and it’s still pretty crowded. The East race isn’t an eight-team race any longer, and the West is even more heated towards the bottom. The #1 teams are comfortably leading their conferences, but not too much else is certain. Even the Devils are making a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

There are still interesting talking points occurring in the world of hockey. The West’s #4-8 are separated by two points. Boston is up to #2 in the East. Washington will probably need to win their division to earn home-ice advantage, but they’re having trouble getting over that hump. Atlanta has some breathing room over Carolina, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

Each team is now officially at least halfway through the season. The Devils are still quite useless and the Canucks are still quite strong. Boston is still ahead of Montreal by two, but hasn’t always been consistent very much at all. Now, five divisions are being led by teams that didn’t win them last season. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

Another week in, and things are starting to shake up. Both #1s from last time were displaced, the West’s middle of the pack has been a revolving door for quite a while, and there is a tie for each top spot. Toronto is 4th worst in the league, so Boston will get a great draft […]

Ducks Send Bruins Flying Down South

All they want for Chirstmas is to find their scoring touch again. The Boston Bruins continued to struggle scoring goals Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks as the Ducks earned the 3-0 shutout victory in Boston. It’s not like Boston didn’t have a chance to score; it just so happens that all 45 of their […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Ducks, Monday December 20th

The Bruins (17-10-4) find themselves in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference right now. Tonight, they’ll face off with the West’s current eighth seed, the Anaheim Ducks (17-15-4) at TD Garden. Both teams have 38 points, but the Ducks have played five more games than Boston so far this year. Boston has played pretty […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

10 Weeks are gone, and while the East has a clear field of eight, the West is still fighting amongst itself. And right now, the teams with the two most points are in the same Atlantic division. The Bruins completely missed their chance to overtake the Canadiens, and now sit in the lowly #8 as […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 9

Another week into the season, and the East’s eight are moving away from the pack, though the top four seeds are shuffling and the latter four are all tied. That’s the same situation in the West, too, except four teams are just one win away from moving into the brackets. The last place team in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 8

After two months, we’re starting to see some separation in the East, but no such luck in the West. Between eight and nine in the East is five points, but one in the West; even last place in the Pacific Division (San Jose) is just one win away from poking their nose into the race. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

The red-hot Capitals (70 goals, by the way), show no signs of stopping anytime soon, especially when they’re gunning for another President’s Trophy. Though the Red Wings are making a challenge. And Boston’s doing quite well, when they’re on the road, anyway. Buffalo’s making a push to become relevant again, while St Louis is slipping. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Tim Thomas has gone downhill fast, but so have the Penguins. With three games in hand, Boston can take the division if those games in hands are wins, and they keep pace with Washington otherwise. Or with just three points from those games, Boston can displace Montreal. Either way, they’ve got plenty of room to […]

Let’s Get Puck’d: NHL Western Conference Preview

Welcome, as we march on with the second half of this year’s NHL previews, this time shifting our focus to the Western Conference. To me, the West is wide open this year. Chicago, the league’s reigning Cup champs, had to have a fire sale in the off-season to relieve their salary cap crunch, which should […]

Bruins Come Out of Trade Freeze Lukewarm, Acquire Rights to Kampfer

On Tuesday, the Boston Bruins made their first trade since the Olympic trade freeze was lifted on Monday by trading a conditional fourth round pick in the 2010 or 2011 Entry Draft for the rights to defenseman Stephen Kampfer. Kampfer, a senior at the University of Michigan, was picked 93rd overall selection in the 2007 […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 1-17-10

With another two weeks gone, it’s time for SoB’s third NHL power rankings. Our usual four experts selected their picks, and three also picked teams that, by next time, will have shot up the NHL standings and fallen from grace. For the second time in a row, two teams dropped from the rankings. The race […]

Ducks Fly Past Bruins, 4-3

The Anaheim Ducks may have taken the word “mighty” out of their team’s name, but against the Bruins on Wednesday night, the Ducks surely were mightier than our hometown team. Coming back from a 3-2 deficit heading into the final period, Anaheim put a pair of pucks past Boston goalie Tuukka Rask within the first […]