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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

Welcome to a special Thanksgiving week edition of the NHL’s “If the Playoffs…” And be sure to enjoy the Bruins’ matinee later Friday. This past week-and-a-game has included many fun moments, including a new top team in the league, as you’ve already noticed. Phoenix has charged forward, one point away from Detroit for the West’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Thanks to Boston, Buffalo is now the league’s worst team, and Nashville, #1 in the West last week, are down to #9. Pittsburgh is #8 in the East, and Toronto is starting to fall by the wayside. Plenty of teams are offensively gifted, plenty are defensively gifted, and others […]

Lets Get Puck’d: NHL Eastern Conference Preview

The puck drops on yet another NHL hockey season this week, and with so much anticipation and expectation building about our local Bruins team, it felt like quite the long summer having to wait it out before the B’s get their chance at erasing the painfully embarrassing playoff exit last spring. Boston has retooled their […]

Bruins Bench Boss Ramsey Heads to Atlanta as New Head Coach

According to several reports, led by Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com, Bruins’ assistant coach Craig Ramsey has been hired as the new head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers. The 59-year-old Ramsey will head up his third NHL team in his long hockey career, with brief head coaching gigs in Buffalo (21 games in ’86-’87 season) and […]

Tim Thomas Trade Winds Blowing, Destination Unknown

The action on the ice has cooled off around the NHL, but this week the focus shifts off the ice, as a busy week in hockey is headlined by Tuesday’s Hall of Fame inductees announcement, Wednesday night’s awards ceremony in Las Vegas, and this weekend’s NHL entry draft in Los Angeles. Follow that up with […]

Bruins Make Playoff Case At Atlanta’s Expense

In a game that could have forced them out of the playoff brackets, the Bruins stepped up, swatting the Thrashers in Atlanta 4-0. The teams fought a largely back and forth battle, until the Bruins struck first blood at 9:25 into the 1st thanks to David Krejci. That didn’t sit well with the Thrashers, as […]

Ilya Kovalchuk Trade Rumors: to the Bruins?

The Bruins, who are clearly in free fall mode after losing eight of their last nine games, are in need of some serious change. Sure, they’ve been shred apart by injuries to top players including Marc Savard. If there’s any time to make their move, it’s now, especially with Savard expected to return to the […]

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 […]

Bruins Thrash Atlanta in Winter Classic Tune-Up

Another game, another Bruins win over the Thrashers. It seemed like just another night at the ice rink in the TD Garden, but considering the Bruins upcoming schedule, it was anything but that. It had to be hard for the players to concentrate considering the city’s excitement over the Winter Classic at Fenway Park on […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Thrashers, Wednesday 12/30

As if the Bruins (19-12-7) don’t have enough distractions with the Winter Classic quickly approaching, the fact that several different countries have announced their rosters for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver also serves as another reason for the players to lose focus. Instead, the B’s will hope to stay focused on the task at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

We’re almost at the halfway point for the season (four teams are already there), and there’s still a lot on the line. Both top seeds are decided by a point or less. The Hurricanes, even with 10 wins, are still only 13 points away from a spot. The East’s next worst team, Toronto, is just […]

Bruins Thump Thrashers, 6-4

The Bruins were able to score in bunches Wednesday night, helping them put up six goals against both Ondrej Pavelec and Johan Hedberg, topping the Thrashers 6-4 at TD Garden. The win extends the B’s current win streak over Atlanta to eight games, dating back to the ’07-’08 season. Marc Savard got the scoring going […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Thrashers, Wednesday 12/23

With just one point separating the two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, the Bruins (17-11-7) will look to gain some separation in the playoff race, as they host the Atlanta Thrashers (18-13-4) at TD Garden this evening. The Bruins are coming off a 2-0 shutout win over division rival Ottawa on Monday night in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

Now this has been a good week. The Blackhawks enjoyed a spell on top of the West. We’ve seen a game in each conference between the two best to determine the top team. The Avalanche are retaking control over their division. Even the Bruins moved back into 2nd in their division and 5th in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

The brackets are suddenly looking so much more interesting. Nobody gave the Kings a thought before the season, but now they’re on top in the West. And of 15 teams in the East, eight will go to the playoffs, and #14 (Tampa Bay) is only two points away from being tied for the last spot. […]