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If The Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 22

We’re rapidly approaching the end of the season, with less than 15 games left now. And the race is still on. Boston has a three-point cushion and a game in hand over the Rangers for the last spot in the East, Detroit just has three points over Calgary out West, and thanks to an embarrassing […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 3-15-10

With the Olympic break over and the home stretch to the playoffs in full swing, Washington has clinched a playoff spot (by clinching their division), and has claimed the top spot on our rankings (by taking down Chicago 4-3). But with much of our usual experts sidelined by depression over the U.S. losing to Canada […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21

We’re back, after the first week of action following the Olympic break. We’ve seen Pittsburgh open up a nice-sized lead over New Jersey in the Atlantic Division. Washington is still looking like the President’s Trophy winner, but Chicago is closing the gap on San Jose for the top spot in the West. The East’s bracket […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20

With the Olympic Break setting in, and Ryan Miller having looked pretty good against Switzerland (Go USA! Boo Federer!), plenty of NHL players are getting a much needed rest before play resumes, while others are getting a chance to test their mettle in the international arena. Even with a shortened week, we’ve seen plenty of […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 2-14-10

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This time around, three experts have shown their love for their favorite hockey teams, as well as predicted who will win Men’s Olympic gold at ice hockey, and who will lose miserably. Too bad the Canadian women weren’t eligible for picks, or their 18-0 defeat of Slovakia Saturday would have turned […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19

After another week, we’ve seen plenty of surprises. The Lightning have shot up the rankings, as have the Bruins, after favoring Tuukka Rask over their dead-weight Thomas. Buffalo is maintaining their division lead, but only by tiebreakers after Ottawa has kept surging forward. Speaking of which, the West’s #3 seed has a worse record than […]

Bruins Sink Sabres for Second Straight Win, 3-2

A pair of goals by former Sabre Daniel Paille and 43 saves by the team’s new golden goalie Tuukka Rask helped the B’s earn their second straight win Tuesday night over the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2 in the shootout. The loss marks Buffalo’s fifth straight defeat. Coupled with Ottawa’s win over Calgary, the Sabres now have […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Tuesday 2/9

The Bruins (24-22-11), fresh off their Super Sunday shutout of the Montreal Canadiens north of the border, return to native soil tonight at HSBC Arena in Buffalo to take on the division-leading Sabres (32-18-7). While everyone already knows of the recent struggles of our own hometown hockey team, the Sabres haven’t been much better as […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 18

There’s been plenty of movement over the past week, particularly thanks to a jam-packed Eastern Conference. Teams jumping five spots after one game is becoming a commonplace event, which makes them slide out of the picture just as quickly as they entered it. It’s that tumultuousness that’s the reason for the Bruins, despite their very […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 1-31-10

It’s time, once again, for the SoB NHL power rankings. Our four experts have selected their picks, in addition to predictions for who will finish the season with the NHL’s best and worst records. Four the third time in three possible chances, two teams have dropped from the rankings. We saw the highest ever non-unanimous […]

Savard Return Not Enough for Fading Bruins

Losers of eight of nine, the Bruins enjoyed a much-needed rest of four full days after Sunday’s ugly loss to the Hurricanes. Friday night’s opponent was the Northeast-leading Sabres, a team the Bruins should probably play well against if they’d like a shot to sneak back into the playoff picture. After taking the first two […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Friday 1-29

The Bruins (23-20-8) will get back to game action tonight in Buffalo when they take on the division-leading Sabres (31-14-7) at HSBC Arena. Boston has been mired in a miserable 1-7-1 stretch over their last nine games, now dropping them out of the Eastern Conference’s top eight. One player who has been missed over much […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 17

With around 30 games left to go in the season, much is still up in the air. The Lightning, #13 in the East, are only three points out of the playoffs. The Blues, #13 in the West, are only five out. Four East teams are tied for #6 through #9. The Hurricanes are no longer […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16

In the past week, the Devils have amassed a rare three-game losing streak, the Sabres are making their push, and the Bruins are failing miserably. The West has seen the Blackhawks taking another lead over the Sharks, whereas the Flames have lost four in a row and are in danger of losing their spot. In […]

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 […]