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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 9

It’s still a tough league nine weeks into the season. Pittsburgh is barely clinging onto the East lead, Winnipeg is a win away from a top eight spot, and there have been a few head hit suspensions so far, not to mention key goalie injuries. Boston’s point streak is finally over, while Minnesota is continuing […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 8

Two months into the NHL season, several coaching changes are in order. While that’s sure to shake things up, many surprise teams are still going strong. Florida and Minnesota have healthy leads, Toronto’s still hanging in there, and the Coyotes and Stars are leading the way in the Pacific. Vancouver and Boston are both on […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

Thanksgiving is now over, and things are starting to get real interesting. The Bruins are back in control of the Northeast. Pittsburgh is losing its grip. Florida and Minnesota continue to shine. Minnesota has a solid lead in their division, but all the others are just one win away from changing hands. In fact, the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

It’s a week before Thanksgiving, and things are getting close. Four divisions are led by at most two points, while another is led by three. Pretty much everyone except the Islanders and Blue Jackets is still well in the hunt. Virtually no seed has any amount of safety at the moment, so let’s look at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Another week down, and the standings are starting to get shaken up. Even the Bruins are improving, though there’s still a long way to go to solidify a shot at a seed. So far, only the Stars have a multiple-game lead in their division. And for that matter, only the Blue Jackets are dead in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

We’re now a month into the hockey season, and the defending champs continue to disappoint. Toronto, Ottawa, Florida and Edmonton are all just a few examples of surprising teams early on. It’s still fairly crowded as far as playoff contenders go, though a few teams seem to be fading already. There’s still plenty of time […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

Another week has gone by, and more surprising teams are poking their heads in the race. While every has at least a point, only two remain perfect. Already, all but eight teams have been involved in shootouts. It’s been a rough start for both participants in last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. That means the field […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 1

The NHL season is underway. Boston has begun their title defense, and Winnipeg has ushered in their new team. And Philly and Pittsburgh have picked up where they left off last season, accumulating large amounts of points and leaving the rest of the Atlantic Division in their wake. Vancouver has been active, but doesn’t quite […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20

20 weeks done, almost 20 games left, and Philadelphia is still running away with the East. Vancouver is closer in the West to Detroit, but still has a comfortable lead, but is in danger of falling behind Philadelphia. The Dallas Stars, not too long ago atop the Pacific Division, are now in last place in […]

Bruins-Wild History Worsens With Loss

After a hard-fought five-game road trip, the Boston Bruins returned to the TD Garden to take on a team that could be considered mediocre compared to the competition the Bruins faced as of late.┬áBut, the Bruins were unable to outscore the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, falling 3-1. The Wild have never lost in Boston […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Wild, Thursday January 6th

The Bruins (21-11-6) will return home to TD Garden tonight for their first home game of the new year, as they host the Minnesota Wild (19-15-5). Boston wrapped up a season-long five-game road trip Monday with a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs north of the border. The Wild are also coming off a 2-1 […]

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 Get Back to Playing Hockey

So with the Bruins on their first four-game winning streak of the year, there are a lot of things that can contribute to those wins. Maybe they happened because Milan Lucic and Marc Savard are now back, or maybe it was the shifting of the lines constantly by Claude Julien. There is also the speculation […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Wild, Wednesday 11-25

Come Thursday, the Bruins will hopefully be thankful for an undefeated 4-0 road trip, a trip that ends tonight when they skate at the XCEL Energy Center in St. Paul against the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota (8-12-2) currently occupies the cellar of the Western Conference, but they are coming off a win in their most recent […]