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Ice Breakers: Bruins-Coyotes, Opening Weekend in Prague

At long last, the Bruins return to the rink this weekend for a pair of games to kick off the regular season against last year’s biggest surprise team, the Phoenix Coyotes. What rink? The O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The games are a part of the NHL’s European Premiere series. Elsewhere in Europe, the […]

Bruins Ink Bergeron to Three-Year Extension

On the eve of their season opener in Prague against the Coyotes, the Bruins announced Friday that they have signed center Patrice Bergeron to a three-year contract extension, making the 25-year-old a Bruin through the 2013-2014 season. Financial terms of the deal have not been released by the team, but several reports indicate that the […]

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 […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 4-11-10

It’s almost playoff time, and two of our experts have ranked the end-of-season Power Rankings, along with choices for the biggest playoff upset. The Blackhawks are pushing, but the Capitals have finished #1 on our rankings for the fifth straight poll, and for the fourth straight time it has been unanimous. Only the Kings have […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 25

Can you believe the season ends this Sunday, and you won’t see this article again until October? Can you believe the Capital have clinched the President’s Trophy, and when they did so, only one other team had even clinched a division? After Tuesday, the West is all wrapped up in terms of the elite eight, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24

There’s less than two weeks left in the schedule, and we’re all getting super excited with the playoff picture starting to shape up. But still, there’s plenty that could change in a whim. Even with the Capitals clinching the East (and with two wins and six points over San Jose) and the magic number for […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 3-28-10

Three of us are here once more to give you our rankings of the NHL’s top 10 teams, in addition to our picks for who will make the final round of the playoffs, which start in two weeks. This edition of the rankings sees the Coyotes as a new powerhouse, right there challenging for the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23

With about 10 games and less than three weeks left on the schedule, it’s getting desperate for many teams. There have been several surprises this season, especially the Coyotes, who were even in second place in the West Monday, tied with Chicago with 97 points. The Devils and Penguins are fighting over their division, while […]

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 […]

Trade Winds Blowing Through Boston: Morris, Bitz Sent Packing

Welcome to Deadline Day in the NHL! The Bruins, who made two small moves on Tuesday, acquiring a pair of young defenseman, have shipped another blue liner out of Beantown. Derek Morris, who was here on a one-year deal and will become an unrestricted free agent this coming offseason, is westward bound. Morris has been […]

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 […]