San Jose Sharks: Should Patrick Marleau’s Hot Start Be Taken Seriously?
The San Jose Sharks are off to a terrific start once again this season, something that’s become something of a theme for them over the course of the past several years. The larger task for them is seeing it carry over into […]
Will Boston Bruins Respond to Latest Playoff Letdown Just as They Did in 2011?
Many Boston Bruins fans remember the 2011 Stanley Cup run like it was yesterday. The Bruins won three separate Game 7’s en route to their first Cup since 1972, and there were a ton of incredible moments, from Nathan Horton’s […]
Columbus Blue Jackets Prove Last Year Was No Fluke by Clinching Playoff Berth
One of the most intriguing aspects of this current NHL season was whether or not any of the underdog playoff teams from last year would be able to recapture their success this time around. There’s always postseason parity, but things […]
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Minnesota Wild Find Unlikely Hero in Ilya Bryzgalov
The NHL playoff picture is becoming clearer by the day, especially for the Minnesota Wild. Though the team has yet to officially lock up one of the two remaining postseason berths in the Western Conference, the Wild won a crucial […]
Sergei Bobrovsky Shining When Columbus Blue Jackets Need Him Most
Coming into this past week, the Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the fringe teams in the Eastern Conference. Hanging on to the eighth and final playoff spot, the club needed to put some space between themselves and the handful […]
Like It or Not, Toronto Maple Leafs’ Postseason Hopes Rest on James Reimer
When a team struggles in the NHL, the player who usually catches the most heat from fans and media alike is the goalie. Just ask Toronto Maple Leafs backup James Reimer. After last year’s postseason collapse against the Boston Bruins, […]
Will Alexander Ovechkin Be the Scapegoat if Washington Capitals Miss Playoffs?
The Washington Capitals got destroyed 5-0 by the Dallas Stars in their latest game of the season’s home stretch. The loss was the team’s fourth in a row, fifth in their last six games. At 81 points, the Capitals are […]
NHL Rumors: Boston Bruins Already Working on Re-Signing Jarome Iginla
It’s officially safe to say the water is under the bridge when it comes to last year’s trade deadline drama between the Boston Bruins and Jarome Iginla. Despite being spurned by the veteran winger last spring, the Bruins signed Iginla […]
Vincent Lecavalier’s First Year with Philadelphia Flyers Hits a New Low
The Philadelphia Flyers have had quite an impressive turnaround this season. The club started the year off with a miserable slump, one that eventually cost former coach Peter Laviolette his job. Captain Claude Giroux, however, claimed he still expected the […]
Ville Leino Frustratingly Playing Out What Will Likely Be Last Year with Buffalo Sabres
You think the Buffalo Sabres are regretting the mammoth contract they signed Ville Leino to back in 2011? The six-year, $27 million deal Leino inked with Buffalo hardly made sense when it occurred. He was coming off a 53 point […]