I generally feel the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is the worst but the 2013 2nd round has been pretty good so far. The best series has been the Kings vs Sharks so far, although that double overtime Game 3 with the Penguins and Senators was really good. It looked like all the higher seeds would advance and ... Read More »
What a great 1st round. Only one sweep and three Game 7′s. The Game 7′s were pretty underwhelming until the Bruins made their comeback. The Capitals laid an egg at home and the Ducks did their usual, not show up in the beginning and then try to comeback when it’s too late. The interesting thing is that two of the ... Read More »
Another great 1st round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The best series so far for me are pretty much all of them… but the best would probably be the Kings vs Blues so far. My least favorite is the Bruins and Maple Leafs. Just because the games aren’t really close. There’s only one series with the potential for a ... Read More »
And so the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin after a shortened season. There’s really not a clear cut favorite, in my eyes anyway, to win it all. Many people would say the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins have the inside track, which I agree with to some extent, and as usual there is no love or respect for the ... Read More »
NHL Recap Week 13 – Is this it for the Red Wings Streak?, More Winter Classics?, Corey Crawford or Ray Emery? and more!
Before I begin this column, I’d like to give my condolences to everyone affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. That was a lot of bloodshed in a nonsensical act of violence. We have about a week left in the regular season and it sure seemed like this season flew by. There is one monumental thing that might happen in a ... Read More »
NHL Recap Week 12 – Rebuttal to an awful Puck Daddy post, Ducks and Jordan Staal playing down, Rangers and Jets battle for 8th and more
I’m going to do something a little different at the beginning of this column. I’m going to rebut this article http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/why-nhl-awards-season-worst-trending-topics-152117385–nhl.html posted on Puck Daddy. Now in Puck Daddy’s defense most of the articles written by Greg Wyshynski are quiet good, this one was not written by him. Usually the other writers are… let’s just say not as good. There ... Read More »
NHL Recap Week 11 – A quick look at all of the recent key trades, Alex Ovechkin on fire, Carolina and Winnipeg on a freefall and more
Last week we looked at the the big trade for Jarome Iginla, let’s take a look at some of the other key trade acquisitions. The Dallas Stars were seemingly having an everything must go sale and Jaromir Jagr ended up going to Boston as an Iginla consolation prize. The likelihood that he ends up staying long tern with the Bruins ... Read More »
NHL Recap Week 10 – Teams in the playoff stretch run, The Sidney Crosby effect on headgear, The Jarome Iginlia trade aftermath and more
Down the playoff stretch during the final month of the season there are a few teams to keep an eye on. Those teams are the Islanders, Capitals and Hurricanes in the East and the Oilers, Blues and Blue Jackets in the West. Washington was left for dead a few weeks ago but Carolina and Winnipeg are not exactly tearing it ... Read More »
NHL Recap Week 9 – What’s Really Wrong with the Lightning, Maple Leafs and Wild Rising, Predators Falling and will NBC Sports Network get it Right?
The Tampa Bay Lightning hit the reset button the other day when they fired their coach Guy Boucher. While this season has been a disappointment I don’t really think it’s his fault. The problem stems from the fact that two seasons ago they made it to the Eastern Conference Finals and forced a game 7. However that showing looks a ... Read More »
NHL Recap Week 8 – The Blue Jackets the Next Panthers?, Francois Beauchemin’s season that nobody is noticing, Flyers and Capitals statement games
The Blue Jackets have a 10 game point streak and some say they might make the playoffs, the answer to that is of course no. They’ve never finish above 3rd in their division in their existence but there latest progress is very encouraging. I wouldn’t have picked them to finish anywhere but the bottom few spot sin the conference, which ... Read More »