1936-37 Bruins featured most Hall of Famers on one roster

By: Tim Kolupanowich, @TimKolupan_ Congratulations are in order for players Brendan Shanahan, Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer and Geraldine Heaney and coach Fred Shero who were elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday. It’s a fantastic group that combined for 12 Stanley Cups and four Olympic gold medals and each left a mark on the game […]

NHL closer to sending players to Olympics, Bergeron won’t require surgery and Ribeiro’s wife ‘pissed’ about leaving

The NHL was busy this weekend. In addition to draft festivities, a five-hour meeting was held in New York to discuss whether or not the NHL will send its players to Sochi, Russia for the Olympics next February. The issue isn’t settled yet, but, according to Jeff Z. Klein of The New York Times, several participants are […]

Each team’s greatest draft steal

The draft is today and all 30 teams have their eyes set on building their future. But while a lot of attention is on the first round, all seven are important. There is at least one late round pick who blossoms into something special in every draft that makes others wonder how they could have […]

Stefan was the worst first pick ever

By: Tim Kolupanowich, @TimKolupan_ The NHL draft is in just three days, so naturally it’s time to make predictions for the future and reminisce about the past. The Colorado Avalanche have the pressure of having the first overall pick and although every top pick since 2001 has been a slam dunk with the exception of Erik Johnson […]

No need for repeat Lady Byng winners

By: Tim Kolupanowich @TimKolupan_ As it was announced Friday, Martin St. Louis won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for the third time in the past four seasons. One of the least anticipated of the NHL’s major awards, the Lady Byng “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined […]

Is a new-age dynasty is about to begin?

By: Tim Kolupanowich @TimKolupan_ The past four Stanley Cup have all been about ending long streaks without winning it all. In 2009, Pittsburgh ended their Cup drought of 17 years, by far the shortest wait of any of the four while Chicago ended what was then the longest drought of 49 years the season before. […]

At least one high-scorer heading home early in Eastern Conference final

By: Tim Kolupanowich @TimKolupan_ The Eastern Conference final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins is a battle between the conference’s two most recent Stanley Cup champs as well as the most explosive offenses. Pittsburgh is averaging 4.27 goals per game to lead the league and Boston is their closest competitor with 3.17; combined they […]

Tavares defines Most Valuable Player

By: Tim Kolupanowich @TimKolupan_ The Hockey News and Yahoo! NHL have been discussing the awards candidates this year and recently named their best and most valuable players of the season, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin respectively. They made the distinction between the two critical aspects of Hart Trophy voting which, unless they create another award, will […]

Gardiner playing like a veteran, Wings and Hawks meet for one last Western showdown, Switzerland’s Furrer wants to play in the NHL and Price uncomfortable with media and fan attention

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner may only have 92 games of NHL experience under his belt, but he carries himself with the poise of someone with over 1,000 and has been the Leafs’ best defenseman in their first round series against Boston which wraps up tonight in Game 7.  As Ken Campbell of The Hockey […]

Green trying to lead Barons to Calder Cup, Bryzgalov opens up to Russian media and France stuns Russia in IIHF Worlds

The Oklahoma City Barons begin their American League Western Conference semifinal series against the Texas Stars tonight. They are looking to reach the conference final for the second consecutive year and with the way 35-year-old captain Josh Green is playing they should give the Stars, who finished six points ahead of the Barons, everything they can handle. […]

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