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 […]

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 […]

Two For Roughing: Who would and wouldn’t you like to play in the playoffs?

Tim Kolupanowich: The past few years have proven it no longer matters what seed a team is, any team in the top eight has a legitimate chance to go on a great run if they get hot at the right time. Any team that is rising in the standings heading into the postseason is a dangerous […]

The road to the RBC Cup

By: Chris Messina @cmessina85 The RBC Cup is one of the tougher trophies to win. It’s a long road, there are 127 Junior ‘A’ teams spread across 10 leagues under the Canadian Junior Hockey branch that hit the ice in the fall and embark on the long journey towards the prestigious trophy. This year the […]

OHL Conference finals sure to entertain

By: Chris Messina @cmessina85 It doesn’t get much better than this. The Ontario League playoffs might have disappointed in the opening two rounds, but after the opening weekend of the Conference finals, fans have been reengaged. Only the top two seeds in the East and the West are left which is how it is supposed […]

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