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 […]

St. Louis could become oldest scoring champion ever

By: Tim Kolupanowich @TimKolupan_ Thanks to an errant shot from Brooks Orpik on March 30 that knocked Sidney Crosby out for the remainder of the regular season, Tampa Bay’s ageless wonder Martin St. Louis has a chance to make some history this season. It’s been 23 days since Crosby was injured and he remains at […]

Unrealistic expectations doomed the Oilers

By: Tim Kolupanowich @TimKolupan_ Many are looking at the Edmonton Oilers as a big disappointment this season, including Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski who had this to say about them. “The Edmonton Oilers teased us all by looking like a team that was finally going to ripen their young players and qualify for the playoff in the […]

Two rookies to watch in the playoffs

By: Tim Kolupanowich @TimKolupan_ Veteran know-how is all but required to win the Stanley Cup these days, but contributions from rookies are also key. Last season New Jersey’s Adam Henrique was just as important as veterans Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise in their run to the Stanley Cup final, finishing fifth on the team in […]

Two For Roughing: What to expect at the trade deadline

Tim Kolupanowich: The trade deadline is just eight days away and a lot of teams have some big decision to make as to whether they will be buyers or sellers this year. The race for the playoffs is close, the Tampa Bay Lightning are in 14th in the Eastern Conference just six points behind the New […]

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