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Conned Smythe.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup Champions. Yeah it sucks to see a franchise that habitually employed a who’s who of dirtbags win a title but at least it wasn’t the Habs. The Pens were a classic example of a team that got hot at the right time, found a grove and rolled through the…


Recap: Bruins Blow Another Valuable Point

Remember a couple of years ago when the Bruins were basically rolling through the NHL, but couldn’t beat the Islanders? Well, seems like they’re having a similar issue with the Oilers, suffering a 3-2 OT loss despite peppering Cam Talbot with 49 shots. So it’s probably good they’re done with them this year. Seems to…

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Metropolitan Division Preview

Here’s part two in the division by division preview series.  You can find the Atlantic Division preview here. METROPOLITAN DIVISION New York Rangers Regular Season Record: 53-22-7-113 pts Regulation or Overtime Wins: 49 Shootout Record: 4-5 How good were the President’s Trophy winning Rangers last season? So good that they thrived while starting goalie Henrik…


Atlantic Division Preview

Here’s the first in a division by division preview series for the upcoming season.  Puck drops tomorrow night (Thursday night for the B’s).   Montreal Canadiens 2014-2015 Record:  50-22-10-110 pts. Regulation or OT Wins:  43 Shootout Record: 7-5 Carey Price’s unbelievable Vezina winning season lead the Habs to the top spot in the Atlantic Division,…

Matt Beleskey

Morning Dump: Bruins Rebound on Day One of Free Agency

Yesterday was Day One of NHL free agency, and every Bruins/hockey fan spent the day refreshing Twitter to see what the latest moves were. In the first big move of the day, the Penguins acquired Phil Kessel, because of course they did. Then the top free agents started signing, with many potential fits for Boston…

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