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Friday May 12, 2017
I apologize for the unoriginal title and format of the blog but there really is two levels of bad to the Oiler's situation.The GoodThe Oilers did better than we all expected them to do. The proved that they could win without a solid blue line (especially in game six). It saw great season's from a bunch of players and confidence that very well might make the careers o...
Filed Under: Oilers   I hate Chiarelli  
Wednesday April 26, 2017
rebel_deucer writes...

Second Round Predictions

Posted 11:13 PM ET | Comments 24
5-3 in the first round decent predictions. Best one is predicting the leafs to make a series with the caps but still ultimately lose.WesternPreds Over Blues in 5This was a toss up but the blues are not paying to their capabilities and the preds have decent forward and the BEST defense in all of the playoffs and a streaky goaltender. Oilers Over Ducks in 6I am going ...
Filed Under: nhl   predictions   senators   capitals   playoffs  
Monday April 17, 2017
The Ottawa Senators grabbed a 2-1 series lead over the Boston Bruins tonight thanks to a Bobby Ryan overtime winner. The Senators were in command of the game early as they ran out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period of Game 3.The Bruins mounted an impressive comeback, tying the score at three before time ran out on the second frame. It was all for naught though, and...
Wednesday April 12, 2017
archromat writes...

How Each Team Can Win The Cup

Posted 10:19 AM ET | Comments 4
Every year the media comes up with all these story-lines for the teams that eventually do succeed as if everyone should have known all along that they were going to. During Anaheim's miraculous 2003 run, it was that they won a lot of one goal games so they were used to playing under pressure. Some of the biggest miracle runs was not that one, but rather the Kings in 2012...
Filed Under: predictions   playoffs   bettman   nhl   stanley cup  
Tuesday April 4, 2017
Subtle mid-season moves and the youth movement provide at least some reason for cautious optimism in Avalanche world. When we think of the future for the Colorado Avalanche, we of course first think of Tyson Jost, who recently made his Avalanche debut, as well as Mikko Rantanen, JT Compher and Nikita Zadorov. But the Avs also quietly picked up three cast offs from other t...
Filed Under: coloradoavalanche  
Will.Pesek writes...

Isles on life support

Posted 8:35 AM ET | Comments 1
With little under a week remaining in the NHL season, the Islanders remain alive, for now. With the Bruins winning both games this weekend with versus the Panthers and the Blackhawks, they pushed the Ottawa Senators back into the second wild card 6 points ahead of the Islanders. Jaroslav Halak has been the " hot " goalie if you want to call him that. 3-0 in in his first 3 st...
Filed Under: Pesek   Isles   Tavares   Bruins   Greiss   Weight  
Friday March 31, 2017
April 26, 2014, Marc-Edouard Vlasic left game five of the Stanley Cup playoffs after a Jarret Stoll hit, and the Sharks went on to lose that game and the next two against the Kings in a historic reverse sweep.Vlasic is no Brian Campbell or flashy P.K. Subban, pulling spin-o-ramas and skate-arounds; he ’s no Shea Weber bombing from the point or Jacob Trouba running aroun...
Filed Under: Sharks   vlasic   subban   Weber   burns   cup stretch   defense  
Friday March 17, 2017
The Vegas Golden Knights have sent out a message to the rest of the league: they're going to have some fun with expansion.From Elliotte Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts post:1. Initially, the plan was to give Las Vegas 48 hours with the protected list before the expansion draft. That is being increased to 72. At the GM meetings, the Golden Knights ’ George McPhee let eve...
Wednesday March 1, 2017
freelancer writes...

A Disturbing Trend Developing

Posted 11:37 AM ET | Comments 7
Late on Tuesday, the Oilers made a trade that sent Brandon Davidson to the Canadiens in exchange for David Desharnais. From a managerial outlook I understand the trade. Brandon Davidson was almost certainly going to be lost to Vegas in the expansion draft and the team knew it. Desharnais is a couple seasons removed from his last productive season but Chiarelli and the Oile...
Filed Under: oilers   edmonton   trades   davidson   chiarelli  
Tuesday February 28, 2017
derfmred writes...

Habs View From The Rock : 2

Posted 8:49 AM ET | Comments 1
Well it has been a very long time since I have done this, I always have good intentions but four kids and a job kind of cut into my blogging time. But here I go again, I will try to do this once a week at least and who knows maybe some day someone will read this.Well it is a day before the trade deadline and the Habs have some work to do. Work that is going to be hard to...
Filed Under: habs   montreal   canadiens   montreal canadiens   derfmred  
Friday February 24, 2017
zjmac writes...

CBJ Bye-Week Update- Games and Rumors

Posted 11:11 AM ET | Comments 2
The Columbus Blue Jackets continue their bye-week by not playing and relaxing, and watching the teams that are playing climb up the standings. The New York Rangers have now officially surpassed the Blue Jackets, placing them in the first place Wild Card spot. However, the Blue Jackets have two games in hand, and are only just one point behind. However, stats have shown la...
Filed Under: CBJ   NSH   TOR   PIT   NHL   trade rumors  
Monday January 30, 2017
As we discuss trade deadline targets in Edmonton, for the first time in what seems like 500 years, lets take a look at the silky mullet himself, Jaromir Jagr. Now the only reason I bring the name up, is because this type of transaction has Chiarelli's name written all over it. Deja vu much? Remeber that Chia dealt for the Czech ageless wonder in 2013, while he was GM of th...
Filed Under: oilers   edmontonoilers   jagr   trade  
Tuesday January 24, 2017
Whiskey-Tango writes...

The Unlikely: Van/Tor Trade

Posted 3:50 PM ET | Comments 19
Let me begin by first saying,both opposing fan-bases will likely hate this trade, thus perhaps demonstrating its parity? (lol).About a month ago while roaming the Canucks thread, a fellow poster linked an article/tweet that reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs has/had contacted Vancouver's beloved G.M, Jim 'the rim' Benning in the interest of acquiring Chris Tanev. T...
Filed Under: Nylander   Tanev   Toronto   Vancouver   Trade  
Thursday January 19, 2017
Ryan Getzlaf used to bring me out of my seat multiple times every game with his spectacular play-making. Those days are long gone. I'll grant you this: He's still a physical beast on the ice, and I don't think that shows too well on TV. But here are the major problems I see with the Ducks captain:rnrn1) Captain Yapping: On a Fox Sports special, his coach said he got t...
Filed Under: Anaheim   Ducks   Getzlaf   Carlyle   Captain  
Friday January 13, 2017
Randy Carlyle is a Stanley Cup winning coach that was chased out of Toronto for reasons unbeknownst to many in the realm of hockey. When you have bad cards, you can only win so many games, yet Leafs Nation rationalized the need for his departure, and look how that panned out. Is Toronto still rebuilding? Yes. Randy Carlyle isn ’t the type of coach that thrives with a team...
Filed Under: Anaheim   Ducks   Randy   Carlyle  

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