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Tyler Seguin v.s. Phil Kessel: The Great Debate

Even coaching master mind Guy Boucher couldn’t handle what the Boston Bruins threw at him last night. The Bruins won 6 – 5 in game two of the NHL Eastern Conference finals in a fire fight with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The key cog in the offense? None other than 2010 second overall pick Tyler Seguin. After being benched for the first two rounds of the playoffs, Seguin got his NHL Playoff debut only because of an injury to Boston’s Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron was expected to miss the first game of the series due to a concussion. He sat out game two as well, and in all honesty, the Bruins may be happier now that he wasn’t out there. Read moreRead more


2011 NHL Playoffs: Two Superstars Who Need to Be Super

The National Hockey league is a funny thing. For 82 games, players go out there and show what they are capable of. Many players, stars, superstars and role players, establish a certain level of consistency. There are those who will have breakout seasons, and maybe rise to a level of skill and stardom previously unheard of, but that typically will not last more than one season. Then there are those who produce at a level of consistency that others can only dream of. Read moreRead more


New Years Resolution: What Can The Leafs Do To Improve?

As we close in on the half way mark of the NHL Season several things have been established. Teams like Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Boston are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, while the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be stuck on the outside looking in when the Cup is handed out this summer. There are reasons why teams sit at certain positions in the standings. The top teams in the league have benefitted from internal player development, and shrewd trades. The teams at the bottom have suffered from various ailments, be it players not developing quickly enough, poor decisions by general management or injuries to key players. Read moreRead more


The Toronto Maple Leafs Suck

Doesn’t the title of this post speak for itself?  The Leafs just plain suck.  As a Torontonian and a Leaf fan, the Leaf’s situation is looking bleaker by the day.  We are plummeting down the standings, and are in a massive funk.  We can’t even get empty net goals and close out teams.  We are losing games with ten seconds left.  We cannot put the puck in the net, as evidenced by the thorough 5 – 0 shellacking we received at the hands of the younger Edmonton Oilers.  We are set to finish in the bottom 3 again, and give Boston another potential superstar. Read moreRead more


Toronto Maple Leafs 2010 – 2011: Back to Reality

12 games into the NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs look a lot like the hockey team that everyone sees when they look at the roster on paper. The Leafs are deep on defense, have two reliable goaltenders, and barely any scoring. When the Leafs started the season 4 – 0, there was a lot of optimism in the Toronto area. People were thinking, “maybe this team is for real”, “maybe they will end the Toronto playoff drought and finally bring some glory back to the franchise”. I hate to say it, but I don’t think that is going to happen. Not without a major move by Brian Burke. Read moreRead more


NHL 2010/2011 NHL Awards Predictions

With the NHL season off and going, I will make my predictions on who I think will win the different awards that the NHL hands out this season.

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NHL 2010/2011 Season Preview and Predictions

With the NHL season officially kicking off this Thursday October 7th 2010, I will be taking a look at who I think will win the Eastern and Western Conferences and my Stanley Cup predictions. I will first start off with the Eastern Conference.

Last season the Washington Capitals were the best team in the league. They led the Eastern Conference with 121 points. The Capitals finished with a record of 54 wins, 15 losses and 13 overtime losses. They were the highest scoring team in the league with 318 goals. They also had the best home record with 30 wins, 5 losses and 6 overtime losses. Read moreRead more


Toronto Maple Leafs Pre Season So Far

As a Leaf fan and a hockey fan, I can’t deny it. I was excited for the NHL pre season to begin. After seeing the Leafs stink it up for the majority of last season, and only turn it on when it no longer mattered (as they have the last couple seasons in a row) I wanted to see what they could do from the outset this year. Read moreRead more


What the Devils Lost For Ilya Kovalchuk

With the 2010 – 11 NHL Season right around the corner, the league has imposed sanctions on the New Jersey Devils. They came down hard on the Devils for attempting to deliberately circumvent the salary cap in their initial attempt to sign Ilya Kovalchuk. It was announced on Monday that Devils will be fined $3 million, they lose their third round draft pick in this years entry draft as well as a first round pick in one of the next four drafts. Read moreRead more


NHL 11 (PS3) Review

EA Sport’s NHL series has always been the best hockey sim available. Back in 1994 I used to get together with buddies and have massive day long tournaments, it was that addictive. Over the years the game has changed. The graphics have improved drastically, the controls are now totally different, and the entire experience is more realistic than ever. I have yet to find another hockey sim which can even come close to NHL in regards to gameplay. The 2K series is decent, but their game play is more arcade style and as a result it is totally unrealistic. NHL 11 continues the trend of EA Sport’s NHL games by adding more playable leagues and modes, more realistic hockey nuances, and fine tuning everything else that made it’s predecessors incredible. Read moreRead more