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NHL Playoffs: Top Ten Point Producers Of All-Time

May 7th, 2010 No Comments

NHL Playoffs: Top Ten Point Producers Of All-Time With the second round of the 2010 NHL Playoffs just heating up it’s tough not to make comparisons from playoff seasons past. Numerous players are having career years in this years playoffs, many of whom were not expected to do so. Let’s face it, everyone likes to root for the unknown hero, but what about the all-time greats, which players were the top playoff point producers in NHL history? Let’s take a look at the top ten playoff point producers, will your favorite clutch player be there? Bryan Trottier: 1975-1976 through 1993-1994 If you are a fan of hockey it’s no surprise that a member of the New York Islanders dynasty is on this list—what may surprise you is that it is Bryan Trottier and not Mike Bossy or Denis Potvin that

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NHL 2010 Playoffs Bracket: Eastern Conference Matchups

April 30th, 2010 No Comments

The first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs are in the books and, thus far, you gotta love what we’ve already witnessed. The Montreal Canadiens’ upset win over Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals was one for the ages, as was Sidney Crosby’s first round magic. The Boston Bruins’ solid performance against the Buffalo Sabres was inspiring as was the Philadelphia Flyers’ upset win against Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils. The table has been set for round two: The Montreal Canadiens will face the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins will take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Let’s take a look at where to watch the games, which players to watch, and how I see these series panning out. Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8): Pittsburgh Penguins Where To Watch The Series: Fri Apr 30, 2010 Canadiens vs.

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Alexander Ovechkin Needs to “Tweak” His Game

April 30th, 2010 No Comments

When I spoke to Alexander Ovechkin earlier this year I asked him which championship was more important to him, the Stanley Cup or an Olympic Gold medal. Without hesitation Ovechkin answered “first I will win the Gold medal, then the Stanley Cup, both”. Well, several months later Ovechkin will be heading back to Russia empty handed, shutout of both the Olympic medals and now ousted from the Stanley Cup finals at the hands of the eighth seeded Montreal Canadiens. When you look over Ovechkin’s statistics it’s easy to say that he had another great season. Ovechkin finished third overall in scoring with 50 goals, sixth overall in assists with 59, tied for second overall in points with 109, and registered a very impressive plus/minus rating of +/- 45—second best in the league. Ovechkin led the Washington Capitals to one of

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Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket: Western Conference Predictions

April 30th, 2010 No Comments

Vancouver Canucks (3)—103 points vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2)—112 points. Where to Watch the Series: (All times EDT) Saturday, May 1 at Chicago, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS Monday, May 3 at Chicago, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS Wednesday, May 5 at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS Friday, May 7 at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS *Sunday, May 9 at Chicago, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS *Tuesday, May 11 at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS *Thursday, May 13 at Chicago, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS * If necessary Season Series: Tied 2-2 Oct. 21 – VAN 3 @ CHI 2 Nov. 22 – CHI 1 @ VAN 0 Jan. 23 – CHI 1 @ VAN 5 Mar. 05 – VAN 3 @ CHI 6 Regular Season Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks: Record: 52-22-8 (112 points) Goals for per game: 3.20 (third overall) Goals against per game: 2.48

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Four Players Brian Burke Should Look at Signing This Summer

April 20th, 2010 No Comments

No question about it, when it comes to signing unrestricted free agents, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke will have his work cut out for him this summer. Let’s face it Leaf fans, despite the Leafs admirable finish to the 2009/10 season, this team still has a ways to go before they are a playoff contender. Part of the Leafs growth is expected to come from the addition of prospect Nazem Kadri to the lineup and a healthy Mike Komisarek—other improvements will have to come from within and through the odd free agent signing. Through the first few games of the playoffs we have watched as numerous “lunchbox” players have made huge contributions to their teams. Philadelphia Flyer forwards Ian Laperiere and Daniel Carcillo are two prime examples of this, as are the likes of Matthew Lombardi (Phoenix Coyotes)

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Forget About Alexander Ovechkin; Sidney Crosby Is King

April 17th, 2010 4 Comments

All season long I have had to read all the negative comments about Sidney Crosby and how he is not as good as Alexander Ovechkin. To say these comments are preposterous is an understatement. The fact is, Crosby is King, so all the haters had better get used to it. Now, before everyone gets their nickers in a bunch, consider the facts. Fact: Crosby scored more goals than Ovechkin this season (51-50) and tied him for points with 109. Crosby scored two goals in his final game to leapfrog over Ovechkin in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy. Ovechkin failed to register a point in his final game. Fact: Crosby outperformed Ovechkin at the Olympics—Crosby scored the gold medal winning goal for Canada, Ovechkin came home without a medal. Fact: Crosby won the Stanley Cup in 2008-09, beating Ovechkin

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