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Six Most Likely Players To Step Up In The Bruins/Flyers Game Seven

May 14th, 2010 No Comments

Well, it’s just a few hours before the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins will go head-to-head in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Clearly, having been up three games to none on the Flyers and now facing a game seven elimination, the heat is on the Bruins to perform tonight. That said, with the Flyers having the opportunity to become just the third team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, the Orange and Black will be on edge as well. As the hours turn to minutes many Bruins and Flyers fans are looking at their rosters in search of a game seven hero. Let’s take a look at the six most likely players to step up their games—perhaps even scoring the coveted game winning goal. For the Boston Bruins— Marc Savard: Forward, Boston Bruins

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NHL Playoffs: Top Five Candidates For MVP Thus Far

May 5th, 2010 No Comments

Admittedly, writing on an article on the NHL Playoff MVP is a tad premature. That said, given all the quality showings thus far leads me to believe that for the first time in a long while there will be plenty of competition for the coveted Conn Smythe Award. Originally award in the 1964-65 season, we have seen a fair share of hockey legends take home the Conn Smythe Trophy. Legendary Montreal Canadiens forward Jean Beliveau took home the coveted prize in 1964-65—later joined by 21 Forwards over the years including, but limited to, Guy Lafleur, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman and, most recently, Evgeni Malkin in 2008-09. A total of nine defensemen have had their name engraved on the Conn Smythe Trophy, including, but not limited to, Serge Savard, Bobby Orr, Brian Leetch,

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Ritter’s Rant: News And Notes From Around The NHL

May 3rd, 2010 No Comments

Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter Say It Ain’t So Sidney… It’s been a long time since we witnessed Sidney Crosby having a complete breakdown, hasn’t it? Crosby, who is often referred to as “Cindy” for all the bellyaching and crying he did in the early part of his career had gotten away from that sort of thing…that is until the Sunday afternoon tilt between Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens. Frustrated by the tight-checking Canadiens, Crosby took it out on one of his sticks, slamming it off the Canadiens net in a fit of rage, shattering the stick to pieces and making a arse of himself in the process. It wasn’t one of Crosby’s prouder moments, in fact, it was downright stupid and he is lucky he didn’t receive an unsportsmanlike penalty for his actions. One thing the Habs have proven

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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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