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Remembering the 2010 Winter Classic: Philadelphia Flyers Vs. Boston Bruins

August 3rd, 2010 No Comments

Last year I had the opportunity to cover the Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. As an accredited writer I was able to take part in numerous interviews and take some pretty great pictures along the way. With the 2011 Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals already starting to steal the headlines I felt it might be cool to look back at my experience in Boston. Here is a look at some of my pictures: This is the first picture I took after the cab dropped me off on Yawkey Way right outside the legendary Fenway Park. The City of Boston and the NHL did a great job of promoting the event both in the media and on the streets of Boston. If you got within a square mile of Fenway you knew

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Ian White Signs With Calgary Flames, but Are Cap Problems Looming?

July 31st, 2010 No Comments

The Calgary Flames are reporting that Ian White has signed a one-year contract that will see the former Toronto Maple Leaf make close to $3 million. Originally taken in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, White spent portions of five seasons with the Maple Leafs before being dealt to the Calgary Flames on January 31, 2010 as part of the deal that sent Dion Phaneuf to Toronto. White, 26, scored four goals and registered 12 points through 27 games with the Flames last season. Add that to his nine goals and 26 points with the Leafs last season, and White emerged with a career high 13 goals and 38 points through 83 games in 2009-10. White’s 38 points was 12 points better than his previous career high of 26 points, something he accomplished twice (2006, 2008) as

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NHL Free Agents: 10 Teams That Would Still Love to Sign Ilya Kovalchuk

July 13th, 2010 3 Comments

The Ilya Kovalchuk saga is starting to look like a two team race with the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils emerging as prohibitive favorites. Needless to say, there are plenty of NHL teams out there that would love to add Kovalchuk to the fold. With that in mind, let’s take a look at ten NHL teams that would love to sign Ilya Kovalchuk… Boston Bruins: The Boston Bruins were the NHL’s lowest scoring regular season team in 2009-10. As such, they would love to add a player who scored 230 goals over the last six NHL seasons, a player like Ilya Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk, a pure sniper, would benefit greatly from re-uniting with Bruins set-up man, Marc Savard, a player he once shared the ice with in Atlanta. Trouble is, like many NHL clubs, the Bruins do not

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NHL Free Agency: Is Calgary Going Down in Flames?

July 2nd, 2010 No Comments

For those of you who grew up in the 80s, you’ll remember the movie Back To The Future. Well, given the Calgary Flames latest free agent signings, that’s exactly what they are doing—going back in hopes of a great future. Flames general manager Darryl Sutter signed both Olli Jokinen (who signed a two-year, $6 million contract) and Alex Tanguay (who signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract), in hopes that both players can somehow find a way where they failed before. Jokinen—who was traded to the New York Rangers by the Flames earlier this year—spent parts of two seasons with the Flames, posting eight goals and seven assists for 15 points in 19 games played with the Flames in 2008-09 and 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 points in 56 games played with the Flames in 2009-10. For those that

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2010 NHL Entry Draft- Selections and Analysis

June 26th, 2010 No Comments

As expected, the Edmonton Oilers used the number one pick to select Taylor Hall , while the Boston Bruins selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick. Hall, who won back-to-back Memorial Cups and Memorial Cup MVP’s, gives the Oilers a very talented, offensive-minded forward who should bring a certain amount of respect back to the floundering Oilers franchise. In Seguin, the Bruins get a player that won the OHL scoring title and is the more well rounded of the two top picks. Given Seguin’s skill-set the Bruins feel as if he is ready to step into their everyday lineup as a top six forward. No question, both teams got great players and, while I suspect Hall will be a tremendous NHL scorer, I suspect Seguin will emerge as the better, more well-rounded player. Despite all the speculation, there never

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

April 9th, 2010 No Comments

Another Addition To an Already-Impressive Resume Don’t look now, having scored his 49th goal of the season last night against the listless New York Islanders, it looks as if none other than public enemy number one (at least in some NHL circles) Sidney Crosby is going to win the coveted Rocket Richard Trophy. All the Crosby haters will be quick to point to the fact that Ovechkin played fewer games than Crosby this season, but Ovechkin was responsible for most of those lost games by getting suspended. Crosby captained the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup last season, and he’s won Gold as a Junior and as an Olympian. He’s won the Art Ross (most points in the regular season, 2007), Lester B. Pearson (best player as voted by his peers, 2007), Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP, 2007), the Mark

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