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Here are my Round 1 predictions! Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments.
The Minnesota Wild open the first round of the playoffs Thursday against the dynamic and Central Division surprise Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have flourished this season behind a cast of budding superstars and a fiery coach in Patrick Roy. The question now is how this potent team will fair in the playoffs against the more seasoned Wild who have a worse record, but boast more experience at nearly every position. (more…)
The Pittsburgh Penguins begin their quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup as they take on their new division rivals, Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Boston Bruins clinched the President’s Trophy on April 12 as the NHL’s best regular-season team. They now hope to add the Stanley Cup to that accomplishment when the league’s playoffs get underway on Wednesday, April 16. The Bruins made sure they will end the regular season with the league’s best record when they beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 at the TD Garden in Boston.
Ryan Malone, a forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning was arrested at 5:40 A.M. this morning. Malone was released on $2,500 bond and it is uncertain if he had an attorney or he just bailed himself out of jail.
Forgive me for completely taking a 180 degree turn when it comes to my thoughts on the Minnesota Wild’s goaltending situation. Just three weeks ago, I was exclaiming that Darcy Kuemper has to be the guy moving forward. The most recent piece I posted claimed that if Josh Harding is healthy he deserves the nod in the playoffs. Today, I’m going to say something that just over a month ago I never would have imagined. Ilya Bryzgalov will be the starting goalie for the Wild from here on out. (more…)
You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and you certainly don’t want to face-off against the defending Stanley Cup champions in the first round, in a Game 7, on the road. Take a look at today’s NHL standings, over a week away from the start of the postseason, you’ll notice the Avalanche sit in second place in the Central Division. (more…)