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No, there is no NHL season yet, but if there was one, the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers would have a good shot at taking home Lord Stanley’s Cup.
While the NHL and NHLPA continue to meet at the bargaining table, fans and analysts can only speculate about what an NHL season may bring. NESN’s Andy Brickley and Fox Sports’ Kevin North debated who has the upper hand in the chase for the cup.
The Bruins took home the Stanley Cup in 2011, while the Rangers look to have all the right pieces in place for a playoff push.
To hear why both of these teams are contenders, check out the video above.
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Last week, the Boston Bruins' most loyal fans, their season ticket holders, were given a complimentary tour of an empty Bruins locker room, and were even allowed to take a photo with the 2011 Stanley Cup banner. During their tour of a locker room that's been devoid of B's players since April, without any of the B's equipment in any of the stalls, the sad reality set...
Michael Del Zotto scored on what can only be described as a swinging bunt as his Rapperswil-Jona Lakers defeated the Rick Nashless HC Davos 7-6 yesterday.
To watch Del Zotto goal, click on below pic (1:32 mark)...
...wow, these Swiss goaltenders are horrible. If I was Del Zotto I actually might have declined the goal.
As I mentioned above Nash did not play in his...
Boston's resident badass and thespian Shawn "Wayne" Thornton took part in Holiday Pops by narrating "The Night Before Christmas", mostly to show Milan Lucic how acting is supposed to look like. Thornton: Fighter, Sniper, Thesian. You know somewhere Andrew Ference and Tyler Seguin were just waiting to see this video. We were impressed that Thornton...
MINNEAPOLIS Gophers freshmen Brady Skjei and Mike Reilly will have a big opportunity to represent their country later this month, but the two defensemen insist they're not looking past this weekend's series against Colorado College.
Skjei and Reilly were both named to the U.S. National Junior Team's preliminary roster for the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation...
Just told that Chris Kreider, who left last night's AHL Whale game with an upper-body injury, has a sprained neck, not deemed serious.— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) December 3, 2012
...whew. Dodged a bullet there.
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The NHL lockout has continued into December and hockey fans — and players — are still restless not knowing whether to end their dreams of a season, or hold out hope for a partial schedule and the end of the torture.
On Tuesday, the players and owners will meet together to rekindle CBA discussions without the leading representatives from each side. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and...
Dougie Hamilton (2012 1st round, pick 9), Malcom Subban (2012 1st round, pick 24) and Anthony Camara (2011 3rd round, pick 81) have been named to Team Canada's Preliminary World Juniors roster.
Hamilton is currently killing it in the OHL right now and it even furthers my frustration about the NHL Lockout. There was a chance that Hamilton would've played for the Bruins...
JT MIller & @bradyskjei, #NYR first round picks, named to @usahockey preliminary roster for upcoming World Junior Championships
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 4, 2012
Steven Fogarty (2011 - 3rd) was left off the roster.
...congrats to Miller and Skjei. Fogarty is still young and has plenty of time to prove himself within USA Hockey.
...if this lockout...
Remember this Bruins fans?
“The Kid” speeding down the ice and faking Caps goalie Braden Holtby out of his jock to force a decisive Game Seven in Boston, but we know how that ended…..NOT WELL.
That was on April 22, 2012.
That was the LAST time, the Black & Gold got me EXCITED and made me HAPPY.
Since then, EVERYTHING about the game I love has been NEGATIVE and HEARTBURN...
Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final was a roller-coaster ride for many Bruins fans. Luckily, there were more ups than downs as the team rallied around Nathan Horton‘s injury to insert themselves back into the series.
Horton was sidelined by a vicious open-ice hit from Aaron Rome midway through the first period, and when the period ended scoreless, things were a bit somber at the TD...
Be optimistic or else.
If you aren’t on Twitter, then you missed a very exciting day yesterday. First, Gary Bettman held a press conference that was so short even John Tortorella blushed. After proclaiming that he was happy with the way negotiations were going, the owners and the players got back into the room to continue talking. This of course, came after a full night of intense...
The TD Garden was rocking in Game 3 thanks to the Bruins’ 8-1 thumping of the Vancouver Canucks that drew the B’s to within a game of evening the series. It turned out that it was only a preview of more to come.
Rich Peverley broke open the scoring midway through the first period of Game 4, and the B’s once again made Boston a very difficult place for the Canucks to play as...
Brendan Leipsic (Portland Winterhawks)
The best part about covering the prospect world is you get to watch young players grow and through their own hard work become a legit hockey player. Brendan Leipsic is one such player as over the last couple years he has gone from "pest" to "player."
On the day that Leipsic was named the WHL's "Player of the...
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, December 5, 2012 - After suffering three losses in three nights over the weekend, Connecticut Whale coach Ken Gernander was looking for a more “buttoned-up performance” Wednesday, and he got it, mostly.
Despite frequent trips to the penalty box, the Connecticut Whale pulled out a 4-2 win over the in-state rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers at...