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Predicting the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Part 2

By Mark Bruso

April 10, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs

#1 Vancouver Canucks vs. #8 Los Angeles Kings Canucks in 6. The Kings are the New York Rangers West. Both have Vezina candidates for goalies and both struggle to score at a high rates, even as they have some immensely talent...

Predicting the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Part 1

By Mark Bruso

April 9, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us. There really is no equal in sports to the passion and intensity found in the NHL’s rite of spring. 16 teams start their arduous journey this Wednesday, culminating sometime in June with...

Predicting the Annual NHL Awards

By Mark Bruso

April 3, 2012

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Hart Award– Henrik Lundqvist, Goalie, New York Rangers This is the toughest of all the awards to figure out. Around this time last year, we had no way of knowing Corey Perry would score 19 goals in his last 19 games, reaching the 50-goal mark a...

The Man Behind the Voice of the Bruins

By Mark Bruso

March 25, 2012

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For five seasons now, the voice of the Boston Bruins has been none other than that of Jack Edwards. Edwards, the former SportsCenter and Winter Olympic sportscaster, has found himself to be a polarizing figure amongst Bruins fans. The dieha...

Taking a shot at the Stanley Cup

By Mark Bruso

March 4, 2012

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After the trade deadline passed last Monday, the players, coaches, owners and fans of the NHL have to come to grips with their chances of winning the Stanley Cup. The only major surprise was Jeff Carter being shipped from Columbus...

The All-Star game format revamp yields success

By Mark Bruso

February 5, 2012

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In every major sport in the America, there is one immutable fact: a universal law that permeates every league. That fact is that the All-Star games are rubbish. In theory, a game pitting the best of the best against each oth...

The NHL Winter Classic great debate

By Mark Bruso

January 25, 2012

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Another New Years’ Day, another heralded Winter Classic. This year’s event, played in the Philadelphia Phillies’ ballpark, was another in what is becoming a long line of compelling and viscerally pleasing games held outdoors...

The Five Worst NHL Teams…So Far

By Mark Bruso

December 7, 2011

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Here is the continuation of the best and worst current NHL teams. Rounding out the bottom of the pack are: 1. Montreal Canadiens I’d go with a real splash here. As last year will attest, this team will go only...

The NHL’s Five Best Teams…So Far

By Mark Bruso

December 4, 2011

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  At roughly the quarter-pole of the season, the NHL is seeing its contenders and pretenders being sifted out. What follows is what I believe to be the five best teams thus far in 2011. 1. Pittsburgh Penguins – This one is easy. The Penguins lead the league in points (32) wit...

What Sid the Kid means to the NHL

By Mark Bruso

November 27, 2011

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Here in North America, I think I can say with relative ease that Sidney Crosby means more to his sport than any other athlete does. The only corollary I can even compare to Crosby’s magnitude is LeBron James. When Tom Brady...

Surprises of the NHL season

By Mark Bruso

November 14, 2011

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With a fifth of the NHL season already gone, it is fair to look back and review this season’s surprises so far. Whether it is an exceedingly awful team, a league executive on a mission from God, or the sudden rise of a superstar, ...

Bergeron is Bruins’ Best

By Mark Bruso

October 26, 2011

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The Bruins’ best player is Patrice Bergeron. After years of watching Bruins games, it has become evidently clear to me. No one on the Bruins produces and helps the team in the capacities that number 37 does. Some will argue Zd...