Massachusetts Daily Collegian

NHL Lockout ends: Where do UMass fans stand?

By Jason Kates

January 30, 2013

On Sept. 16, 2012, at midnight, the NHL officially locked out its players for the second time in eight years. But after 119 days of back-and-forth negotiations between team owners and players, hockey fans finally got the news...

A dream come true

By Patrick Strohecker

November 27, 2012

Despite the fourth NHL lockout in the last 20 years, former Massachusetts hockey star T.J. Syner is still finding a way to continue chasing his dream. After the NHL and NHL Players Association failed to come to a collect...

NHL Podcast: Stanley Cup Playoff Preview, Round 2

By Peter Cappiello

April 30, 2012

NHL enthusiast Peter Cappiello and WMUA sports producer Ryan X. Murray recap the surprising first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and preview the second round. Check out the what the guys have to say on the WMUA podcast...

Predicting the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Part 2

By Mark Bruso

April 10, 2012

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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...