Category: Atlantic Divison

Bruins-Blackhawks destined to clash in consecutive Stanley Cup Final showdown

Fans of the Montreal Canadiens won’t like this blog’s headline. In order for the Boston Bruins to make the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight year, they’ll first need to eliminate their oldest rival, the Montreal Canadiens, in the…

Canadiens sweep Lightning; await winner of Bruins-Red Wings

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens.

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens entered the first-round of the Stanley Cup playoffs representing the newly formed Atlantic Division, with the third and fourth best records in the Eastern Conference. However, from the second the puck was dropped…

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

A lot can change in a year. One year ago today, the Tampa Bay Lightning were a non-playoff team led by Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis; relics from the franchise’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship. Here we are now: both…

Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

The Boston Bruins’ reward for winning the Presidents’ Trophy: a first-round date with the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings remind me of several recent Cup finalists that entered the Stanley Cup playoffs in a low-seed because of poor regular…

Toronto Maple Leafs: Who needs the Muskoka Five when you got the Mimico Two?

Never mind the Muskoka Five, this current Toronto Maple Leafs bout with disappointing results features the Mimico Two – David Clarkson and Dave Bolland – both acquired in the 2013 offseason to prevent the Buds from things like 8-game losing…

Healthy Detroit Red Wings could be dangerous opponent in the playoffs

Not many teams could survive the long-term absence of star centres Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, but the Detroit Red Wings appear to have done so. With a 23-year postseason streak on the line, the Wings have managed to claw…

Detroit Red Wings: Continuing to defy the odds despite injury riddled season

Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have been ravaged by injuries all season. But that hasn’t stopped them from pushing on the door for the conference’s final playoff spot. The Wings currently sit tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final…

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make the Stanley Cup playoffs?

A week ago, it would’ve been preposterous to even question whether the Toronto Maple Leafs were going to qualify for the post-season this year. The Buds were sitting top three in the Atlantic and seemingly in control of a playoff…