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Bruins’ Top 20 Goal Scorers All-Time

The Boston Bruins have had numerous prolific goalscorers in the team’s storied history, which dates back to 1924. Here are the best of the best: the top 20 Bruins’ scorers of all-time. 1. Johnny Bucyk, 545 Goals Nicknamed “Chief,” Bucyk scored a single-season high 51 goals in the 1970-71 campaign, the only year he’d hit the 50-goal plateau. After playing his first two National Hockey League seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, he was traded to Boston, where he played 21 seasons, from 1957...
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2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 6.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0Mock 5.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, while awaiting the NHL’s ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Austria, Canada, New Jersey, Arizona, Kings, Finland, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Detroit, Pacific


Today in Hockey History: March 28

March 28 is a significant date in National Hockey League history with some of the biggest names and greatest players to ever take the ice having historic moments. Between some of the top goal-scorers and the best netminders hitting major milestones, this date belongs in the Hall of Fame. Gretzky Sets the All-Time Mark & More We could very easily rename this daily series “Things Wayne Gretzky Did Today” as it seems that the Great One made history every time he laced up skates. March 28 wa...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Kings, Roy, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins


Jonathan Toews gives candid assessment of where Blackhawks are at

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews appeared on Friday's episode of the Dropping the Gloves podcast hosted by former Hawk John Scott and gave a candid assessment of the state of the Hawks.
Tags: News, Sports, John Scott, Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews


Long-term outlook for Blackhawks: salary cap, prospects, and more

Trying to have it both ways has translated to falling short of it all, at least lately.
Tags: News, Sports, Blackhawks


2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 5.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0Mock 4.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, while awaiting the NHL’s plan goi...
Tags: Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Austria, New Jersey, Arizona, Finland, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Detroit, Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks


Blackhawks’ Youth Movement Is Here

If you haven’t noticed, the Chicago Blackhawks are getting younger and younger. Call it a soft rebuild if you’d like, or a retooling. While a small core group is still there, a new generation of younger blood is being built around them. Sure, the Blackhawks added some veteran depth pieces this past offseason to support their core. But in more and more cases they’re looking towards this younger group to supplement the team instead. Let’s look at the evolution throughout the 2019-20 season. Pl...
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Today in Hockey History: March 26

One of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game set a record that will likely never be broken on this date. A hockey legend won his first and only scoring title and an American-born player scored 100 points for the first time in National Hockey League history. Tony O Sets the Bar High Tony Esposito was one of the best goaltenders of his generation. During his Hall of Fame career, which spanned from 1968 to 1984, he won 423 games to go along with his 2.93 goals-against average (GAA...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, National Hockey League, Ross, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Quebec City, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blackhawks


2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 4.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0Mock 3.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, while awaiting the NHL’s plan going forwa...
Tags: Sweden, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Austria, Canada, New Jersey, Arizona, Kings, San Jose, Mission, Detroit Red Wings, Quinn, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL


NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Blackhawks, NHLPA Comments, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, could a recently shipped out forward make his way back to the Montreal Canadiens? In Chicago, what does a contract for Dominik Kubalik look like? And, according to NHLPA, the players only want to play for the Stanley Cup under certain conditions. Kovalchuk Back to Canadiens? Sportsnet’s Eric Engels believes it’s all but assured winger Ilya Kovalchuk will return to the Montreal Canadiens on a bonus-laden deal next season. Kovalchuk was traded to the Washingt...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Tokyo, Pope, Hockey, NHL, RFA, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Washington Capitals, Blackhawks, Chicago Sun Times, Sportsnet, Mike Hoffman, Carey


Q & A with Blackhawks Prospect Alex Vlasic

Drafted in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks was a dream come true for Illinois-native Alex Vlasic. The 18-year-old defenseman had just finished two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program where he put up 28 points (6g-22a) from the blueline. He’s projected to be a shutdown defender who consistently makes good first passes coming out of his own zone. For those wondering, yes he is related to 14-year-old NHL veteran Marc-Edoua...
Tags: Boston, US, Sport, Chicago, Connecticut, Hockey, NHL, Illinois, San Jose Sharks, Alex, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Yale University, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Blackhawks


2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 3.0

Mock 1.0Mock 2.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a month, if not longer, while awaiting the NHL’s plan going forward. ...
Tags: Sweden, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Austria, Canada, New Jersey, Arizona, Kings, Finland, Dallas, Ncaa, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Montreal


2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios 2.0

Mock 1.0 The mocking has commenced — at least for the top 10. Yesterday I started a series with ambitions of running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual lottery takes place to determine the official draft order. There are more than 30 different scenarios within the top-three picks, so this should provide plenty of entertainment for 30-plus days — for at least a mo...
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Today in Hockey History: March 23

While there are still no new hockey games to talk about, we will continue our look back at the rich history of the sport. On this date, the greatest goal scorer to ever play took his spot at the top of the mountain. Also, one of the oldest and most heated rivalries in the National Hockey League had its first big moment. The Great One Becomes the Greatest Wayne Gretzky has held this date in his heart for 26 years. On March 24, 1994, he scored the 802nd goal of his incredible career, break...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Ducks, Happy Birthday, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Marshall, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Islanders, Bruins


Best Current NHL Player From Each Canadian Province

There’s nothing more Canadian than the game of hockey, so it’s not surprising that more than 40 per cent of current NHLers are from the Great White North. You don’t have to look far to find terrific talent from the jagged Rockies, or the sprawling prairies, or the East Coast’s craggy cliffs. From sea to shining sea, here’s a look at the best and most dominant active NHL player from each Canadian province. British Columbia — Jamie Benn We’ll start things off in the West on Vancouver I...
Tags: Sport, Stars, Chicago, West, New Brunswick, New York Times, Newfoundland, Blues, Victoria, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Sochi, Richard, East Coast


Blue Jackets: Revisiting the Artemi Panarin Trade

Bread anyone? It’s been approximately 32 months since the Russian sensation and “Bread Man”, Artemi Panarin, was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a move that sent shock waves across the National Hockey League. One year removed from claiming the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the league’s best rookie, Panarin was on the move. Related: All-Time Best Player From Every NHL Team Panarin was a key member of the Chicago Blackhawks playing on one of the most productive secondary lines w...
Tags: Post, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Kane, Boston Bruins, Blackhawks


Today in Hockey History: March 22

March 22 has seen quite a bit of hockey history over the years. One of the league’s oldest franchises did plenty on this date. In addition, one of the greatest goaltenders of all-time hit two personal milestones and the league witnessed one of scariest plays to ever occur on this date. Bruins Own the Day The Boston Bruins have had a long and storied history as one of the NHL’s “Original 6” teams. Some of the biggest names to ever wear the B’s sweater made their mark on the game on this ...
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Blackhawks Wisely Keep Bowman and Colliton for Now

The Chicago Blackhawks could have realistically let both general manager Stan Bowman and head coach Jeremy Colliton go. The fact that the Blackhawks won’t, according to chairman Rocky Wirtz, is nevertheless for the best. Blackhawks in a Bad Way To be clear, there is no denying the Blackhawks are in bad shape. They may have won their third Stanley Cup out of six tries in 2015, but they haven’t been out of the first round since, missing the playoffs altogether in each of the last two seaso...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Gm, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Hawks, Joel Quenneville, Stan Bowman, Artemi Panarin, John McDonough, Panarin, Erik Gustafsson, Brent Seabrook, Quenneville


Best NHL Player From Each U.S. State

The game of hockey still remains fourth among the major sports behind basketball, baseball and football in the United States, but the game has grown nationwide over the past few decades. George “Gerry Peirce Geran, a native of Holyoke, MA, was the first-ever American-born player to play in the NHL when he dressed for the Montreal Wanders during the league’s inaugural season of 1917-18. Since Geran’s debut, 1,274 players born in the United States have skated in at least one NHL game. Those pl...
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NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Canucks, Compliance Buyouts, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news the Chicago Blackhawks are keeping all key decision-makers which means the direction of the club is fairly clear. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Canucks are busy trying to sign college free agent and some of their own prospects. Plus, the NHL Coaches Association launched a program today to help develop coaches while the NHL is on pause. Blackhawks to Retain Key Management and Coaching Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the Chicago B...
Tags: Sport, Pope, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Chicago Blackhawks, Brian Burke, Blackhawks, Hawks, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Chicago Sun Times, Corey Crawford, Athletic, Vincent Lecavalier, Stan Bowman


3 Games in Sharks’ Stellar November

In November, the San Jose Sharks had an 11-4-0 record. Even though it wasn’t the most dominant month in their history, after this streak it seemed like the Sharks were going to turn it around. It didn’t happen. Despite that, looking back at the positives from the 2019-20 season is a fun way to pass the time while the NHL is on pause. Nov. 5 vs. Chicago Blackhawks To start the month, the Sharks had back-to-back home losses to the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks. They hit a rough patc...
Tags: La, Sport, Ap, Kings, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Jones, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Dustin Brown, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, Kane


NHL Rumors: Oilers, Blues, Blackhawks, Seattle Expansion Changes

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is word out of Finland that the Jesse Puljujarvi’s coach wants him to stick around another season, there is buzz about how much the St. Louis Blues are willing to spend to retain Alex Pietrangelo and who else might be interested, and there’s news that the Chicago Blackhawks are concerned about a flat salary cap for next season. Finally, could this NHL pause affect the plans for Seattle’s expansion into the NHL? Will Oilers Have Puljujarvi Next Season? ...
Tags: Sport, Finland, Philadelphia, Pope, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Chicago Blackhawks, Nbc Sports, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TSN, Blackhawks, Hawks, Tampa Bay, Chicago Sun Times


Devils’ Top Finnish Players of All Time

Finnish players have been part of the NHL for years, but things were different in 1982-83 when just 13 Finns played in the league — and a forward named Jukka Porvari became the first Finn to wear the colors of the New Jersey Devils. The New Jersey Devils have featured 17 Finns — 15 skaters and two goalies. Those numbers are relatively low, even if you bear in mind that most Finnish hockey players were part-timers until the 1990s when the player flow to North America really began. Related...
Tags: Atlanta, Sport, New York Times, New Jersey, Switzerland, Finland, Ncaa, Macmillan, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Rockies


Can the Blackhawks Get Wild(er) with Nick Seeler?

Nick Seeler has been a very intriguing player since the Chicago Blackhawks claimed him off of waivers from the Minnesota Wild on Feb. 3. He seemingly piques your interest because of what he can bring to the table. However, in the same take, he raises some questions as well; especially as it pertains to his future with the Blackhawks. Background Seeler is a 26-year-old, left-shot defenseman who was selected by his hometown team, the Wild, in the fifth round of the 2011 Draft. He made his ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Chicago, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Ross, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Hawks, Patrik Laine, Stan Bowman, Winnipeg Jets, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Brent Seabrook, Bowman


Chicago Blackhawks With 100-Point Seasons

The Chicago Blackhawks are an Original Six franchise with a rich and extensive history. Since their founding in 1926, the team has won six Stanley Cups including three championships from 2010-2015. They boast numerous Hockey Hall of Fame members, but only five players can say they’ve recorded 100 points in a season. While that number might seem low for this storied franchise, three players are multiple repeat offenders, giving their legacy an exclamation point. Below are the five members of this...
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Blackhawks: The Case for Brandon Saad

Before the trade deadline in February, rumors were swirling that the Chicago Blackhawks would possibly trade Brandon Saad. His contract doesn’t expire until the end of the 2020-21 season, but nobody is safe with the Blackhawks’ salary cap situation. Related: Best #9’s in NHL History Despite having a rough return to the Blackhawks’ roster, Saad has been performing well all season, and that’s a good enough reason for Chicago to want to keep him. Rough Start Saad’s return to the Black...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh, Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Chicago Sun Times, Columbus Blue Jackets, Artemi Panarin, Boyle, Panarin, Strome


NHL 20 Caps simulation: Offense comes alive in blowout of Blackhawks

I tried Dmitry Orlov on the right last game, but Brenden Dillon ended up playing so much on that side I actually had to check to make sure I had not set the lineup wrong. Because of that, I switched Orlov back to the left and Dillon on the right. I also bumped Jonas Siegenthaler up to the top pair as he seems to play well with John Carlson and moved Michal Kempny down to the third.
Tags: News, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov, Dillon, Brenden Dillon, Orlov, Jonas Siegenthaler, Michal Kempny


If The NHL Comes Back And Jumps Right To The Playoffs

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, If Wednesday’s Ottawa Senators-Los Angeles Kings tilt was indeed the final game of the 2019-20 regular season, here is how the playoff brackets would look (according to points percentage, the only fair way considering the differences in games played). Eastern Conference Bruins (.714) vs. Islanders (.588) Lightning (.657) vs. Maple Leafs (.576)   Capitals (.652) vs. Hurricanes (.596) Flyers (.645) vs. Penguins (.623) Just outside:...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Sharks, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Canucks, Red Wings, Luke Fox, Ottawa Senators Los Angeles Kings, Eastern Conference Bruins


Canadiens in Desperate Need of a Backup Goaltender

Marc Bergevin has spent his seven seasons as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens building his team around, who he deemed to be, the franchise player, goaltender Carey Price. Regardless of whether you agree with Bergevin’s approach, he’s been unable to provide his superstar with the proper support at the most crucial position, backup goaltender. An argument can be made that Bergevin’s inability to find Price a reliable partner is his biggest failure to date, and that trend needs to change i...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Gm, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Steve Yzerman, Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Lindgren


Blackhawks’ Best Trades of All-Time

When it comes to the trading history of the Chicago Blackhawks, one word that can describe it is memorable. There have been many transactions that have altered the state of the franchise through its worst trades and its best trades. Here is a look at some of the great moves that the Hawks have made; in no particular order. 5. Antoine Vermette For all the criticism that has been sent to the current general manager, Stan Bowman’s, way, this is the one move that I believe remains one the t...
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