Sunday, October 14, 2012



Monday, June 25, 2012

Notes Of The Day June 25th 2012

  • Formal CBA will start very quickly after Wendesday's NHLPA meetings.
  • @APortzline was reporting that the Blue Jackets were offered all of the New York Islanders' picks to move up two spots in the draft.
  • It looked like Nash to Ottawa was a done deal, but apparently, Ottawa is not on Nash's list and is holding up the deal.
  • So much for the Pavlec going to KHL rumors. He's signed a new deal for 5 years worth $19.5M. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN it breaks down to $3.25M for year one, $3.5M for year two, $3.75M for year three, $4.25M for year four, and $4.75M for year five. This is interesting seeing that there were rumors the KHL offered him $5M tax free...

Saturday, June 23, 2012


There were three trades today during the draft. They are as follows. Winners and analysis to come.

The Toronto Maple Leafs trade Jonas Gustavsson to the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional 7th Round Pick.
The Bruins trade the rights to Benoit Pouliot to Lightning for Michel Ouellet and a fifth rounder, which was used fed  to draft Seth Green.
The Leafs have traded Luke Schenn to the Flyers for James Van Riemsdyk.

NHL notes: June 23 2012

Boston traded the rights of Benoit Pouliot to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Michel Ouellet and the 131st pick in this years NHL draft.

The Colorado Avalanche have resigned pending RFA Matt Duchene to a 2 year $7 million deal.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded the rights to pending free agent Jonas Gustavsson to the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional 7th round pick in 2013

Friday, June 22, 2012

NHL Draft Rumors

We're going to be compiling rumors tonight and we'll see where it goes from there!

@CraigCustance posed a over/under to Sharks GM Doug Wilson and he confidently took the over.
Pierre McGuire of ESPN is reporting Flyers are hot after Ducks Bobby Ryan.
@HockeyBreak is reporting, he was told Leafs GM Brian Burke will not trade for the first overall pick as the price is too high and he has other options as well.
@RealKyper is reporting that the Habs are quietly shopping P.K. Subban.
@HockeyBreak If a Ducks trade happens, it's going to be when they're on the clock.
It's going to be down to two players for the Oilers. Here it goes...
Trade: The New York Islanders have traded a 2nd Round Pick in 2013 to the Anaheim Duck to Lubomir Visnovsky.
Ryan Murray is your second overall pick.
The Capitals have dealt Cody Eakins and the 54th overall pick to the Stars for Mike Ribero.
The Montreal Canadiens select Alex Galchenyuk!
New York Islanders select Griffin Reinhart.
Toronto Maple Leafs select Morgan Reilley.
Anaheim Ducks select Hampus Lindholm.
Bobby Ryan publicly saying he wants to leave to a LA newspaper.. I'm trying to confirm it..
Minnesota selects Matthew Dumba of the Red Deer Rebels.
Pittsburgh selects Derrick Pouliot.
Jacob Trouba is selected by the Jets.
The LA Kings has re-signed Jaret Stoll for 3Years $9.2M
Tampa Bay selects Slater Koekkoek.
Finally. The Washington Capitals select Filip Forsberg.
Sabres select Mikhail Grigorenko.
Dallas Stars select Radek Faksa.
Calgary trades 14th overall to the Buffalo Sabres for 21st overall and 42nd overall.
Buffalo selectes Zemgus Girgensons.
Ottawa selects Cody Ceci.
Washington Capitals draft Tom Wilson.
San Jose selects Tomas Hertl.
Brandon Saad picks Teuvo Teravainen for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Tampa Bay Lightning select goalie Andrei Vasilevski with the 19th overall pick.
Flyers select Scott Laughon
Flames select Mark Jankowski
Penguins select Olli Maata
Bruins select Malcolm Subban
Blues select Jordan Schmaltz
Canucks select Brendan Gaunce
Phoenix selects Henrik Samuelsson
New York Rangers select Brady Skeji
New Jersey selects Stefan Matteau

Los Angeles selects Tanner Pearson

UPDATE: Pens trade Zbynek Michalek to Phoenix for Harrison Ruopp, Marc Chevrie and a 3rd round pick

Notes Of The Day June 22nd 2012

Just some notes for the day:

  • Tim Thomas has waived his NMC. It was set to expire on July 1st. Teams just on the cap floor may be interested in his services. However, it will not affect his decision on returning.
  • Keith Yandle is in play, and teams such as the New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues are involved, and players like Brandon Dubinsky are being named in return.
  • According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: As for Nash trade? Howson said no offers are close. "They have a ways to go yet."
  • Renaud Lavoie of RDS is reporting that the Philadelphia Flyers are trying to move up in the draft. The Anaheim Ducks' 6th overall pick is being named.
  • According to @NHLWiki the Ottawa Senators are now the front runners for Columbus Blue Jackets' Rick Nash with the offering being Ben Bishop, Mika Zibanejad, and Nick Foligno. 
  • The 2013 Draft will take place in New Jersey and Philadelphia in 2014.
  • According to Team 1200 in Ottawa, the last issue before the Rich Nash deal is done, is budget.
  • Swiss star Damien Brunner has signed a one year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

Oilers taking Murray?

There are talks everywhere saying that instead of taking consensus #1 prospect Nail Yakupov they may pick Ryan Murray instead. This is because the Oilers have a lot of blue chip forwards such as Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle, and Hall, but do not have any defence prospects. Drafting Murray would give them an NHL defenceman that is young, good, and a good core for the future.

Bobrovsky Traded to Columbus for 3 Draft Picks

Sergei Bobrovsky has been traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for 3 draft picks including a 2nd round draft pick (45th overall) and the 117th overall (originally belonging to Phoenix.) This should solve the franchise goalie problem Columbus was having. CBJ played five goalies last year including Curtis McEllhinney, Steve Mason, Curtis Sanford and Allen York.

Bobrovsky Traded.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired G Sergei Bobrovsky from the Columbus Blue Jackets for draft picks. More to come.

Keith Yandle Available?

There are talks everywhere from Darren Millard to Eklund are all saying that Coyotes Keith Yandle is available for trade. Darren Millard is also reporting a deal is almost close. However, it is not currently known who would he bring back or where he would go. However, I personally believe that since it's so close to the Draft, if he is to be traded, it will be on the Draft Floor.

More To Come.

Scott Arniel going to San Jose?

According to Roger Millions of Sportsnet up in Canada, there are talks that former Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel is about to join the San Jose Sharks. Before this rumor, he was also rumored to be on the shortlist of Head Coaches for the Manitoba Moose, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. This is an interesting story that we'll follow for sure! Keep it here for more!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jordan Staal Turns Down Offer

According to multiple reports, Jordan Staal has turned down a 10 year mega offer to stay in Pittsburgh. Not much is known right now but there are reports that he will not sign before Friday's draft.

NHL Schedule Announced

The NHL has released its schedule for the upcoming year. It all starts on October 11th with the Habs/Sens and Flyers/Bruins. There is only one Stanley Cup Final rematch this year and it goes down on February 3rd 2013

Full schedule here:

Bruins Goaltender Tim Thomas to Take a Year Off

38 year old all-star goaltender of the Boston Bruins will be taking the 2012-2013 season off. His contract expires at the end of that year. It looks like he is planning on either retiring, or playing for another team. With this, there have been speculations about who the starting goaltender will be for next year. Biggest bet's on Tuukka Rask who won the Jennings trophy a couple of years ago. Khudobin will most likely be the backup goalie unless they sign a free agent and Campbell is probably going to be the emergency call up.

NHL Award Winners

The winners of the NHL Awards were announced last night. Here are your winners:
Hart Memorial Trophy: Evgeni Malkin
Ted Lindsay Award: Evgeni Malkin
Vezina Trophy: Henrik Lundqvist
Norris Trophy: Erik Karlsson
Jack Adams Trophy: Ken Hitchcock
GM Of The Year: Doug Armstrong

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Teemu Selanne Returning?

There are many reports in the main stream media that are confirming the same thing. The 42 year old is back. He scored an amazing 29 goals last season. In his career, he has scored a staggering 633 goals. This is surely a treat to all hockey fans young and old, as they all have something to cheer about together.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Josh Harding Re-Signs

Josh Harding has re-signed with the Minnesota Wild in a 3 year $5.7M contract. The goalie was predicted to be one of the most sought after players in Free Agency if he was to land there. The contract is expected to be worth $1.9M per year.

Erik Karlsson Re-Signs

Senators Star D-Man Erik Karlsson has re-signed with the Ottawa Senators. It will be a 7 Year $45.5 Million Dollar contract. It evens out to approximately $6.5M a year. The Norris finalist lead defenceman in points with 78. Personally, I believe this is a pivotal part of the future and a big worry about making sure he was signed now, was GM Bryan Murray seeing the ugly situation between the LA Kings and Drew Doughty last year.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lindback Traded.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have gotten their goalie for the future in Andres Lindback. Lindback along with a 7th Round Pick and Kyle Wilson was traded for two 2nd Round Picks, Sebastian Caron, and a 3rd Round Pick. The second round picks come from both Minnesota and Philadelphia.

Quote from Andres Lindback (source: “I’m very excited to now be with the Tampa Bay Lightning. I had some great years with Nashville but I was in a tough spot behind Pekka Rinne. My dream all my life has been to be a number one goalie in the NHL and I think I have a great opportunity to be that in Tampa Bay.”
“I’ve heard great things about the city of Tampa and the Lightning organization. I’m friends with Victor Hedman and he’s told me lots about the team there. I’m thrilled and excited to start next season with the Lightning.”
“It’s going to be great playing on such an offensive team. Obviously, having Steven Stamkos, Vinny and Marty on your team is exciting for anyone. It’s the kind of team I want to be a part of and excited to have this new opportunity ahead of me.”

Alson: I think Nashville wins. Even though Tampa gets their goalie, Nashville gets two second round picks. Before the trade, the Preds had zero picks in the first two rounds. Now they have two. Also, they get a backup goalie back with Sebastien Caron. Lastly, Lindback is a RFA. He will be expecting a pay raise from his $875,000 if he is to be the #1 goalie that most people expect him to be.

Kyle: I say Tampa Bay because Tampa Bay finally gets their number one goalie that they crave so bad. Although Lindback is not very proven since he had limited playing time in Nashville, I believe his size will help his career as a number one goalie.


Just a quick note from all the authors. We all have exams in the next week so we're gonna take a break for the next week. We'll be back and better than ever! So just hang on there! But don't be scared, any big news, we'll still be all over it!

NHL Draft Order

The offical draft order has been put out and there have been some changes. See for yourself.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stanley Cup Champs!

Congratulations to the LA Kings for the magical run and beating the New Jersey Devils in 6 games!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Players That Won't Be Back

Jason Blake and Niklas Hagman will not be back next year according to Anaheim Ducks.
Also, Nashville GM David Poile announced today that Andrei Kostitsyn will not return for next year as well. He will be a UFA. This could be big in re-signing start defenceman Ryan Suter.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Brad Stuart Traded

Brad Stuart has been traded from the Detroit Red Wings to the San Jose Sharks. In exchange the Red Wings recieve a conditional pick in 2014.

This is a great move for Stuart as he gets to stay closer with his family on the west coast. I will continue to update you guys with the condition and the round of the picks.

4:49 To my understanding right now it is Andrew Miller and Condtional 7th Rounder in 2014. I also believe it is the ability to sign him.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Habs Change Official.

Michel Therrien has been officially named as the next head coach for the storied franchise. He has coached the Habs before, but more recently coached the Pittsburgh Penguins until he was replaced by current head coach Dan Bylsma. In corresponding moves, former interm head coach Randy Cunneyworth was relieved of his duties along with assistant head coach Randy Ladouceur.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dallas Eakins Re-Signs.

Toronto Marlies Head Coach Dallas Eakins has re-signed on a three year extension. Eakins was considered to be one of the best head coaches available to fill the many vacancies this summer. However, with the extension, many teams will be scrambling to find a new head coach and Eakins will not be available for any of the offers.

Boogaard Given Prescriptions?

The New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild medical teams gave deceased player Derek Boogaard hundreds of prescriptions for thousands of pills according to documents compiled by Boogaard's father Len. According to the Minnesota Star Tribune here are some of the prescriptions (full article here:

  • In a six-month stretch from October 2008 to April 2009, while playing 51 games, Boogaard received at least 25 prescriptions for the painkillers hydrocodone or oxycodone, a total of 622 pills, from 10 doctors — eight team doctors of the Wild, an oral surgeon in Minneapolis and a doctor for another NHL team.
  • In the fall of 2010, an official for the Rangers, Boogaard's new team, was notified of Boogaard's recurring abuse of narcotic pain pills. Nonetheless, a Rangers team dentist soon wrote the first of five prescriptions for hydrocodone for Boogaard after he sustained an injury.
This is a breaking story: More to come.

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Penguins Acquire Rights To Vokoun

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded their 2012 7th Round Pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the rights of Tomas Vokoun. Right after, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have signed the pending UFA to a 2 year - $4M contract. This is a significant blow to teams looking for goaltending as he was to be one of the best goalie UFA's available.

Sunday, June 3, 2012




Saturday, June 2, 2012

Tim Thomas taking the year off?

It has been widely reported in the media that Tim Thomas is considering taking the year off next to spend more time with his family. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has not refuted these reports and admits that this is a possibility. This could be a significant blow because, even though they have a ready goalie Tukka Rask, Thomas' $5 Million cap hit still applies to the teams' salary cap.

This will be an interesting story that will lead to more discussion...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nick Lidstrom retires.

A sure 1st ballot Hall Of Famer has called it a career. The prolific Nick Lidstrom has decided to call it a career after 20 seasons, all with the Detroit Red Wings. This is a huge loss for not only the Red Wings community, but for the hockey community as a whole. Lidstrom's departure will create a large defensive hole in Detroit's defensive corps and a need for a captain Motown.

More to come.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lidstrom set to retire.

After 20 years of playing on the blue line, Nicklas Lidstrom has decided to call it a career. They 42 year-old is expected to make his announcement this Thursday. He has played in 12 All-Star Games and has tallied 1,142 points. He got his first career hat trick last year. He finished with a career plus-minus of 450.

Even though it is not officially confirmed, it is widely believed that Lidstrom has decided to call it a career. All mainstream media outlets are reporting that he has called it career. Even Red Wings scout Hakan Andersson has confirmed it to Sportsblad that he will be hanging up the skates.

We will find out tomorrow about the future.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Leo Komarov joins Maple Leafs

It's official. Leo Komarov has signed on to the Maple Leafs for a one year deal. We reported this a while back, and we do not have confirmation on the clause we reported. This is a breaking news story. More will come.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ducks May File Tampering Charges?

James O' Brien of Pro Hockey is saying that the Anaheim Ducks may file Tampering Charges toward a “team that already has gotten to Schultz.” Michael Russo Audio has also speculated that Justin Schultz may have already decided which team he would like to go to on July 1st. Early indications suggest that the Toronto Maple Leafs have the highest odds of landing the coveted UFA. He was drafted in the 2nd Round (43rd Overall) by who else? Leafs GM Brian Burke. Also, he is good friends with Leafs Defenseman Jake Gardiner. This is just a testament of how good he is, "Adam Wodon, the managing editor of College Hockey News, called Schultz "the best offensive defenseman in college hockey in a long, long time, but he will never be anything like Coffey or even Potvin. There's no prospect out there that everyone's talking about as 'the next Orr' or anything." (source:

This is an interesting scenario and more to come...
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Habs Personnel News.

In recent developments, it seems that the Habs coaching job will not be going to Patrick Roy as initially thought, but instead to Bob Hartley. The media is abuzz and it seems like an unanimous decision that the next coach of the storied franchise will be Bob Hartley. He is currently coaching the ZSC Lions of the NLA, but he has an out cluase that he can use to leave the team.

It was also made official that former Blues Assistant Coach Scott Mellanby has left the St. Louis Blues organization to join the Habs as Director of Player Personnel.

Lastly, Fred Poulin of the Hockey News is reporting that the Memorial Cup winning Shawinigan Cataractes' head coach Eric Veilleux may be leaving Shawinigan and will join Hartley as an assistant coach of the Habs.

Stay tuned for more.


The Bruins recently traded C Zach Hamill to the Washington Capitols for LW Chris Bourque.

This trade probably had no hockey value but just to keep Ray Bourque, Chris Bourque's father, happy. Ray Bourque spent nearly his entire career in Beantown and probably wants his son to play with the same stoied franchise.

Washington wins the trade because they get a great young player for someone who is probably going to be a career minor player. Hamill was drafted 8th overall in the 2007 draft and should have some value

Just on a side note, 18 years from the day Hamill was drafted 8th overall in the 2007 draft, the Bruins made another 8th overall draft pick. Guess who that was: Ray Bourque

Friday, May 25, 2012

Rick Dudley Joins Montreal.

Author's note: Sorry for the lack of posting guys, just a little bit under the weather.

It's official. Rick Dudley has joined the Montreal staff as GM Marc Bergevin's right hand man. This was probably the worst kept secret in all of the NHL.We all knew that it was only a matter of time until Dudley joined the Habs staff. The condition is that Dudley may not help the Habs during the draft. How the Leafs can enforce this rule is beyond me. To all the people wondering if the Leafs will get any compensation, the CBA clearly states that the Leafs can not get any compensation.

Stay Tuned For More!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Notes of The Day May 24th 2012

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed SEL defenceman Petter Granberg to an Entry Level Contract.
    • Video: Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison talking about Granberg:
More to come.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Notes of The Day May 23rd 2012

  • Derek Dorestt has signed a three year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was expected to be an RFA, but with the sudden turn of events will not have to go through the hassle in the off-season. This season he has a career high 12 goals and and eight assists along with an NHL high 235 PIMs.
  • Blues Assistant Coach Scott Mellanby has left the organization to pursue other career opportunities. No word on his replacement.
    • Speculation: @bobmckenzie is reporting that he wouldn't be surprised if he left to join the Habs.
    • Vancouver's AM980 has tweeted that he COULD be Vancouver bound?
    • @jprutherford is reporting that possible replacements for Mellanby are the following: Tom Renney, Jeff Brown, and Gary Agnew.
  • Mikael Granlund has offically joined the Minnesota Wild.
  • Luke Richardson has decided to join the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators as their head coach. He was already the Asssistant Coach of the big league club, but he will now get a promotion to the Head Coaching job in Binghamton.

Vigneault signs extension with Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Alain Vigneault to a contract extension, quashing any thoughts of not returning because of earlier than expected exits from the playoffs the previous 2 years.

Although the Canucks did not win Lord Stanley's mug, they did capture 2 successive President's Trophy as the team with the best record in the regular season.

Vigneault came under attack for being eliminated in the first round by the eighth seeded LA Kings after reaching the Cup Final last year and lost to the Bruins in 7 games.

The Canucks have done well during the regular season, compiling 287-155-50 record in his tenure with Vigneault behind the bench. Vancouver also have 5 100 point seasons in his 6 years as the coach.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Notes of The Day May 22nd 2012

  • Is there a snag on the deal for the Phoenix Coyotes? There are rumors out there that the Goldwater Institute, yes the same one as last time, could be suing to block the deal. Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute said, " the proposed management fee to the team is too high, because comparable facilities garner around $10 million. That could be reason for the group to sue, he said." in an interview with Bloomberg.
  • Michael Murphy formerly of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Charlotte Checkers has joined an KHL team. He has not told anyone which KHL team he has signed with. In 37GP this year, he won 18 and had a SV% of .908.
  • This is the NHL Stanley Cup Finals schedule: (Source:
    SERIES OTIME (ET)#1  OR #6  VS. #3  OR #8 NETWORKS

Sunday, May 20, 2012






Prust suspended one game.

Brandon Prust has been suspended for one game by the league for the hit on Devils Anton Volchenkov. Is the elbow worth one game? A fine? More? Comment below!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Notes of The Day May 19th 2012

  • Milan Hejduk has signed on for another year with the Colorado Avalanche at a price tag of $2 Million
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennesseean reports that there will be a two week gap between when UFA Ryan Suter and Preds GM David Poile will talk so Suter can "unwind".
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports the top five candidates for the vacant head coaching job are,  1. Brent Sutter 2. Marc Crawford 3. Todd Nelson 4. Jon Cooper 5. Ralph Krueger.   (Our own note: Very Surprised Dallas Eakins is not on the list.
  • Ted Kulfan is reporting that Nick Lidstrom will have his decision on retiring by mid-June.
  • Aaron Portzline is reporting that the Columbus Blue Jackets will not be signing 2010 draft picks Petr Straka, and Brandon Archibald. They are however, undecided on goalie Mathieu Corbeil.
  • From Sarah Baicker; Flyers Surgery List.
    • Claude Giroux: Both wrists. Out 6 Weeks.
    • Kimmo Timonen: Fragment in his lower back. Out 8-10 Weeks.
    • Wayne Simmonds: Broken index finger. Out 4-6 Weeks.
    • Matt Carle: Torn stomach muscle. Out 4-6 Weeks.
    • James Van Rimesdyk: Torn labrum muscle. Unknown time frame for return.

Thursday, May 17, 2012




7:56 Candidates for the job include,
Tom Nelson
Dallas Eakins
Derek Laxdal
Brent Sutter

Monday, May 14, 2012

Grigorenko to the KHL?

According to Slava Malamud, CSKA Moscow may make an offer to Mikhail Grigorenko. CSKA Moscow has his rights in the KHL after drafting him 8th overall. This may scare NHL teams from drafting him in the upcoming draft.

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Wild, Penguins, Canadiens, Red Wings All Interested in Brunner

The Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, and the Detroit Red Wings are all intersted in Swiss international Damien Brunner. The forward scored 60 points in 45 games for Zug in the NLA. This is 's analysis of Brunner,"A slick offensive forward who can shoot as well as pass the puck. Has great wheels and hands. Plays a gritty game. (EP)"

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Leafs signs Komarov

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Dynamo Moscow player Leo Komarov to an entry level contract. The gritty forward has transformed from a pest into a strong all around player. He was drafted by the Leafs in 2006 180th overall. The catch here is that if he does not make the Leafs roster by November, he can return back to the KHL. Time will tell where he goes.

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Coach News

Capitals Head Coach Dale Hunter will not return next year citing family reasons.

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting Blue Jackets Head Coach Todd Richards has signed a two year contract extension.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Notes of The Day

  • Michael Farber of says that Radulov and Kostitsyn broke curfew by one hour and were at Poolside of the W an alcohol free soiree.
  • Darren Dreger of TSN is saying that Habs GM Marc Bergevin has been talking to Leafs GM Brian Burke a lot about getting assistant GM Rick Dudley to join before the draft but Brian Burke is not that big on that idea right now.
  • Semin is gone from the Capitals and even maybe the NHL? Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun is reporting that in the offseason the Caps will not try to resign UFA Alexander Semin.
  • is reporting that Islanders prospect Krill Kabonov will be going to the KHL.
  • Flyers beat writer Sam Charchidi is reporting the Flyers' surgery list is so long it won't be released till next week. (TwoBoredTeens note: That's a little worrisome for fans.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saku Koivu resigns with Anaheim

Saku Koivu has agreed to stay with the Ducks for one more season.

The 37-year old centre recently signed a one year $3 million deal for the former Montreal Canadien's captain to play on for his 17th NHL season.

Although his point production has tailed off, Koivu is still a valuable two way player who centres a line with fellow Finn Teemu Selanne.

He scored 38 points in 74 games during the 2011-2012 NHL season, his third as a member of the Ducks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Phoenix advances to the Western Conference Final to face LA

The Western Conference Finals is now officially Phoenix vs. Los Angeles. That should be interesting because they both have teams. However, I think LA has an advantage because not only do they have an amazing goalie, but they have fantastic offence. Phoenix lacks in offence, (don't say "what about Doan?") but their strong defencemen and goalie make up for it. This should be an exciting series because both teams eliminated their opposition last round with 1 or less loss. I'm looking for this series to get to Game 7.

Notes of the Day.

  • Lightning D man Mattias Ohlund may be forced to retire after his surgery,
  • Ryan Kesler had surrgery today for his seperated shoulder. Recovery time is six months.
  • Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland has been fired.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Claude Giroux of suspended.

Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers has been suspended one game by the NHL for this hit. This is a significant blow to the Flyers who are down 3-1in their series against the New Jersey Devils. What do you think? Too much? Not Enough? Enough? Comment Below!


Rostislav Klesla suspended for one game.

Rostislav Klesla has been suspended for one game by the league for a behind the back hit on Nashville's Matt Halischuk. Do you think one game is enough? Comment below!


Conflict In Montreal Already?

There may already be more conflict in Montreal. There are reports out of CBC saying that Habs GM Marc Bergevin would like to make the Canadiens the new Blackhawks. He would like to bring Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville along to the Candiens organization. However, owner Geoff Molson does not agree and would prefer Patrick Roy. A major factor in this is that Joel Quenneville does not speak very well French and would much prefer a coach that speaks French.

More to come.

Coyotes Deal Done?

There are talks that the Phoenix Coyotes deal is done with the Greg Jamison group. The deal is expected to be announced today in Glendale by commisioner Gary Bettman. This is a significant blow to cities looking forward to an NHL team such as Seattle, Kansas City, Markham, Las Vegas, and Quebec City.

More to come.

12:22 Don't expect anything before 4-5PM. Expected to be announced tonight.
9:04 Watching the presser. Deal is in place. Coyotes are staying.
9:23 Sorry interpreted wrong. No deal in place, no lease agreement in place between Jamison and Glendale. Just an update on how close the deal is.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

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TwoBoredTeens Team!

Who wins the Cup?

As the season's dwindilng down and the amount of teams left to chase Lord Stanley's mug is going down, who do you think will win the Cup?

Here are your choices:
LA Kings
Nashville Predators
Phoenix Coyotes
Philadelphia Flyers
New Jersey Devils
Washington Capitals
New York Rangers

Comment Below!
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Rick Dudley moving to Montreal?

There are reports that Habs GM Marc Bergevin is in talks with Leafs GM Brian Burke about moving Leafs Assistant GM Rick Dudley to the Habs. The Leafs prefer that Dudley stay on till after the draft instead of before the draft. To the Leafs fans, don't expect anything in return. The NHL does not allow compensation for front office personnel leaving for other teams.

More to come.
2:21 @JoshRimerHockey is reporting that Rick Dudley will be named Asst. GM of the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow.
6:27 @HockeyInsiderr is reporting that Dudley will be named AFTER the draft...
The general consensus i'm getting is that Dudley will be moving to the Habs.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Patrick Roy, Guy Carbonneau or Michel Therrien?

Patrick Roy will be meeting with GM Marc Bergevin and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Serge Savard before Monday and unless something major happens, expect him to become the coach. If something does go wrong, the next two candidates for the job, is former Penguins coach Michel Therrien and Chicoutimi Sagueneens President Guy Carbonneau. Both of them have had experience being the head coach of the Habs with Therrien being the coach from 2001-2003 and Carbonneau being the head coach from 2006-2009.

To sum it up, if all goes down correctly, Roy will be the next coach. If it fails, Therrien will be the second choice, and Carbonneau the third choice. Right now, any anglophone coach is being disregarded because GM Bergevin would prefer a French speaking coach.

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Alain Vigneault's Job is Safe?

There are talks and murmurs out in the west that Alain Vigneault will be meeting with GM Mike Gillis next week and that Gillis will be giving him a vote of confidence. This is a significant blow to teams looking for coaches as he would have been the crown jewel of the coaches available.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Scott Gomez may be bought out in the near future. However, there are contrary reports coming from very reputable people in the media. Sportsnet's Louis Jean reports that the decision has been made to buy him out, but TSN's Bob McKenzie is also saying that "is the dumbest thing any organization could possibly do in a salary cap world." His current contract is $7,357,143 for two more years, but if he does get bought out, it will cost the Canadiens $3,523,810 for the first year, $4,523,810 the second year, and $1,666,667 for two final years. Do not expect any news to come out in the next little while. The earliest any buyout that can happen is 6/15 because that's when his buyout window in his contract comes in. 

Flames sign Cervenka

The Flames have signed Czech scorer Roman Cervenka. He scored 39 points in 54 games in KHL for Avangard Omsk. The GM for the Flames Jay Feaster believes that he can become a top six forward. It will be $3.7 Million for one year. Do not expect the Flames to re-sign Olli Jokinen after giving Cervenka that much money.


Marc Bergevin has been announced as the new GM. He was the Assistant GM of the Chicago Blackhawks. He has experience and should adapt fine in the new team. It was rumored last night the only participants left in the race was ESPN's Pierre McGuire and Bregevin. He is expected to be officially announced in the near future.

On the coaching side, it seems like a matter of time before Patrick Roy is announced as head coach. It's a wait and see but it seems like he is the only one in the race still.

The current coach Randy Cunneyworth will remain with the team as an assistant coach and it will be up to the new coach to decide.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Radulov and Kostitsyn suspended for game three.

Both Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn have both been suspended for Game Three of their playoff matchup against the Phoenix Coyotes. Nothing has been specified from the team at this time, and we do not expect anything to come out of this except for breaking "team rules".

There are talks out there that they were both partying until 4AM in Scottsdale and arriving back at the hotel at 5AM on a game day. We can't independently confirm it, but we believe that this is the case. Check back here for more news on this developing story.

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Tyler Biggs leaving OH?

Bob McKenzie of TSN is reporting that Toronto Maple Leafs' 2011 1st Round Draft Pick Tyler Biggs will be leaving the University of Ohio Miami. Possible destinations include the NHL team, AHL Marlies team, and the OHL. In the OHL, the Oshawa Generals own his rights and would recieve Biggs if he decides to go to the OHL.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Could the Phoenix deal be done soon?

Glendale investor Greg Jamison gathered enough investors to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes. There are talks that the deal could be finalized by May 8th. This could be a significant blow to Quebec, Kansas City, Seattle, and Markham. They all want franchises and Phoenix was the only one available all these areas will have to wait for the next franchise to come.

More to come.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Notes of The Day

  • We start off with Luongo talk!
    • TSN's James Duthie is reporting that Luongo to submit a list with teams he will be willing to waive his NTC for.
    • Sportsnet's Dan Murphy is reporting that the Lightning are in the list.
    • MANY, MANY people in the know are agreeing that the Leafs are on the list.
    • Lots of rumors that in his exit interview Luongo has asked to be traded.
    • James Murphy of the Globe and Mail thinks that Luongo isn't worth too much with his age and his contract being an issue. Maybe a mid 1st rounder or a prospect?
  • Jimmy Murphy of ESPN believes Tim Thomas will be traded in the offseason.
  • Wings Tomas Holmstrom on retiring,  “I love the game, I would love to play three, four more years,” Holmstrom said. “It’s so much fun to come to the rink and everything. It’s just if the body can take it one more year or two more years. There’s lots of wear and tear on the body. Mentally, the last couple of years, you’ve got to go through the soreness, aches and pain, and it can be pretty tough during the regular season.” (Source: Detroit Free Press)
  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star has said that the Leafs were given an option at the trade deadline for either Carter Ashton or Steve Downie in exchange for Keith Aulie. However, the main factor in choosing Ashton was that Downie is an RFA this year and is expecting more than $3 Million a year.
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Norris Finalists

Here are the finalists for the Norris Trophy:
E. Karlsson (OTT)
Z. Chara (BOS)
S. Weber (NSH)

Who do you think will win it? COMMENT BELOW!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NHL Tampering, Award Finalists, Luongo Trade Rumors, and More!

Quick Notes from the day:

  • Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has told reporters that he will waive a NTC if the right situation comes.
    • There are reports from multiple people that he has submitted a list with teams he would be willing to waive his NTC for. There are also reports that this list does not exist.
    • @Aportzline is saying that the Blue Jackets may be interested in Luongo, but his monster deal is making him a last ditch resort.
      • His contract: $5.33 Million cap hit all the way to 2021-2022 and his clause is as follows, NTC (player can supply five-team trade list following final game of 2013-14, valid through July 15, 2014; if player does not submit trade list at that time, team can request a five-team trade list following final game of 2017-18 season, valid through Sept. 1, 2018). If player submitted a trade list in 2014 and was not moved, team loses right to request trade list in 2018. (Source:
  • Ray Shero is not sure he can re-sign both Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby and feels that the CBA and their willingness to stay will be a determining factor if they can be re-signed. He also gave a vote of confidence to coach Dan Bylsma saying  “I think Dan Bylsma is the right coach for our team”.
  • @dchesnokov reports that Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski gave an interview to saying that there was another offer besides the offer from the Leafs he eventually accepted. 
    • We are pretty sure that the offer did not come from an NHL team due to the tampering rules in place. Our only explanation is it is from a KHL team.
      • @dchesnokov is reporting maybe Minsk? or he said too much....
  • Bill Masterton Finalists:
    • D.Alfredsson (OTT)
    • J. Lupul (TOR)
    • M. Pacioretty (MTL)
  • GM of The Year Finalists:
    • D. Armstrong (STL)
    • D. Poile (NSH)
    • D. Tallon (FLA) 

Monday, April 23, 2012

More Award Finalist Announced

More finalist to awards have been announced:

Frank J. Selke Award:
D. Backes (STL)
P. Bergeron (BOS)
P. Datsyuk (DET)

Lady Byng Award:
B. Campbell (FLA)
J. Eberle (EDM)
M. Moulson (NYI)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Raffi Torres Suspension Announced

The league office has announced that Coyotes F Raffi Torrres has been suspended 25 games for the hit that caused Marian Hossa to leave in a stretcher.
Below is the hit that caused the suspension:
Here is also the Shanahan explanation of the hit:

In the video explanation, Shanahan states that "Torres launched himself to deliver a late, direct hit to the head of Chicago forward Marian Hossa. After the puck is poked off Hossa's stick, he turns towards the middle of the ice. As Hossa turns to recover the looks puck ... it is clear (Torres) sees t hat Hossa is no longer in possession of the puck because Torres takes a one-handed swipe at it with his sticks. Torres then leaps into the air and drives his left shoulder into Hossa's head. This is a violation of three NHL rules: interferece, charging and illegal check to the head.

This is the third time Torres has been suspended by the NHL in the last 13 months and Shananhan acknowledges that Torres's previous suspension history played a factor into the length of the ban.

His previous suspensions included 4 games in April of last year for an illegal hit on the Edmonton Oiler's Jordan Eberle; he was also fined $2500 for elbowing the Colorado Avalanche's Jan Hedja on December 29; and he was suspended for 2 games on December 31 for another illegal hit on the Minnesota Wild'sNate Prosser. Torres also had an illegal hit on Chicago's defenceman Brent Seabrook that drew no suspension, much to the surprise of everyone.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Calder Finalist Released

The finalist for the Calder trophy has been released. The three finalists are Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique , and Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog.

Henrique came up as a surprise., but he has excelled with 16 goals and 35 assists in 71 games.
Nugent-Hopkins before his injury had an amazing season with 18 goals and 34 assists in 62 games. A 0.83 points per game pace is nothing to be ashamed of. However, I believe he will need to show people he's not easily injured and pushed around to be a legitimiate star. It will be interesting to see what the injury will mean to his chances of winning the Calder.
Landeskog had 52 points in 82 games is nothing to be ashamed of, but his amazing +/- of 20 is amazing and will make him a legitimate contender for the award.

Other notables:
Matt Read: I believed Read should have be given the oppurtunity,but it just seems that someone had to be left off right?

Our choices:
Alson: Landeskog.
Geoffrey: Landeskog.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alain Vigneault done?

According to Connor McKenna of TSN 990, Darren Dreger of TSN has told the morning "group" that Vigneault is done in Vancouver. Here is the actual tweet:
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Ilya Bryzgalov injured?

In today's practice, Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov practiced for ten minutes before having to leave the ice. Michael Leighton has been brought up from the AHL to take his spot. This can bring up an interesting scenario. The last time Leighton was brought up during the playoffs, he led them to the Stanley Cup Final. However, will the same be done again? What do you think? Comment below!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sorry for the lack of posting recently guys, we've just been watching so much hockey!
8 Days, 8 Suspensions/Fines

• Byron Bitz, Vancouver Canucks: Headshot to Kyle Clifford. Two Games.
• Matt Carkner, Ottawa Senators: Punching Brian Boyle when Boyle was not ready. One Game
• Carl Hagelin, New York Rangers: Elbow to Daniel Alfredsson's head. Three Games.
• James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins: Two hits to Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux to the head. One game.
• Aaron Asham, Pittsburgh Penguins: Cross Check to Brayden Schenn's upper chest followed by a punch to the back of the head. Four games.
• Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals: Cross check to the face of Rich Peverley. One game.
• Shea Weber, Nashville Predators: Smashing the face of Pavel Datsyuk to the boards. $2500 fine.
• Raffi Torres, Phoenix Coyotes: Shoulder to the face of Marian Hossa. Suspended indefinitely.  Pending hearing on Friday. Hearing 10-20 games.

Patrick Roy as the Next Head Coach Of The Habs

The Quebec Remparts and Patrick Roy have announced a press confrence tomorrow for season's end. With the Remparts out of the QMJHL playoffs, Patrick Roy could be installed as the head coach of the Habs as early as next week. Keep it here as we will have more news as it comes out.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Really? 39 Seconds?

Yesterday before the Ottawa/New York game, Matt Carkner was included in to the lineup. Carkner skated a whole 39 seconds before this broke out. (Note: The feed is from MSG, which in my opinion, is pretty biased...)
This is "retaliation" from Game 1 when Boyle started throwing punches at Karlsson. Carkner was ejected (fighting, game misconduct), as well as Brandon Dubinsky because he was the third man in. Carkner has a hearing with the league at 12PM. What do you think? Fine? Suspension? COMMENT BELOW!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Brent Sutter Fired and then Rehired

Last Thursday, Brent Sutter and the Calgary Flames agreed to part ways after 3 years together. Less than 24 hours later, Sutter accepted the invitation to be the head coach of Team Canada at the Men's World Hockey Championship.

Sutter joins the assistant coaches, Kirk Muller and Guy Boucher, to round out the coaching staff on Team Canada.

This is Sutter's fourth occasion coaching Team Canada. He led the IIHF World Junior Championship to two gold medals during 2005 and 2006. He also had a 7-0-1 record as a coach in the 2006 Canada Russia Super Series.

As per's Mike Brophy, Eakins is a strong candidate to replace Sutter as the head coach of Calgary. Other candidates include Troy Ward, Mike Sullivan, Craig MacTavish, Bob Boughner, and Bob Hartley.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Columbus Blue Jackets Disappointment MUST SEE. (VIDEO)

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a draft lottery party where most of the fans were expecting them to get the first overall pick in the draft. But watch what happens when they don't...

The second comment sums it up.

What's worse than being the biggest loser in your sport? Losing the event to prove how badly of a loser you are.

Linus Omark wants out?

Edmonton Oilers' young forward tweeted today, "I really hope edm let me have a chance in another nhl team". That is probably the final nail on the coffin for Omark who has been in the press box as a healthy scratch for a good portion of the season. However, we don't blame him, sitting around as a valuable asset in the press box? I would want out too.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Kyle and I will have live posts during the draft lottery so keep on refreshing for the latest news! Just a quick note though, don't be too mad if we double post. Could happen...

8:02 just a reminder. Even if a non playoff team not in the bottom 5 team wins the lottery, they cant get the first pick.

Columbus Blue Jackets: 48.2%
Edmonton Oilers 18.2%
Montreal Canadiens 14.2%
New York Islanders 10.7%
Toronto Maple Leafs 8.1%

If these teams win, they can move up a maximum of four spots up the ranking:
Anaheim Ducks 6.2%
Minnesota Wild 4.7%
Carolina Hurricanes 3.6%
Winnipeg Jets 2.7%
Tampa Bay Lighting 2.1%
Colorado Avalanche* 1.5%
Buffalo Sabres 1.1%
Dallas Stars 0.8%
Calgary Flames 0.5%

8:05 Just a quick thought. Burke looks very uhhh messy?

8:17 Here we go.
5 pick. Toronto Maple Leafs.
4 pick. New York Islanders.
3 pick. Montreal Canadiens
2 pick. Columbus Blue Jackets
1 pick. Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton with the third first overall pick.
Congratulations Edmonton!

After the results have been shown, this the mock draft we got:

1. Edmonton Oilers
Alson: I don't see the Oilers keeping this pick because they are so overloaded on forward talent, but the consensus first overall pick is Nail Yakupov. However, watch for Ryan Murray to maybe sneak in to first if the Oilers are that desperate for D.
Kyle: I believe this pick will either get traded in a blockbuster deal or they will select Ryan Murray. Edmonton desperately needs some proven NHL players or a future all star defenceman.
Wexler: Two options for the Oilers:
1) Trade the pick for a young NHL defenseman plus another pick. I can see them going after players like; Luke Schenn, John Carlson, Michael Del Zotto, and Zach Bogosian
2) Keep the pick and Draft Yakopov!!! He's a very flexible player able to play both wings!!! He can also help out the Oilers under-average Power Play.
Geoffrey: I agree that the Oilers might move the pick because they really don't need more forwards. They might move their pick for a top 10 pick and maybe a good defensemen and then use the pick acquired to get another defensemen.

2. Columbus Blue Jackets
Alson: Look, if the Oilers actually get Murray, Yakupov is the no brainer here. But if he is picked, I see Grigorenko getting picked here. Big Center, that can maybe with Rick Nash one day.
Kyle: If the aforementioned first pick stays with Edmonton and they pick Murray, Yakupov will definitely go to CBJ. If not, I agree with Alson and they would pick Grigorenko to compliment Nash.
Wexler: Will go ahead and draft Grigorenko.... solid player to start a rebuilding process with.
Geoffrey: The highest centre available, so probably either Yakupov or Girgorenko. However, I feel that Nash won't be staying in Colombus so they might get another top pick (Toronto's?)

3. Montreal Canadiens
Alson: Fillip Forsberg completely dominating his own age group in Sweden. It will be interesting what how he reacts to playing with such elite talent.
Kyle: Grigorenko or Forsberg because the Canadiens still do not have many big guys on their team.
Wexler: Montreal is going to draft Foresberg because of the fact they need better improvements on their wings (from Gomez to Forsberg)
Geoffrey: A big forward. Plekanac is 5-11 and Gionta's like the shortest guy in the league. You got to have some size on your team if you want to compete, especially against division rivals like Boston.

4. New York Islanders
Alson: Ryan Murray. With Tavares and Niederreiter in the front, they can focus on their back end. Ryan Murray in my opinion, is a NHL ready D Man that can significantly help the Islanders next year.
Kyle: The best defenceman available, hopefully Murray because the Islanders only have Mark Streit as their legit offensive defenceman.
Wexler: RYAN MURRY!!!  With all the aged defenseman on their team they need a new, younger d-man to help control the blue line.
Geoffrey: Matthew Dumba because I don't think he will be available for the Islanders. The Isles have great forwards like Moulson, Tavares, Grabner and Niederreiter to name a few. The only defensemen prospect I can think the Islanders have is Calvin De Haan, who was the seventh defensemen for Team Canada a while back

5. Toronto Maple Leafs
Alson: Alex Galchenyuk is the big power, truculent, first line center Brian Burke drools about.When he is NHL ready, which I expect maximum one year from now,
Kyle: The best center available because the Leafs have been searching for it for the past few years and the trade and free agent market just hasn't worked out.
Wexler: The top forward available whether it be Grigorenko or Forsberg... (hopefully they will be available)
Geoffrey: Burke will probably draft the biggest forward out there or he might trade this pick for an NHL caliabre forward. If Burke wants to pull off the big trade, the pick with other assets might go to colombus for nash because colombus would be in the perfect spot for rebuilding

NHL Playoff Series Predictions

The NHL playoffs will begin this Wednesday and here at Two Bored Teens, we've decided on what we think will happen during the first round of the playoffs. Agree or Disagree? Comment Below!

Just a little something special for you guys, we have a new guest writer for this please welcome Marcus to the post!

Eastern Conference

#1 NY Rangers vs #8 Ottawa Senators
Alson: Rangers in 5. Look it just comes down to Henrik vs Anderson. Karlsson and Spezza are great players are one of the only reasons why they are even IN the playoffs. However, there's not much in the tank left for them in my opinion.
Geoffrey: Rangers in 5. Anderson and Bishop may be decent but the combination of King Henrik and Biron is way better. Karlsson and Spezza might be able to steal a game for the Sens but Alfredsson is going to have one disappointing last playoff series.
Marcus: Rangers in 6.

#2 Boston Bruins vs #7 Washington Capitals
Alson:  Bruins in five. The Caps nearly missed the playoffs and the only reason why they were in the playoffs are because Ovie decided to step up his game. If he doesn't have the entire team step up, there's not much to dispute about.
Geoffrey: Bruins in six. The Caps are doing well right now with Ovechkin playing like a superstar and getting back Backstrom. But the rough and tough game of the Bruins will be too much for them. Watch Ovie get decked by Chara throughout the series.
Marcus: Bruins in 7.

#3 Florida Panthers vs #6 New Jersey Devils
Alson: Florida in 7. Panthers have a suprising run this year and I feel that they will continue their miraculous run in the playoffs.
Geoffrey: Devils in 6. The Panthers magical run ends here. Even though Florida has a higher seed than the Devils, the Devils finished better overall. That's why I don't like that the top in the division gets an automatic top 3 seed. But Brodeur and the Devils will finished them off.
Marcus: Devils in 6.

#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #5 Philadelphia Flyers

Alson: Pens in 5. I'm not going to lie. Pens are my team. I love the Penguins so i'm biased, not going to lie. Bryzgalov has been alright, and the Penguins are a lot deeper compared to the Flyers. The Flyers have Jagr and Giroux, but the Penguins have Fleury, Malkin, Crosby, and Letang. They are also a lot tougher with Joe Vitale and that's all the reasoning I need. 
Geoffrey: Pens in 7. Probably the best series to watch. Jagr coming home to Pittsburgh after spending most of his career there and defenitley will be a hotly contested game as evident from the April 1st game. Matt Cooke will be the most important player for the Pens because he'll need to be watching out for Crosby, Malkin and Staal and dealing with anybody who messes with these star players.
Marcus: Flyers in 7.

Western Conference

#1 Vancouver Canucks vs #8 Los Angeles Kings

Alson: Kings in 5. This will shock a lot of people but I believe they can beat the Canucks. Quick is dialed in and ready to go. Carter and Richards are good only together, and with Doughty, I'm definately interested in this team. Also don't forget, Luongo has a history of choking up in the playoffs...
Geoffrey: Kings in 7. The Kings are starting to click together ever since acquiring Carter. Quick is a Vezina candidate and the Kings are up top in goals against. Even though the Kings aren't one of the highest scoring teams, they can still be the Canucks. Remember, offense wins the regular season, defense wins championships. 
Marcus: Canucks in 5.

#2 St. Louis Blues vs #7 San Jose Sharks

Alson: Blues in 5. Blues have GREAT depth and great goaltending, and San Jose Sharks always chokes up in the playoffs, it just depends in first or second round. My money is on the first round.
Geoffrey: Blues in 6. The Sharks have never found their rhythm in the playoffs. the Blues have allowed the fewest goals in the history of the NHL and that's going to stand out in this matchup. But the depth of the Sharks will make this series a bit interesting.
Marcus: Blues in 5.

#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs #6 Chicago Blackhawks

Alson: 'Yotes in 6. Smith has been playing great, and I feel that the 'Yotes are a lot more motivated than years before. I just have a gut feeling on this one...
Geoffrey: Hawks in 6. Smith has been riding a hot glove and he'll extend the series but Phoenix has been pretty lucky going from 8th to 3rd in the last few days because of the division playoff seed. When Chicago gets back Toews, watch out.
Marcus: Hawks in 6.

#4 Nashville Predators vs #5 Detroit Red Wings

Alson: Preds in 6. Pekka Rinne. Simple as that. He is dangerous and the fact he's playing good even for him, this is something to be feared. Also, don't forget, the Red Wings are getting old...
Geoffrey: Red Wings in 5. The Red Wings are healthy and dangerous. Throughout the season, they've been crushed by injuries. If they didn't have injuries, they should have won the President's Trophy. The Preds really added depth to their lineup but they will be no match to the skills of the Red Wings. 
Marcus: Preds in 7.