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CHB’s Guide on Who to Root For in the NHL Playoffs

CHB’s Guide on Who to Root For in the NHL Playoffs

The NHL’s Final Four starts today with the star-laden Penguins taking on the big, bad Bruins in the East.  In the West, it’s the talented Blackhawks against the defending champ Kings. It’s very possible that many hockey fans – Vancouver Canucks hockey fans that is – are still undecided as to who to cheer for.  Thus, we here at CHB wanted to provide you with some suggestions. Chicago Blackhawks Recent History The Chicago Blackhawks ousted the Vancouver Canucks in the second-round of the playoffs in both 2009 and 2010 before the Canucks got some revenge in the spring of 2011...

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NHL Third Round Playoffs Predictions Post

NHL Third Round Playoffs Predictions Post

Of the four remaining teams in the NHL playoffs, three of them – the Chicago Blackhawks, the Boston Bruins and the Los Angeles Kings – are teams that beat the Canucks in the last 3 seasons en route to winning the Stanley Cup. Go Penguins. Here are our round three picks: Western Conference (1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (5) Los Angeles Kings Clay: Blackhawks in 7. This series will be an interesting clash of styles. Chicago is playing with some great confidence right now, having won three straight against Detroit. If the Hawks’ skill players can outplay the Kings’ skill players,...

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NHL Second Round Playoffs Prediction Post

NHL Second Round Playoffs Prediction Post

With the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs behind us, it’s time to talk about more important things, like who’s leading the CHB playoffs prediction pool – that would be the Victoria, who correctly predicted 5 of the series winners. Here are our round two picks: Western Conference (1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (7) Detroit Red Wings Clay: Chicago in 6. The Blackhawks have too much firepower and their forwards will overwhelm the Red Wings’ defence. Chicago may come out a bit rusty (given the 6 days between games) but they will shake it off quickly. Victoria: Chicago in 7....

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NHL First Round Playoffs Prediction Post

NHL First Round Playoffs Prediction Post

If any team can pull off a come-from-behind and out-of-nowhere unexpected victory or 7, it’s Detroit. And as the Capitals have proven time and time again, if any team can perform an epic playoff meltdown, it’s a team coached by Bruce Boudreau.

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Hockey Banter: Pony Up or Stand Pat?

Hockey Banter: Pony Up or Stand Pat?

Photo credit: penguins.nhl.com Every year, there always seem to be a team that gets a jump on their trade deadline shopping. This year, the Pittsburgh Penguins are that team. On Sunday, the Pens traded top prospect, Joe Morrow, to the Dallas Stars for veteran and former 30-goal scorer, Brenden Morrow. Shortly afterwards, they acquired defenseman, Douglas Murray, from the San Jose Sharks for a 2nd round draft pick and another conditional draft pick, the latter depending on how far the Pens go in the playoffs and whether or not they re-sign Murray after the season. Certainly, Morrow and Murray fill...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Goalie Controversy Gaining Momentum, Slow Starts, and Jerseys Off The Players’ Backs

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Goalie Controversy Gaining Momentum, Slow Starts, and Jerseys Off The Players’ Backs

With less than a week of games under the NHL’s belt in this shortened 2013 season, I’m shocked at how many things made me go hmmm…

Here are a few of the biggest head scratchers.

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Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Eastern Conference Preview

Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Eastern Conference Preview

Another year, another season preview. As usual, we’ve ranked each team’s goaltending, defense, forwards and coaches based on expectations and past performance. However, given the shortened season, we’ve also taken a few other things into consideration.

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Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Semifinals Playoff Preview

Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Semifinals Playoff Preview

Tom Wakefield takes a look at the second round match-ups in the Eastern Conference, calling for a Capitals upset.

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Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Playoff Preview

Out of Town Notebook: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Playoff Preview

Tom Wakefield breaks down each of the first round series in the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

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Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot

Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot

Tom Wakefield gives his take on who should win some of the key NHL awards and takes a look at other issues around the league.

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