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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Scott Darling gets game four start

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has decided to go with the hot hand for Tuesday's game four in Chicago. Quenneville told the media on Monday that Scott Darling will get another start after turning in a 4-2 win on Sunday for the Blackhawks. Darling got the game three start after Corey Crawford struggled in game two. He made 35 saves on 37 shots Sunday, turning in another nice performance. It w ...

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Are you sure Hank done it this way, Nashville?

Nashville isn't just the city of broken dreams to many on lower Broadway, but apparently broke wallets to many Predator fans. Home to some of the best singers in the world and to many wonderful people; they sure seemed to struggle to find ways to get fans to buy tickets for this round of hockey.  In a move that shocked many others, the Nashville Predators put a twist on yesterdays much anticipated playoff g ...

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NHL Playoffs: Three Key Blackhawks in Round 2

After closing out the St. Louis Blues Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks had to wait until late Wednesday night to find out their next opponent. It took seven games, but the Minnesota Wild moved on with their series win over the Colorado Avalanche.   The Wild entered the playoffs as the first wild card team and upset the Colorado Avalanche on an overtime goal in Game 7. This will be the second year in ...

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NHL Playoffs – Know your opponent: St. Louis Blues

The Chicago Blackhawks-St. Louis Blue rivalry will add the newest chapter to their rivalry starting Thursday. The two teams will open up their Stanley Cup playoff run against each other when they face off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While the rivalry might have been dull in years past, this season it has heated up with both teams having good seasons. The Blues to end the season as they f ...

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NHL Preseason Projections

Since the season will start in a couple of weeks, I thought I would give my projected preseason picks. The theme that will be evident in my projections is that teams that struggle out of the gate may not be pleased with where they end up. Eastern Conference Regular Season Standings: 1.  Rangers- The addition of Rick Nash should not return Rangers to the top of the Eastern Conference standings but also make ...

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A Savvy Opinion: Believe or Leave.

Fan perception of how a game goes is judged by a win or a loss.  A win can simply mean celebration and praise to the team, coach, and administration.  A loss, especially in the playoffs, is another story.  Between banter of hate towards another fan and criticism towards coaches and players alike, the word “patient” is non-existent during this time of the year.  Whether ahead 3-0 or down 0-3 in a series, the ...

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