by The Hockey News - June 12, 2013 12:55 PM EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks have been the best team in the National Hockey League all season. The Boston Bruins, on the other hand, hobbled through the final weeks of the regular season and barely escaped the first round. But regardless of their different paths, they both find themselves in the 2013 Stanley Cup final.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been the best team in the National Hockey League all season. The Boston Bruins, on the other hand, hobbled through the final weeks of the regular season and barely escaped the first round.
by The Hockey News - June 12, 2013 12:37 PM EDT
On a team as jam-packed with superstars as the Chicago Blackhawks, it is easy to overlook the contributions of a player like Dave Bolland. But people who follow the team closely know his value. THN’s Ken Campbell caught up with Bolland to discuss the success he enjoyed this year and more.
On a team as jam-packed with superstars as the Chicago Blackhawks, it is easy to overlook the contributions of a player like Dave Bolland.
by Ken Campbell - June 11, 2013 11:55 PM EDT
After winning the Stanley Cup in 2010, the Blackhawks lost key pieces of their lineup to the salary cap. But it didn't take long for them to get back.
CHICAGO – Three summers ago, the confetti and streamers from the Stanley Cup parade had barely been cleaned up when the Chicago Blackhawks set about dismantling their roster.
by The Hockey News - June 11, 2013 9:09 PM EDT
Despite being an Original Six series, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins have never met in the Stanley Cup final before. From Chicago, THN's Ken Campbell is joined by two former NHLers, Ed Olczyk of NBC and Aaron Ward of TSN, for a preview of the Boston-Chicago final.
Despite being an Original Six series, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins have never met in the Stanley Cup final before, but that's not the only historical note heading into this series.
by Ken Campbell - June 11, 2013 8:20 PM EDT
From Chicago, THN's Ken Campbell writes about the impact the big Bruins defender has on teams - and how he's already influencing the Blackhawks.
CHICAGO – Marian Hossa and Zdeno Chara are really good pals, next door neighbors in the summers in Bratislava and teammates countless times for the Slovaks in international competition.
by Ross MacLean - June 11, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
ISS head scout Ross MacLean puts together a monster prospect, using the specific skill sets of the eligible players for 2013.
There are a ton of prospects available this year who have their own unique appeal. Whether it’s good foot speed, intuitive hockey sense or an elite shot, each of these prospects below sits atop the class in their attribute category.
by Ken Campbell - June 10, 2013 3:55 PM EDT
The Blackhawks and Bruins square off in the first Original Six Stanley Cup final since 1979. Surprisingly, it;s the first time the two storied franchises have played off for hockey's ultimate prize. Who has the edge? THN looks at the series and breaks down which team has the advantage in each key category.
Those of you who read THN regularly might recall that a mere 10 days ago, I wrote about how great the conference finals were going to be and how both were pick ‘em affairs.
by The Hockey News - June 10, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
Zach Fucale’s stellar season in goal for the Halifax Mooseheads was somewhat eclipsed by the performances from teammates Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, but that hasn’t hurt the 18-year-old's value heading into the draft. THN’s Ryan Kennedy caught up with Fucale to discuss the success he enjoyed and more.
Zach Fucale’s stellar season in goal for the Halifax Mooseheads was somewhat eclipsed by the performances from teammates, and top draft prospects, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 9, 2013 12:27 AM EDT
A lousy start by the Kings and a brilliant effort by Patrick Kane helped the Blackhawks post a 4-3 OT victory and stake a place in the Cup final.
GAME 5: CHICAGO 4,LOS ANGELES 3 (2OT) - BLACKHAWKS WIN SERIES 4-1 Why Chicago Won: The Hawks jumped on a tired-looking Kings team early, staking themselves to a 2-0 lead and playing just well enough to eke out a double-overtime win over a Los Angeles team that showed all sorts of fight after that shaky opening.
by The Hockey News - June 8, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
This season MacKinnon led the Halifax Mooseheads to their first Quebec League title and also their first Memorial Cup championship, while earning MVP honors in the tournament. And MacKinnon doesn’t just deliver on the ice. He was also responsible for getting fellow top prospects Jonathan Drouin and Zach Fucale to the rink.
Nathan may not go first overall at this year’s NHL Entry Draft in New Jersey, but there is no doubt the 18-year-old center is an elite talent with a knack for winning.
by Adam Proteau - June 7, 2013 11:25 PM EDT
The Penguins offense continued to sputter and Tuukka Rask continued his excellence as the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup final.
GAME 4: BOSTON 1, PITTSBURGH 0 – BRUINS WIN SERIES 4-0 Why Boston won: Once again the Bruins played nearly blemish-free hockey and when they did have defensive zone breakdowns, goalie Tuukka Rask turned aside each and every one of Pittsburgh’s offensive menaces, stopping all 26 Penguins shots for his second consecutive shutout.
by Ken Campbell - June 6, 2013 11:57 PM EDT
No Duncan Keith? No problem. The Blackhawks stars stepped up in Game 4, beating a weary-looking Kings crew that's now on the brink.
GAME 4: CHICAGO 3,LOS ANGELES 2 - BLACKHAWKS LEAD SERIES 3-1 Why Chicago won: Because they finally got some secondary scoring…to complement the contributions of their offensive superstar Bryan Bickell.
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