Return of the Segs

After his abrupt and somewhat surprising departure from Boston this summer, tonight marks Tyler Seguin’s return to Boston.  It’s been four months since the fireworks of the July 4th trade that sent Seguin to Dallas Stars.  The pain of that day still stings at times, but like any resilient New Englander, I just have to […]

Growing Older, But Not Up

Do you remember the year Ray Bourque left the Bruins for the Avalanche?  The next season he won the only Stanley Cup of his incredible career, then retired?  It was flag-waving, heart-soaring, Disney-worthy stuff.  A Boston sport radio station bought billboards in Denver to wish Ray luck. If you weren’t crying, you were the Devils. […]

Fireworks of a Different Kind

Yesterday was America’s birthday.  There were barbecues, patriotic music, fireworks, waving flags…and one very big trade. Yesterday, the Bruins decided to have their own pyrotechnic display when they traded former 1st round draft pick Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, and prospect Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson and three prospects – Joe Morrow, […]

The No-Trade Claude

Honestly, sometimes the jokes write themselves. I was going to talk about Danny Briere’s concussion and No Trade Clause, but I typed “No Trade Claude.”  Why yes, that’s exactly what I meant. It’s April, the Flyers are last in the Atlantic and I… won’t say anything mean.  I still don’t like them and that’s all. […]

About Last Night…

MEMO FROM CHUCK’S DESK Oh what fresh HELL is this! The last 12 hours have been a roller coaster of emotions. First, the drama of the Bruins/Candiens game. Never ceases to amaze me how these games can take me to the height of joy down to the bitter pit of despair so many time in […]

Oh Carolina.

Last year was tough for the Carolina Hurricanes. EStaal was minus-257 (ish) on the season.  Intern Jeff Skinner had a concussion and was limited to 20 goals.  Cam Ward’s save percentage was 36th among goalies (down from 17th the year before).  They picked up a little after getting a new coach in Kirk Muller, but […]

The One You Can Still Win

So your team didn’t get Parise, Suter, Nash, Weber or any of the other u/r free agents rolling around in their money this summer.  It’s not over yet. Bobby Ryan still needs a home. from  If you haven’t heard a rumor about B-Ry being traded to your team, then you’re the only one.  Red […]

Mikey Monday: Bye Sasha

If you don’t follow @alexsemin, then I don’t know what you spend your time laughing at.  And you missed the goobye haikus composed for his former Caps teammates, coaches, broadcasters and foes.  My favorite: In my mind, the only thing Sasha Fierce ever did right: Based on this photo of Mike, taken last week and trolled […]

This is not really happening.

Lord.  The Flyers signed Shea Weber to a $110 million, 14-year offer sheet.  I’ve only been awake for four hours and I’m already sick of this. In non-140 character speak, he has accepted their offer to be paid like this: The Predators have seven days to match the offer.  If they don’t, they’ll get 4 […]

Big Weekend

You know those movies where every single thing happens in one day and you’re thinking, “Right, who ever has a day like that?” Then in the middle of this: This happens: The trade was tempered by news on Wednesday that Jordan turned down a 10-year, $60 million deal with the Penguins.  He had one year […]

Had a Bad Day

Yesterday’s NHL Trade Deadline was a snore.  I thought Twitter might melt from all the ennui and complaints, or Alyonka Larianov’s increasingly desperate attempts to hold our interest.  Here’s how things shook out [link]. John Scott was “shocked” to be traded to the Rangers, and was in the middle of doing laundry when the call […]

Don't Let the Door Hit You…

Sean Avery has been placed on waivers by the Rangers.  It’s like the episode of 24 where Kim Bauer went hiking in Los Angeles, got cornered by a cougar and had to be rescued by a hillbilly in a bunker.  If she were real, she’d still be dating this jackass. Read all about it on […]

Ever Done This?

Mike Duco formerly of the Florida Panthers got traded to Vancouver. If you were him – you’d think JACK POT – right? Going from a basement dwelling team – well – before they spent a boat load of cash and made some mad trades – to an almost Stanley Cup winning team. Not a bad […]

Oh NoOvi Didn't!

Combine the power of the most popular Foxy Friday Alexander Ovechkin and the last  Foxy Friday Brooks Laich, add three newbies Jason Arnott (who knew this hottie was wasting away in New Jersey and I predict future Foxy Friday!), meiner lieblinge Herr Sturm and Dennis Wideman and you will get a goal by Brooksy with 47.2 seconds left in the game to […]

Herzlichen Willkömmen, mein bevorzugten Herren Sturm!

Das ist ausgezeichnet? Ja? The Washington Capitals picked up this German born hottie-BOOM-ba-hopefully-GOAL-A-LOTTIE from another one of my favorite teams, the LA KINGS off waivers right before the trade deadline. A first-round draft choice (21st overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Sturm is the NHL’s all-time leader in goals, assists, points and games by […]

All Coming Back to Me Now

Oh boy.  Alex Kovalev is back with the Penguins. Ray “I get s*** done” Shero acquired him from Ottawa for a conditional draft pick [link].  On top of James Neal and Matt Niskanen, Shero is running down the dream here.  Today is Kovalev’s 38th birthday so I hope he wished for a playoff race. Kovalev […]

Sasha Fierce!

In effort to throw the other Sasha some good karma and some love, from WUYS, here is a post just for him. I guess he was on vacation? I don’t know. I don’t care. I was thinking about the trade issue and maybe he doesn’t want to stay in D.C. under the other Sasha’s shadow […]

Good News/Bad News

The good news? The Washington Caps  beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 tonight. My masterblaster, the Russian Machine punched another one passed Fleury for the only goal of the night making his stat against the Flower 20 points in 19 games. OUCH-A-RONY! But Ovi can only carry this team for so long. At some point, Atlas will shrug. The […]

Boston Bruins…they be doing big things

Peter Chiarelli, Cam Neely, and the Bruins made some big moves today, ahead of the February 28th deadline. They FINALLY did the deal to bring puck-moving Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle to Boston in exchange for Bruins prospect forward Joe Colborne and a 1st round draft pick in 2011.  The deal also stipulates that should […]