Boston Bruins Offseason Outlook

Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. This was true for the 2017-18 Boston Bruins who fell short of their ultimate goal of winning a Stanley Cup following a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second-round of the postseason. Related: Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18 Though the Bruins were unable to capture hockey’s […]

Maple Leafs Round Table: Nylander’s Next Contract

With the offseason upon us and a new general manager at the helm, the questions surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs are aplenty. From what Kyle Dubas will do to better the team to what the next contract looks like for William Nylander, the Leafs and their fans will be looking for some answers this offseason. […]

Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18

Not all stories have a happy ending. For many, sports teams winning in Boston is somewhat of an expected outcome given how successful teams from the city have been over the last two decades. Since 2001, the New England Patriots (five), Boston Red Sox (three), Boston Celtics (one) and Boston Bruins (one) have combined for […]

The Grind Line: New Red Wings in 2018-19

What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Griffin Schroeder, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off […]

Rick Nash’s Playoff Impact

A common narrative surrounding Rick Nash has always been his supposed inability to score in the postseason. It’s a somewhat fair point given the fact that he’s averaging 0.41 goals per game in his career in the regular season compared to 0.19 goals per game in the postseason. What that fails to recognize, however, is […]

Maple Leafs and Bruins, Cue the Nightmares

Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs watched on carefully as the Boston Bruins took on the Florida Panthers on Sunday in the final game of the NHL’s regular season. While the Panthers had already been eliminated from playoff contention, the outcome determined whether the Leafs would meet the Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning in the […]