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Takin’ a T/O With BT: 30 Prospects with Potential for the 2011 NHL Draft

February 3rd, 2011
Many call the NHL All-Star break the midway point of the NHL season, meaning that it’s halfway between the beginning of the season, and the beginning of the playoffs. But it also marks the last few months for any players that are eligible for that season’s draft to impress NHL ...

Phoenix Coyotes: How Matthew Hulsizer’s Team Acquisition Is Bigger Than a Trade

December 13th, 2010
The Phoenix Coyotes are currently locked into the tightest playoff race you could imagine—not only in the Western Conference, but in their own division. Going into yesterday's action, the Dallas Stars were ahead of the Pacific Division with 36 points. After that, the Coyotes, San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks all ...

Takin’ a T/O With BT: Nazem Kadri Fits Better as a Maple Leaf Wingman…For Now

November 19th, 2010
For the time being, the Toronto Maple Leafs have solved all of their problems. That's not to say that they're perfect. In fact, they're far from it. But a thrilling comeback win over the Nashville Predators and a hard-fought victory over the—struggling or not—hated New Jersey Devils has Toronto's fanbase ...

BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not So Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Vancouver Canucks

October 18th, 2010
Coming in to this season, the Vancouver Canucks have high expectations. The highest, in fact, of all the Canadian teams. Edmonton fans are just hoping that their team remains competitive for the entire season. Before a 4-0 start, fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs were hoping that 10th or better was a ...

Takin’ a T/O with BT: The Maple Leafs Won’t Say it, but Thank-You Jeff Finger

October 15th, 2010
Dear Jeff Finger, It’s not your fault. Really it isn’t. In fact, you deserved better. When you left Colorado after the 2007-08 season and became a free agent, you seemed to be the definition of a late-bloomer. After spending three years at St. Cloud State and four more in the AHL, you ...

BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not So Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Toronto Maple Leafs

October 13th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs are a team that typically enters a season with pretty high expectations. Usually, those expectations are, sometimes unrealistically, piled on to the team by the fans and media. Now while fanbases around the league argue that the Leafs' fans are some of the most difficult to put up ...

BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not so Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Tampa Bay Lightning

October 12th, 2010
The Tampa Bay Lightning were the talk of the offseason this year. First it was because of the addition of Steve Yzerman as the team's new General Manager. Then, it was for everything that Yzerman was able to do over the offseason. Now with another offensive-minded defenseman, another mega-talented forward and a ...

BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not so Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The St. Louis Blues

October 11th, 2010
This just in: The St. Louis Blues are an exciting team. Sure they didn't make the playoffs last year, were a middle-of-the-road offensive squad, and failed to sign anyone of consequence in the off-season, but they only missed springtime hockey by five points, they are a young and growing team, and ...

The San Jose Sharks: BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not So Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions

October 8th, 2010
A perennial regular season favorite, and a playoff frustration just as often, the San Jose Sharks again hope to buck the trend this year. Yet, as they've created a high-scoring offense, augmented by a top puck-moving defender and a variety of pieces around him, they'll enter this season with their biggest ...

Phoenix Coyotes: BT’s 10 Bold (or Not-So-Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions

October 7th, 2010
The Coyotes were another one of the NHL's feel-good stories last year. Topping the NHL's Endangered Species list (Hah...like that one wasn't disgustingly overused last year...or ever), the Coyotes put together a great season based around the play of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. You could say that a 100-point season is an accomplishment ...