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About tapetotape88

NHL Contributor for @TheScorecrow | NHL Contributor for @OTHeroics1 | MLB & NFL Contributor for @TheFantasyJones. Passionate hockey enthusiast providing legitimate updates, analysis, rumors, and opinions from around the hockey world.

2020 NHL Draft Profile: Quinton Byfield

2020 NHL Draft Profile: Quinton Byfield

Dom Lunardo | May 25th, 2020

Size, speed, strength, and skill. No that’s not an interesting piece of alliteration. Rather, these are just some of the adjectives which best describe draft-eligible centerman, and top prospect, Quinton Byfield. As draft day approaches, many NHL general managers are vigorously checking boxes and having their comprehensive data sheets ready to roll. With this being said, Byfield quite deservedly remains near the top of many pro scouts’ lists. So just how good is Quinton Byfield and what impact can we expect him to have at the NHL level? Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Patrick Roy

Blast from the Past: Patrick Roy

Dom Lunardo | May 13th, 2020

Desire, personality, talent, charisma, passion, skill, and a burning will to win. These are just some of the adjectives used to describe Hall-of-Fame goaltender, Patrick Roy. If one was to make a “Mount Rushmore of NHL goaltenders”, Patrick Roy would be forever enshrined in history. Continue reading

Boston Bruins: “Big 3” Prospect Report

Dom Lunardo | April 26th, 2020

The Boston Bruins came within one win of a Stanley Cup triumph last spring, losing to the eventual champion, St. Louis Blues in a hard-fought seven-game series. The deciding game coming on home ice at the TD Garden, which makes it all the more painful for Patrice Bergeron and co.

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The IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship: A Tournament like no other

Dom Lunardo | December 27th, 2019 

The annual IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, a tale as old as time. Known for its full-on display of high-level skill, magic, screaming, passionate hockey fans, and serving as a feeder tournament for future NHL stars alike, few would attest to the fact that the Word Juniors are a holiday tradition like no other for hockey fans. For over 30 years, many major sports networks across both Canada and the United States (i.e. TSN, RDS, NHL Network, etc)  have broadcasted and showcased the World Juniors. But what really makes this tournament so special? What is it about this “tourney” that captivates audiences year after year? Continue reading

Keep Your Eye On: David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins

Dom Lunardo| November 10th, 2019

Pasta la Vista, Baby! When the Boston Bruins selected talented Czech winger David Pastrnak with the 25th overall pick back in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, they knew right from the start that they were getting a special player. The fact that “Pasta”, as he’s so commonly referred to by his Bruins teammates, went so very late in the first round is still a mystery to so many who cover the National Hockey League on a day-to-day basis. Fast-forward to his 6th NHL season, and we’re now talking about one of the most elusive and dynamic forwards in the NHL who is rapidly becoming (if he isn’t already) one of the finest players in the sport.

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Keep Your Eye On: James Neal, Edmonton Oilers

Dom Lunardo | October 25th, 2019

Edmonton, Alberta. Home to My, oh my, how the tables have turned, and what a difference a year makes. Especially if you’re a fan/supporter of the Edmonton Oilers. Although the 2019/20 NHL season is still in its infancy stage, few in the know would have predicted the success and early return that the Oilers have made on James Neal

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