Redefining the concept of the backup goaltender position at the National Hockey League Level. This seems like a job (best-suited) for….Jaroslav Halak of the Boston Bruins. It’s the old adage, “It’s never easy being a backup goaltender in the NHL”. When you take into consideration the lack of overall playing time, “catering” to the starter, and both the mental and physical demands of having to be 100% prepared to enter any game at the drop of a hat can be quite the daunting task. It’s also a typical and overwhelming feat for 31 goaltenders across the league. But as they say, “it comes with the territory”.
We have hit 2020 and with the turn of the new decade, we here at The Scorecrow are putting together our All-Decade teams for each franchise. So who made the All-Decade team for the Boston Bruins? Let’s take a look. Continue reading →
We have an abbreviated schedule this week around the NHL as many teams will be on their “bye” weeks, something the league has just recently implemented into the schedule. Also of note, the All-Star break will begin later on in the week and into the weekend. For tonight, two games are on the radar. The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks play host to the Florida Panthers. Get out the smelling salts and lace ’em up, we’re making some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
Welcome to the NHL Roundup week 11, the first of the new year! I hope everyone had a great New Year and enjoyed this year’s Winter Classic between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators. The Dallas Stars won this year’s classic in what was the second-largest attended in the history of the Winter Classic. Let’s see what happened elsewhere around the league this past week. Continue reading →
Welcome to Week 10 of our NHL Weekly Roundup! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and the short week of hockey we had. Even with three days off for the holidays, we were blessed with numerous exciting games this past week. Let’s jump right into things, here are our three stars of the week. Continue reading →
Tuesday we hit on two of three must-haves with the third, Jared Spurgeon, missing out due to an in-game injury which turned out to be a broken right hand. Tonight we have a nice nine-game pool to choose from. Chicago at Boston, Minny at Tampa, and San Jose at Carolina round out the preferred games to target. Let’s get in on the action and make some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
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.