June 16 2011 02:08PM
There was no doubt Tim Thomas would win the Conn Smythe Trophy after his stellar performance in the Stanley Cup Final, wrapping up with a 37 save shutout in Wednesday's game seven win over the Vancouver Canucks. He's a deserving winner and has turned in a memorable playoffs, but it's not something we should really be surprised at: he's been doing this all season long.
June 15 2011 09:07PM
The Boston Bruins outclassed the Vancouver Canucks in the last two games of the series and were full value for the championship. Congrats to them and, in particular, Tim Thomas who is perhaps one of the most compelling figures in hockey today.
Also, thank you Bruins for sparing us a summer of Vancouver fan gloating.
June 15 2011 10:32AM
One of the younger draft eligibles this year with a March 1993 birthday, the 6' 3" Mark Scheifele was a rookie for the dreadful Barrie Colts this season and finished second in scoring behind Colin Behenna (who was two years his senior). Like Zack Phillips, Scheifele is mostly projected as a middle-tier first round pick with many of his positives are balanced with negatives despite some decent counting numbers.
June 15 2011 01:14AM
Get a load of our fellow Justice League: Twitter edition cohort. @faqu94 sends his best along with a picture of himself getting ready for Game 7. @michealrioux later pointed out: “I love how he wolfed down a bag of Old Dutch chips right before the pic."
Classic case of crushing Old Dutch and taking an epic pic if you ask us.
Game 7 for all the beans is all that’s left Nation. It's a good old fashioned GDB: SCF7.
June 14 2011 10:34AM
While Mika Zibanejad projects to a top-10 draft pick despite lackluster totals in the SEL, Zack Phillips is probably going to go in the latter half of the first round despite managing 38 goals and 95 points in the QMJHL. Point totals can be deceiving at the NHL level, but they are orders of magnitude less useful when it comes to evaulating kids in different leagues it seems.