Brian Boucher is back!

Brian Boucher made 23 saves v. Devils in G1

Brian Boucher made 23 saves v. Devils in G1

I absolutely LOVE  a good comeback story! It’s one of the reasons sports is eternally engaging. And I’m not talking about a Guy-Lafleur-still-smokin’-two- packs-a-day kind of comeback. That was ridiculous. We all should have been able to remember “The Flower” as nothing but a Montreal Canadiens’ superstar. Bad, Guy. Bad.

This year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs features one of the NHL’s best comeback stories in a while. (more…)

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Elite NHL netminders are extinct

Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur

Suddenly, and seemingly without warning, there are no more “elite” goaltenders in the National Hockey League. By elite, I mean veteran guys who mean everything to their club and whom management would never, ever consider trading. They’re too good. Period. Elite netminders could, predictably, get a club to the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on their skill alone. Like I said those days, and those guys, are gone.  (more…)

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