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Boston Bruins Vs. Detroit Red Wings Series Preview

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Tonight is the overdue start to the Boston Bruins’ next Stanley Cup run. When the Detroit Red Wings were added to the Eastern Conference prior to the start of the season; I think all of knew the road through the playoffs would have to go through hockey town. I wasn’t expecting it to be the first round, but then again, I wasn’t surprised by a lot of things this season.

I digress; after all, we are here to talk about one of the best series in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The other being St Louis and Chicago, did you watch game 1? Hell of a show.

Two of the NHL’s most stories are destined to collide in what will likely be a good series, and more importantly, a true test for the Boston Bruins.

Behind the bench for the Red Wings is Mike Babcock who, in this writer’s opinion, is the best in the business. Detroit also boast two of the best two way players on the planet in Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk (my favorite non Bruin). Let’s not forget the supremely talented young forward Gustav Nyquist, to go along with a forward core containing young skill players, and grizzled veterans.

Johan Franzen may not look like much, but “the Mule” is as clutch as them come when Lord Stanley is at the end of the tunnel.

The Wings also have a solid defense, and like their offense, it contains battled tested vets and young talent. Nicklas Kronwall headlines the group. Have you ever heard the term “Kronwalled” in your hockey travels? If so, good for you. If not, then let me tell you. To get “Kronwalled” is to get absolutely laid out by one of the NHL’s best body checkers. The B’s will have to keep their heads up when he is on the ice.

Also on defense for the Wings is young defenseman Danny Dekeyser, Kyle Quincy, Jakub Kindl, Jonathan Ericsson, and Reilly Smith’s brother Brendan Smith.

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This Tricked Out Boston Bruins 18 Wheeler Is 40 Tons Of BadAssery (PHOTOS)

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I can’t describe how BAD ASS this Boston Bruins 18 wheeler is. Peter Lyons of Templeton, MA must haul ass down the road, not having a care in the world blaring “Black Betty” as he gives the other 29 teams in the NHL the middle finger.

I hope he has Detroit on his current road trip throwing Black & Gold spray painted Octupi out the window!

We need to start a Black & Gold Convoy!

 

BST&N’s Eastern Conference First Round NHL Playoff Predictions

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There are some great matchups in the first round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs. Competing for a Stanley Cup is a beautiful thing. This is my favorite time of the year, so here are my predictions for round 1. I also want to add that I am not going to do the amount of games each series will take.



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(1)Boston Bruins vs. (4)Detroit Red Wings: The Bruins have the unfortunate draw of the team that beat them in 3 of 4 meetings during the regular season. To me; that is a complete non-factor. The Wings got the better of the B’s during the regular season, but this is the playoffs. The B’s are playing better on an otherworldly level right now, and I’m not sure Detroit has the depth to beat them. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg are proven winners in the playoffs, but they are surrounded by loads of young talent with a lack of inexperience. They are also sporting a goaltender in Jimmy Howard, who is coming off his worst career season. If the Bruins stick to their game plan and contain Detroit’s speedy forwards. I believe they can win this series. Pick: Boston Bruins

(2)Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (3)Montreal Canadiens: This is a bit of a tough one to call so I am going to keep it as brief as possible. I believe the Canadiens will win this series because of their depth up front. Sure the Lightning have Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan up front, also surprise rookies Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson, but the Habs have Thomas Vanek, Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, etc. They also have the advantage in goal. Tampa goaltender Ben Bishop has been outstanding this season, but he is injured and will miss game one. If the Habs can take one from the Lightning in Tampa, the series is over. Pick: Montreal Canadiens

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