NHL expansion to be decided on June 22

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman just announced at his annual address prior to Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals that league expansion will be decided at the Board of Governor’s meeting on June 22. The Board of Governors will choose one of the following options:

  • No expansion
  • Defer the decision on expansion for one year
  • One-team expansion
  • Two-team expansion
  • Presumably Bettman will be tight-lipped until the Board of Governors makes their decision. Until then, speculate away!

    Around the Rink: Maybe, Baby

    David Krejci and Loui Eriksson would like to remain best pals for at least a few more rounds.

    Will the Bruins make the playoffs? Maybe. Will they sign Danton Heinen? Perhaps. Will the Flyers make the playoffs? Maybe. Will the Red Wings miss the playoffs? Maybe. Hopefully.
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    Around the Rink: Many Happy Returns

    Around the Rink will be posted Tuesdays and Fridays to keep you informed of what’s happening in the hockey world.

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    End of Days! Habs leapfrog Bruins & Wings into the Playoffs

    Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is knocked into the net as P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens scores a goal in a 5-4 victory at Amalie Arena on March 31, 2016.

    EDIT: This article was written as an April fool’s day prank. Information found in this article should not be taken as factually accurate.

    Last night, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, bringing them to 88 points on the season. With tiebreakers, (equal ROW, better point differential and head to head) that puts them ahead of the Bruins, and into the playoff structure as the 3rd seed in the Atlantic division. After the tight race between the Wings & the B’s grabbing everyone’s attention, the Habs’ resurgence snuck up on both teams.

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    We Went “To Cuts for a Cause” and Now We’re Telling You About it

    Patrice Bergeron gets a haircut

    Patrice Bergeron receives a trim at the 9th annual Cuts For A Cause event to fund the Bruins Foundation and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

     

    Patrice Bergeron and Toucher and Rich hosted The 9th Annual Cuts for a Cause at the Westin Boston Waterfront down in the Seaport District. The event has come a long way from it’s humble beginnings in the basement studio of WBCN, where Fred Toucher reminded us Aaron Ward and a handful of other Bruins players started this new charitable tradition to benefit multiple children’s charities. Continue reading