Brandon Hagel

Bolts Playing Like Cup Contenders

It is amazing that the Tampa Bay Lightning have been to the Stanley Cup Final three years straight and won two of them (2020 and 2021) against the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens, respectively. In the team’s quest to win their third straight Cup last season, the Colorado Avalanche knocked the Lightning off the pedestal […]

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Missing The Point: Rangers Lose 2-1 In Shootout To Lightning Despite Stellar Effort From Shesterkin

Last night, the NY Rangers were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in a shootout loss highlighted by an outstanding goalie matchup. Andrei Vasilevskiy ended up being slightly better than Igor Shesterkin, although the Rangers squandered several opportunities as they once again left a point on the table they could have had. So, let’s […]

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Three Things the Lightning Should Be Thankful For

Coming off three straight Stanley Cup Final appearances, Tampa Bay Lightning fans are probably spoiled. It’s no secret many expected more from the team throughout the first month and a half. The Bolts currently sit at 11-7-1 and in the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. However, they are only four points behind Toronto for second […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning 2022-23 Season Preview – Five “Hot Takes”

As we know, the NHL Season is just around the corner, with preseason games starting this week. After reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive season but falling just short of a three-peat to the Colorado Avalanche, Lightning players and fans alike are eager for the revenge tour to officially begin. As the […]

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Jonathan Toews “So that part of it doesn’t sound appealing to me at all”

Jonathan Toews’s future in Chicago has been discussed relentlessly for the last six months. This past week Jonathan Toews was interviewed for the first time since the NHL draft that saw Kyle Davidson tear down the Blackhawks roster to the core. Toews sat down with Mark Lazerus of the Athletic to discuss his future as […]

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Analytics: Breaking down the matchup between the Avalanche and Lightning

The 2022 Stanley cup playoffs have had three sweeps. All three sweeps belong to the final two teams. Both teams have shown they deserve to be finalists and are the top 2 teams in the league. Both teams have won 4 straight games to move on and have controlled most of their games throughout the […]

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Drew Commesso

Opinion: Blackhawks Drew Commesso is the next Jake Oettinger

Jake Oettinger had a masterful performance in Dallas’s game seven loss to the Calgary Flames. Oettinger’s historic performance saw him stop 64 of the 67 shots he faced. Oettinger looks to be one of the top young goalies in the NHL. Jake Oettinger is twenty-three years old and was drafted with the twenty-sixth pick in […]

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DeBrincat and Kane

Blackhawks: Deep Dive Into Kane, Toews, And DeBrincats Future in Chicago

The chess game is in full swing. Davidson is holding his cards close to the vest when it comes to the future of the two most iconic players to ever play for the Blackhawks. Kane and Toews are both eligible for contract extensions this offseason. To add to the pile of work Kyle Davidson will […]

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21′-22′ Chicago Blackhawks Season Awards: The Bobby Hull Memorial goes to…

The Blackhawks are hitting the links after another grueling season, something Hawks fans have gotten used to over recent years. So as the NHL playoffs go on, let us look back and hand out some prestigious awards and some not so prestigious ones. Stan Mikita Memorial (best ofensive forward): Winner: Patrick KaneRunner up: Alex DeBrincat […]

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Inside the Rink Playoff Predictions

The greatest tournament in professional sports is about to begin. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to see what some of Inside the Rinks writers and contributors think about this year’s post-season. The Writers/Contributors: Luca Perito– Covers the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators- @elbigcalzonelp Spencer Lazary- Covers the Toronto Maple Leafs – […]

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