NEWS & ADVICE
April 16, 2014
From the Press Box: First Round Preview
Paul Bruno laments that the Kings and the Sharks have to meet up in the first round of the playoffs, and he predicts each of the first round series.
April 9, 2014
From the Press Box: Early Playoff Matchup Looks
Steve Stamkos and the Lightning will match up with the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.
April 6, 2014
From the Press Box: Turmoil in Toronto
Could Nazem Kadri be on the trade block this summer for the Leafs?
March 28, 2014
From the Press Box: Stretch Run Performers
Claude Giroux got off to a miserable start, but he's been on fire as of late.
March 11, 2014
From the Press Box: Collapsing Canucks
Following Monday's seven-goal third period debacle, Paul Bruno believes it's worth discussing whether the Canucks' window with the Sedin twins is closing.
March 5, 2014
From the Press Box: Rapid Fire Trade Deadline Review
Paul Bruno reviews the major deals completed before Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, including that of Roberto Luongo, who was dealt away from the Canucks.
February 26, 2014
From the Press Box: Olympic Fallout
The Isles will be without John Tavares for the rest of the season thanks to an injury suffered in the Olympics.
February 19, 2014
From the Press Box: Olympic Thoughts
Phil Kessel has been Team USA's leading scorer so far.
February 11, 2014
From the Press Box: Olympic Preview
Sidney Crosby leads the super-talented and favored Canadian squad.
February 4, 2014
From the Press Box: Hidden Waiver Wire Gems
Paul Bruno advises you to scour the waiver wire rather than trade to address your team's shortcomings. You might just find the next Antoine Vermette.
January 29, 2014
From the Press Box: Anticipating the Trade Deadline
Nazem Kadri might be on the trade block before the March 8th deadline, but Paul Bruno believes that the Leafs would be mistaken to deal him at anything less than full price.
January 22, 2014
From the Press Box: Wings in Unchartered Territory
Jimmy Howard's latest injury has the Red Wings in a lot of trouble in trying to maintain the finally playoff spot in the East.
January 15, 2014
From the Press Box: Buyers and Sellers
Could the Blues be in the market to replace Jaroslav Halak? Paul Bruno takes a first look at potential buyers and sellers in the trade market.
January 8, 2014
From the Press Box: Examining Canada's and Team USA's Sochi Selections
Paul Bruno provides roster analysis for the Canadian and American Olympic squads, while shedding light on some of the players who may have been overlooked, like the Bolts' Martin St. Louis.
January 2, 2014
From the Press Box: Midseason Power Rankings
The Blackhawks are on top, and now they're getting the services of Corey Crawford again.
December 19, 2013
From the Press Box: Winter Classic Struggles
Nazem Kadri isn't producing at the same level he did in last year's compressed season. He and the Leafs face the Red Wings in the Big House on New Year's Day.
December 14, 2013
From the Press Box: Montreal Royalty
Carey Price and the Habs have started well so far this season.
December 5, 2013
From the Press Box: Revisting Sell-High Candidates
Paul Bruno revisits the cases of hot-starters like the Blues' Alexander Steen.
November 20, 2013
From the Press Box: The Art Of The Deal
Kris Letang's scoring from the blue line should draw a premium forward in return if you're looking for scoring up front.
November 13, 2013
From the Press Box: Stamkos Fallout
What happens to Martin St. Louis and his teammates now that Steven Stamkos is out with a long-term injury?
October 30, 2013
From the Press Box: Olympic Hopefuls
The Blues' Alexander Steen is making a pretty good case for himself to make the Canadian Olympic team. Paul Bruno discusses a couple of other potential Olympic hopefuls in this week's edition.
October 23, 2013
From the Press Box: Nice Early Season Results
Alexander Ovechkin continues to thrive under the coaching of Adam Oates, having full broken the chains of former coach Bruce Boudreau's defensive system.
October 16, 2013
From the Press Box: Big Decisions In Vancouver
The Sedins' contract status hangs over the Canucks' season. Paul Bruno breaks down that decision process and a couple of other big stories around the league.
October 11, 2013
From the Press Box: A Coaching Change in Philly
Claude Giroux could benefit from the early shakeup in Philly, among others. Paul Bruno covers that decision, and discusses how to deal with slow starts in this week's edition.
October 1, 2013
From the Press Box: The Basics
Paul Bruno talks about the various types of leagues and the strategy that needs to go with those leagues. How early you take an elite defenseman like Erik Karlsson often depends on the specs of your league.
September 20, 2013
From the Press Box: Top Lines & Pairings - Western Conference
Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks are back for more. Paul Bruno breaks down who will be on his line this year and does so with all the Western Conference teams.
September 15, 2013
From the Press Box: Top Lines & Pairings - Eastern Conference
Phil Kessel is the leading scorer for the Leafs, but will the addition of David Clarkson's toughness help push them over the top?
August 30, 2013
From the Press Box: Salary Cap, RFAs, Comparables
Paul Bruno explains the complications regarding Nazem Kadri's contract situation, and shares a few of his booms, busts and sleepers.
August 22, 2013
From the Press Box: Jetting Out West
Zach Bogosian and the Winnipeg Jets moving to the Western Conference where they belong is the biggest change in the conference. Paul Bruno breaks it all down.
August 18, 2013
From the Press Box: New Faces, New Roles - Eastern Conference
Cory Schneider became the answer to the Devils' goalie succession plan in a draft day trade. Paul Bruno traces the other big changes in the Eastern Conference.
August 6, 2013
From the Press Box: Coyotes Off Life Support
It looks like Keith Yandle will be plying his wares in the desert for the long haul - at least, so long as he remains on the Coyotes.
July 25, 2013
From the Press Box: Kovalchuk Walks Away
Paul Bruno reviews the latest set of player moves, including Ilya Kovalchuk's stunning decision to retire from the NHL to play in his native Russia.
July 10, 2013
From the Press Box: Alfie Finds a New Home
Paul Bruno reviews the early offseason free agent signings, starting with the Red Wings' shocking signing of Daniel Alfredsson.
June 26, 2013
From the Press Box: Stanley Cup Wrap
Jonathan Toews and his teammates hoisted the Cup on Monday night. Paul Bruno reviews the series and the early offseason transactions in the NHL.
June 11, 2013
From the Press Box: Stanley Cup Preview
Paul Bruno breaks down this Original Six matchup between the Blackhawks and Bruins. Who do you have to win the Cup?
May 14, 2013
From the Press Box: First Round Review, Second Round Predictions
The Leafs' stunning Game 7 collapse in the third period and subsequent overtime hit our correspondent Paul Bruno pretty hard. What does he see in store for the next round of the playoffs?
May 9, 2013
From the Press Box: Beached Orcas
The Canucks are the first to depart the playoffs after getting swept by the Sharks. Paul Bruno insists that they have to pick one goalie and trade the other this offseason.
April 30, 2013
From the Press Box: First Round Predictions
Paul Bruno likes Logan Couture and the Sharks over the Canucks. See who he likes in the other seven first-round playoff contests.
April 23, 2013
From the Press Box: Bubble Teams
Dustin Byfuglien and the Jets have a critical game against the Caps on Tuesday night.
April 16, 2013
From the Press Box: New York Teams On Divergent Paths
John Tavares and the Isles are on the rise, while the Rangers are struggling to make the playoffs despite having much loftier ambitions.
April 9, 2013
From the Press Box: Who's on the Bubble?
Pavel Datsyuk has been superb as always, but the Red Wings remain on the playoff bubble due to a shaky defense corps.
April 2, 2013
From the Press Box: The Flames' Fire Sale Continues
Jay Bouwmeester is now a member of the Blues. Paul Bruno discusses that and other deals that have gone down in advance of the trade deadline.
March 26, 2013
From the Press Box: Iginla Submits His List
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, Jarome Iginla remains the top name on the trade block. He recently submitted his list of four teams he's willing to get traded to for the Flames.
March 19, 2013
From the Press Box: Big Contracts in Anaheim
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf recently signed big contract extensions to stay with the Ducks.
March 12, 2013
From the Press Box: Penguins On a Roll
The Penguins have remained hot despite the recent injury to Evgeni Malkin, led of course by Sidney Crosby, who is on another tear.
March 6, 2013
From the Press Box: An Unsavory Element
Brad Richards narrowly avoided a significant injury on a questionable hit by Patrick Kaleta in a recent game. Paul Bruno discusses this aspect of the game, and talks about two struggling franchises.
February 26, 2013
From the Press Box: Original Six On Top
Paul Bruno evaluates whether Montreal's ascent to the top of the Eastern Conference is for real.
February 12, 2013
From the Press Box: Realignment Talk
Paul Bruno talks realignment, the compressed schedule, and the quick start by the Devils.
February 5, 2013
From the Press Box: Early Surprises
Scott Harnell's broken foot is one of the reasons why the Flyers are off to such a poor start.
January 30, 2013
From the Press Box: 30 Cities, 30 Topics
Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues are off to a wonderful start.
January 22, 2013
From the Press Box: 30 Storylines
Tuukka Rask takes over in Boston - Paul Bruno discusses that, and a storyline for each NHL team.
April 11, 2012
From the Press Box: Another Playoff Preview
Round 1 overview.
April 5, 2012
From the Press Box: Awards Talk
Jonathan Quick should be picking up some awards hardware, even if his team falters.
March 28, 2012
From the Press Box: Panthers on the Prowl
Kris Versteeg hasn't been the same player in the second half of the season, but his Panthers are still leading the Southeast Division over the surging Caps.
March 22, 2012
From the Press Box: Winnipeg, A Smash Hit
The Jets have been a smash hit in their first year back in Winnipeg.
February 23, 2012
From the Press Box: Tight Division Races
Paul Bruno discusses how close five of the six division races are.
February 16, 2012
From the Press Box: Another Rebuild Effort in Columbus
The Blue Jackets need to rebuild, again, and that means Rick Nash might get traded before the trade deadline.
February 9, 2012
From the Press Box: In the Doghouse
Alexander Semin doesn't fit the Caps' system, so he's in the team's doghouse, despite the team being in a dogfight in their division.
February 1, 2012
From the Press Box: Rising To the Top
Evgeni Malkin has raised his game with Sidney Crosby out again.
January 25, 2012
From the Press Box: The Butterfly Effect
Paul Bruno praises the Ottawa Senators while acknowledging their recent woes, and decries the sameness in goaltending styles across the league.
January 19, 2012
From the Press Box: Disgruntled Goalie
Could Ryan Miller be on the way out in Buffalo?
January 12, 2012
From the Press Box: Trade Rumors Ramping Up
Paul Bruno's weekly tour around the league.
January 5, 2012
From the Press Box: Tough Decisions
Fantasy poolies that own a slumping superstar like Corey Perry have a tough decision to make before their league's trade deadline.
December 28, 2011
From the Press Box: Positive Stories
Alexander Edler is one of the positive stories so far from the 2011 season.
December 23, 2011
From the Press Box: Franchise Player Struggles
Rick Nash is one of a handful of franchise players who is struggling and taking their team down with them.
December 14, 2011
From the Press Box: A Call To Action
Sidney Crosby's latest concussion woes, combined with those of Claude Giroux, should incite the NHL to do more about concussions.
December 7, 2011
From the Press Box: Realignment Reaction
Paul Bruno gives his take on the Board of Governors' recent decisions, including realignment.
November 30, 2011
From the Press Box: Changes Everywhere
We've already had three head coaching changes in the NHL.
November 23, 2011
From the Press Box: Powerful Panthers
Stephen Weiss has teamed with Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg to give the Panthers a potent top line.
November 16, 2011
From the Press Box: The Hall of Fame Class
Paul Bruno fetes this year's inductees.
November 9, 2011
From the Press Box: Albatross!
Both Evgeni Nabokov and Rick DiPietro are playing ahead of Al Montoya on the island.
November 2, 2011
From the Press Box: Leafs Yet To Fall
Paul Bruno is bullish on the hot-starting Leafs.
October 26, 2011
From the Press Box: Father Time Catching Brodeur
Martin Brodeur is hurt for the third time in the last four seasons.
October 20, 2011
From the Press Box: The Sidekick Theory
Paul Bruno's tour around the NHL discusses his Sidekick Theory, and he also thinks that Roberto Luongo will remain the
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