1. Ritter's Rant: News And Notes From Around The NHL

    Say It Ain’t So, Sidney… It’s been a long time since we witnessed Sidney Crosby having a complete breakdown, hasn’t it? Crosby, who is often referred to ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 583 reads 16 comments

  2. Andrei Markov Out Indefinitely: Who Will the Montreal Canadiens Turn To?

    The Montreal Canadiens have announced that defensive leader Andrei Markov is out indefinitely with what they are calling “a lower body injury...

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  3. Canucks-Blackhawks: Vancouver Crushes Chicago En Route To Game One Win

    Heading into the Western Conference semifinals there were plenty of questions surrounding the Vancouver Canucks...

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  4. Jordan Staal To Miss Remainer Of Series Against The Montreal Canadiens

    TSN is reporting that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jordan Staal will miss the remainder of the series against the Montreal Canadiens...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 497 reads 0 comments

  5. Alex Ovechkin Must Change His Game to Win Championships

    When I spoke to Alexander Ovechkin earlier this year I asked him which championship was more important to him, the Stanley Cup or an Olympic Gold medal...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,167 reads 50 comments

  6. NHL 2010 Playoffs Bracket: Eastern Conference Matchups

    The first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs are in the books and, thus far, you gotta love what we've already witnessed...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 889 reads 7 comments

  7. Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket: Western Conference Semifinal Breakdown

    Vancouver Canucks (3)—103 points vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2)—112 points. Where to Watch the Series: (All times EDT) Saturday, May 1 at Chicago, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS Monday, May 3 at Chicago, 9:00 p...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 848 reads 4 comments

  8. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Best Of The Western Conference, Thus Far

    With round one of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the books for the Western Conference it’s time to pick the best playoff performers thus far...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 294 reads 0 comments

  9. Ian Laperriere Out Indefinitely as Flyers Await Round Two Opponent

    Let’s face it folks, with all the turmoil and player injuries surrounding this club, the Philadelphia Flyers should not be in the position they are right now, awaiting their second round opponent for the Eastern Conference semifinals...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 817 reads 6 comments

  10. Is Russian Hockey Dead? Where Did All the Russians Go?

    Anyone who knows anything about hockey knows about Russian superstars Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Andrei Markov, Alexander Semin, Sergei Gonchar, Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Nabokov, Ilya Bryzgalov, and Pavol Datsyuk...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 87 reads 12 comments

  11. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes From Around The NHL

    P.K's "OK"... He may have only played just over 10 minutes, but given his Game Six performance, I think it’s safe to say the P.K. Subban era has commenced in Montreal...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 258 reads 10 comments

  12. Jarolsav Halak vs. Carey Price: Montreal Canadiens Still Have Questions

    The Montreal Canadiens went into to this year's playoffs with little to no hope of knocking off their first round opponent, the Washington Capitals...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 643 reads 8 comments

  13. Flyers “Fist” New Jersey Devils, Move On To Second Round

    When you look back on the 2009/’10 NHL regular season, no team had to face as much adversity as the Philadelphia Flyers...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 585 reads 14 comments

  14. 2010 NHL Playoffs: The Postseason's Top Five Performers Thus Far

    The NHL playoffs have just begun but there are already numerous players that are establishing themselves as the cream of the crop...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,039 reads 17 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke Set To Sign Goaltender Jussi Rynnas

    Making good on his promise to scour the universe for unknown talent, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is at it again, as he is rumored to be very close to signing Jussi Rynnas (one of the premier Finnish goaltenders) to a contract...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 818 reads 18 comments

  16. Philadelphia Flyers Up Two Games, Down Two Players: Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Before game one of the series between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils went down, I came out and said that the Flyers were going to get “fisted...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 321 reads 8 comments

  17. Is The Price Right? Carey Price To Start Game Four

    Heading into the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens seemed to have their goaltending all but figured out; Jaroslav Halak was their man...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 156 reads 3 comments

  18. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Five Surprise Performers Thus Far

    Every year we wait patiently for the NHL Playoff season to commence. Some say the best part of the playoffs is watching a team get upset by a lower seed, some say it's the heightened ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,886 reads 12 comments

  19. Four Players Brian Burke Should Look at Signing This Summer

    No question about it, when it comes to signing unrestricted free agents, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke will have his work cut out for him this summer...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 2,159 reads 36 comments

  20. Ilya Kovalchuk Needs To Step Up His Game with New Jersey Devils

    When New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello made the trade that brought Ilya Kovalchuk over from the Atlanta Thrashers there were plenty of prognosticators that felt the acquisition would cement the Devils as a Stanley Cup favorite...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 312 reads 4 comments

  21. NHL Playoff Schedule: This Week's Five Must-Watch Games

    With the playoff season just starting to heat up several series are beginning to emerge as much-watch TV. Ok, let’s face it, if you are an NHL fan all playoff games are must-watch TV, so I digress...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 2,049 reads 2 comments

  22. Philadelphia Flyers Overcome Penalty Woes; Beat New Jersey Devils in OT

    Coming into Sunday night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils, both teams had to be unhappy with their overall play...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 265 reads 8 comments

  23. Forget About Alexander Ovechkin; Sidney Crosby Is King

    All season long I have had to read all the negative comments about Sidney Crosby and how he is not as good as Alexander Ovechkin. To say these comments are preposterous is an understatement...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 2,354 reads 136 comments

  24. Let's Get Physical: New Jersey Devils Even Series Vs. Philadelpia Flyers

    Entering last night’s tilt between the Philadelphia Flyers, the New Jersey Devils must have been aware of the fact that the Flyers were 16-0 all-time when leading a series by a 2-0 margin...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 180 reads 3 comments

  25. Montreal Canadiens-Washington Capitals: Habs Lead Series 1-0

    As has been the case throughout most of the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens (the underdog in the series) shocked everyone tonight (everyone except all the Habs fans), by besting the Washington Capitals, in overtime, by a score of 3-2...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 520 reads 12 comments