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Boucher: A Passive Aggressive Firing. Right Move or Ridiculous?

March 1, 2019 - 11:51 AM ET

The Senators management found their scapegoat and fired Guy Boucher today...Yup Guy Boucher is to blame for all of this....sure... I think you know how I feel about this already, but....what are your thoughts? I would love to hear someone explain to me why this coach deserved to be let go....hav...

Fixing The NHL: 3 points for a regulation win or more Yes or No and Why?

March 2, 2019 - 1:06 PM ET

Every year around this time we hear the stats. "Only 1 team since the NHL went to this playoff format has made the playoffs when out of the playoffs at the trade deadline by 6 or more points." It sounds ridiculous, but it's true. Essentially you have 55 or so games to make the playoffs or...

Saying Goodbye to a Legend

March 4, 2019 - 10:34 AM ET

Ted Lindsay, Hall of Famer, four-time Cup Champion, amazing man, absolute legend, has passed away at the age of 93. Back this afternoon with thoughts and stuff from the weekend, but Lindsay deserves his own place to pay our proper respects.... On TuneIn Radio Listen to the HockeyB...

July 1st will open the best UFA signing market ever...26 UFAS

March 5, 2019 - 11:01 AM ET

Its been a week since the deadline and it is freezing out there! I probably feels really early to look ahead to the warmth of July 1st and UFA Day. Have you seen the list of UFAs this season? I can tell you this much...GMs aren't thinking it is too early. At least the ones worth a pound of salt....

The NHL Franchise All-Time Standings May Really Shock You

March 6, 2019 - 12:54 PM ET

The NHL Franchise All-Time Standings by winning percentage is indeed fascinating. This number tells you how successful a team has been since the inception of their franchise. Some of these will be as you might expect, while others may really shock you….. #31. Arizona Coyotes Year Founded in...

Thur's Buzzcast discusses the battle for playoff positioning

March 7, 2019 - 12:42 PM ET

Will be posting some projections of the final standings this afternoon, but it looks as if it is down to nine teams in the East after Philadelphia's loss to Washington last night. In the West, it appears to be a 10-team race with the injury-riddled Coyotes and Colorado still within range. We will...

The Hockeybuzz.com FINAL Projected Standings Are Back! Tonight's Picks

March 7, 2019 - 6:52 PM ET

Many of you probably remember this from last year. It is basically a program we have been perfecting and last year we got pretty darn close...It takes 24 factors into play regarding the final schedule including past records versus opponents, past records on back to backs, recent streaks, etc......

While I Am Fixing a Glitch, Enjoy This...

March 8, 2019 - 10:05 AM ET

I am fixing a coding glitch in the Projected standings pointed out by user BINGO...if that is his real name-O....So while you wait, please enjoy this....which I found posted on Reddit by user u/lostcanuck... On Jan 19, 1980, Gretzky played in Pittsburgh for the first time. During the game, he g...

TONIGHT'S Picks..Your HB FINAL Projected Standings.

March 8, 2019 - 12:09 PM ET

Tonight's Picks: Montreal OVER ANA in OT Wild over FLA Wash over NJ Jets over Canes RE-Post with corrected issues... We launched our Fourth NHL Final Projected Standings last night along with our first night of predictions.. When we started this there were far less people doing this s...

Huge day in the Standings. Today’s Picks. Standings

March 9, 2019 - 2:07 PM ET

Tons of games, here are today’s picks: AZ over LA in OT Bos over Ott Pitt over CBJ AVS over Buf Dal over Chi in OT TML over Edm Car over Nash NYI over PHI NYR over NJ STL over SJ in OT Tam over DET VGK over Van. Last night we went 2-2. So far this season 11-4 Hockeybuzz.com N...

Rumor: Sabres and Skinner Working Hard On Deal. New Standings, Picks

March 10, 2019 - 1:54 PM ET

Hey all, Hearing A LOT of talk that the Sabres and Skinner are making some progress in backroom talks about a long term extension...Jack Eichel is the biggest Skinner booster out there and that is not a bad guy to be on your side... Now a little bragging.... Last night the HockeyBuzz 9100 P...

Fair/UnFair? Jack & Jake with 2 Game Suspensions, Picks

March 11, 2019 - 12:14 PM ET

Tonight’s picks. Hawks over Yotes AVS over Canes NYR over Edm Wild over Sharks CBJ over NYI in OT PHI over OTT TB over TML It's unusual to see two of the league's more skilled players get punished for dirty play within a 24 hour period, but that is indeed what we have seen...Voracek a...

"Probably NO, Possibly Yes" How EDM COULD make the Playoffs

March 12, 2019 - 1:01 PM ET

Tonight's Picks: Last night was our first down down winning 3 and dropping 4 Season Stats 26 Correct. 13 Wrong. Nights with .500 or better records: 4 Nights with more wrong than right: 1 Points Predicted For Tonight Home . Away ANA 1 NSH 2 BUF 0 DAL 2 CBJ 1 BOS 2 CGY 2 NJ 0...

Who Can (or Can't) "just flip a switch", changes in proj standings; [email protected]

March 13, 2019 - 11:58 AM ET

Tonight's Picks... Last Night we went 5-3 with winners... Season Stats 31Correct. 16 Wrong. Nights with .500 or better records: 5 Nights with more wrong than right: 1 Tonight's Projected Points EDM 2 vs NJ 0 TOR 1 vs CHI 2 VAN 1 vs NYR 2 How many times have you heard..."They bett...

NHL Teams Who Under-Value Their Back-ups Pay the Price

March 14, 2019 - 10:39 AM ET

Those of you who are regular watchers of the podcast know that I have a big issue with teams who consider themselves contenders skimping on their backups. I used to go at the Preds all the time for not going out and getting a veteran backup and this year I have been all over the Maple Leafs. Of c...

Spoiler Alert. Digging Deep Into the Eastern Projected Standings...

March 15, 2019 - 11:23 AM ET

Tonight's Picks... Last Night we went 4-6 with winners... Season Stats 36 Correctly Picked Winners 24 Wrong Nights with .500 or better records: 5 Nights with more wrong than right: 3 Tonight's Projected Points Canes Over CBJ NYR Over Cgy Ana over Col in OT Vegas over Dallas Ph...

Hockey Spoiler Alert. New Projected Standings. Habs In/Flyers Out

March 16, 2019 - 4:31 PM ET

Sorry for the Delay today....Family stuff...Tonight's Picks... Last Night we went 3-2 with winners... Season Stats 39 Correctly Picked Winners 26 Wrong Nights with .500 or better records: 6 Nights with more wrong than right: 3 Tonight's Projected Points ARZ 2 EDM 1 BOS 2 CBJ 1 C...

Leafs need Gardiner. Tampa Makes a Serious Statement. New Standings...

March 17, 2019 - 11:29 AM ET

There has been a ton of talk for a few years now that the Maple Leafs will not be able to afford Jake Gardiner this offseason....after paying for Kapanen, Nylander, Marner, and Matthews there won't be enough money left for Toronto to keep their top D-man...Their very underappreciated top D-man......

Byfuglien Injury Long Term? Projections: Do Matchups Matter?

March 18, 2019 - 11:34 AM ET

Chasing a rumor that Dustin Byfuglien may be out for much longer than most thought...Stay tuned. Last Night we had our worst night yet, going 1-6, proving once again that hockey is the hardest sport to project. We got the Anaheim game right, but we had the wrong side on ALL FOUR games that went...

Who Will Be The Toughest Team to Play in the Playoffs?

March 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM ET

Back in a bit with the Projected Standings and Tonight's ALL-IMPORTANT games... Last night the Lightning continued their absolute dominance of the NHL...Locking up the President's trophy with nine games to go and getting VERY close to the dreaded +100 goal differential... Let's face it. Tampa ha...

Projecting the Final Standings and the 10 HUGE Games Tonight.

March 19, 2019 - 6:49 PM ET

Most teams are now sitting on around ten games to play..The 10 games tonight will go a long way towards deciding who gets to the dance and who dances with who? Tonight's Projected Points: CAR 0 PIT 2 CGY 2 CBJ 1 DAL 2 FLA 1 MIN 2 COL 1 NJ 0 WSH 2 NSH 0 TOR 2 NYI 0 BOS 2 NYR 2 DET 1 PH...

The Good/Bad from Last Night. New FIXED Projected Standings

March 20, 2019 - 10:41 AM ET

Great night of hockey last night on a night that had plenty of playoff feel to it...here are some of the good and bad... The Good... Montreal... "The Habs played a great road game" as they say, and for a young team who has had issues defending this year they shut down a Flyers team desperat...

NHL Europe Games Announced, 12 Games Tonight. Projections

March 21, 2019 - 11:10 AM ET

The 2019 NHL Global Series will feature: Chicago, Philly, Buffalo and Tampa... On September 29th. The Blackhawks will take on Eisbaeren_B in Berlin, Germany On September 30th. the Flyers will play LausanneHC in Lausanne, Switzerland. Then the actual regular season games will take place.. Oct...

A Night of Habs and Habs Nots. New Projected Standings.

March 22, 2019 - 10:28 AM ET

If you are a Montreal Canadiens fan you have to be happy this morning. Not only did the Canadiens win big against the Islanders, they saw Carolina and Columbus lose ahead of them. Not many nights when the teams ahead of you lose in regulation. I watched a lot of the the Habs/Isles and I was mo...

The 5 Games You Can't Miss Today..And Exactly What Will Happen

March 23, 2019 - 10:39 AM ET

Saturday Projections..and games you can't miss. Carolina over Minnesota in Regulation... Two teams battling for their playoff lives..The Wild with an enormous win last night in Washington, while Carolina is coming off a tough loss against the Lightning. The Wild are 3-4-3 in their last ten and...

Start Here. Today's Picks and Changes in Projected Standings

March 24, 2019 - 12:19 PM ET

Here are the points projected today.... CAR 2 MTL 0 CHI 2 COL 1 NYI 1 ARZ 2 VAN 2 CBJ 0 WSH 2 PHI 0 And if that happens here are the projected standings after today...anything different in the results can change a lot. Eastern  W L  OTL Points Metro 1 PIT 47 24 11 105...