Goaltending, coaching will decide the inevitable Canadiens/Lightning playoff series

Justin Bourne weighs in on the impending Canadiens/Bolts series.


Mark Giordano has dragged the Calgary Flames from awful to not very good

Justin Bourne tries to rein in the reality of what the Flames are.


On the Anaheim Ducks big comeback over the Winnipeg Jets, and why "score effects" exist

Justin Bourne talks about score effects, and explains them as best he can.


Why the Colorado Avalanche are going to get smoked by Chicago in playoffs

Justin Bourne explains why Colorado won't put up much of a fight in round one of the NHL playoffs.


On Martin St. Louis struggles with the Rangers, and trying to fit in with a new team

Justin Bourne looks at Martin St. Louis' start with the Rangers.


The 10 best pre-Easton Synergy hockey sticks

Justin Bourne looks back at the evolution of hockey sticks, and what "used" to be cool.


Interview: Getting to know San Jose Sharks' defenseman Matt Irwin

Dave Cunning talks with Matt Irwin of the San Jose Sharks.


On the two types of "players-only" meetings, and their effectiveness

Justin Bourne explains the dire nature of "players only" meetings.


Dryden, Bowman, and how unleashing certain players allows coaches to best utilize their roster

Justin Bourne explains that "systems" in hockey need to be flexible to best utilize your talent.


Why Jon Cooper is the obvious choice for the Jack Adams Award

Ryan Lambert explains why Tampa Bay's head coach should win the Jack Adams.


Thoughts on Thoughts: Leafs' Reimer should follow Cammalleri's lead (and much more)

Justin Bourne breaks down 10 of Elliotte's excellent weekly post "30 Thoughts."


5 Thoughts: new playoff seeding, "paper tigers," and cleaning up some hockey terminology

Justin Bourne clears up a few hockey thoughts about the playoffs, the seeding and more.


James Reimer is either starting on Tuesday night, or becoming the Leafs' official scapegoat

Justin Bourne weighs in on the Leafs goalie controversy.


Systems Analyst: Red Wings score on 3 rush chances to beat the Leafs. Who's to blame?

Justin Bourne highlights who's to blame and who deserves credit for Detroit's narrow but important victory over Toronto.