TONY’S TAKE – 2020 STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW

September 19, 2020

The Stanley Cup Final begins tonight and a compelling matchup between two Sunbelt franchises awaits hockey fans. The Tampa Bay Lightning, a team that has been among the better squads in the Eastern Conference for the better part of this decade, are winners of the Prince of Wales Trophy for the second time in six years. Despite reaching the Conference Final five times within the last decade, Tampa had somewhat…

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TONY’S TAKE – 2020 EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL PREVIEW

September 6, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Typically that’s a phrase one would hear around Christmas. But for hockey fans, there’s no better time of year to enjoy the game than the playoffs. With storylines galore and the intensity at an all-time high, witnessing 16 teams battle for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup is a sight to behold. Throughout the postseason, From The 300 Level will provide…

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TONY’S TAKE – 2020 STANLEY CUP SECOND ROUND SEMIFINAL PREVIEW

August 22, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Typically that’s a phrase one would hear around Christmas. But for hockey fans, there’s no better time of year to enjoy the game than the playoffs. With storylines galore and the intensity at an all-time high, witnessing 16 teams battle for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup is a sight to behold. Throughout the postseason, From The 300 Level will provide…

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TONY’S TAKE – 2020 STANLEY CUP FIRST ROUND QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW

August 11, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Typically that’s a phrase one would hear around Christmas. But for hockey fans, there’s no better time of year to enjoy the game than the playoffs. With storylines galore and the intensity at an all-time high, witnessing 16 teams battling for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup is a sight to behold. Throughout the postseason, From The 300 Level will provide…

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TONY’S TAKE – 2020 STANLEY CUP QUALIFYING ROUND PREVIEW

July 31, 2020

Better late than never. That’s how most in the hockey world are feeling with the return to play by the National Hockey League this Saturday. Due to the COVID-19 virus the rest of the NHL’s regular season was canceled, but in order to complete the season the league decided to institute a one-time only resolution. The four highest-ranked teams in each conference will face each other in a round-robin style…

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Rangers/Penguins Preview and Predictions

The Pittsburgh Penguins (48-26-8, 2nd in The Metropolitan Divison) will host the New York Rangers (46-27-9, 3rd in The Metropolitan Division) in the opening round of the NHL Playoffs. These two teams are no strangers when it comes to playing in each other in the post-season. Two years ago the Rangers came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Penguins 4-3. Last year New York won in 5 games….

April 13, 2016
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MacLellan’s Gamble Paying Off

Brian MacLellan understands what it takes to win a Stanley Cup. He hoisted her back in 1989 as a member of the Calgary Flames. After serving in various executive roles with the Washington Capitals for thirteen seasons, MacLellan was promoted to general manager in March of 2014, replacing his boss George McPhee. The former NHL veteran forward and linemate of Hall of Fame member Marcel Dionne is one of the…

May 1, 2015
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