2010-11 Northeast Division Preview

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It’s that time of year again!!! The air is getting colder, and the sweater are coming out.  The hockey sweaters that is.  From now until Opening Day of the NHL 2010 season, look out for new division previews, new in depth team outlooks, and big predictions and prognostications of the glorious season to come.  Today, we take a look at the Northeast Division, and what to expect this season.

2010-2011 NHL SEASON INFORMATION EXTRAPOLATION

By: Bryan Vickroy

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USA Men’s Hockey Defeats Canada 5-3

Team USA Wins Group A, Will Play in Quarterfinals Wednesday

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Ryan Miller (East Lansing, Mich./Buffalo Sabres/Michigan State Univ.) turned aside 42 shots as the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team knocked off Canada, 5-3, here tonight in Team USA’s final preliminary-round game of the XXI Olympic Winter Games. With the victory, the U.S. clinched first place in its group with a perfect 3-0-0-0 record and secured a berth in the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

“It was an excellent atmosphere tonight and we anticipated a hostile environment,” said Ron Wilson, head coach of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. “There was a lot of intensity in the game with some great plays and fantastic goaltending. After the second period, we had to tighten our play. The players responded very well in the third and played to win.”

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Meet Ryan Miller: Team USA’s Goalie Part 2

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By Paul M. Banks

The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver brings retribution for Miller who was cut from the team 2006. I recently spoke with him about his supposed snubbing. “Some of the other people got a lot more angry than I did, I didn’t take it as a slight, I just took it as separating business from personal, it was a situation where I was inspired. And coming off injury, I didn’t get picked, and the goalies that did had more NHL time, they played at a high level. With me they didn’t know,” Miller said.

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Meet Ryan Miller: Team USA’s Goalie Part 1

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By Paul M. Banks

The Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller got off to a blistering start this NHL season, his numbers so dominant during the first month of play that it sent a message to Team USA hockey about who their starting goalie should be.

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