HOCKEY MAVEN ARCHIVES

February 28, 2012
Fischler Report: One-on-One with B's goalie Tuukka Rask
Sooner or later Tim Thomas will step aside and turn the Bruins top goaltending job over to his backup Tuukka Rask.

February 19, 2012
Fischler Report: Bruins not playing at champion's pace
There’s no fear in Boston about not making the playoffs. But there’s still concern about the fallout from the Tim Thomas’ White House boycott and the manner in which it has affected the B's on-ice play.

February 9, 2012
Fischler Report: Cherry weighs in on ever-changing game
No matter how you shake it, Don Cherry remains the most visible and quotable hockey personality.

January 31, 2012
Fischler Report: Bruins' Campbell no stranger to pressure
After winning the Cup last year, the Bruins Gregory Campbell knows a bit about pressure. The son of NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, Colin Campbell, Gregory has thrived in Boston.

December 13, 2011
Fischler Report: Realignment has good, bad points
You can’t please all of the people all the time. That bromide holds when it comes to the NHL’s realignment plan. There are many pros and cons.

November 29, 2011
Fischler Report: Delayed response OK with Sabres
Ever since the Sabres rolled over and played dead after Milan Lucic steamrolled Buffalo netminder Ryan Miller on Nov. 12, the Sabres have had their heart, courage and team bond questioned on a daily basis.

October 20, 2011
Fischler Report: Vinik the right man, with right plan
In addition to being well-capitalized, Jeff Vinik is insightful and -- compared to many sports owners in this era -- low-key and very likeable.

October 6, 2011
Fischler Report: A whole new take on fighting words
In the heat of the battle, players in any sport are always going to say awful things to each other that no coach, commissioner or players association will ever be able to stop.

September 22, 2011
Fischler Report: DiPietro the man with the answers
In a candid interview with Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post, Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (Winthrop, Mass.) offered his thoughts on a variety of topics.

September 13, 2011
Fischler Report: Time running out on Marchand?
Despite not yet having a contract, Boston forward Brad Marchand was on the Ristuccia Arena ice last week in Wilmington, Mass., alongside 20 of his teammates.

September 7, 2011
Fischler Report: Deaths of enforcers a troubling problem
Suddenly there's widespread concern about fighting in the National Hockey League and its effects on "hockey cops" such as the recently deceased Wade Belak.

August 30, 2011
Fischler Report: Two sides to Crosby story
Fischler: Crosby future a subject for debate

August 23, 2011
Fischler Report: Drury was 'The Pro's Pro'
Chris Drury joins the growing list – Mark Recchi, Doug Weight, et. al. – of veterans bidding adieu to the National Hockey League.

August 12, 2011
Fischler Report: Champ coach Julien remains underappreciated
Fischler: Julien still underappreciated

August 4, 2011
Fischler Report: Mixed reviews on long-term deals
Fischler Report: Thinking long-term

July 27, 2011
Fischler Report: Champion B's will face challenge from Sabres
Fischler: Pieces in place for Sabres

July 14, 2011
Fischler Report: Down the road, Fehr should be feared
Fischler: Hockey should be wary of Fehr

July 7, 2011
Fischler Report: Kariya was a class act for 15 years
Fischler: Kariya exits as a class act

June 29, 2011
Fischler Report: Canucks still stinging from finals loss
Fischler: Vancouver's disappointment lingers

June 15, 2011
Fischler Report: Bruins' Thomas is his own man
Fischler: Thomas has the right answer

June 8, 2011
Fischler Report: Dineen good choice for new-look Panthers
Fischler Report: Dineen has work to do

May 31, 2011
Fischler Report: Why the Canucks will win the Cup
Fischler: Why Canucks will win the Cup

May 25, 2011
Fischler Report: FHL expansion a story of survival
Fischler Report: FHL's survival skills

May 10, 2011
Fischler Report: Lightning coach Boucher living large
Fischler Report: High life for Boucher

May 4, 2011
Fischler Report: Bruins, Ference dodged a bullet
Fischler: Bruins' Ference got off easy

April 28, 2011
Fischler Report: New TV deal a big deal for NHL
Fischler Report: TV deal a big win

April 13, 2011
Fischler Report: Bruins stack up well in East
Fischler Report: B's stack up well

April 6, 2011
Fischler Report: Botterill looks back on her career
Fischler Report: Botterill looks back

September 1, 2010
Flyers' Laviolette looking forward
Fischler Report: Laviolette to Flyers -- forget last season.