Weekly Recaps

NHL 2020-21 Recap Week 3 – Atlantic Division teams excel, COVID spreading, scrappy Blackhawks

A few weeks into the season, the most interesting thing to me is the top three teams are the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Toronto Maple Leafs. These...
Weekly Recaps

NHL 2020-21 Recap Week 2 – Patrick Laine trade fallout, Tony DeAngelo waived, Stars have great odds

When Patrik Laine wanted out of a team that recently made the conference finals and seemed to disrespect his all-star teammate as not good enough, it didn’t add up....
Weekly Recaps

NHL 2020-21 Recap Week 1 – Pierre-Luc Dubois and Patrick Laine trade, Canadiens and Devils hot, Evander Kane bankruptcy

Pierre-Luc Dubois wanted out of Columbus. I can't say I blame him, and he's entitled to play where he wants. General managers shouldn't have the only say. It is...
Season Previews

2020-21 NHL Season Preview

Should we even have a 2021 NHL season? I don't think so. I love hockey, but I wouldn't mind waiting until the fall to watch again. This division only...
Season Recaps

2019-20 NHL Season Recap – Part 3 – Worst of the Year

Jay Bouwmeester collapses on the bench from cardiac arrest in the middle of a St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks game in February. The game was canceled, and the...
Season Recaps

2019-20 NHL Season Recap – Part 2 – Best of the Year

Other series were a bit tighter and shorter, like the Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights and Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets. But nothing beat the sheer...
Season Recaps

2019-20 NHL Season Recap – Part 1 – Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Champions and Awards

It started with a hat. After suffering one of, if not the most, embarrassing playoff sweeps in NHL history, coach John Cooper bought a Virginia Cavaliers hat. The Cavaliers...
Playoff Previews

2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Stanley Cup Finals Preview

In my mind, there were only two possible Stanley Cup finals match-ups. The Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders or the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the Dallas Stars....
Playoff Previews

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Conference Finals Preview

Wow, what a second round. I don’t recall ever having all series be 3-1 and only one team closing out in five and everyone else going to seven. It’s...
Playoff Previews

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 2 Preview

I don’t know who does the NHL’s scheduling, but they are terrible at it. I thought since the NHL was doing the scheduling from only two rinks they had...