The Rebuild is Complete in Buffalo

3 new top 6 forwards, 2 new bottom 6 forwards, 1 new top 4 defensemen and a new starting goalie. That is how much change the Buffalo Sabres underwent this offseason. In are forwards Jeff Skinner, Connor Sheary, Casey Mittelstadt, Patrik Berglund and Tage Thompson. Rasmus Dahlin was added to the backend and Carter Hutton was signed to take over the net. All these guys … Continue reading The Rebuild is Complete in Buffalo

Blackhawks acquire Strome and Perlini

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Nick Schmaltz. All 3 players have struggled this year, in 20 games Strome has 6 points, in 22 games Perlini has 6 points and in 23 games Schmaltz has 11 points. It is very early to give up on Dylan Strome who picked #3 in the 2015 NHL … Continue reading Blackhawks acquire Strome and Perlini

Live Blog: Montreal vs Boston

One of the best rivalries in hockey, the Montreal Canadiens take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Hockey Night in Canada staff will be wearing the retro powder blue suits today (which will be auctioned off for Hockey Fights Cancer) and what better game to show than this original 6 battle. Montreal is coming off a 3-2 OT loss to … Continue reading Live Blog: Montreal vs Boston

Coaching or Management? or Both?

Is it composition or is it execution? Who knows these days with the Edmonton Oilers. If you look at Peter Chiarelli, he is the one who’s turned Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Justin Schultz, Mat Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier into Adam Larsson, Ryan Spooner, Filip Berglund and Griffin Reinhart. When Peter Chiarelli was hired in Edmonton he had Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and Justin Schultz on … Continue reading Coaching or Management? or Both?

Swapping Ryan’s: Strome for Spooner

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Spooner. Now before I get into this, I am taking Jordan Eberle completely out of it and just looking at the Strome and Spooner swap. Ryan Strome was originally brought to Edmonton because he was cheaper and his time on the Island was not successful so the Oilers thought … Continue reading Swapping Ryan’s: Strome for Spooner

Montreal is Better Without Pacioretty

Here’s a scenario for you: A team gets rid of a guy who had 17 goals and gave minimal effort every night and they become better? Yes I’m talking about Max Pacioretty who was the Canadiens captain but never really acted like it or deserved the letter. When the trade was made for Shea Weber he was clearly the leader in that room. Here’s another … Continue reading Montreal is Better Without Pacioretty

It’s Not Joel Quennevile’s Fault

After a 6-6-3 start to the 2018-19 NHL season, the Chicago Blackhawks have fired Head Coach Joel Quenneville. Not only is Quenneville the 2nd winningest coach in Blackhawks history, he is the 2nd winningest coach of all time behind Scotty Bowman in both categories. Quenneville coached 797 games with the Blackhawks and had a record of 452-249-96 to go along with 3 Stanley Cups. So … Continue reading It’s Not Joel Quennevile’s Fault

Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson

The hype is real. Coming into this year, there were a few rookies who were projected to receive Calder votes in June: Andrei Svechnikov of Carolina and Rasmus Dahlin of Buffalo to name a few. But the guy who writers talked about the most was 2017 5th overall pick, Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks. At the 2017 draft, many pegged Cody Glass to go … Continue reading Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson