One Thing Every NHL Team has to be Thankful for this Year

American Thanksgiving is traditionally the time of the NHL season in which teams take stock of where they are in the standings and make moves as response. Generally, by this point in the season teams have set themselves apart as playoffs teams or not and tend to stay near the position they are currently in….

NHL Overreaction Theatre

We are now approaching the quarter-mark of the NHL season and getting the place where we have an idea of what teams are. Typically American Thanksgiving in late November is the date used to determine which teams will be in the playoffs and which ones will miss out. Although the season is more than a…

Taking Over NHL Teams – Middle Tier

A couple of weeks ago on the Hockey PDO Cast, host Dimitri Filipovic and guest Jonathan Willis ranked all 31 NHL franchises in terms of which teams they would most like to take over as general manager. After listening to the episode, I thought it would be a fun exercise to give my take on…

Taking Over NHL Teams – Bottom Tier

A couple of weeks ago on the Hockey PDO Cast, host Dimitri Filipovic and guest Jonathan Willis ranked all 31 NHL franchises in terms of which teams they would most like to take over as general manager. After listening to the episode, I thought it would be a fun exercise to give my take on…

My Take on the Matt Duchene Trade

The Trade Team Receives Gives Up Ottawa ·       C Matt Duchene ·       F Shane Bowers ·       G Andrew Hammond ·       2018 Protected 1st RD Pick ·       2019 3rd RD Pick   Nashville ·       C Kyle Turris – Agrees to a 6 year, $36 million extension ·       D Samuel Girard ·       LW Vladislav Kamenev ·       2018…

NHL Positional Rankings – Goaltenders

Many hockey publications post their positional rankings each year before the regular season starts and using, what I guess to be, some type of grading system to be objective. I wanted to get involved in making my own positional rankings but didn’t want to be subjective and make a list based on which players I…

NHL Positional Rankings – Defensemen

Many hockey publications post their positional rankings each year before the regular season starts and using, what I guess to be, some type of grading system to be objective. I wanted to get involved in making my own positional rankings but didn’t want to be subjective and make a list based on which players I…

NHL Positional Rankings – Right Wing Edition

Many hockey publications post their positional rankings each year before the regular season starts and using, what I guess to be, some type of grading system to be objective. I wanted to get involved in making my own positional rankings but didn’t want to be subjective and make a list based on which players I…

NHL Positional Rankings – Left Wing Edition

Many hockey publications post their positional rankings each year before the regular season starts and using, what I guess to be, some type of grading system to be objective. I wanted to get involved in making my own positional rankings but didn’t want to be subjective and make a list based on which players I…

NHL Positional Rankings – Centers Edition

Many hockey publications post their positional rankings each year before the regular season starts and using, what I guess to be, some type of grading system to be objective. I wanted to get involved in making my own positional rankings but didn’t want to be subjective and make a list based on which players I…

31 Somewhat Bold Predictions for the NHL Season

The Pittsburgh Penguins will not three-peat. Nashville will prove last season wasn’t a fluke. Vegas won’t finish last in the league. None of the New York City Metro teams (Islander, Rangers, and Devils) will be in the playoffs. John Tavares will be traded before the deadline. Jordan Eberle, Johnny Boychuk, and Nick Leddy will follow…

2017-18 NHL Preview

Division Predictions *Red = Playoff Team Atlantic Tampa Bay Lightning – President’s Trophy Winner Stamkos returning from injury, the veteran presence of Kunitz, and the potential of Sergachev making the roster, makes them the best team in the conference. Toronto Maple Leafs I don’t expect any sophomore slump from them, but think they’ll actually be…