On pace for their worst season since the 1996-1997 season (excluding the half season played after the 2012-2013 lockout), the Sens need a face lift. Twelve games into the season with a 5-2-5 record, they had 15 out of a possible 24 points which was above .500, the team looked a little shaky but they showed a lot of promise. Derick Brassard and Mark Stone looked like one of the best duo in the NHL. Stone was looking like the All Star he is and Kyle Turris was still in a Sens jersey. With 5 OT loses it was just a matter of tweaking aRead More →

Carl is joined by Nick Seguin, managing editor of Wings Nation, as The Always Wonderful Joel is away this week. Dion Phaneuf was traded this week from the Ottawa Senators to the LA Kings for Marian Gaborik. But why? Following that, Nikita Soshnikov was moved by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the St. Louis Blues, showing that the Leafs really did have too many forwards. Nick shares with us his thoughts on all of the potential Detroit Red Wings deadline moves, including Luke Glendening to the Leafs, Mike Green to the Washington Capitals and Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers (more on this later). TheRead More →

The men’s round robin part of the hockey tournament has just finished, and the women’s competition is well into the knockout stages. It’s time to step back and reflect on some of the lessons learned in the first rounds at Pyongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. It’s OAR’s World, We Just Live In It It’s no hot take to say the Olympic Athletes of Russia team are good. Despite restrictions on NHL players, the OAR coaches had the pick of the KHL’s finest, a lot of whom have considerable NHL experience, including two-time Stanley Cup winners Slava Voynov and Pavel Datsyuk, also zero-time cup winner Ilya Kovalchuk.Read More →

Welcome to the final edition of Deadline Deals, a series where I have been looking at every team in the NHL and their trade deadline plans. In the final article for this series, we will be looking at the Pacific edition. If you missed it, last week we looked at the Central. #1 Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks have had a long season, to say the least. They were absolutely decimated by injuries to start the year and had to ice a part AHL team for a while. This team had to just stay afloat in the West. They actually did a good job too. TheyRead More →

The guys are back and ready to break down the news of the week in the National Hockey League, including: Another set of suspensions are handed out with Dustin Brown getting 1 game and Alexandre Burrows getting 10 games. Did the Department of Player Safety actually get one right? The Ottawa Senators extended general manager Pierre Dorion’s contract. But why? Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton wrote a letter to the fans of the New York Rangers explaining the path forward for them. What should the Rangers do next? Do they trade Rick Nash? Ryan McDonagh? Henrik Lundqvist?   The Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers areRead More →

Welcome back to the third edition of deadline deals. A series where I break down what I think is best for each team as they approach the trade deadline. Today’s focus is on the Central division as we move out West! If you missed it, you can check out the Metro and Atlantic editions! #1 Chicago Blackhawks: The Hawks find themselves in a position they really have not been in years. A team really on the outside looking, with slim shots at the playoffs. MoneyPuck currently has them at a 20% chance at playoffs. With no Corey Crawford for maybe the rest of the year,Read More →