Dark times are on the horizon for the Detroit Red Wings. Take it from someone who has ended up supporting bad teams in different sports, it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better. In the last 25 joyful, playoff making seasons, our Red Wings have made the finals six times and won the Stanley Cup in four of those finals. It’s safe to say that we’ve been spoiled. The problem is that once a team starts to perform poorly, trying to escape without making big, dramatic changes is like trying to escape a whirlpool while paddling a surfboard.  And the surfboard is onRead More →

Chris Osgood, Dominik Hasek, Manny Legace, Ty Conklin, Jonas Gustavsson, Joey MacDonald and now Petr Mrazek. All have tended net in Detroit alongside Jimmy Howard. But with the trade of Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers, there’s no question about who’s top dog now for the Red Wings. As soon as Mrazek was left exposed in the 2017 expansion draft, the writing was on the wall. The Czech goalie, drafted 141st overall by Detroit in 2010 was on the market and available to the highest bidder. With a dire goalie injury situation, the Flyers offered a conditional 4th round 2018 pick and a conditional 3rd rounderRead More →

An Erik Karlsson trade seemed almost inevitable ahead of the Monday trade deadline, but GM Pierre Dorion didn’t pull the trigger. The Tampa Bay lightning sent Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, Vladislav Namestnikov, a conditional 2nd round pick, and Tampa’s 1st round pick to the New York Rangers for Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and F J T.Miller. Assuming this was similar to the offer for Erik Karlsson, you can see why a deal with never made. The asking price seemed to be significantly high, even for Erik Karlsson. The two-time Norris Trophy winner and Ottawa Senators captain will remain an Ottawa Senator…for now.   Where itRead More →

Another NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone leaving Buffalo Sabres’ fans with a bitter taste in their mouth. Last season, Tim Murray did nothing while Jason Botterill traded pending unrestricted free agent, Evander Kane. Embed from Getty Images And that was it. Not Josh Gorges, not Benoit Pouliot, not Jacob Josefson. People were expecting that Botterill would clean house of expiring contracts and under-performing talent. Many were under the impression that a higher-end prospect and a 2018 first round-pick (without conditions) would be traded for Kane. By 3pm EST, it did not happen. Players thought to be on the road out of Buffalo remainRead More →

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 →