With a quarter of the NHL’s 2017/18 season already under its belt, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on how the teams are performing at this early stage. Given that less is more, especially in today’s TL:DR society, I wanted to mix things up a little. Instead of the usual review format, we’ll be looking at each team using the form of the Haiku poem. Last time we looked at the teams in the Eastern Conference, today it’s the turn of the west! Anaheim Ducks Embed from Getty Images Getzlaf and Kesler Both injured, Ducks make odd trades Must do better nowRead More →

Editor’s Note: On November 19th, 2017 the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings faced off in a hockey match. A bet was placed between Carl Landra and Nick Seguin, managing editor of Wing’s Nation. As the Red Wings lost, Nick has brought us this piece on the defense of Claude Lemieux. Claude Lemieux doesn’t get the praise that he truly deserves. Through his illustrious twenty year career, Lemieux played in 1,215 NHL games, scoring 379 goals and 786 points (0.64 points per game). I mean, talk about a point-getter! Let’s not get caught up in the points, though. There is more to a player thanRead More →

NHL Hockey starts tomorrow. Just let that sink in for a moment. Tomorrow. The nightmare that is the preseason is over and we can look forward to proper, competitive hockey. But first we still need to preview the Winnipeg Jets. Over the last 31 days we’ve previewed every team, yesterday it was the Washington Capitals, now it’s the turn the Jets; the Central Division’s second most irrelevant team. 2016/17 record: 40/35/7 Key additions: Dmitry Kulikov, Matt Hendricks, Steve Mason Key losses: Chris Thorburn, Ondrej Pavelec, Paul Postma 2017/18 prediction: No playoff hockey for the Jets this season. Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets have come a long wayRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday was the turn of the Pittsburgh Penguins, today we visit the oldest team (still) in the NHL never to win a Stanley Cup; it’s the St. Louis Blues.   2016/17 record: 46/29/7 Key additions: Brayden Schenn, Beau Bennett, Chris Thorburn Key losses: Jori Lehtera, David Perron, Ryan Reaves, Kevin Shattenkirk, Nail Yakupov? 2017/18 prediction: Out in the second roundRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Montreal Canadiens. Today we look at the Nashville Predators who are seeking to return to the finals and win the Stanley Cup. 2016/17 record: 41-29-12= 94 points Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Nick Bonino, Alexi Emelin Key losses: James Neal, Mike Fisher 2017/18 prediction: 47-28-7= 101 points Embed from Getty Images Coming off of a gameRead More →