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 →

Two points out of a playoff spot with two games at hand, you could be confident that the Calgary Flames will land a spot in the 2017-2018 NHL playoffs. How deep will they go? That’s a different story. After being swept in the 1st round of the playoffs last season, Calgary has made enough changes to avoid being eliminated in the 1st round again. With the strong play of newly acquired Mike Smith, surprising rookie Mark Jankowski and highly sawed out defenseman Travis Hamonic the Flames have added stability between the pipes, gritty, producing forward and hockey sense on the blue line so what elseRead More →

Four minutes left in the consolation final and there it went, our lead that we had all game was gone. It was 6-6. The right winger on my line looks at me blaming himself saying “I’m going to get that one back” and like it was written in a movie, our next shift he did. We won 7-6. How did I get here? How did I find a ice in the middle of South Florida? A common refrain is “why hockey?” It’s a question so many fans of our beloved sport are asked time and time again. If you had a time machine and went backRead More →

As it stands, NHL players aren’t going to the Olympics. This has been met with a mixture of sorrow, anger and defiance by players. Some have accepted the decision, choosing to focus on the Stanley Cup, while others have decided that they’re going to South Korea regardless. With no plans for a break in the schedule, what choices do the GMs have? It’s an impossible position. Let your players go and risk being fined by the NHL, up to $10 million per player if the NHL is feeling particularly mean. Even by baseball standards that’s a lot of money. That possibility of financial penalties willRead More →