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 Vegas Golden Knights and today we turn to my former bandwagon team: the Washington Capitals. 2016/17 record: 55-19-8 Key additions: Devante Smith-Pelly Key losses: Nate Schmidt, Karl Alzner, Kevin Shattenkirk, Marcus Johansson, Justin Williams 2017/18 prediction: Exit in the first round of the playoffs Embed from Getty Images Another year older, another year w…..orse. The Washington Capitals, perennialRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving 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. Today we look at the Flyers arch-rival: the Pittsburgh Penguins. 2016/17 record: 50-21-11=111 points Key additions: Antti Niemi, Ryan Reaves, Matt Hunwick >Key losses: Marc Andre Fleury, Chris Kunitz, Trevor Daley, Nick Bonino, Ron Hainsey, Matt Cullen 2017/18 prediction: Three cups in a row. Is it possible? Embed from Getty Images As usual, a playoff spot is eminentRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving 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 Erik Karlsson & Friends the Ottawa Senators, today we head back across the border to the home of wonderful cheese steaks, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Flyers. 2016/17 record: 39/33/10 Key additions: Nolan Patrick, Brian Elliott, Jori Lehtera Key losses: Steve Mason, Michael Del Zotto, Brayden Schenn 2017/18 prediction: Miss the playoffs Embed from Getty Images 2016/17Read More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving 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 Matt looked at the New York Islanders, today we travel the short distance to the MSG and visit those perpetual playoff disappointments; it’s the New York Rangers. 2016/17 record: 48/28/6 Key additions: David Desharnais, Anthony DeAngelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ondrej Pavelec. Key losses: Kevin Klein, Dan Girardi, Antti Raanta, Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg. 2017/18 prediction: Repeat of lastRead More →

Brian Boyle is listed as a towering six foot seven inches center. That alone is impressive but it’s his heart and determination is what makes him a truly special player. That is why when on September 19th it rocked the hockey world to hear Boyle and his new team, the New Jersey Devils, announce that he had been diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). Boyle on diagnosis: "My mindset is on Oct. 7. I don’t like missing games. I feel as close to normal as you can feel." — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 19, 2017 True to form Boyle said “My mindset is on Oct.Read More →

Editor’s Note: Yesterday we learned that Brian Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. For more on that read Brian Boyle: Warrior On and Off the Ice 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 Nashville Predators. Today we look at the New Jersey Devils who are seeking to return prominence or at worst get out of the gutter. 2016/17 record: 28-40-14= 70 points KeyRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving 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 Colorado Avalanche. Today head into the heart of Ohio and look at what the Blue Jackets have in store for us this season. 2016/17 record: 47-26-9 Key additions: Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte, Key losses: Brandon Saad, William Karlsson, Sam Gagner, Anton Forsberg, Scott Hartnell 2017/18 prediction: 4th in Metro Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving 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 Calgary Flames. Today we make our first foray into the Metropolitan division. It’s time to remember once again why I jumped on the Hurricanes bandwagon! 2016/17 record: 36-31-15 Key additions: Marcus Kruger, Scott Darling, Justin Williams, Trevor van Riemsdyk Key losses: Eddie Lack 2017 prediction: Wild card spot Embed from Getty Images Last year, the Carolina Hurricanes finishedRead More →