The current state of hockey in the Motor City is bleak, the Detroit Red Wings have taken just 17 points from 32 games. The season is still early, but it feels like 2019-20 is shaping up to be one of Detroit’s worst. Which begs the question, what was the Red Wings’ worst NHL season? And how do you measure this? Embed from Getty Images The NHL has changed a lot in the time that the Wings have won their 11 Stanley Cups, but one thing is consistent; if you’re not winning games, you’re not winning cups. To that end, lets use win percentage as ourRead More →

The 2020 NHL Draft is one of the strongest we have seen in years, and of course, is topped off by Alexis Lafreniere. What those who don’t look in-depth into this class may not realize is how deep this draft is as well. Let’s take a look at some potential ‘under-the-radar’ players in the upcoming entry draft.   Marat Khusnutdinov, C 5’9” / 165 lbs. SKA-1946 St. Petersburg / MHL My December Rank: 10 (Crazy, I know) When I get asked about my favorite players in this draft, Marat Khusnutdinov is always one of the first names that comes to mind. Looking at the smallRead More →

Cherrygate may have dominated headlines and water-cooler talk across Canada (at least until some dude in Toronto also got fired for unrelated shortcomings), but the dust has mostly settled and watching all this from the sidelines has gifted Alex and Mike a different perspective on the whole kerfuffle. Alex: European; lives in Canada Now for all you kids out there who don’t know me- I was not born in the Great White North nor did I grow up playing the great game on ice with my buddies. Originally, I was born in the hockey free Winchester, England a town which didn’t celebrate legends such asRead More →

As the 2019-2020 season begins to unravel, we will be graced with our fair share of on ice events. We’ll see the All Star game in St. Louis, plenty of throwback and alternate jersey nights across the league, and the Winter Classic in Dallas, Texas. The latter has been rapidly growing in popularity over the years, and we get a taste of what this years outdoor excursion will look like.   Background The Nashville Predators will appear in their first NHL Winter Classic along side fellow first timer, the Dallas Stars. The Predators revealed their tarp that takes us back to a time where onlyRead More →

Both Carl and Nick are supporters of undefeated teams. But how long will that last?   Diving into the undefeated, which of these teams will be the first to lose? It can’t be the Avalanche or Red Wings, can it? And what about the yet to be victorious? Which of the winless teams are most primed for a bounce back? Can we eliminate from the playoffs already? What impact have the new rule changes had on games so far? Are coaches challenges used differently this year? Does picking the side on icing really matter? Carl plays a round of “For or Against” starring such thingsRead More →

The 2018 Stanley Cup winning Washington Capitals were set to go the distance again, but instead of breaking records, all the 2019 playoffs brought were broken hearts and very broken brackets. This season will be better. It has to be, doesn’t it? Embed from Getty Images Notable Players In: Radko Gudas, Richard Panik, Brendan Leipsic Notable Players Out: Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik First Key Game: St. Louis Blues – October 2nd. Odds to win the division 7:1 (1st overall) (via Betway) Embed from Getty Images Is this a bet worth taking? The Washington Capitals are rightfully the favorites to win this division. That said, theRead More →