NHL Western Conference Review; In Haiku

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

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Getzlaf and Kesler

Both injured, Ducks make odd trades

Must do better now


Arizona Coyotes

Bottom of league

Usual arena woes

Might win lottery


Calgary Flames

Bad manners on ice

Lead to ban for Tkachuk, but

Can’t ignore strong start


Chicago Blackhawks

Former dynasty

Lays in ruins as Hawks sit

Outside playoff spot


Colorado Avalanche

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Beat up in Sweden

Doing well without Duchene

No longer joke team


Dallas Stars

Chasing playoff spot

Is hard in central as Stars

Can’t maintain good form


Edmonton Oilers

McDavid still champ

But clear now team need more than

Just one messiah


Los Angeles Kings

LA keeps marching

Anze, Drew always on goal

Contender in west

Minnesota Wild

Down but not out yet

Need a big change if want to

Look serious


Nashville Predators

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High expectations

Weigh heavy on shoulders, but

Look good for playoffs


San Jose Sharks

Solid on the road

Couture on career best

#HiSticking, three points


St. Louis Blues

Schwartz and Schenn

Tearing it up, ‘Senko too

Chasing Prez’ trophy


Vancouver Canucks

Rookie reliance

Rookie, playoff potential

Sedins looking old

Vegas Golden Knights

Upstart newbies

Performing well where it counts

Keep breaking goalies


Winnipeg Jets

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Topping the Central

Is no mean feat, but Scheifele,

Wheeler dominate


That’s it for the Western Conference! What did you think of my haiku reviews? Comment below or join in the conversation on twitter!

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