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 →

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.  Today we’re looking at the teams in the Eastern Conference, starting alphabetically: Embed from Getty Images Boston Bruins While we hate Marchand Pasta is dish of the day OK results so far   Buffalo Sabres This isRead More →

Joel is on location, live from beautiful Surrey, BC, as Carl gets the bad news that Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended for 4 games for his cross check on Matthew Tkachuk. Goalies keep getting injured. First Carey Price was out, and now has returned, but Matt Murray, Martin Jones, Antti Raanta, Steve Mason, Al Montoya and the Vegas Goalie Injuries are all still banged up. What should these teams be doing to solve their goalie problems? Is there something behind the goalie injuries? Speaking of goalies, what does a guy have to do to get Curtis McElhinney out of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ net? The VegasRead More →

With no Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews generation type talents coming into the 2017-18 season, the Calder Trophy race looks to be as wide open as ever before. This has lead to many surprise names being among the top rookie scorers like Will Butcher, Alexander Kerfoot and many more. Though it is tight with many of these surprise rookies throwing their hats into the mix, it appears to have shifted to a three-man race between Clayton Keller, Brock Boeser, and Mathew Barzal who sit top 3 in points thus far. These three have all had impressive starts to the season with similar point totals, but when weRead More →

The Vancouver Canucks are a team that many (including myself) expected to be a lottery team. Not only this year, but in future years as well. As of the time of writing this they are in the 2nd wild card spot with 26 points in 24 games played. Now, their advanced stats suggest they may still partially be playing over their head. However, give them credit because they are playing much better than most expected. Embed from Getty Images There are a few reasons for this. New coach Travis Green seems to have implemented a solid system that is working. They also had a veryRead More →

This week in the NHL as Luke Witkowski, Matthew Tkachuk and Radko Gudas, to name a few, were gifted with suspensions. Were they fair and justified? Should they have gotten more? Carey Price‘s injury has reared it’s ugly head again. What should the Montreal Canadiens do with their star goaltender? Carl and Joel are then joined by Dan Robson, author of Killer: My Life in Hockey, to discuss the book co-authored by Joel’s favorite hockey player: Doug Gilmour. What was it like getting to know Dougie better? And how exactly did Gilmour meet Pat Burns when he came to Toronto? The guys touch on the announcement ofRead 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 →

Mark Stone is currently being criminally underpaid making a cap hit of $3,500,000. However, this is going to change. In the summer of 2018, the Ottawa Senator’s forward will be looking for a big raise as he becomes a restricted free agent. There have been hints at extension talks already, and while a lot can change between now and the summer, Stone’s extension is going to loom large enough over the Senator’s future that it’s important to get an early indication of what is to come. To do that, the negotiation is going to be broken down to see how much he is likely to make,Read More →