2016/17 record: 50-24-8 Key additions: Ryan Strome, Jussi Jokinen, Yohann Auvitu Key losses: Jordan Eberle, Griffin Reinhart, Benoit Pouliot, Matt Hendricks 2017/18 prediction: 2nd in Pacific, Western Conference Finals Embed from Getty Images ​A​ ​lot​ ​has happened​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Oilers​ ​to​ ​go​ ​from​ ​perennial​ ​bottom​ ​feeders​ ​to​ ​Stanley​ ​Cup​ ​contenders,​ ​but​ ​if​ ​we think​ ​about​ ​it,​ ​doesn’t the transition feel a little quick? When​ ​people were​ ​talking​ ​predictions​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Oilers​ ​of​ ​2016/17​ many came​ ​to​ ​the consensus​ ​that​ ​the​ team might​ ​contend​ ​for​ ​a​ ​playoff​ ​spot​ ​and​ in the ​best​ ​case​ ​scenario​, bow​ ​out​ ​in​ ​the​ ​first​ ​round.​ ​But the ​Hart​ ​winning​ ​play​ ​of​Read 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 Dallas Stars, today we’re looking at our 11th team, which is coincidentally how many Stanley Cups the team has won. It’s the Detroit Red Wings. 2016/17 record: 33/36/13 Key additions: Trevor Daley, Luke Witkowski. Key losses: Tomas Nosek. 2017/18 prediction: There’ll be no playoff hockey in Detroit this season. Embed from Getty Images The 2016/17 seasonRead 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 guys recorded a little early this week, missing out all of the hot PTO signings late in the week. However, they were able to talk about the Flames’ signing of Sam Bennett and preview the Central division. – We learn that starting the show by talking about the Colorado Avalanche is a bad idea if we want Carl to be in a good mood. The Avalanche have to be better than last year (right?), but are they still the worst in the league? – The Dallas Stars have a new goalie (Ben Bishop) and an expensive new winger (Alex Radulov). Can this return themRead 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 made our first foray into the Central division by looking at the Chicago Blackhawks, today we stay in the Central division and head to Denver, home of the Colorado Avalanche. 2016/17 record: 22/56/4 Key additions: Jonathan Bernier, Nail Yakupov, Alexander Kerfoot. Key losses: Calvin Pickard, Francois Beauchemin, Mikhail Grigorenko 2017 prediction: Serious contender to win the draft lottery. 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 Carl’s Carolina Hurricanes. Today we make our first visit to the Central division. It’s time to look at the 2015 Stanley Cup champions; the Chicago Blackhawks. 2016/17 record: 50/23/9 Key additions: Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg, Connor Murphy. Key losses: Marcus Kruger, Artemi Panarin, Scott Darling, Niklas Hjalmarsson. 2017 prediction: Playoffs, but not a cup contender. 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 →

The NHL is 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll 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 Buffalo Sabres. Today we take our first trip into Western Canada and look at the Calgary Flames. 2016/17 record: 45-33-4 Key additions: Travis Hamonic, Mike Smith, Spencer Foo. Key losses: Brian Elliott, Chad Johnson, Dennis Wideman. 2017 prediction: Wildcard team Embed from Getty Images The Calgary Flames are looking to put themselves back inRead More →

The NHL is just 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll 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 Boston Bruins. Today we stay in the Atlantic division, looking at what can be expected from the Buffalo Sabres. 2016/17 record: 33/37/12 Key additions: Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella, Nathan Beaulieu. Key losses: Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno. 2017/18 prediction: Well out of the playoffs Embed from Getty Images The Buffalo Sabres will be desperate to avoid finishing bottomRead More →

The NHL is just 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll 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 Arizona Coyotes. Today we take the first trip out east, seeing what can be expected from the Boston Bruins. 2016/17 record: 44-31-7 Key additions: Urho Vaakanainen Key losses: Colin Miller 2017/18 prediction: Just out of the playoffs Embed from Getty Images Yes, the above information is not a typo. The Boston Bruins did virtually nothingRead More →