The guys are back and are full of overreactions to the first week of the NHL season! Joel is thrilled with his Leafs and Carl is cautiously optimistic that the Avs won’t completely break his heart. They cover: – The Toronto Maple Leafs have been scoring like crazy. Sure, they might keep it up all year, but can they hold their leads? – The fashion police were out in full force this week. When will it end? – Aside from fashion penalties, there is also an increase in all penalties to start the season. Why? Also, how come? Lastly, why? – Carl’s Avalanche weren’t entirelyRead More →

On Feb 29, 1988, in the middle of a snowstorm, the Villegas family arrived in Canada. This was the first time we saw snow. The next day, without any say in the matter, I went to school and it was terrifying. I didn’t understand a word anyone was saying. I knew Chile, and I didn’t know the world that was to be my new home. Less did I know or care that 7 months later, Wayne Gretzky was leaving Edmonton. As a Chilean, it should go without saying that hockey was not a natural “thing” for us. Wayne Gretzky was not a common name asRead More →

NHL Hockey starts tomorrow. Just let that sink in for a moment. Tomorrow. The nightmare that is the preseason is over and we can look forward to proper, competitive hockey. But first we still need to preview the Winnipeg Jets. Over the last 31 days we’ve previewed every team, yesterday it was the Washington Capitals, now it’s the turn the Jets; the Central Division’s second most irrelevant team. 2016/17 record: 40/35/7 Key additions: Dmitry Kulikov, Matt Hendricks, Steve Mason Key losses: Chris Thorburn, Ondrej Pavelec, Paul Postma 2017/18 prediction: No playoff hockey for the Jets this season. Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets have come a long wayRead More →

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 guys are back and they celebrate the return of hockey. Awards, Stanley Cup predictions and how much hair Jagr will have by the end of the season are the main topics on the fly. The fantasy league was drafted just minutes before the show was recorded and Carl complained about his picks even though he shouldn’t have. Spoilers: they didn’t pick the Oilers to win the cup. Confusion arises around the global “we” vs. the royal “we”. Is it Brett or Brent Burns? The guys are both on Team Joel for the Calder Trophy and make their picks for Hart, Norris, Vezina and JackRead More →