What Went Wrong: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs for the third time in five seasons in 2018-2019 and it’s safe to say nobody was all that surprised. The Kings finished eighth in the Pacific Division and 15th in the Western Conference, posting a 31-42-9 record. They scored just 202 goals, with only the Anaheim Ducks scoringContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Los Angeles Kings”

Senators Send Phaneuf to Los Angeles for Gaborik

The Ottawa Senators have traded defenceman Dion Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore. The deal went down Tuesday night with the Senators facing off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Phaneuf left the ice during the game and many initially believed his departure wasContinue reading “Senators Send Phaneuf to Los Angeles for Gaborik”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators surprised a few people by venturing into the Eastern Conference Final last season. They lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, sure, but they exceeded expectations and rode momentum on the strength of grit and determination. For an encore, the Senators are hoping for more of the same – but with a win thisContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

2015-2016 was a bad year for Canada’s NHL teams, as each one missed the post-season. The Ottawa Senators were the best of the bunch, with a 38-35-9 record – good for 85 points. Ottawa scored 236 goals and allowed 247 goals against, accounting for a differential of minus-11. They finished three points ahead of theContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators”

Unpacking the Dion Phaneuf Trade

On Tuesday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Dion Phaneuf along with Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert, and Cody Donaghey to the Ottawa Senators for Jared Cowen, Milan Michalek, Colin Greening, Tobias Lindberg, and a second round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Neither team will retain salary. There are, of course, aContinue reading “Unpacking the Dion Phaneuf Trade”