2019-2020 Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

After missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season, the Chicago Blackhawks have gone back to the well – so to speak. They have spent the off-season shoring up some considerable positional depth, adding goaltending, defence and some more stroke at the forward position. “The bigger difference now is we have a full roster ofContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks”

What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks

Things are not going well for the Chicago Blackhawks. The team missed the playoffs in 2018-2019, marking the first time since the mid-2000s that they’ve missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons. The Blackhawks went 36-34-12, good for sixth in the Central Division and 10th in the Western Conference. So, what went wrong? Scoring was notContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks”

Coyotes: Desert Dogs Look Sharp for 2018-2019

The Arizona Coyotes are one season in to playing head coach Rick Tocchet’s system and things may be turning around at last. The club went 17-12-3 after the All-Star break last season and they’ll be looking for more of the same in 2018-2019. Scoring was, naturally, an issue. They finished 30th last season in goalsContinue reading “Coyotes: Desert Dogs Look Sharp for 2018-2019”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

Hockey is just a couple months away and we’re taking a cursory glance at the NHL’s 31 teams. This time around, it’s the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes haven’t reached the playoffs since 2012. They’ve finished near the basement of the NHL in each of the past three seasons and have allowed 769 goals against inContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes”