Sharks: Erik Karlsson Out for the Season

San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson will miss the remainder of the season with a broken left thumb. The team made the announcement Saturday. The broken thumb requires surgery. Karlsson suffered the injury Friday during the Sharks’ 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. This situation makes things go from bad to worse for San Jose,Continue reading “Sharks: Erik Karlsson Out for the Season”

Senators: Can Ottawa Get It Done in 2020?

We made it. It’s the end of a year and the beginning of another. With that in mind, it’s as good a time as any to remember that this puts us one year closer to Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk’s proclamation that 2021 will be the beginning of a “five-year run of unparalleled success.” It’sContinue reading “Senators: Can Ottawa Get It Done in 2020?”

2019-2020 Season Preview: San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks were just two wins removed from making it to the Stanley Cup Final last season, so they didn’t see fit to make many changes over the course of the summer. That said, the club will have to make do without Joe Pavelski and forwards Joonas Donskoi and Gustav Nyquist. There wereContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: San Jose Sharks”

What Went Wrong: San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks posted another quality regular season record in 2018-2019, finishing second in the Pacific Division and second in the Western Conference. They clinched their playoff spot in March and advanced to the Western Conference Final, eventually falling to the Blues in six games. The Sharks produced a 46-27-9 record, good for 101Continue reading “What Went Wrong: San Jose Sharks”

What Went Wrong: Ottawa Senators

In 2018-2019, the Ottawa Senators finished dead last in the NHL. When processing what went wrong with the year, it’s almost a futile effort because just about everything went wrong. The Senators closed 2018-2019 with a 29-47-9 record, good for just 64 points. That put them eight points behind the New Jersey Devils in theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Ottawa Senators”