2019-2020 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have been steadily improving since making the playoffs in 2016-2017. That may be small comfort considering the fact that they haven’t made it in the last two seasons, but the Habs did finish last season with 96 points – a fair shade above the 71 points they achieved in a lacklustre 2017-2018.Continue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens”

What Went Wrong: New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils went through another heck of a season in 2018-2019 and came out the winners of the Jack Hughes sweepstakes, so that’s something. Right? The Devils finished with a 31-41-10 record, good for 72 points – second from the Eastern Conference basement to the modest Ottawa Senators and their 64 points. NewContinue reading “What Went Wrong: New Jersey Devils”

What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens

On a certain level, 2018-2019 wasn’t that unkind to the Montreal Canadiens. They finished the regular season with 96 points but still missed the playoffs, matching the NHL record as the highest point total for a non-qualifying team since last year’s Florida Panthers and the 2014-2015 Boston Bruins. The Columbus Blue Jackets snuck into theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens”

Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning

The Columbus Blue Jackets at last have their first playoff series victory in franchise history and it is an astonishing one. With a 7-3 victory Tuesday in Game Four, the Jackets completed their first round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning and essentially stunned the hockey world. Columbus now the first team to sweep aContinue reading “Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning”

Devils: Disappointment Reigns, But New Jersey’s Looking Ahead

Objectively, it’s hard to argue that this was a good season for the New Jersey Devils. The club is out of playoff contention, trailing the Columbus Blue Jackets by 21 points as of press time and sitting at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division. They’re currently third from the floor in the Eastern Conference, withContinue reading “Devils: Disappointment Reigns, But New Jersey’s Looking Ahead”