What Went Wrong: Nashville Predators

The defending Presidents’ Trophy winners took to 2018-2019 with designs on improving their position, but ultimately fell short. Despite cataloguing 100 points in the regular season, the Preds were third in the Western Conference behind the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames. In the playoffs, they were defeated by the Dallas Stars in the firstContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Nashville Predators”

What Went Wrong: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets enjoyed what was a mixed bag of a 2018-2019 season, one that came with some remarkable post-season highs yet one that was toughened with some pure, cold reality. The Blue Jackets pulled into the station with some serious roster questions and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen took some considerable risks. He heldContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Columbus Blue Jackets”

Predators: #Smashville Signs Matt Duchene for Seven Years

It took a little while to make it official, but Matt Duchene is a member of the Nashville Predators. The Predators signed the forward to a seven-year deal worth an average annual value of $8 million. This instantly kicks up the value of Nashville, who gain a top line centre coming off a hot playoffContinue reading “Predators: #Smashville Signs Matt Duchene for Seven Years”

What Went Wrong: Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes can look back on 2018-2019 as another disappointment in a long, long string of them. They finished fourth in the Pacific Division and ninth in the Western Conference with a 39-35-8 record. It’s been an interesting run for analytics fan and general manager John Chayka, who’s taken a bold approach to theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Arizona Coyotes”

Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been waiting a while for their second round opponents, having posted the Tampa Bay Lightning in an improbable first round sweep. The Boston Bruins, on the other hand, are fresh from a seven-game run against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins sealed the deal with a resounding 5-1 win Tuesday.Continue reading “Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins”