2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes will meet in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs and there are clear expectations here. The Coyotes are the conspicuous underdogs, at least when it comes to overall talent and hockey blogging buzz. Colorado burned them in goal-scoring in the regular season, with a fourth-overall 236 to Arizona’s 21st-overall 195.Continue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will take to this season with designs on winning it all for the third time in five seasons, but they’ll have to do it without Phil Kessel. The club traded the forward to the Arizona Coyotes for Alex Galchenyuk and a defence prospect. “We’ve changed the makeup of our team,” Penguins generalContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes are hoping 2019-2020 could be their year to end a significant playoff drought, but they’re also hoping a key roster acquisition will breathe some new life into their offence. That acquisition is, of course, Phil Kessel. We’ve detailed the expectations placed on the 32-year-old already, but you really can’t talk about theContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes”

Coyotes: Arizona Has the Pieces for a Playoff Push

Is it time for the Arizona Coyotes to finally take that leap and become a good hockey club? There are reasons to believe 2019-2020 could be a very good year for Arizona, not the least of which involves the acquisition of forward Phil Kessel and all the obligatory goal-scoring that comes with it. It’s notContinue reading “Coyotes: Arizona Has the Pieces for a Playoff Push”

What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins

Everything was going more or less according to plan for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-2019. They finished the regular season with a decent 44-26-12 record, good for third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference. They made the playoffs and got set to face the New York Islanders in the first round.Continue reading “What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins”