2017-2018 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators surprised a few people by venturing into the Eastern Conference Final last season. They lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, sure, but they exceeded expectations and rode momentum on the strength of grit and determination. For an encore, the Senators are hoping for more of the same – but with a win thisContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators”

2017-2018 Season Preview: New York Islanders

If nothing else, the New York Islanders will boast an impressive top line in 2017-2018. The club acquired forward Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers and will stick him with John Tavares and winger Anders Lee, who came up with a career-high 34 goals last season. “We’ve played together at the World Juniors when weContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: New York Islanders”

2017-2018 Season Preview: New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils finished 2016-2017 tied for last place overall in goals at five-on-five. They were also second last in shots on goal and 28th overall in goals with just 180. Their power play was 22nd overall and they were last in the Eastern Conference with a 28-40-14 record. The good news? The DevilsContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: New Jersey Devils”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have been trying to put the puzzle together for a while now. They have stellar goaltending, but the goals haven’t come with any consistency. Enter Jonathan Drouin, who signed a six-year deal with the Habs after a rocky tenure with the Lightning. “There’s obviously that pressure of playing in Montreal, everybody knows that,Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild have been happy to find themselves in the post-season for each of the past five seasons, but they haven’t made it past the second round and that’s not sitting well. The club did pick up a franchise-best 49 wins last season and they reached 106 points, but they were eliminated in theContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Minnesota Wild”