2017-2018 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have the formula down and they’ve made one significant addition in the off-season thus far. That’s by design, as the club posted 50 wins in 2016-2017 and finished fourth in the NHL for their best season to date. Unfortunately, the Blue Jackets also saw an early exit in the post-season whenContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are going through changes. The club was swept out of the playoffs by the Nashville Predators in the first round last season and that wasn’t going to stand. Chicago made two big trades in late June just ahead of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Niklas Hjalmarsson was traded to the Coyotes forContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t qualified for the post-season in eight consecutive seasons and they’d clearly like to change that in 2017-2018. They took a step toward changing the tide by signing goalie Scott Darling to a four-year contract after acquiring him in a trade with Chicago. With a clear number one netminder, the Hurricanes turnedContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames have made the post-season two times in the past three seasons and that’s been making some people kind of optimistic about their chances going forward. There are still questions, as there always are, and the team is still transitioning away from a rebuild phase to something more dependable. But such is life,Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Calgary Flames”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

Despite all that’s going on in the world, hockey is still coming and that means it’s time to take a look at what’s to come in 2017-2018. This time, we’re talking about the illustrious Buffalo Sabres. Things haven’t gone well for the Sabres in a while and the franchise cleaned house and is starting overContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres”