2019-2020 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

After winning their first Stanley Cup in 2018, it’s been all about doing it again for the Washington Capitals. Last year, they ran up against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the playoffs and lost. As if in response to falling short, Washington tinkered with the roster and hopes to have reached anContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Washington Capitals”

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”

Coyotes: Yes, Arizona is Thinking Playoffs

At this point and time, the Arizona Coyotes are in playoff contention. Let that sink in. This is a club that has dealt with perennially low expectations since the outset, almost every single season. And, not for nothing, they’ve earned those lowered expectations with a lacklustre roster and some troubling play. But this season, ArizonaContinue reading “Coyotes: Yes, Arizona is Thinking Playoffs”

Blackhawks Acquire Duclair in Swap with Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks have snagged forward Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Richard Panik and prospect Laurent Dauphin. 22-year-old Duclair has been considered the “hidden gem of the NHL trade market” and for good reason, as he’s got a bargain contract under his belt and has tremendous upside.Continue reading “Blackhawks Acquire Duclair in Swap with Coyotes”

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”