Hurricanes: Aho, Svechnikov Set to Emerge and Lead Carolina to Lasting Playoff Success

The Carolina Hurricanes are tired of being considered mere playoff qualifiers and are ready to enter the conversation as serious Stanley Cup contenders. Now that they’ve qualified for the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since the early 2000s, the Hurricanes think they have the young core to make it happen. They acquiredContinue reading “Hurricanes: Aho, Svechnikov Set to Emerge and Lead Carolina to Lasting Playoff Success”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins

In a rematch of last year’s conference final, the Boston Bruins will do battle with the Carolina Hurricanes. This all happened because the Bruins went through the round robin without a win and the Hurricanes took down the New York Rangers in a Qualifying Round sweep. The Rangers went on to a consolation prize byContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes may have established themselves as a Bunch of Jerks in 2018-2019, but they also established that they’re a team to be taken seriously on the scoreboard. Carolina not only qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2009, but they ventured all the way to the Eastern Conference Final. The matterContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”

What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens

On a certain level, 2018-2019 wasn’t that unkind to the Montreal Canadiens. They finished the regular season with 96 points but still missed the playoffs, matching the NHL record as the highest point total for a non-qualifying team since last year’s Florida Panthers and the 2014-2015 Boston Bruins. The Columbus Blue Jackets snuck into theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens”

Maple Leafs: Surprise, Jake Gardiner’s Still on the Table

Theories abound about the remaining free agents and where they will end up, with defenceman Jake Gardiner among the more curious available names. Now, the former Toronto Maple Leafs blueliner blew through a lot of currency with the club and the acquisition of Tyson Barrie effectively closes the door on any possible return. Right? Here’sContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Surprise, Jake Gardiner’s Still on the Table”