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”

What Went Wrong: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes took to the 2018-2019 with aplomb, securing their first playoff berth since 2009 and becoming a Bunch of Jerks in the process. To say the season was transformative goes without saying, but they were still swept out of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final. So, what wentContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Carolina Hurricanes”

Canadiens: Montreal Tenders Offer Sheet to Carolina’s Sebastian Aho

It’s finally happened. The mythical “offer sheet” has appeared in the form of the Montreal Canadiens tabling a five-year contract offer to Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes. The offer sheet is for $42.27 million. The actual salary breakdown is more or less $700,000 or so per season, with the bulk of the money comingContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Tenders Offer Sheet to Carolina’s Sebastian Aho”