2017 NHL Conference Finals Postmortems

A brief look at what went wrong for the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators in the recent Conference Finals and their possible offseason plans. Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks fell in six games to the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference Final. Injuries plagued both...

Canadiens Facing a Critical Summer

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban’s performance in the 2017 NHL playoffs is garnering attention among the NHL punditry. It’s also resurrected the debate among Montreal Canadiens followers over the merits of the blockbuster trade that shipped the...

Whither the Washington Capitals?

I intended to write a postmortem today for the four teams eliminated from the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, the fate of the Washington Capitals overshadows – for me, at least – the fates of the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and St. Louis...

2017 NHL Opening-Round Post-Mortems

A brief look at what went wrong for the clubs that were first-round casualties in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Boston Bruins. Injuries decimated the Bruins’ blueline. Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo missed the series and Adam McQuaid played only one...