Chicago Blackhawks 2016-2017

The Chicago Blackhawks had a bumpy season off the ice, starting with the Patrick Kane rape investigation, then an incident with a prospect, and offensive remarks made by Andrew Shaw. On the ice, however, they had another solid season despite their first round exit. They ended with a 47-26-9 record, 103 points, and 3rd in […]

Carolina Hurricanes 2016-2017

The Hurricanes have now missed the playoffs 7 straight seasons. They have one playoff appearance since their Cup run in 2006. Until Francis became the GM, they were refusing to rebuild, and it hurt the franchise. However, things seem to be looking up now. After the horrible 2015 season where they started 0-6-2 and finished […]

Calgary Flames 2016-2017

The Flames had high expectations ¬†for 2016 after a surprising playoff run in 2015 for Calgary. Unfortunately for the Flames, they came up well short of those expectations. Even so, their young roster shows much promise. From Johnny Hockey to Sean Monahan and Dougie Hamilton, they have a bright future in spite of last season’s […]

Buffalo Sabres 2016-2017

Buffalo showed huge improvement last season with the growth of their young players and, of course, Jack Eichel. After a 23-51-8 season in 2015, tallying 54 points in the standings, they finished with 81 points and a record of 35-36-11 this season. That’s a 27 point upgrade. Their rebuilding process is definitely going in the […]

Boston Bruins 2016-2017

Ever since the loss in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, things have gone downhill for the Bruins. First came the horrific Tyler Seguin trade that summer, followed by a first-round exit to Montreal in 2014. It was that offseason where they gave up Johnny Boychuk in another bad trade. They missed the playoffs in 2015. […]

Arizona Coyotes 2016-2017

The Arizona Coyotes ended with a 35-39-8 record this season, 9 points out of a spot. Up until late February, however, they were well in the race for the playoffs and an above .500 club. They even started the season winning their first 4 games. Ironically, they began the downward trend right after the John […]

Anaheim Ducks 2016-2017

The Anaheim Ducks started last season with a 1-6-2 record, averaging only one goal a game, and scoring one in their first four games. It was a total turnaround from the previous season. Then, they flicked a switch and went on a 45-19-9 tear to finish the season, climbing back up to first in the […]