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7. Colorado Either last August was some of the worst news or the best news in recent Colorado Avalanche history. During that month, Calder Cup winning coach Jared Bednar replaced Patrick Roy as head coach of the Avalanche after Roy decided to leave due to “differences in opinion”. Maybe his feelings got hurt after being […]

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7.Vancouver So both head coach Willie Desjardins and general manager Jim Benning expect the Canucks to make the playoffs this season. Unfortunately for them, they should be about a good 10-20 points off their prediction and both could lose their jobs by April. Simply put, the team just can’t get out of the way of […]

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8. Ottawa Let’s start previewing the Ottawa Senators with this not-so-big-deal tweet. The amount of unsold Senators home opener tickets for tonight is hilarious. What a joke of a franchise lmao — Sara (@EssieKatelyn) October 12, 2016 Good job, good effort Eugene Melnyk! Also, remember when he made that massive rant stating that no […]

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7. Columbus John Tortorella. Good night everyone. But in all seriousness, Columbus has some genuine talent on paper. All will depend, though, on how the likes of Oliver Bjorkstrand and Alexander Wennberg can step up and develop as top nine forwards this season. First round pick Pierre Luc-Dubois also made the opening night roster, but […]

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So here we are! After almost eight months of regular season and playoff hockey, we have made it to a Stanley Cup Final that not many people have predicted from the beginning. For San Jose, they came into last October with a new head coach and their best players on the wrong side of 30 […]

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With last Friday beginning the Conference finals, you would think that the four best teams in the NHL are left in the postseason. If you are basing it off of the regular season standings, you are wrong because there is not a single division leader left. If you are looking at puck possession numbers, you’re […]

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Dallas vs. St. Louis This, my friends, is going to be a good one! At the end of the day, this is the Western Conference finals, because the remains of the Pacific Division are quite terrible once you strip Anaheim and Los Angeles out of the equation. The Stars were clearly the best team in […]