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Week 19 of the Nerdy 30+1: Chelsea Knackered and Phan-Oof

As we get closer to the trade deadline, every team across the league will need to figure out whether they have any shot at making the playoffs or not. Sure, they can go ahead and look at the standings and think they have picked up enough overtime losses to keep them going. But really, they […]

Week 18 of the Nerdy 30+1: Something’s Bruin

31. Buffalo (82-game standings points pace: 61 points, Last Week: 31) 30. Ottawa (Pace: 72 pts, LW: 30) 29. Arizona (Pace: 53 pts, LW: 29) 28. Vancouver (Pace: 72 pts, LW: 27) 27. Detroit (Pace: 79 pts, LW: 28) 26. Florida (Pace: 82 pts, LW: 26) 25. New York Islanders (Pace: 88 pts, LW: 24) […]

Weeks 16 & 17 of the Nerdy 30+1: Grand Central and Flushed Out Oil

Since there were no power rankings last week, I have decided to give you all double the content this time around. And with that, two teams have now eliminated from playoff contention. Now that the All-Star break has come to an end, it’s time to look forward to the Olympics trade deadline and postseason as […]

Week 15 of the Nerdy 30+1: Check Mate and Babbling Babcock

Before we get to another edition of the Nerdy 30+1, I think we really need to talk about Kid Rock. For starts, let’s ignore the obvious issues here for a second by asking this simple question that should be applied to all sports leagues that want to stay relevant when it comes to hiring half […]

Week 14 of the Nerdy 30+1: Bergiving and Cody Franchise

So as we pass the halfway mark of this NHL season, the only thing I can conclude about the league as a whole is that everything is just weird. What makes it weird, you ask? Welp, Vegas going from an idea to the second best team in the sport certainly is a good starting point. […]

Week 13 of the Nerdy 30+1: Stanley Parked and The Chances of Being Struck By Lightning

Welcome to the first week of the NHL season for 2018. The New Year was introduced with joyous hockey being played at Citi Field for the NHL Winter Classic and even if enough people think the gimmick is getting stale, I still find a way to enjoy it. My issue with outdoor hockey games is […]

Week 12 of the Nerdy 30+1: Jet Setting and Duck-ing for Cover

31. Arizona (82-game Standings Points Pace: 47 points, Last Week: 31) 30. Buffalo (Pace: 58 pts, LW: 30) 29. Ottawa (Pace: 70 pts, LW: 29) 28. Detroit (Pace: 75 pts, LW: 28) 27. Florida (Pace: 82 pts, LW: 27) 26. Montreal (Pace: 78 pts, LW: 26) 25. Anaheim (Pace: 86 pts, LW: 25) 24. Vancouver […]