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We Need to Talk About Brian

You could see the writing on the wall for Washington since last summer. Win the Stanley Cup in 2017, or die. Even Brian MacLellan proclaimed it since T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams signed with the team in the 2015 offseason. They each had two years left on their contracts and would be passed their primes […]

How did Pittsburgh Repeat as Stanley Cup Champions?

Let’s be honest, Penguins fans. You were getting very nervous after Game 4 wondering if your team was going to win it all again. The worrying was understandable. Nashville was the healthier and livelier team. Even if Matt Murray was going to bounce back from his two dismal performances in Games 3 and 4, it […]

Day 57 of Stanley Quips: A Bridge[stone Arena] Too Far?

And within the span of two games, the tables have turned in this Stanley Cup finals. Honestly, I haven’t found this series to be any more enticing as the NBA finals. Sure, all the shenanigans from Nashville’s side have been beautiful to watch and a true breath of fresh air to see. But say what […]

Day 52 of Stanley Quips: The So-Called Death of Corsi

We are only into the third game of the Stanley Cup Finals and already it feels like Nashville are getting no reward for their efforts whatsoever against a maddeningly lucky Pittsburgh Penguins side. Even without Kris Letang and with Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Bryan Rust, Matt Murray and Connor Sheary missing some form of postseason […]

2017 Stanley Cup Final Preview

The Stanley Cup Final is finally here and so is the end to my hiatus from writing about hockey. As you can tell, I’m still upset beyond belief of the Capitals not playing the Stanley Cup final. It just can’t be stated enough that this was the best chance they will ever have of winning […]

Day 28 of Stanley Quips: Second Round Closure

With Ottawa winning last night’s game and advancing to the Stanley Cup finals, it will be guaranteed that tonight will be the last night of games in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. There will be two game sevens from, easily, the two most intriguing series in this round. So with that in […]

Day 23 of Stanley Quips: Start Spreading That News Ottawa

After looking like the Ottawa Senators rattled the New York Rangers with their spectacular comeback in Game 2, they now see themselves in a 2-2 series tie thanks to two 4-1 demolitions at Madison Square Garden. Even the analytics can’t save Guy Boucher’s men as they¬†should have been outscored 6.5-2.9 while adjusting for score-affects according […]