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Week 9 of the Nerdy 30+1: Deep Dissed Pizza and Coronation Street

As we approach the month of December this NHL season, league officials must be coming into the office with their chests held high when reports are coming out that Seattle has approved the construction of a new multi-purpose sports arena. This opens the door for them to become the 32nd NHL franchise by as soon […]

Week 8 of the Nerdy 30+1: Salary Floorida and Above Average Joe’s

As we are approaching further along into the 2017-18 NHL season, it is that time again to eliminate another team from the power rankings. However, I am already at that stage where I have had to disregard analytics and eliminate teams that are so far behind the standings. The biggest example came last week with […]

Week 7 of the Nerdy 30+1: Alarm Bell [Center] and Stamkos’ Curve Stompings

Another week has passed, which means we have another edition of the Nerdy 30+1. Except this time, we need to knock someone off of playoff contention. Amazingly, it has been an established force who just can’t seem to get things right or have things go their way despite an established head coach…. 31. Arizona (82-game […]

Week 6 of the Nerdy 30+1: Hamonic-ed and Hitchcock Horror

As we get closer to the end of the first quarter this NHL, we begin to see sample sizes hit a point where flukes become trends. And with that, we begin to see teams in need to make their move if they genuinely want to make an impact on this season. Colorado, Ottawa and Nashville […]

Week 5 of the Nerdy 30+1: Happy Notes and a Debate in the Senate

With a summer free agent and midseason trade deadline market that just finds a way to get worse and worse by the season, the best acquisitions in the NHL these days come at times when people least expect them. Last week’s three-team trade that sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa, Kyle Turris to Nashville and seven […]

Week 4 of the Nerdy 30+1: Buffa-Low and Stinging Jackets

With my Capitals suffering a predictably miserable October, it is a good time to be reminded how, despite not playing that many games how this month has historically been such an indicator for which teams make it to the playoffs and which ones have future success. To abridge the links provided, recent history suggests that […]

First Three Weeks of the Nerdy 30+1: Chayka Checked Off and Advocating Devils

I’ll be honest, I clearly haven’t been looking forward to this NHL season, and with good reason. If anything, last night’s 6-2 drubbing Vancouver unleashed upon my Washington Capitals is proof to why I’ve been so pessimistic since the team lost Nate Schmidt in the expansion draft. Add the fact the Nats now seem to […]