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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 […]

Week 11 of the Nerdy 30+1: Clipped Wings and Tryin’ in T’ronta

Within the span of a week, every team in the NHL has played over 33 games, also known as 40% of the season. Since the league has surpassed another one-15th slice of the NHL schedule, another team has to be eliminated from playoff contention. Among the first observations when looking at this season as a […]

Week 10 of the Nerdy 30+1: Net-Neutral and Golden Years

Welp, we had another week of hockey that has just passed us by and two points of fact are happening as the season has gone along. First, there are too many bad teams. Second, there are not enough really good teams. Consider that we haven’t even hit the halfway point in the regular season and […]

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 […]