Tag Archives: 2017-18 Nerdy 30+1

Week 25 of the Nerdy 30+1: Hall Passes and Better-Angelo

Another week in and we’re just getting closer to the postseason. All I can say is I am glad that not every team has played the next milestone of games to eliminate a team from postseason contention because the races for the final spots in each conference is really close. Especially in the Western Conference, […]

Week 23 & 24 of the Nerdy 30+1: Saddle D’oh and Star Crossed

So here we go! For the past couple of weeks, anticipation has been growing for the Stanley Cup playoffs to start and you can certainly feel it with these power rankings. I may not have posted anything last week, but I am glad I have given myself the opportunity to eliminate two teams from playoff […]

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 […]

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 […]