Chicago Blackhawks 2021-22 Season Preview

Before the 2020-21 season, the Blackhawks announced that they were going to rebuild. Well, that rebuild did not last long. Chicago investing a ton of draft capital and a top prospect for controversial defenseman Seth Jones, then extended him for eight seasons. The most shocking news of the offseason wasn’t even that. The goaltending-challenged teamContinue reading “Chicago Blackhawks 2021-22 Season Preview”

Carolina Hurricanes 2021-22 Season Preview

Like everything with the Hurricanes these days, the past offseason was chaotic. They lowballed their best defenseman, brought in the league’s most controversial player, then made a reckless decision to get revenge on the Canadiens in an offer sheet war. There was no peace for Carolina. They re-enter an insanely tough Metropolitan Division this year,Continue reading “Carolina Hurricanes 2021-22 Season Preview”

Calgary Flames 2021-22 Season Preview

With how bad the North Division was on paper, not making the playoffs was going to be a huge disappointment for the two teams that were not the Senators. The Flames finished in fifth place, in a season which saw them dismiss Geoff Ward for Darryl Sitler, only to be a .500 team under bothContinue reading “Calgary Flames 2021-22 Season Preview”

Buffalo Sabres 2021-22 Season Preview

The Sabres have been an absolute mess over the past few seasons. The play has been awful, the coaches have been cycled out nearly biyearly. Many key players have wanted out. Some got that this offseason. And then there is Jack Eichel. The face-of-the-franchise has requested a trade and is injured with surgery required. HeContinue reading “Buffalo Sabres 2021-22 Season Preview”

Boston Bruins 2021-22 Season Preview

The big bad Bruins came into the postseason as serious Cup contenders. They finally had built a great second line and their goaltending was strong. They look amazing in their first round romp of the Capitals. But after a second round loss to the Islanders, a list of weaknesses were apparent for GM Don SweeneyContinue reading “Boston Bruins 2021-22 Season Preview”