We’re now nearly two months into the 2015-16 NHL season, and we’ve seen our fair of surprises. There’s the good – like the incredible Dallas Stars, who are outperforming expectations in the Central Division – and the bad. Let’s take a moment to talk about the latter. These are the four teams that we expected more of this season. We’re not mad, we’re just… disappointed. Anaheim Ducks The Anaheim Ducks
In the 2012-2013 season, the Anaheim Ducks lost in the Conference Quarterfinals. In 2013-2014, they lost in the Conference Semifinals. In 2014-2015, they lost in the Conference Finals. The Ducks have been getting better and better as each season passes, so it’s no surprise that they were a popular pick to reach the Stanley Cup final this year – and to win it, too. What is a surprise is how
It’s never too early for some good old-fashioned panicking. We’re only a week into the National Hockey League season, and most NHL teams have played either two or three games. That’s not a lot, but it’s enough: we can already see that some teams are not going to have a great 2015-2016 season. Maybe they showed up unprepared, or maybe their front offices’ off-season tinkering hasn’t done them any favors.
It’s hard to predict the NHL season, however it is safe to say the Anaheim Ducks will be a contender. All you have to do is look at their roster and you will know why. The team boasts two of the top five scorers from the 2013-2014 season, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. They went out and added Ryan Kesler, a premier center to anchor their second line,
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he time has finally come. The National Hockey League is set to start the 2013 NHL Playoffs after a shortened season that consisted of 48 games for each team. The one twist coming out of the lockout aside from the bunched-up schedule will play a huge roll down the stretch. None of the 30 teams played a single non-conference game in 2013 which could make for an interesting Stanley Cup
Ryan Miller has been with the Buffalo Sabres organization since he got drafted by the organization 138th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. At this point in his career is his time in upstate New York be coming to an end? Miller has a terrible win-loss record, yet that's more a product of his team than his actual play, he has a 2.96 GAA and a .909 save percentage. He is still an upper echelon goalie
After the Anaheim Ducks gave captain Ryan Getzlef an eight-year, $66 million extension, it seemed the writing was on the wall that Corey Perry would not be back. Well surprise, surprise tonight after the first period of the Ducks-San Jose Sharks game the Ducks announced that Perry would be returning. [caption id="attachment_4240" align="alignleft" width="213"] Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports[/caption] Many experts figured the Ducks could sign either Perry or Getzlef, but
The Chicago Blackhawks are the only team left unbeaten in regulation and they remain atop the rankings. There is a little movement among the top five. Chicago Blackhawks (12-0-3) Last Week:1 - Is there any doubt as to who is the best team in hockey is? The Hawks have yet to lose in regulation, thanks to that high powered offense. Even with Corey Crawford missing the last two games the Blackhawks keep