Category: Blogs

The Real Winners: Colorado

Who won the Erik Karlsson trade? The Colorado Avalanche. https://soundcloud.com/user-922863791/the-real-winners-of-the-erik-karlsson-trade-colorado As discussed on this week's podcast, Colorado is expected to benefit greatly from Ottawa's inevitably awful upcoming season. When Matt Duchene was finally dealt from Colorado in that gigantic, three-team, blockbuster deal with Ottawa and Nashville, everyone looked to benefit. Colorado got rid of their ...

Patching The Holes In Montreal

Shortly after 1am on the East Coast, Max Pacioretty was traded from the Montreal Canadiens after three seasons of mystery, dramatics, and off-ice controversies which had become a regular occurrence in La Belle Province. The late night trade to the Vegas Golden Knights (for Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a second round pick in 2019) also ...

The Chicago Reclamation Project

One of my favourite storylines in recent years was the Brad Richards reclamation project in Chicago. Brad Richards signed on the cheap with Chicago for the 2014/15 season. He was in the final years of his NHL career but still had a desire to win. Now, he was far removed from dominant Conn Smythe trophy ...

It’s Really Obvious

I'm starting to get the sense that the Vancouver Canucks want the 2018/19 season to come and go as quickly as possible. The only thing I seem to hear about from them is the 2019/20 season. Forget the season they're less than forty days away from starting -- the golden anniversary is getting all the ...

THE MESSIER ERA FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A MID-TO-LATE-’90s CANUCK FAN WHO BARELY ACTUALLY GOT TO WATCH HIM PLAY

Written by @Jyrki21 It was the summer of 1997 and I was a university student back home in BC between seasons – or “academic years” as everyone else might call them. The Canucks had new owners and were about to unveil an entirely new look, rather than the variations on a theme that they had ...