Sunday, September 15, 2019

NHL Expansion Mock Draft Armchair Edition

NHL armchair logo, Pacific Division Race
It seems like just yesterday the NHL was crowning a champion. However, now it’s all about Vegas, and for all NHL fans who are not in Pittsburgh or Nashville, this is the best NHL event happening in the month of June. Vegas is set to have an almost full roster by the end of today. While they are already...

How SWEEP it was for the Ducks

On Wednesday night in Calgary, the Anaheim Ducks completed the four-game sweep of the Flames. John Gibson made 36 saves in the series clincher for the Ducks, who swept a best-of-7 series for the fifth time in their history. They will play the winner of the first-round series between the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks. That series is...

Can the Ducks Extinguish the Flames in Calgary?

The Anaheim Ducks are heading to Calgary with a 2-0 series lead. The Flames still haven't won in Anaheim in the last 25 meetings. What the Flames need to do: WIN MORE FACE-OFFS The Flames are getting dominated in the face-off circle. Game 1; 37%, Game 2; 41%. They'll need to be better in the face-off circle if they have any chance...

Full NHL First Round Preview

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The hardest trophy to win in sports, the Stanley Cup, is back up for grabs. 16 teams and eight intriguing first round matchups begin today with five sure-to-be exhilarating games. Let’s take a look at each of the first round matchups and predict a winner. Eastern Conference: Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers: This fantastic Original Six matchup features two of...

Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames

Anaheim's Road The Anaheim Ducks got here because of their stellar season. Starting in the off-season, they fired Bruce Boudreau, after being ousted in the first round by the Nashville Predators and hiring their ex-coach, Randy Carlyle, who won the Stanley Cup with the franchise in 2006-07 season. Calgary's Road After missing the playoffs last season, the Calgary Flames are back in...

ACAA NHL Team of the Week 11/5-11/12

In this inaugural Team of the Week for the Armchair All-Americans, I will take a look at player performances in the NHL over the past seven days and pick two lines of players (i.e. six forwards and four defensemen). I will select the first line based on raw points, Corsi, and Fenwick. I will also choose the second line based...

Bill’s Canadian Roadtrip Episode III: The Curious Case of the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are under-performing in a big way. In the off season, the Flames were widely predicted to be a bubble team, and many had slotted the Flames into a playoff spot. Ignoring the fact that the sample size is still indeed very small, the Flames current record of 2-4-1 is surprising. After taking in the Flames in...
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