Erie Otters Transition Game: A Theory on Creating Offence

All season, the Erie Otters were the Harlem Globetrotters of the OHL. They scored at will, thanks to their 2nd-ranked power play and the OHL's top-2 scorers, Alex Debrincat & Taylor Raddysh. In 68 regular season games this year, the Otters scored 316 (!) goals, an average of 4.65 per game! This can be attributed to … Continue reading Erie Otters Transition Game: A Theory on Creating Offence

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Adding a Kap-Sized Wrinkle in the Leafs PP

Here we are. In September, the playoffs seemed all but a pipe dream for the Maple Leafs. The Caps, well they entered the Stanley Cup favourite. Add Kevin Shattenkirk to the blue line and you've got the makings of a juggernaut. At first glance, and second, and probably third, many think this should be a … Continue reading Adding a Kap-Sized Wrinkle in the Leafs PP

All-In: Shattenkirk’s impact on the Caps PP & Overall Depth

At season's outset, Washington was a clear favourite for the Stanley Cup, along with Pittsburgh. Throughout the season, Columbus and Minnesota emerged as favourites, as well. The rise of Minnesota was expected under Boudreau, but Columbus rose quickly on the back of Bobrovsky and a lethal powerplay. With the Metropolitan division clearly the NHL's strongest, … Continue reading All-In: Shattenkirk’s impact on the Caps PP & Overall Depth

The Smoke Before the Tire Fire that was Julien’s Firing

Raise your hand if you had Ken Hitchcock & Claude Julien getting fired during this season. Anyone? Okay, good. Glad we've established that. Monday, the Bruins fired their coach of the last decade, Claude Julien. There is a pile of evidence that he didn't deserve this, and we'll get to that. It is important to point … Continue reading The Smoke Before the Tire Fire that was Julien’s Firing