NHL Midseason Recap


It's that time of year again folks. There is no more football on TV for me to enjoy until Labor Day, unless you plan on watching the AAF, which I might actually do. What will you be watching in place of football this offseason? NBA and NCAA basketball are two fantastic choices, along with some PGA Tour and NASCAR action every weekend. Who knows, you might get into NCAA Lacrosse for the first time in your life in the coming weeks. However you get your fix in, the National Hockey League deserves your full attention this season, and for good reason. Let me do you all a favor and get you up to speed on what has been happening in NHL.

Tampa Bay is the Best Team in the NHL

The Lightning are murdering the competition right now. They have amassed a total of 82 points with a record of 39-11-4. If that is not domination, I don't know what is. They have a 13 point lead over the Maple Leafs, who just so happen to have the second best record in the Eastern Conference, and an 9 point lead on Calgary for the President's Trophy. I would not be surprised to see this team in early June.

For the Love of God, Please Tank

That's right I said it. TANK. It is the only way you can succeed in sports these days if you have 0 shot at winning anything, but yet you aren't at the bottom of the standings getting good draft picks. I'm looking at you Red Wings, please I implore you to lose on purpose so we can win another Stanley Cup one day because we SUCK right now, and that won't change with what Ken Holland is doing right now.

Is Connor McDavid a Bust?

Hell no. That's what we in the business like to call "click bait." McDavid leads the team by far in points with 80 and is 2nd in the entire league behind Nikita Kucherov of Tampa. Leon Draisaitl is also having a nice season for Edmonton, but that's about all the Oilers have going for them, they suck. Even though they are 2 points out a playoff spot, it is highly unlikely that they will amass to anything this season. Unlike the NBA, the NHL is a team sport where one player cannot carry an entire franchise to the Finals year after year with a really shitty roster *cough* *cough* LEBRON *cough* *cough.*

Sleep on Pittsburgh

The Penguins are hanging on to a playoff spot right now, but if they get into the playoffs, they will make some noise. As much I HATE, let me say that again, HATE Sidney Crosby, the man is one of the best to ever play the game and I have this sneaky feeling that they can make a run. They might not be having the best season so far, but this team has made runs many times before and they can do it again this year.

Pierre McGuire is Still the Absolute Worst

Enough said.

-Captain Locy

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