Columbus Blue Jackets 2009-10 Season Preview

The 2008-2009 season was the Columbus Blue Jackets’ most successful campaign. The Jackets finished seventh in the conference, making the playoffs for the first time in team history. Even though they were quickly disposed of by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, the Blue Jackets opened a lot of eyes […]

Posted by Ari in Central Division,Columbus Blue Jackets,Columns,Eastern Conference,Season Previews,Western Conference on September 9, 2009

Colorado Avalanche 2009-10 Season Preview

Let’s be honest. The Colorado Avalanche had a worse year than Pauly Shore last year. After finishing in last place in the entire Western Conference during the 2008/09 regular season (that’s right, that’s how bad it got), Colorado basically pulled a General Motors and slashed a huge portion of their managerial and coaching staff, albeit […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Colorado Avalanche,Columns,Season Previews on September 8, 2009

Chicago Blackhawks 2009-10 Season Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks came up harder and faster than any other National Hockey League team last season.  After missing the playoffs the previous six years, the Hawks racked up 104 points (good for 6th place overall) en route to a respectable Western Conference finals appearance against the powerhouse Detroit Red Wings.  Individual breakout performances (Kris […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Chicago Blackhawks,Columns,Season Previews on September 7, 2009

Calgary Flames 2009-10 Season Preview

The Calgary Flames’ 2008-2009 season can best be remembered for Roger Millions dropping a pejorative live on Sportsnet West while covering the Flames.  Unfortunately, fans do still vividly remember the Flames being ousted in the first round of the playoffs (for the fourth year in a row I might add).  That being said, significant changes have […]

Posted by Neil in Calgary Flames,Season Previews on September 5, 2009

Buffalo Sabres 2009-10 Season Preview

Last season did not exactly go as Sabres fans may have hoped.  The team finished tenth in the Eastern Conference with 91 points (two points out of the final playoff spot behind the Canadiens) and clearly didn’t realize the expectations that Darcy Regier had of them. On a positive note, the Sabres did have a […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Buffalo Sabres,Columns,Season Previews on September 4, 2009

Boston Bruins 2009-10 Season Preview

The Boston Bruins were the surprise team of the 2008-2009 season. Boston finished first in the Eastern Conference, and was one victory away from winning the President’s Trophy. Even though they suffered an early playoff exit, the Bruins were able to grab some hardware, as goaltender Tim Thomas won the Vezina Trophy, Zdeno Chara took […]

Posted by Ari in Boston Bruins,Columns,Eastern Conference,Northeast Division,Season Previews,Teams on September 3, 2009