If you’ve been missing out on my posts on the “best and worst sweaters of all-time” I’m here to round them up like a sheepdog and keep them together so you can read up on everything at any time. If you think we haven’t done your team at all, keep your pants on it’s here.
Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun.
Monday: Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers
Tuesday: Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes
Wednesday: Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings
Thursday: San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, Colorado Avalanche
Friday: Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames
(Photo: The Royal Half)
Mike Babcock’s reign with the Detroit Red Wings ended in another first-round defeat, yet it may be lost in time just how close that series was.
Yes, the Tampa Bay Lightning shut down the Red Wings to win Game 7 at home, but Ben Bishop deserves a ton of the credit. The Red Wings snagged the puck for much of the contest, just not enough to beat the big goalie.
While change is in the air in Detroit, the Bolts are largely the same squad that generated a nice showing in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. We’ll get to see if the Red Wings gain a measure of revenge on NBCSN tonight, with home-ice advantage this time around.
Damon Severson was a healthy scratch on Saturday.
It’s the last game he wants to miss this season.
“I had a good chat with a few people and just pretty much said, ‘I want to be in the next 80 games,’” Severson said, per The Record. “I sat out my game and that’s all I want to be out for for the year.”
Severson is one of the Devils’ most important young players. But this is also the 21-year-old defenseman’s sophomore season, and that’s when slumps can occur.
Hence, the early message he was sent by the coaching staff.
Severson is expected to be back in the lineup tonight when New Jersey hosts Nashville.
“He doesn’t have to be perfect,” coach John Hynes told reporters. “We’d just like to see him have a high compete level. We know he’s ready to go. We had a couple of good meetings with him. He’s in a good spot mentally. I know he’s ready to roll.”