Here is a rundown of the original content over the past week here at PHR.
Our Thankful Series came to an end as I took a look at Washington and Winnipeg, a pair of teams with deep offenses. Both teams head towards the trade deadline with somewhat limited manoeuvrability as the Capitals don’t have a lot of salary cap space to work with while the Jets have a lot of uncertainty with the Dustin Byfuglien situation still unresolved and a pending hearing to determine whether or not they were allowed to suspend him without pay.
Detroit’s record has been nothing short of ugly this season. Zach examined just how bad it stacks up with some of the other worst teams in hockey history. While their current points percentage wouldn’t crack the bottom-40 in NHL history, they are on pace to beat 2016-17 Colorado’s lowest point mark which would give them the worst record of the century.
Gavin held his weekly Thursday chat. Topics included the latest coaching change and who might be the next team to make one, what the Rangers should be seeking for goalie Alexandar Georgiev, Braden Holtby’s future in Washington, what Edmonton should try to do to bolster their roster, comparing last year’s top pick to the projected top pick in June, and more.
College hockey is back up and running after most programs had an extended break over the holidays. Zach went over the latest from the NCAA including a Russian defenseman that is quickly rising up the draft board plus a look at some of the top teams in the nation.
In the second half of our mailbag, I tackled questions on several of the trade scenarios for the Rangers, what Arizona could do to bolster their roster, which of Montreal’s top veterans would make sense to move first, needs for the Golden Knights, the upcoming draft, and more.