Around The League In 30 Days: Columbus, Dallas & Detroit

Alright, first I must apologize for not updating this thread of posts, but I’m sure we can all agree that this has been a most tragic and reflective weekend. That being said, we must carry on as I am sure that this is the single most important thing we as free men and women should do; keep from living in the past without forgetting to memorialize its significance.

Columbus and Tampa will play twice this year, and to date the Lightning have a 6-4-1 record against the Blue Jackets. The teams have combined for only 44 goals across these 11 games for an average 4 goals per game. These have been close games and so we should probably be expecting some good hockey here. Read more from Mary O’Malley at Fire That Cannon here…

What can I say about the Dallas Stars? For starters we don’t have to worry about facing them more than once this year, and that’s a good thing. They’re hard hitting, and have something to prove out West that’s better off staying there.

“So much of the focus this summer has been that Dallas lost Richards and looks to be at another stage of change by the outside media and world. While it is true and the team is going to miss Richards, it is not like everything left.”

“Loui Eriksson looks to lead the way after really coming into his own over the last couple of seasons and finally getting some really attention last season. Fan favorite and budding young talent Jamie Benn will be called upon to take the next step this season and looks to have all the tools to do so.” Read more from Austin Waldron at Blackout Dallas here…

The Detroit Red Wings have always been favorites for long playoff runs ever since the late-80’s and early-90’s. However, could we be witnessing the decline of the mighty hockey powerhouse? There is a certain ebb & flow to everything in life including sports. it seems almost designed this way. Just think about it for a minute… the worse a team is, the higher the draft pick they receive the following year. This should translate to the best talent being claimed early on leaving dynasties an impossibility. So, how does Detroit nab players like Datsyuk (#171 overall pick ’98) and Zetterberg (#210 overall pick ’99)???? Can they keep doing this forever? Read more from Monica McAlister at Octopus Thrower here…
Be sure to keep up with us throughout the month as we continue our advance towards opening night!

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