Incompetent defence corps was Tim Murray’s downfall

So Tim Murray is out as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres after the team failed to make the playoffs and, conspicuously, just a day after rumours surfaced that the team’s star centre, Jack Eichel, wasn’t interested in signing a contract extension as long as Dan Bylsma remained head coach (Eichel quickly denied this).

Round 1 predictions: Leafs will fall to Caps

By pretty much any measure, this is the most lop-sided series in the opening round of the NHL playoffs. At one end, you have the President’s Trophy winning Washington Capitals, perhaps the best edition of the team in the Alex Ovechkin era.

Three reasons why the Senators might beat the Bruins

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Ottawa Senators were the only team to open the playoffs as a home underdog, and a big one at that. It makes sense – the Boston Bruins’ underlying numbers are some of the best in the league, and the Senators are the only team to qualify for the playoffs as a negative goal differential team.

NHL picks for March 26, 2017

A light night in the NHL means there aren’t a whole lot of value options available to sports bettors and DFS players, but there’s one game that might be worth a look.