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Pacific Division Review: The Landscape After American Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving is a key marker in the NHL season. Generally, if you’re sitting in a playoff spot at this point, you end up making it to the big show come spring. Since the 2004-05 lockout, roughly 75 percent of teams that were in the playoffs at American Thanksgiving went on to clinch playoff berths.

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The Way Ahead

The hockey world has been shaken in recent weeks by revelations about verbal and physical abuse by coaches from players like Akim Aliu, Chris Chelios and Johan Franzen, to name just three.

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Trading for Taylor Hall

It is only a matter of when, not if, the New Jersey Devils will trade Taylor Hall. Since being traded to New Jersey Hall is tied for 18th in points-per-game among NHL forwards at 0.99 points/game. His closest teammates are Kyle Palmieri at 0.67 PPG and Nico Hischier at 0.65 PPG. There are six sets…