In this post, we’ll take a look at the playoff performance of the teams ousted in the second round of the 21/22 playoffs. The postseason gives us incredibly small sample sizes, where puck luck and hot and cold streaks can really have an impact. I’ve already looked at the teams ousted in round 1, so the focus in this post is the four teams that lost out in the second round.
After a small flurry of extensions signed in late January, things have slowed down around the league again on that front. There have been a couple of additional moves since the last roster news update though, so let’s take a look at them.
performing on their new deals. Today, we’ll check in on Jordan Kyrou who signed a two year extension with the Blues as a restricted free agent.
While it’s much too early to hand out final verdicts, I thought it would be fun to check in on the early returns for some of the offseason’s more significant moves. First up, the trade that sent Pavel Buchnevich to St Louis and Sammy Blais to the Rangers.
The St Louis Blues came out of the gate strong, stringing together 5 wins to start the 21/22 season. They have cooled since then, but have quietly climbed atop the Central Division full season projections with their solid start. Let’s take a look at their early season results.
Since last week’s update, we’ve seen a number of season opening streaks come to an end. The Carolina Hurricanes were handed their first loss by the Florida Panthers, the Panthers picked up their first regulation loss against the New York Rangers, and the Coyotes finally found the win column against the Seattle Kraken. The Dallas Stars now have the only active season opening streak, as they are the only team without a regulation win. Let’s recap how each division has fared over the past week.
With the NHL preseason now underway, our view of the 2021-2022 season is getting more clear. While opening night lineups are still fuzzy, there were some notable developments over the first few days of the preseason.
background on these models here, along with more on assessing value of contracts here. We’ll preview the St Louis Blues in this post.
With the free agent frenzy starting to subside, I’m looking through each team’s moves over the past few days and analyzing their roster as it sits now. While we should expect a few more notable roster moves before training camps open, we probably have a reasonable picture of how things will look at this point.
After a middling regular season performance that saw them outlast the Arizona Coyotes for the final playoff spot in the West Division, the Blues were simply not good enough to compete with the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the playoffs.