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Jay Greenberg's Archive

Are the Isles Taking on Water?

March 5, 2019 - 9:18 AM ET

Only once in NHL history has a franchise turned the most goals allowed in one season into the fewest the next. According to Bob Waterman at the Elias Sports Bureau, it happened in the second year of the league, 1918-19, by the Senators. Seems only three teams completed that season because the Mon...

The Caps Come Out of Hiding

March 12, 2019 - 9:06 AM ET

Sorry to be two weeks late warning you never to believe what you see in February. Just like Stanley Cup winners going back nine years, we must have been having a bad month. We pledge to do a lot better in March, just like the teams more likely to go deep into the playoffs. Yes sir, we’re thr...

He's Seen Enough to See Something Special

March 19, 2019 - 8:28 AM ET

Great has become the new good not only because of the repeated blatant exaggerations of Pierre Maguire. The general absence of extraordinary in today’s NHL is a reflection of talent spread too thin in a 31-team league, of big goalies with even bigger pads, and of an over coached game. While surel...