Any team in the Top 10 has the talent to win it all. The teams at 11-15 are just looking for an invite to the party.
The Winterhawks are starting to glance down the barrel of their various competitors in both the U.S. Division and the rest of the Western Conference.
A road game in Canada is a big deal for Portland, the southern-most team in the league. It’s important to see where the team falls on the larger totem pole.
It is almost impossible for the Winterhawks to catch the Rockets for the top spot in the west, but jumping the Silvertips in the standings is very doable.
The Winterhawks had two large trades go through: one that concludes an ongoing saga and another that sheds light on one of the larger dark roster spots.
With five of the next six games away from Portland, the Winterhawks will need to continue to show the defensive prowess they have had as of late.
It was the first year the Hawks had earned the Ed Chynoweth Cup, which had been renamed that year to honor the CHL founding father.
Every WHL fan would tell you that the Winterhawks are clearly a more talented team, yet when it comes to playing Seattle, Portland manages to lose.
If there is a season that will live in most palpable infamy, it is the one memorialized on the first permanent ring under the Stanley Cup.
While the Portland Winterhawks are away, I thought it appropriate to contemplate the 100 years of hockey that the Rose City has enjoyed