There are three sets of teams: the contenders, the middlemen, and the bottom dwellers. I believe the top eight teams in my rankings are the contenders.
With the winter break coming up, the Winterhawks have a simple New Year’s resolution that they are preparing for: come back with a bang.
They got their brutal early season matchups out of the way and will be the superior team in each of the next 17 games.
Tuesday night’s victory in Victoria has proved to be a high-water mark for the Winterhawks season.
Early on, Portland dug themselves a huge defensive hole. But in the last month they have locked down on the defensive side and it’s turning into offense.
Let’s all take a moment to pledge allegiance to a .500 record for the first time this season, and then look at how the Hawks have evened out the wrinkles.
One month into the season, I was ready to toss in the white towel. After the last two weeks, this team is finally hitting its stride.
I know what Winterhawks’ fans are thinking: Could we finally be seeing the potential this team has and get out of this early season hole for good?
Despite my affection for the Moda Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum is the preferable venue for the Winterhawks and should be their year-round home arena.
With a few extra days in between games, the Winterhawks have been fitting in some quality time with their Portland fans.