A Haiku for every NHL Team’s Season – Atlantic Division

As we here at Hockey Embassy look to wrap things up prior to the end of the year, it’s a good time to stop and reassess the season thus far. We didn’t want to write much about each team, so what better way than a Haiku to put in the minimum required effort for each team and still feel a sense of accomplishment. Speaking of minimum required effort…

Tyler Myers jokes aside, it’s time to set some ground rules. For those unsure what a Haiku is, it is an “unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of 17 syllables in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively” (Merriam-Webster). There are variations but for simplicity’s sake, we’ll stick to the traditional 5-7-5 format.

Boston Bruins
The big, bad Bruins
Starring the ‘perfection line’
Division leaders

Buffalo Sabres
Eichel is sublime
Goaltending is regressing
Playoffs uncertain

Detroit Red Wings
Starting the rebuild
Stevie Y will do great, but
Last place expected

Florida Panthers
Scoring has been fine
Multiple four-goal comebacks
Yet they’re still awful

Montreal Canadiens
The Price has been wrong
Bergevin needs the playoffs
Or the city burns

Price finally manages to successfully track a puck this season…

Ottawa Senators
Duclair is a star
Melnyk hasn’t been noticed
Are good things ahead?

Tampa Bay Lightning
Last year peaked early
This year they can’t peak at all
Should still make playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs
They fired Babcock
Back-up goaltending’s a mess
Can Keefe turn it ’round?

That’s all for today, come back tomorrow for the Metropolitan division version. Feel free to leave a comment if you have a Haiku for an Atlantic division team you would like to share, or let me know on Twitter either via @HockeyEmbassy or @CanStrayan.

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