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

This is the second part of a four-part series in which we here at Hockey Embassy are summarising each team’s season thus far into a 17-syllable haiku. See the Atlantic division article here. It’s a way for us to appear busy while doing the absolute bare minimum, which is somehow still more than what NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman manages to do.

Gary Bettman announces 2021 World Cup will not go ahead
Gary Bettman announces 2021 World Cup will not go ahead

Again, 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.

Carolina Hurricanes
Reimer’s resurgence,
Svechnikov’s scoring prowess
Leading to playoffs

Columbus Blue Jackets
They still compete, but
Winning can be hard when you
Score less than a priest

New Jersey Devils
Traded Taylor Hall
Subban on the trading block
Goaltending awful

New York Islanders
Best defensive team
Second in the division
Still can’t attract fans

New York Rangers
The rebuild was quick
They are in the playoff race
Panarin is god

Philadelphia Flyers
There’s more to hockey
Than your place in the standings
Remain #OskarStrong

Pittsburgh Penguins
Teddy from retail
Playing with Sidney Crosby
Murray has been bad

Washington Capitals
First place overall
Kuznetsov hits the white right line
Carlson for Norris

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

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