A Haiku for Every NHL Team’s Season – Pacific Division

Welcome to the fourth and final instalment in a four-part series summarising the triumphs and tragedies of all 31 NHL team’s seasons to date within the confines of a haiku. You can find the Atlantic Division version here, the Metropolitan Division version here, and the Central Division version here.

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.

Anaheim Ducks
Welcome to the team
Where mediocrity reigns
And skill goes to die

Arizona Coyotes
When your top scorer
Is Nick Schmaltz, trading for Hall
Needed to be done

Calgary Flames
Coach Peters resigns
During probe into racism
Culture needs to change

Edmonton Oilers
Congrats Edmonton!
Now you’re a two-player team
Progress has been made

Los Angeles Kings
It’s hard to win with
An overpaid, aging core
And no goaltending

San Jose Sharks
(I could just say ‘see above’ but we’ll try to be original)
Thornton has no goals
Both goalies are human sieves
New coach, same problems

Vancouver Canucks
Enigmatic team
Constantly in a rebuild
Outside the playoffs

Vegas Golden Knights
Leading division
Patches and Stone are scoring
Fleury is peerless

Congratulations, you made it! Thanks for joining me on this journey. Feel free to leave a comment if you have a Haiku for a Pacific division team you would like to share, or let me know on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter via @HockeyEmbassy or @CanStrayan. If you liked this series, please feel free to hit the like button, follow this page, subscribe to the relevant socials, and help us get the word out!

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