As we approach the NHL All Star game we find look, there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
It appears lots of us know that there are 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots.
It has almost become a must win for any and almost any team in the League. San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over some of the field, look, there’re only six points separating 5th spot and 13th spot in the Western Conference, while Detroit. I would like to ask you a question. Who will make the Playoffs?
Going to be an interesting second half to the season. Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. Currently the most balanced team in the NHL. Basically, would have predicted that during training camp but the B’s just keep on piling up the wins going 820″ over the past ten games. Normally, having won 9 of the last 10 and the last four straight, the Flames can be dubbed the hottest team in hockey at the moment. Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. So Sharks are loaded with ‘underrated’ talent and may lead the League in points come year end. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation. Just think for a moment. While winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled slightly out of the gate this year but have since found their groove.
We see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year.
Ovechkin seems to have something to prove this year and at this rate we would have to consider Washington, as the League’s dark horse of the season.
Second only to San Jose, the Caps have posted 18 wins and only 3 losses in the premises this year. Welcome home Shanny! Let me tell you something. Addition of Shanahan certainly won’t hurt. Known for their defensive style of play, the Devils have appeared to have found the back of the net more often this year. Add in the young snipers, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp and this team is poised to make noise come Playoff time. This is the case. Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League. Then the Flyers have won just 4 games over their past ten but with the likes of Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and Simon Gagne, you can’t expect this slump to last for long.
Philly must come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year.
The Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games.
Basically the difference between NY and Philadelphia is depth. Hey, do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings. As a result, whenever having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is likely to be hitting their stride of late. Look, there’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. Keep reading. What the??? It’s a well hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight.
We’ll see how long he can carry his team.
We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall.
Young Mason is throwing up a brick wall. Oh, how the Mighty have fallen. Half way through the season and the Ducks find themselves 20 points back of the Division leading San Jose Sharks. Did you know that an improved power play will go I’m sure that the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. It’s quite cool thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, as long as they sure can’t score. Talk about boring hockey. Oftentimes the Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. Then again, not sure how motivated Paul Maurice is with only having an one year contract and Ron Francis sitting in the wings. Carolina ‘21195’ Losers of their last four games, therefore this Carolina team is going downhill fast. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche.
Boston didn’t need him.
Now if quite a bit of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run.
He was run out of wn by Toronto but is seems Razor, has found a home in Colorado. How in God’s name could this happen? Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? Whenever fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. Notice that the Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. It’s now, if ever they needed Luongo and Sundin. Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten.
Actually the Panthers are quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, it’s far very much! Considering the above said. We were hoping that the Stars would experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. On p of this, the Predators are ‘8142’ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. If they look for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. Burke’s first move as GM is to bring in Brad May. What’s it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto? So, be patient Toronto Fans, it can be a few years before your team even makes the Playoffs. It looks like Vinny Lecavalier might be leaving soon. New Owners, new Coaches, new Players. What a train wreck this team is.