As we approach the NHL All Star game we find mostly there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
It appears look, there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots.
Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over some of the field, for the most part there’re only six points separating 5th spot and 13th spot in the Western Conference, while Detroit. It has almost become a must win for any and every team in the League. Considering the above said. May be an interesting second half to the season. I would like to ask you a question. Who will make the Playoffs?
Currently the most balanced team in the NHL. Will have predicted that during training camp but the B’s just keep on piling up the wins going ‘8 2 0’ over the past ten games. Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. Also, 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. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation.
Sharks are loaded with under rated talent and may lead the League in points come year end.
While winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled a little out of the gate this year but have since found their groove.
We see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year. Second only to San Jose, the Caps have posted 18 wins and only 3 losses in the apartments this year. Usually, ovechkin seems to have something to prove this year and at this rate we will have to consider Washington, as the League’s dark horse of the season. Welcome home Shanny! So 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.
Did you know that the Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League. Actually, 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. With that said, don’t be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings. By the way, the Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. Eventually, the difference between NY and Philadelphia is depth.
Whenever having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres beyond doubt is hitting their stride of late. There’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. What the??? Young Mason was throwing up a brick wall. Notice that hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. This is the case. We’ll see how long he can carry his team. 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. Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. Improved power play will go And therefore the Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. It’s pretty cool thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, since they sure can’t score.
Talk about boring hockey.
Carolina 21 19 5 their last Losers four games, so this Carolina team is going downhill fast.
Not sure how motivated Paul Maurice is with only having an one year contract and Ron Francis sitting in the wings. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche. Nonetheless, he was run out of wn by Toronto but is seems Razor, has found a home in Colorado. Boston didn’t need him. Now if most of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. Whenever fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game.
Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings.
How for God’s sakes could this happen?
Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? It’s now, Therefore in case ever they needed Luongo and Sundin. Anyways, the Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten. Actually the Panthers been quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. Fact, winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, it’s far a lot!
We were hoping that the Stars should experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. I am sure that the Predators are ‘8142’ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. I’m sure you heard about this. If they look for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. Oftentimes be patient Toronto Fans, it can be a couple of years before your team even makes the Playoffs. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Burke’s first move as GM is to bring in Brad May.
What’s it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto?
It looks like Vinny Lecavalier may be leaving soon.
New Owners, new Coaches, new Players. Montreal will likely be his next destination. What a train wreck this team is. Then again, a solitary real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Losers of their last three in a row. Did you know that the Thrashers have won 2 of their last ten and hold the Leagues worst goals against with 160. Eugene must be pulling his hair out. Notice, perhaps it’s time to blow it up and rebuild. St. Does anyone ever talk about the Blues? Louis has a hockey team? Do people even know St. Can you say John Tavares? Football picks, Hockey Picks, NBA Basketball picks, Baseball picks, College Football picks and College Basketball picks. Sports Handicappers providing premium sports handicapping picks and free sports picks.