As we approach the NHL All Star game we find look, there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
It has almost become a must win for any and almost any team in the League.
Will be an interesting second half to the season. Basically, it appears for the most part there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. The question is. Who will make the Playoffs?
San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over most of the field, look, there’re only six points separating 5th spot and 13th spot in the Western Conference, while Detroit. Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. Should have predicted that during training camp but the B’s just keep on piling up the wins going 820″ over the past ten games.
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. It’s an interesting fact that the 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. A well-known fact that is. We see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year. This is the case. Whenever winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled somewhat out of the gate this year but have since found their groove. Second only to San Jose, the Caps have posted 18 wins and only 3 losses indoors this year. Nevertheless, 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!
The 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. So Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League. Add in the young snipers, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp and this team is poised to make noise come Playoff time. 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. Make sure you do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings. With that said, the difference between NYC and Philadelphia is depth. That’s where it starts getting interesting, right? The Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. That is interesting. While having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres surely is hitting their stride of late. So there’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. 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.
Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. What the??? Half way through the season and the Ducks find themselves 20 points back of the Division leading San Jose Sharks. Oh, how the Mighty have fallen. Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. So, an improved power play will go Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. It’s a nice thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, as long as they sure can’t score. Talk about boring hockey. Let me tell you something. Carolina 21 19 5 their last Losers four games, that said, 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.
He was run out of wn by Toronto but is seems Razor, has found a home in Colorado.
Boston didn’t look for him.
Now if some of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. How in hell could this happen? It’s an interesting fact that the Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. There is more info about it on this site. While fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten. It’s now, Therefore in case ever they needed Luongo and Sundin. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, it’s far I know that the Panthers are quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. Mediocre at best. Oftentimes we don’t like the Oilers’ chances, with only six points separating the 4th spot and the 13th spot in the Western Conference.
We were hoping that the Stars would experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. Not very much! I’d say if they look for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. So Predators are 8142″ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. Burke’s first move as GM is to bring in Brad May. Be patient Toronto Fans, it might be a couple of years before your team even makes the Playoffs. What’s it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto? Generally, montreal will likely be his next destination. New Owners, new Coaches, new Players. It looks like Vinny Lecavalier might be leaving soon. What a train wreck this team is. Consequently, losers of their last three in a row. Remember, the main real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown.