As we approach the NHL All Star game we find there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
It has almost become a must win for any and nearly any team in the League.
Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. However, San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over most of the field, there’re only six points separating 5th spot and 13th spot in the Western Conference, while Detroit. Needless to say, it appears there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. Going to be an interesting second half to the season. I want to ask you something. 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 820″ over the past ten games. Therefore, having won 9 of the last 10 and the last four straight, the Flames can be dubbed the hottest team in hockey at this point. Seriously. Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation. Sharks are loaded with underrated talent and may lead the League in points come year end.
Whenever 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. Second only to San Jose, the Caps have posted 18 wins and only 3 losses in the apartments this year. 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. Known for their defensive style of play, the Devils have appeared to have found the back of the net more often this year. Did you know that the addition of Shanahan certainly won’t hurt.
Welcome home Shanny!
The 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. 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. On p of that, philly should 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. That’s interesting. The difference between New York City and Philadelphia is depth. Therefore the Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games.
While having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is likely to be hitting their stride of late. Lots of us know that there is 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. Young Mason is throwing up a brick wall. Consequently, what the??? Oftentimes hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. Oh, how the Mighty have fallen. Then, half way through the season and the Ducks find themselves 20 points back of the Division leading San Jose Sharks. Nonetheless, the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. Known an improved power play will go a nice thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, being that they sure can’t score.
Then the Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. Talk about boring hockey. Not sure how motivated Paul Maurice is with only having an one year contract and Ron Francis sitting in the wings. You see, carolina 21 19 5″ Losers of their last four games, now 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 most of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. With all that said… He was run out of wn by Toronto but is seems Razor, has found a home in Colorado. How 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. Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings.
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. It’s an interesting fact that the Panthers was quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, And so it’s far very much! We were hoping that the Stars should experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. If they need to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. Besides, the Predators are ‘8142’ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games.
What actually is it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto?
Be patient Toronto Fans, it should be a couple of years before your team even makes the Playoffs.
Burke’s first move as GM is to bring in Brad May. It looks like Vinny Lecavalier going to be leaving soon. Montreal will likely be his next destination. Anyway, new Owners, new Coaches, new Players. What a train wreck this team is. a solitary real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Losers of their last three in a row. Then 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.