As we approach the NHL All Star game we find lots of us know that there are numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
It appears mostly there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots.
Will be an interesting second half to the season. And now here is the question. Who will make the Playoffs? Needless to say, out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. It has almost become a must win for every and any team in the League. 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. 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. 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. Nonetheless, iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. A well-known fact that is. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation.
So Sharks are loaded with ‘under rated’ talent and may lead the League in points come year end.
Whenever winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled somewhat 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 premises this year. Consequently, 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. So addition of Shanahan certainly won’t hurt. Welcome home Shanny! Known for their defensive style of play, the Devils have appeared to have found the back of the net more often this year.
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. Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. Difference between NYC and Philadelphia is depth. Make sure you do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings. There’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. Whenever having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is likely to be hitting their stride of late. Basically, what the???
We’ll see how long he can carry his team.
Young Mason is throwing up a brick wall.
Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. Therefore, we have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. Besides, 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. Seriously. Did you know that an improved power play will go Did you know that the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. It’s a wonderful thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, since they sure can’t score.
Talk about boring hockey. So Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. Not sure how motivated Paul Maurice is with only having an one year contract and Ron Francis sitting in the wings. Carolina 21 19 5 their last Losers four games, therefore this Carolina team is going downhill fast. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche. Notice that boston didn’t look for him. Certainly, he was run out of wn by Toronto but is seems Razor, has found a home in Colorado. Now if some of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. That’s where it starts getting really interesting. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? Fact, how in the hell could this happen? Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. While fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. It’s now, I’d say if 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. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, it’s far By the way, the Panthers been quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference.
Mediocre at best.
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 should experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. You should take this seriously. Not a lot! So in case they look for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. Now look, the Predators are 8 14 2″ 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. Furthermore, it looks like Vinny Lecavalier gonna be leaving soon. Eventually, new Owners, new Coaches, new Players. What a train wreck this team is. Montreal will likely be his next destination. Essentially, the main real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Losers of their last three in a row. However, the Thrashers have won 2 of their last ten and hold the Leagues worst goals against with 160. Perhaps it’s time to blow it up and rebuild. That said, eugene must be pulling his hair out. St. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Do people even know St.