As we approach the NHL All Star game we find most of us know that there are numerous teams vying for a playoff spot. I want to ask you something. Who will make the Playoffs? It appears look, there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. Should’ve been an interesting second half to the season. Now look. It has almost become a must win for every and each team in the League. Certainly, San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over quite a bit of the field, So 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. Anyway, should 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.
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.
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. Anyways, we see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year. Of course whenever winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled a little 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. 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. Addition of Shanahan certainly won’t hurt. It is known for their defensive style of play, the Devils have appeared to have found the back of the net more often this year. With all that said… Welcome home Shanny! Add in the young snipers, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp and this team is poised to make noise come Playoff time. Then the Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League. On p of that, 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. Now pay attention please. Philly must come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year. Notice, don’t be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings.
Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. Difference between NY and Philadelphia is depth. So there’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. Eventually, whenever having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is hitting their stride of late. That’s right! Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. Although, we’ll see how long he can carry his team. There is some more information about it on this site. Young Mason was throwing up a brick wall. 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. Normally, the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year.
By the way, an improved power play will go pretty cool thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, as they sure can’t score. With that said, talk about boring hockey. As a result, 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, that said, this Carolina team is going downhill fast. Now if most of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. Boston didn’t need him. 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.
Whenever fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game.
Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? Then the Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. Make sure you write a few comments about it. How in God’s name could this happen? So Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten. It’s now, I’d say in case ever they needed Luongo and Sundin. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, And so it’s far By the way, the Panthers been quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference.
We don’t like the Oilers’ chances, with only six points separating the 4th spot and the 13th spot in the Western Conference.
Mediocre at best. Not very much! We were hoping that the Stars would experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. It’s a well the Predators are 8142″ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. If they seek for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. What’s it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto? 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.