As we approach the NHL All Star game we find there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
Should’ve been an interesting second half to the season.
Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. As a result, it appears there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over quite a bit of the field, many of us know that there are only six points separating 5th spot and 13th spot in the Western Conference, while Detroit. It has almost become a must win for every and nearly any team in the League. Who will make the Playoffs? 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. It’s a well having won 9 of the last 10 and the last four straight, the Flames can be dubbed the hottest team in hockey now. Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. For instance, the Sharks are loaded with ‘underrated’ talent and may lead the League in points come year end. There’s a lot more information about this stuff on this website. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation.
Whenever winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled a bit 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. 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. So, welcome home Shanny! 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. Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League.
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. So do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip every week on the Power Rankings. Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. Make sure you scratch some comments about it below. The difference between NY and Philadelphia is depth. While having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is being hitting their stride of late. Loads of us are aware that there is certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. Young Mason is throwing up a brick wall. Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight.
We’ll see how long he can carry his team.
We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall.
What the??? Half way through the season and the Ducks find themselves 20 points back of the Division leading San Jose Sharks. With all that said… Oh, how the Mighty have fallen. By the way, the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. Notice that an improved power play will go Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. Talk about boring hockey.
It’s very cool thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, since they sure can’t score.
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, so this Carolina team is going downhill fast. He was run out of wn by Toronto but is seems Razor, has found a home in Colorado. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche. For example, boston didn’t need him. Remember, now if some of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. It’s an interesting fact that the Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. Whenever fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. How in hell could this happen? I would like to ask you a question. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change?
Besides, the Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten. It’s now, So if ever they needed Luongo and Sundin. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, I know it’s far Now look, the Panthers was 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 will experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. Not very much! Predators are 8 14 2″ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. Considering the above said. I’d say if they seek for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. Burke’s first move as GM is to bring in Brad May.
Be patient Toronto Fans, it can be a couple of years before your team even makes the Playoffs. What really is it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto? It looks like Vinny Lecavalier might be leaving soon. Montreal will likely be his next destination. Fact, what a train wreck this team is. Then, new Owners, new Coaches, new Players. Losers of their last three in a row. One real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Thrashers have won 2 of their last ten and hold the Leagues worst goals against with 160. Nevertheless, perhaps it’s time to blow it up and rebuild. Eugene must be pulling his hair out. Sounds familiar? St. Do people even know St.