As we approach the NHL All Star game we find there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
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.
It has almost become a must win for every and each team in the League. Who will make the Playoffs? Then, out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. Although, it appears loads of us are aware that there are 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. Going to be an interesting second half to the season. Currently the most balanced team in the NHL. Now pay attention please. 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. Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. Having won 9 of the last 10 and the last four straight, the Flames can be dubbed the hottest team in hockey now. Basically the Sharks are loaded with under rated talent and may lead the League in points come year end. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation. We see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year. That’s right! While winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled a tad out of the gate this year but have since found their groove. On p of this, 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 would have to consider Washington, as the League’s dark horse of the season.
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.
Then the addition of Shanahan certainly won’t hurt. 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. Notice that philly should come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year. 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. Considering the above said. In any circumstances please do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip every week on the Power Rankings.
Then the difference between NYC and Philadelphia is depth. I am sure that the Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. 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 being hitting their stride of late. That’s where it starts getting very entertaining. Young Mason was throwing up a brick wall. Now please pay attention. 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. Another question isSo the question is this. What the??? We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. Needless to say, 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. Accordingly an improved power play will go So 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, being that they sure can’t score.
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. Nonetheless, carolina 21 19 5″ Losers of their last four games, that said, 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. Now if most of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche. Boston didn’t need him. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? Also, the Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. Make sure you write a comment about it in the comment form. Whenever fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game.
How in the God’s name could this happen?
The Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten.
It’s now, Therefore if ever they needed Luongo and Sundin. Basically the Panthers are quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. Just think for a moment. 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.
Did you know that the Predators are 8 14 2 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 actually was it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto?
Be patient Toronto Fans, it might be a few years before your team even makes the Playoffs.
Burke’s first move as GM is to bring in Brad May. Montreal will likely be his next destination. Some information can be found on the web. New Owners, new Coaches, new Players. Essentially, what a train wreck this team is. It looks like Vinny Lecavalier gonna be leaving soon. Nevertheless, the main real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Have you heard of something like this before? Losers of their last three in a row. By the way, the Thrashers have won 2 of their last ten and hold the Leagues worst goals against with 160.