As we approach the NHL All Star game we find look, there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
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, mostly 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 any and nearly any team in the League. A well-known fact that is. Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. Will be an interesting second half to the season. 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 ‘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 now. Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. Did you know that the Sharks are loaded with underrated talent and may lead the League in points come year end. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation. On p of that, we see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year. Generally, while winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled slightly out of the gate this year but have since found their groove. 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. Make sure you leave suggestions about it. Second only to San Jose, the Caps have posted 18 wins and only 3 losses in the apartments this year.
Welcome home Shanny!
The 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. Basically the Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League. Philly should come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year. I’m sure 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.
Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games.
Don’t be surprised to see the Rangers slip every week on the Power Rankings.
Besides, the difference between New York City and Philadelphia is depth. While having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres actually is hitting their stride of late. You should take it into account. So there’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. Now pay attention please. We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. The question is. What the???
Young Mason had been throwing up a brick wall. We’ll see how long he can carry his team. 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. So Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. Actually an improved power play will go a wonderful thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, since they sure can’t score. I know that the Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. Carolina 21 19 5″ Losers of their last four games, with that said, this Carolina team is going downhill fast. Not sure how motivated Paul Maurice is with only having an one year contract and Ron Francis sitting in the wings.
Boston didn’t need him.
Now if some of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run.
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. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? While fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. That’s where it starts getting really serious, right? The Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings.
How could this happen?
It’s now, if ever they needed Luongo and Sundin.
I am sure that the Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten. On p of this, the Panthers was quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, Surely it’s far would experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix.
Not a lot!
If they need to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup.
And therefore the Predators are 8142 on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. What actually was 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 few years before your team even makes the Playoffs. Oftentimes new Owners, new Coaches, new Players. Actually, it looks like Vinny Lecavalier could be leaving soon. Now look. What a train wreck this team is. Basically, montreal will likely be his next destination. Did you hear about something like that before? 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. Eugene must be pulling his hair out. Anyways, perhaps it’s time to blow it up and rebuild.