As we approach the NHL All Star game we find So there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over some of the field, 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 any team in the League. Who will make the Playoffs? Anyways, it appears there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. Might be an interesting second half to the season. Notice, currently the most balanced team in the NHL. 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.
Mid way through the season and we have the Bruins ranked second overall.
Having won 9 of the last 10 and the last four straight, the Flames can be dubbed the hottest team in hockey at the moment.
Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. However, san Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation. Eventually, the 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 a tad out of the gate this year but have since found their groove. We see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year. Therefore, 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. Addition of Shanahan certainly won’t hurt. A well-known fact that is. 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.
Accordingly the 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. It’s an interesting fact 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. Philly should come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year. Then, don’t be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings. Actually the difference between New York City and Philadelphia is depth. Considering the above said. Therefore the Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. Consequently, while having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is likely to be hitting their stride of late. So, for the most part there’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. We’ll see how long he can carry his team.
Now let me ask you something. What the???
We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall.
Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. Young Mason was throwing up a brick wall. It’s a well 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. Remember, an improved power play will go Besides, the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. Furthermore, it’s a very important thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, as they sure can’t score. Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. This is where it starts getting really intriguing. Talk about boring hockey.
Carolina 21 19 5 their last Losers four games, so 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 look for him. He was run out of wn by Toronto but is seems Razor, has found a home in Colorado. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche. Now if most of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. Basically the Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? Also, while fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. How on earth could this happen? Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten.
It’s now, So in case ever they needed Luongo and Sundin.