As we approach the NHL All Star game we find look, there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
It has almost become a must win for any and any team in the League.
San Jose and Boston have a huge lead over quite a bit of the field, 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. And now here is a question. Who will make the Playoffs? Gonna be an interesting second half to the season.
It appears look, there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots.
Currently the most balanced team in the NHL.
Should have predicted that during training camp but the B’s just keep on piling up the wins going 820″ 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. Seriously. San Jose has lost just six times so far this year in regulation. Then again, the Sharks are loaded with ‘underrated’ talent and may lead the League in points come year end. Actually, we see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston this year.
While winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled a tad 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 in the apartments this year.
Ovechkin seems to have something to prove this year and at this rate we should have to consider Washington, as the League’s dark horse of the season. Welcome home Shanny! Did you know that 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. Besides, the Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League. Philly must come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year. I know 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 look, the difference between NY and Philadelphia is depth.
By the way, the Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. Please do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings. There’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. While having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is being hitting their stride of late. Certainly, we’ll see how long he can carry his team. What the??? That is interesting right? We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. With that said, young Mason is throwing up a brick wall. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight.
Oh, how the Mighty have fallen. Half way through the season and the Ducks find themselves 20 points back of the Division leading San Jose Sharks. Actually the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. It is an improved power play will go pretty cool thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, as long as they sure can’t score. Besides, not sure how motivated Paul Maurice is with only having an one year contract and Ron Francis sitting in the wings. So, carolina 21195 their last Losers four games, with 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 quite a bit of the team could start performing, they may actually have a strong Playoff run. Boston didn’t seek for him. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche.
Now look. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change?
How for God’s sakes could this happen?
The Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings.
While fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. It’s now, if ever they needed Luongo and Sundin. Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten. Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, it’s far Accordingly the Panthers are quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. Now pay attention please. 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! So in case they look for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. Usually, the Predators are ‘8142’ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. Did you hear about something like that before? 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. New Owners, new Coaches, new Players. Montreal will likely be his next destination. Essentially, it looks like Vinny Lecavalier could be leaving soon. What a train wreck this team is. Considering the above said. The main real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Losers of their last three in a row. Therefore the Thrashers have won 2 of their last ten and hold the Leagues worst goals against with 160. Perhaps it’s time to blow it up and rebuild. On p of this, eugene must be pulling his hair out.