As we approach the NHL All Star game we find look, there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot.
Gonna be an interesting second half to the season. It appears mostly there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. Now let me ask you something. Who will make the Playoffs? It has almost become a must win for every and every team in the League. 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. Make sure you leave suggestions about it in the comment form. 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.
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 this point.
Iron Mike has got his crew clicking on all cylinders as we head wards the trade deadline. Actually 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. Whenever winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled a little out of the gate this year but have since found their groove. I’m sure you heard about this. We see them finishing second in their Conference behind Boston 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.
Second only to San Jose, the Caps have posted 18 wins and only 3 losses in the premises this year.
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. Welcome home Shanny! So 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. 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. Philly should come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year. Difference between NY and Philadelphia is depth. Make sure you do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip any week on the Power Rankings. Did you know that the Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games. Whenever having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is likely to be hitting their stride of late. There’s certainly enough talent on this team to do damage and the addition of Tim Connolly will add some scoring punch. So, we have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall.
We’ll see how long he can carry his team.
Young Mason is throwing up a brick wall. Hey, they have won the last 7 of 10, including the last three games straight. 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. Consequently, the Coyotes find themselves in a battle for a Playoff spot, with just seven wins on the road this year. Improved power play will go quite cool thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, as they sure can’t score. Talk about boring hockey. Anyways, the Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. Actually, carolina 21195″ Losers of their last four games, now this Carolina team is going downhill fast. That’s interesting. 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.
Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche.
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. Whenever fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. This is where it starts getting really interesting. Is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? How on earth could this happen? Did you know that the Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. As a result, 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. Remember, winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, it’s far Basically the Panthers are quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference.
We don’t like the Oilers’ chances, with only six points separating the 4th spot and the 13th spot in the Western Conference.
Mediocre at best. Essentially, not a lot! I’m sure it sounds familiar. We were hoping that the Stars should experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. If they seek for to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup. Did you hear about something like this before? The Predators are 8 14 2 on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. What really 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 can be a couple of years before your team even makes the Playoffs. Montreal will likely be his next destination. What a train wreck this team is. Eventually, it looks like Vinny Lecavalier may be leaving soon. New Owners, new Coaches, new Players. Losers of their last three in a row. Ok, and now one of the most important parts.a solitary real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Normally, 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. Perhaps it’s time to blow it up and rebuild. Notice. Does anyone ever talk about the Blues? Louis has a hockey team? Do people even know St. Can you say John Tavares?