As we approach the NHL All Star game we find So there’re numerous teams vying for a playoff spot.
It has almost become a must win for any and each team in the League.
And now here is a question. Who will make the Playoffs? May be an interesting second half to the season. 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.
Out East we discover a log jam between the 2nd spot and the 6th spot. It appears there’re 25 teams that have a legitimate shot at filling just 16 spots. 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. 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 at the moment. On p of that, 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. For instance, whenever winning 8 of their last ten, the Habs struggled a little out of the gate this year but have since found their groove.
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 would 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 apartments this year. 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. Then again, the Blackhawks currently own the third best defense in the League. Although, add in the young snipers, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp and this team is poised to make noise come Playoff time. So 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 pay attention please. Philly should come out on p of the Atlantic Division this year. Rangers have also won just 4 of their last ten games.
It’s a well-known fact that the difference between NYC and Philadelphia is depth. Make sure you do not be surprised to see the Rangers slip every week on the Power Rankings. Whenever having won 6 of their last ten, the Sabres is being hitting their stride of late. 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. So, we’ll see how long he can carry his team. Just think for a moment. Young Mason was throwing up a brick wall. We have the Blue Jackets ranked 12th overall. What the???
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. Fact, an improved power play will go Besides, the Wild have lit the lamp just 111 times this year. It’s an important thing for the Wild that they are exceptional defensively, since they sure can’t score.
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.
Carolina 21 19 5 their last Losers four games, therefore this Carolina team is going downhill fast. Raycroft has posted 9 wins in his first ten starts with the Avalanche. Boston didn’t need him. For example, now if quite a bit 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. Seriously. How on earth could this happen? Therefore, is the landscape in Pittsburgh about to change? Essentially, whenever fighting for their Playoff lives, a team with the two best forwards in the game. Penguins have won just two games over the past ten outings. Of course the Canucks have lost their last four in a row and have won only three of their last ten.
It’s now, if ever they needed Luongo and Sundin.
Winners of their last three games and having three games in hand over Carolina, That’s a fact, it’s far Panthers are quietly gaining ground in the Eastern Conference. 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. Now let me tell you something. Not very much! We were hoping that the Stars should experience some team cohesion with Avery out of the mix. I know that the Predators are 8 14 2″ on the road this year and have won just three of their past ten games. You see, if they need to make the Playoffs, they need to add more than Steve Sullivan to their lineup.
What really was it with General Managers and the City Of Toronto?
Be patient Toronto Fans, it can be a few years before your team even makes the Playoffs.
Burke’s first move as GM is to bring in Brad May. New Owners, new Coaches, new Players. What a train wreck this team is. Montreal will likely be his next destination. However, it looks like Vinny Lecavalier could be leaving soon. With all that said… Losers of their last three in a row. One real bright spot for this team is the young Dustin Brown. Thrashers have won 2 of their last ten and hold the Leagues worst goals against with 160. On p of this, perhaps it’s time to blow it up and rebuild.