The first few games of the playoffs allowed for an insight into the differences between youth and veterans on teams as the young teams stumbled out of the block but aren’t entirely out of it as the first round continues.
Last year the NHL saw no Canadian teams make the playoffs but that trend has turned the opposite direction as there could be five of the seven Canadian teams in the playoffs this year.
The NHL and its teams need the media but that doesn’t mean they aren’t sometimes frustrating which was shown this week as a rumoured grew out of control until an executive shot it down.
Canadian teams have struggled to get back to the top of the league in recent years but the start of the season is giving promise that a Stanley Cup could return to Canada sooner rather than later.
It has become the biggest reason for the NHL’s growth in the USA and around the world, the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Pacific Division is one of the most interesting in the NHL ever since it was put together two years ago.
The second round of the NHL playoffs have been quite different from the first round as the games may have started to take their toll.
The NHL playoff are here and so the most exciting time in the NHL schedule is ready to begin. This year is a great mix of teams that have been there before and teams that have found their way to the playoffs for the first time in a long time.
The regular season is officially over in the NHL and that means that the best time of the hockey season is here, NHL playoffs.
The old Pacific Division is much like the new Pacific division as the top teams from the West Coast remain the top teams in the Pacific. The California trio continue their dominance of the Pacific in a massive surge of California hockey. When the NHL decided to expand to the West Coast it was thought to be a terrible idea. The land of sunshine and beaches had no idea what hockey was and putting a pro team there was sure to fail.