NHL Week in Review (October 12-18)

This past week the Florida Panthers set a record that nobody wants to set, especially not a struggling franchise. They had an all-time low in attendance when they faced-off against the Ottawa Senators this week. As the teams came out on the ice for warm-ups there was a significant amount of empty seats. As the game began there was not a lot of change to the numbers with a total attendance of 7,311.

2014-15 NHL Preview: Early Stanley Cup Outlook

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are widely considered some of the toughest in the sports world as it is a grind. The playoffs are designed to break teams and players down to the point where they can no longer go on. It is the second season after one that is grinding in itself. The regular season is a long set of games where players have to stay mentally tough as well as physically tough. The sport values physicality as the players have to fly down the ice as fast as they can while risking the chance that another player will take them out with a big hit.

2014-15 NHL Preview: Central Division

The Central division saw a facelift in 2013-14 and with the adjustment of teams it was expected that one would rule them all. The Chicago Blackhawks had been the rulers of the old Central division for years and have been Stanley Cup favourites for the same amount of time. They went into last year as favourites again to win a division with a lot of questions. They seemed like the only sure shot in the division that was full of young teams and unsure talent. Then the season started and a team that many thought as a rebuilding team began to take control of the division.

2014 NHL Playoff Preview

It is that time of year again as the NHL regular season is over and only 16 teams will continue to play as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. This year the playoffs will have a different look though as the NHL moves on with their new system for the first time ever. The NHL would make some massive changes this year in the playoff system when they changed the alignment of the teams. The alignment would give some teams a chance to play where they should have been all along while other teams would see a new set of division opponents.

NHL Week in Review (March 16-22)

The playoff race in the NHL is fully underway as the season begins to wind down with only a few games left. As the season is almost over there are still many spots left in the playoffs with only two teams clinching their spot in the playoffs. The Boston Bruins would do so first as they would ride the longest winning streak of the season to clinch the first spot. They have had a great year so far remaining at the top of the Atlantic Division for the majority of the year and their 12-game winning streak would put them over the top

NHL Week in Review (January 26-February 1)

It was another week where two games took focus over everything else as the stadium Series continued. The entire idea of the Stadium Series was to highlight the game to the USA by putting them in amazing stadiums. The stadiums became the focus of the series and they would kick it off in one of the most legendary stadiums in North America. Dodger Stadium had played host to some of the best moments in MLB history and in American sports history so it only seemed fitting that it would host a major game in the legendary stadium.

NHL Week in Review (December 22-28)

The NHL CBA signed only last year did a lot to change the NHL, including providing a long labour peace. One of the aspects that is brand new was used for the first time this year as the Christmas break would begin early in the week. The Christmas Break is something that was added to the CBA by the NHLPA and was an aspect that the players loved.

NHL Week in Review (October 27-November 2)

The NHL week seemed to be business as usual for all teams until one player on one of the best surprises of the season would change the week. The Colorado Avalanche have had a great season so far as they are among the top teams in the league. The season was never supposed to go like this for the team as most expected them to falter with a number of young inexperienced players. Not to mention that a new coach with no NHL experience in Patrick Roy taking over for his first year.

NHL Week in Review (October 13-19)

The NHL has dealt with the concussion issue for the better part of the last few years with head injuries taking the focus for a number of seasons. With the concern over head injuries the NHL has made some major changes in the league. They have tried to adjust the league from a hard hitting grinding league to an offensive skill league. This of course has other motivations with TV money and entertainment a major factor in the decision to change rules to open up the offence.

NHL Week in Review (October 6-12)

The NHL season is still a young one and although some teams have emerged as great and others not so much there is more than enough time for everything to change. There are only 1.5 weeks gone in the season so far and plenty has already happened creating debate and discussion over many different subjects. Whether it is fire behind the bench from a coach, fighting, reporting locker room conversations, or which teams that have looked great and will remain great the NHL is full of great stories.

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