2015-16 NHL Preview: Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division is still a young one after the re-organization brought some of the biggest markets into one division.

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2014-15 NHL Preview: Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division does not have the most popular name in the NHL as many did not like it when the NHL announced the new division last year. Yet there is no other name that could describe this division any better. It is exactly that, a Metropolitan division with some of the biggest cities in the NHL in the division. New York is represented with their two teams alongside New Jersey from across the Hudson. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia also have their cities represented in the division.

NHL Week in Review (May 18-24)

The NHL Playoffs are creeping ever closer to the Stanley Cup as four teams remain and are fighting every step of the way to get there. The series both looked like they were set up for interesting matchups. In the West it was the powerhouse Chicago Blackhawks against the wild card Los Angeles Kings. The Kings were never supposed to compete with the Blackhawks looking like the team to beat but the Kings would not give up. The series would be closer than most as the Kings would beat the Blackhawks at home becoming the first team to beat Chicago at home in the playoffs.

NHL Week in Review (March 2-8)

The NHL would go straight form their Olympic break into one of the busiest times of the year as the Trade Deadline would mark the beginning of the playoff race. Team would get on the phones and look to improve their teams either by bringing in a veteran for the playoff run or selling off veteran players to prepare for the future. It is one of the most important days of the year in the NHL calendar but the last few years have seen a pattern of less action.

NHL Week in Review (Olympic Break Edition)

The NHL is back as the Olympic Break is officially over and the season starts up again at the very start of the stretch run. Many teams are coming close to the 20 game mark where the run towards the playoffs becomes the only thing that the NHL teams will be looking towards. The playoff run is about to start but this year it will have a different feel. The Olympic Break will have a bigger effect on the rest of the season as the 10 days off could hurt or help teams leading into the final part of the season. The Olympics are a great event and an event that exposes the game of hockey and the NHL as a league to the world.

2013-14 NHL Preview: Central Division (Part 2)

The realignment has been a big story in the preseason as new divisions mean new opponents and new rivalries. This change in alignment for the NHL would all come down to one thing as one team’s move would require a massive change. The Atlanta Thrashers were struggling in 2011 and instead of fighting two battles, Phoenix would go under NHL ownership, the NHL decided that they would give up.

NHL Week in Review (April 28 – May 4)

The NHL Playoffs began this week in the NHL as the last game was played and the playoffs were set. With the start of the second season fans and analysts looked at all of the teams to see which teams looked like they could be the next Los Angeles Kings. There were the two favorites in the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins who had run through every team on their way to the top of each conference.

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