NHL Week in Review (May 14-20)

The NHL Playoffs play head to head against the NBA Playoffs but the two conference finals are going slightly differently showing that the NHL is a league of parity.

NHL Week in Review (May 7-13)

The Conference Finals are set and both series are looking eerily similar to each other with a massive underdog against a dominant former champion with a few interesting potential Finals that could be in the near future.

2016 NHL Playoff Preview

The NHL playoffs are here and the best part of the NHL season is set to begin as the eastern conference looks to break the streak and the western conference looks to unseat the champions.

2015-16 NHL Preview: Early Playoff Outlook

It has become the biggest reason for the NHL’s growth in the USA and around the world, the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

2015-16 NHL Preview: Central Division

The NHL’s Western Conference has been the one to beat for a number of years as the last four champions have come from the west.

2015 NHL Playoff Preview

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.

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 Draft Preview

The youth movement in the NHL continues to grow every year as younger players are having a bigger impact in the league every year. Last year the 18-year old Nathan MacKinnon would light up the NHL and earn the Calder Trophy, becoming the youngest player to do so. This youth movement has made the draft one of the most important events of the NHL calendar.

NHL Week in Review (May 4-10)

The NHL playoffs continue to produce stories of players getting past everything in their way to get to the end goal. The Stanley Cup is the ultimate prize in hockey as it means more to players than an Olympic Gold Medal or a World championship. That trophy is the goal of everyone that has ever strapped on a pair of skates and only a select few ever get to hold it over their heads and put their names on it forever. That can make players go to extreme lengths to get there and it has given the NHL a reputation as one of the toughest leagues in the world.

NHL Week in Review (April 13-19)

The NHL playoff are officially underway as the march towards the Stanley Cup began this week with 16 teams looking to put their names on the cup. To do this they will need to adjust to a different type of hockey as playoff hockey is a completely different beast than the regular season. Everything changes in the playoffs as the superstars are checked tighter and the ice shrinks for everyone. Defence and goaltending generally take the focus with games becoming tighter and tighter as the playoffs move on.

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