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’s expansion team made their first big move signing their first player but as the NHL prepares for expansion they might want to focus on the struggling teams in their league.
The NHL season is about to begin and throughout the season there will be plenty to watch for as the league continues to grow and look to the future with a new season approaching.
The NHL Playoffs were not the focus for at least one day this week as the NHL Draft Lottery took the headlines with one team getting a chance to change their franchise for the foreseeable future.
The NHL GM Meetings have people plenty of people talking but the most talk surrounds NHL expansion and the potential new rules for an NHL Expansion Draft in 2017.