NHL Week in Review (May 25-31)

The New York Rangers would stamp their ticket to the biggest series of the year when they beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in Game 6. That would finish off a series that, when it was made, had the Rangers losing and not by a slim margin. Most believed that the Montreal Canadiens were just a better team and a team that seemed to get past their toughest challenges on the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Then the Rangers would win both of the first game in Montreal and the tone was set for the rest of the series. The Rangers would put the Canadiens on the defence early having them go down 2-0 before they could even get out of their own building.

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NHL Week in Review (March 30-April 5)

The NHL playoff race is coming to an end with only a few games left and one week of the season remaining for teams to make their move. Teams are not in the single digits in terms of games remaining and many of the playoff spots have been taken. In the Western Conference the division leaders have all solidified their spots in the playoffs with only the two wild card spots remaining. Nobody has clinched their division yet though as the race among the best teams in the league continues on for the last week of the season.

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

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

The new alignment for the NHL was big for teams like the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets as they were able to move to their respectful places in the Eastern Conference. It would be the main story for the majority of the preseason when realignment was brought up. These teams would finally get a move to a place where they belonged rather than staying in the west and having another bad travel schedule.

2013-14 NHL Preview: 5 Things to Watch

The offseason for the NHL was much less nerve racking for fans as there was no debate surrounding the start of the season. Instead of an offseason full of meetings between people in suits this season was about preparation for a new season. That doesn’t mean that the offseason didn’t have its share of meetings between people with suits but the CBA was not the main conversation.

Young Talent Essential to Success (2013 NHL Draft Preview)

The NHL is ever changing and as the league continues to grow it continues to become that much more complex. It wasn’t so long ago when the key to winning a Stanley Cup was adding veteran players to a team that could bring the experience needed to win in the league.

NHL Week in Review (March 24-30)

The NHL trade deadline is right around the corner as one of the busiest times in the NHL calendar will take place again. The trade deadline has become an annual event in the NHL that has taken it to a level unlike any other league in North America. The NHL is in a unique position when it comes to the trade deadline as the league values the date more than most leagues.

NHL Week in Review (March 10-16)

In 2011 the Atlanta Thrashers would be one of the first teams in the American South to fail and that meant a change for the team. They would move to a market that had been waiting for a franchise since the 1990s when their old team left. The Winnipeg jets were back but with such a short time to prepare they were forced into the worst travel schedule in the NHL.

NHL Week in Review (February 3-9)

There was no question that the conversation would start this year and that it would not take long to start. As soon as the talk of the CBA would finish and the talk about what the short season would do to teams the next subject up would always be violence in the game. The NHL is in a very unique place in this debate as the battle against violence in sports has come to every contact sport.

2012 NHL Preview: Early Playoff Outlook

The NHL this season will be one that hasn’t been seen in a long time as they will only play a total of 48 games. In a regular season that would only be a few games above a half of a season and that means teams and players will need to adjust. One bad streak of games could eliminate a team immediately from the playoffs.

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