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.

NHL Week in Review (May 31-June 6)

The Tampa Bay Lightning got a hard lesson in experience as the Stanley Cup Finals began this week.

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: 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: 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.

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 (June 1-7)

The Stanley Cup Finals are under way as the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers face-off to achieve a dream of every player. King Henrik would do his best to keep the Rangers in the series as once again he would be the best player o the ice for the Rangers. He would face 43 shots in game 1 including 20 in the third period alone. Still thanks to Lundqvist the Rangers would push the Kings to overtime where a bad play would finish the game in favour of the Kings. The second game would be another close one as the Rangers would once again get out to an early 2-0 lead in the first only to let the Rangers back into the game.

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 (December 1-7)

The holiday season is approaching and for the NHL and for hockey in general it means the beginning of their busiest time of year. The holiday season is the time that the NHL sees their big event season. The process of getting ready for an unprecedented 6 outdoor games has already started while the selection for the Olympic teams is right around the corner. There is another event that is taking focus for a small amount of the NHL players as the World Juniors begins on December 26th.

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