NHL Week in Review (March 1-7)

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone as one of the most exciting days in the NHL calendar became a lot less exciting. The trade deadline this year lacked any huge moves that changed a team for the better or for the worst. There were plenty of moments to talk about including Chris Stewart learning he was traded to Buffalo on live television and a note written to the Minnesota Wild by Jordan Leopold’s daughter asking to get her dad back, a wish that was granted.

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2014-15 NHL Preview: Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division is a mix of some of the best teams and some of the worst teams in the NHL as the division is one of the hardest to figure out. On one end of the spectrum lies the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Montreal Canadiens. These three teams have proven to be some of the most talented teams in the league over the last few years. The Bruins are the team that leads the pack with one of the best combinations of skill and toughness that make them a true contender in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Meanwhile the Lightning and Canadiens have been built with skill in mind as both are loaded with offensive talent although the toughness has suffered on both of the teams.

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.

2013 Year in Review (This Year’s Top Canadian Stories)

Canadian sports have been nailed down to one season and one sport and has been this way for years. The Canadians have never been considered a summer sport nation and have seen hockey as the true Canadian sport. This has been the case for decades with Canadians taking ownership of hockey and winter sports as their own and using it as a sense of pride.

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.

The Season That Almost Wasn’t (NHL Season in Review)

October is a great sports month for any sports fan as it can be the busiest time of year for the sports world. The National Football League is in the second month of their season, Major League Baseball is in the midst of the playoffs, and the National Basketball Association is just beginning their season. Of course there is another of the big four leagues in North America that starts in October as the National Hockey League begins its march to the Stanley Cup.

NHL Week in Review (May 26-June 1)

The NHL prides itself on the fact that in the last nine seasons they have not had one team win two Stanley Cups. It is a lesson in parity that leagues love as no one team is dominating the league giving every team and fans of every team hope that they could be the next one. This can also be a double edged sword as dominant teams can bring in a lot more interest from markets that might not be the biggest and best.

NHL Week in Review (May 5-11)

The Playoffs are in full swing with most of the first round finished and a few series coming down to the end. The first round has been an interesting one with plenty to watch and plenty of controversy to keep debates going. One of the biggest issues of the first round has been the involvement of the referees in the games. Referees have a very thankless job as when they do a good job on the ice nobody would ever really know as their best games are when they make no noise.

NHL Week in Review (March 31-April 6)

The NHL season is coming to a close and the playoff race is starting to heat up and the NHL Trade Deadline was the official mark of this point. As with every year the trade deadline is the mark of the playoff race as it is the last chance for teams to improve. It is the point where teams determine whether they will make a run at the playoffs or plan for next year.

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.

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