2015-16 NHL Preview: Pacific Division

The Pacific Division is one of the most interesting in the NHL ever since it was put together two years ago.

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: Pacific Division

The old Pacific Division is much like the new Pacific division as the top teams from the West Coast remain the top teams in the Pacific. The California trio continue their dominance of the Pacific in a massive surge of California hockey. When the NHL decided to expand to the West Coast it was thought to be a terrible idea. The land of sunshine and beaches had no idea what hockey was and putting a pro team there was sure to fail.

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.

NHL Week in Review (April 27-May 3)

The second round of the NHL playoffs are here with the 16 team pool cut down to only 8 remaining teams. The first round would be a thriller as a number of series would go down to the wire after a number of great game 7s. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens would be the two teams that would not make the competition close as Montreal would advance in 4 games while Boston would do it in 5.

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 (January 19-25)

The NHL would start an annual tradition in 2008 when they held the first ever Winter Classic in Buffalo. Ralph Wilson Stadium would play host to the first ever outdoor game in NHL history in a move to expose the NHL to a bigger crowd. It was a spectacle and it was a success so the NHL continued to hold these games. It has become a tradition that on New Year’s Day the NHL takes hold and puts on their biggest regular season game of the year.

NHL Week in Review (December 22-28)

The NHL CBA signed only last year did a lot to change the NHL, including providing a long labour peace. One of the aspects that is brand new was used for the first time this year as the Christmas break would begin early in the week. The Christmas Break is something that was added to the CBA by the NHLPA and was an aspect that the players loved.

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