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.

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.

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.

NHL Week in Review (October 20-26)

The NHL is quickly becoming a young man’s game as the days of the veterans dominating the league are fading away. It is now the young players who are taking over and dominating the league as they are the new generation of superstars. It wasn’t long ago when young players spent the majority of their first years after being drafted sitting in the AHL. They would do this to help develop their skills at the lower levels before being thrown into the fire of the NHL.

2013-14 NHL Preview: Pacific Division (Part 1)

The NHL continues to grow and despite many teams in the south struggling to get by there is one area that is not following suit with other non-traditional markets. The west coast of the USA, or more accurately California, was never a hockey market when the Los Angeles Kings entered the NHL in 1967. It was one of the first major expansions in the NHL and they would look to the West Coast to add two teams.

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.

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