The NHL playoffs are almost through the first round and so far thigns have been surprsiing as strong teams have been easily taken care of while teams that had no chance are having an impact.
The first few games of the playoffs allowed for an insight into the differences between youth and veterans on teams as the young teams stumbled out of the block but aren’t entirely out of it as the first round continues.
Last year the NHL saw no Canadian teams make the playoffs but that trend has turned the opposite direction as there could be five of the seven Canadian teams in the playoffs this year.
Canadian teams have struggled to get back to the top of the league in recent years but the start of the season is giving promise that a Stanley Cup could return to Canada sooner rather than later.
The youth movement in the NHL continues to take over and opening night in 2016 showed that in a big way with great performances from young superstars.
The NHL season is about to begin and throughout the season there will be plenty to watch for as the league continues to grow and look to the future with a new season approaching.
The NHL season is over but as with every year the time to reflect is short with the off-season set to begin and the NHL draft right around the corner there are plenty of storylines to follow until the new season begins in October.
The NHL Playoffs were not the focus for at least one day this week as the NHL Draft Lottery took the headlines with one team getting a chance to change their franchise for the foreseeable future.
The NHL media once again pulled out all of the stops for the Trade Deadline but once again it fell short of expectations.
The award race is heating up alongside the playoff race in the NHL and one of the best battles is for the Calder Trophy where debate will be strong for multiple players.