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.

NHL Week in Review (April 5-11)

The regular season is officially over in the NHL and that means that the best time of the hockey season is here, NHL playoffs.

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 (May 25-31)

The New York Rangers would stamp their ticket to the biggest series of the year when they beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in Game 6. That would finish off a series that, when it was made, had the Rangers losing and not by a slim margin. Most believed that the Montreal Canadiens were just a better team and a team that seemed to get past their toughest challenges on the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Then the Rangers would win both of the first game in Montreal and the tone was set for the rest of the series. The Rangers would put the Canadiens on the defence early having them go down 2-0 before they could even get out of their own building.

NHL Week in Review (May 18-24)

The NHL Playoffs are creeping ever closer to the Stanley Cup as four teams remain and are fighting every step of the way to get there. The series both looked like they were set up for interesting matchups. In the West it was the powerhouse Chicago Blackhawks against the wild card Los Angeles Kings. The Kings were never supposed to compete with the Blackhawks looking like the team to beat but the Kings would not give up. The series would be closer than most as the Kings would beat the Blackhawks at home becoming the first team to beat Chicago at home in the playoffs.

NHL Week in Review (April 6-12)

The NHL Playoffs are right around the corner with only one day left in the regular season and all of the playoff spots locked up. There is no more playoff race as all eight spots in each conference are now gone. The only thing left to do is to determine the final matchups of the playoffs with teams continuing to fight for positioning. This year there are the usual teams who have made a great run into the playoffs and will return for another strong performance. Above all of them the Boston Bruins stand at the top of the NHL this year winning the President’s Trophy with the league’s best record.

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 (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.

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