Blues vs Penguins: Week 21's prediction for the Stanley Cup

Less than 20 games remain, and while some teams have started making their moves, others are suddenly finding themselves in hot water. The Wildcard spots are among those still in the running, while St Louis and Boston are among those teams making strides in their division. Plenty of time remains for everyone to do something worthwild, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, March 12, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 20's prediction for the Stanley Cup

The trade deadline is done with, and some big goaltending moves were made. With several teams in the mix looking to make an improvement, the landscape of the NHL is quite different in the final 20 games or so. The second Wildcards are still very much in play, and much of the divisions could still see seeding go this way or that quite easily. It will be a very interesting last few weeks, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, March 6, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20 »

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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19

February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm in Bruins, NHL
Ducks vs Penguins: Week 19's prediction for the Stanley Cup

The Olympics are over, and it’s time for teams to get back to work. The bubble teams especially will have a tough time keeping ahead of the competition; even the Central Division is wide open. And with the Wildcards still anyone’s guess, much is up for grabs. With 25 games (or less) remaining for all teams, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, February 26, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 18's prediction for the Stanley Cup

The NHL goes on Olympic break after Saturday’s games, yet many teams are looking to get those last few points to put them in position for the home stretch of the season. Most division winners have a decent hold on their quadrants of the NHL, though could use a bit of insurance points against each other. The teams fighting below them are pretty crowded relative to each other as well. And the last Wildcard spots are very much up in the air too. With so much going on in these last couple of games before Sochi, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, February 5, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 18 »

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With 21 goals in four games the Boston Bruins are amid a four game win streak and are looking to carry momentum into the winter Olympic break.

Bruins vs. Islanders

While the New York Islanders may not be the best of teams, actually they are one of the worst; they still seem to give the Bruins fits. Heading into Monday’s game the Islanders led the season series 2-0 despite trailing Boston by about 20 points in the standings.

Unfortunately for New York they weren’t ready for a Bruins team that was firing on all cylinders. After an impressive 3-2 win over the Kings on the previous Monday the Bruins used a solid four day break to get healthy and prepare for the Flyers. The time off proved beneficial as the Bruins dismantled the Flyers 6-1. Continue reading Bruins Gaining Momentum Heading into the Olympic Break »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 17's prediction for the Stanley Cup

With just a week and change to go before the Olympics get underway, teams are searching for the best way to balance their own needs with how much their stars might tire themselves out in Sochi. This comes at a time when many teams have to decide what to do with their best players while divisions, seeds and playoff spots in general are on the line. It will be a raucous time before the Olympics break, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 29, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 17 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 16's prediction for the Stanley Cup

16 weeks into the season, plenty of teams are starting to reach 50 games played. The Atlantic and Central Divisions are still in play. Aside from Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Division is still very topsy-turvy. The Pacific Division is fairly well-spaced, though Anaheim still hasn’t gotten a very significant lead over Chicago for the West title. Even with the playoff picture starting to come into view, virtually everything is very much up for grabs, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 22 before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16 »

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