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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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 15's prediction for the Stanley Cup

Now into the second half of the season, teams are officially starting to run out of time to make moves. Still, many teams are still alive, especially in the jam-packed Wildcard race in the East. Last season’s Stanley Cup Finalists are barely holding onto leads in their divisions, while Pittsburgh and Anaheim are still going strong. It’s an exciting time with teams trying to make their last runs before Sochi, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 15, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 14's prediction for the Stanley Cup

14 weeks into the season, and all teams have played more than half their games. The race in the East has gotten quite cluttered for the final spots, while Minnesota is still poking their nose around the playoff race. The Central and Atlantic Divisions are still close at the top. It will be a tough time for contending teams while getting their players ready for the Winter Olympics, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 8, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14 »

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