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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

January is almost over, and every team has passed the halfway point of the season. Teams are still jostling positions and just about every race is very close. New teams are making playoff waves, further adding to the excitement of the times. Anything could still happen, so let’s look at what would happen if the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

We’re already well into the new year, and it’s about the half-way point for the NHL season, too. The Rangers are continuing to make progress. The Penguins are continuing to do the opposite. It’s still very close between #8/#9 in both conferences as well, which will make for some heated battles down the stretch. There […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

There have been some big changes in the past week. Both conferences have new leaders. Ottawa and Washington are making waves. Los Angeles is even peeking into the bracket. Teams like Vancouver are improving their leads all around the league. Other races remain tight, though, especially the Wildcard races, so let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

After another week, there have been some big changes. The East has a new leader, as does the Northwest division. For that matter, so does the Atlantic. And a team almost nobody saw doing well has eked their way into the playoff positioning. Four of the divisions are still withing three points of changing hands, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

The NHL season is a full 10 weeks old. The Devils, Predators and Sharks all are making moves, while Pittsburgh is among the notable teams sliding. A few divisions are starting to open up, leaving the other teams in them to solidify a Wildcard spot. Only one division is led by two points, and even […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

It’s a week before Thanksgiving, and things are getting close. Four divisions are led by at most two points, while another is led by three. Pretty much everyone except the Islanders and Blue Jackets is still well in the hunt. Virtually no seed has any amount of safety at the moment, so let’s look at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Another week down, and the standings are starting to get shaken up. Even the Bruins are improving, though there’s still a long way to go to solidify a shot at a seed. So far, only the Stars have a multiple-game lead in their division. And for that matter, only the Blue Jackets are dead in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 1

The NHL season is underway. Boston has begun their title defense, and Winnipeg has ushered in their new team. And Philly and Pittsburgh have picked up where they left off last season, accumulating large amounts of points and leaving the rest of the Atlantic Division in their wake. Vancouver has been active, but doesn’t quite […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 26

After a long season, the playoff bracket will be set Sunday night, quite possibly in the final game between Dallas in Minnesota. Even with half a week to go, only the three Western divisions have been clinched; no other Western slot has been clinched. Buffalo and New York are still hanging onto their spots, but […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 25

It’s almost time for the playoffs, and five of the spots have been locked up so far. But only Vancouver has clinched a division, and they’ve even clinched their conference, and their magic number is down to four points to clinch the President’s Trophy. It’s still pretty packed out West otherwise, though Chicago and the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24

No more than ten games remain for anyone, yet only three playoff spots have been officially wrapped up, and only one of those a division. The excitement continues to be in the middle of the West’s pack, where three points separate #5 from #10. A maximum of three points separate any playoff team from the […]

Predators Top Bruins 4-3 in OT

In their first of two games without 19-goal scorer Brad Marchand, who was suspended for his hit on R.J. Umberger Tuesday night, the Bruins took the ice Thursday night against the Predators It was their first trip to Nashville since 2009. Despite the loss of Marchand, the Bruins managed to net three goals in regulation, but as […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20

20 weeks done, almost 20 games left, and Philadelphia is still running away with the East. Vancouver is closer in the West to Detroit, but still has a comfortable lead, but is in danger of falling behind Philadelphia. The Dallas Stars, not too long ago atop the Pacific Division, are now in last place in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19

The top two seeds in each conference (and Pittsburgh) are pretty safely nestled into their positions, but everything else is up for grabs, with one win being able to do pretty much anything. To that point, four Pacific teams are currently in the brackets, and the last is just a win away. We should all […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 18

With just two months left in the season, very little is known, or even in a good position, regarding which teams will end up where. The defending champs are in the #11 spot, and the once solid East bracket has now been tapped by a new team. And the Devils are now #13 in the […]