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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16

Plenty of teams have already made it to 50 games, and it’s still pretty crowded. The East race isn’t an eight-team race any longer, and the West is even more heated towards the bottom. The #1 teams are comfortably leading their conferences, but not too much else is certain. Even the Devils are making a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

There are still interesting talking points occurring in the world of hockey. The West’s #4-8 are separated by two points. Boston is up to #2 in the East. Washington will probably need to win their division to earn home-ice advantage, but they’re having trouble getting over that hump. Atlanta has some breathing room over Carolina, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

Each team is now officially at least halfway through the season. The Devils are still quite useless and the Canucks are still quite strong. Boston is still ahead of Montreal by two, but hasn’t always been consistent very much at all. Now, five divisions are being led by teams that didn’t win them last season. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

There’s been plenty of action before the NHL’s Christmas break, and things are getting quite interesting. The top slots are being challenged, the West’s bottom slots are in such a predicament as well, and it’s a good thing for the Bruins that the Northeast Division is comparatively weak. And nearly half-way through the season, the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

10 Weeks are gone, and while the East has a clear field of eight, the West is still fighting amongst itself. And right now, the teams with the two most points are in the same Atlantic division. The Bruins completely missed their chance to overtake the Canadiens, and now sit in the lowly #8 as […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 9

Another week into the season, and the East’s eight are moving away from the pack, though the top four seeds are shuffling and the latter four are all tied. That’s the same situation in the West, too, except four teams are just one win away from moving into the brackets. The last place team in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 3

After another week, things have been shaken up quite a bit. The conferences are now topped by the Predators and the Habs (or as we in Boston like to call them, Hab nots; let’s get that to catch on, people). The Devils continue to serve as basement dwellers, on pace for 41 points, as opposed […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

Another week in, and the Maple Leafs are going strong. The Blackhawks are back on top out West, though their three closest competitors all have three games in hand, down by three points. That’s 333, which when doubled, means the Devils are currently in last place in the entire NHL. They’re followed by Ottawa and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 1

Isn’t the first week great? It’s the only time of a year that we get to see things like the Maple Leafs as the best team in the league. And it’s the one time of the year when Marty Brodeur is still working out the kinks, and the Bruins, just like the rest of the […]

Let’s Get Puck’d: NHL Western Conference Preview

Welcome, as we march on with the second half of this year’s NHL previews, this time shifting our focus to the Western Conference. To me, the West is wide open this year. Chicago, the league’s reigning Cup champs, had to have a fire sale in the off-season to relieve their salary cap crunch, which should […]

Tim Thomas Trade Winds Blowing, Destination Unknown

The action on the ice has cooled off around the NHL, but this week the focus shifts off the ice, as a busy week in hockey is headlined by Tuesday’s Hall of Fame inductees announcement, Wednesday night’s awards ceremony in Las Vegas, and this weekend’s NHL entry draft in Los Angeles. Follow that up with […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 4-11-10

It’s almost playoff time, and two of our experts have ranked the end-of-season Power Rankings, along with choices for the biggest playoff upset. The Blackhawks are pushing, but the Capitals have finished #1 on our rankings for the fifth straight poll, and for the fourth straight time it has been unanimous. Only the Kings have […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 25

Can you believe the season ends this Sunday, and you won’t see this article again until October? Can you believe the Capital have clinched the President’s Trophy, and when they did so, only one other team had even clinched a division? After Tuesday, the West is all wrapped up in terms of the elite eight, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24

There’s less than two weeks left in the schedule, and we’re all getting super excited with the playoff picture starting to shape up. But still, there’s plenty that could change in a whim. Even with the Capitals clinching the East (and with two wins and six points over San Jose) and the magic number for […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 3-28-10

Three of us are here once more to give you our rankings of the NHL’s top 10 teams, in addition to our picks for who will make the final round of the playoffs, which start in two weeks. This edition of the rankings sees the Coyotes as a new powerhouse, right there challenging for the […]