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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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23

We’re coming up on the last 10 games of the season, and it’s just as exciting as it ever was. If it weren’t for those games in hand, Philadelphia would be in trouble. Vancouver isn’t too far away from clinching that President’s Trophy. It’s still a logjam out West, and Anaheim is just one win […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 22

Only one month remains in the season, and there’s still a lot to be hashed out. The Devils are still making an improbable run. Five points separates #4 from #11 out west. Even the Flyers aren’t safe, with Boston and now Washington right behind them. One of the few sure things right now appears to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21

No more than 20 games remain for any team, so we’re in the final quartile of the season now. And this late, the top story continues to be the logjam out West between #4 and #11, if not further down. Even one more victory by the Predators (#9) would vault them up to #5. But […]

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 […]

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 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 8

After two months, we’re starting to see some separation in the East, but no such luck in the West. Between eight and nine in the East is five points, but one in the West; even last place in the Pacific Division (San Jose) is just one win away from poking their nose into the race. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

Welcome to a special Thanksgiving week edition of the NHL’s “If the Playoffs…” And be sure to enjoy the Bruins’ matinee later Friday. This past week-and-a-game has included many fun moments, including a new top team in the league, as you’ve already noticed. Phoenix has charged forward, one point away from Detroit for the West’s […]

Horton, Seguin Help Bruins Get First Win

After a 5-2 loss to open the season against the Coyotes on Saturday, the Bruins didn’t have much time to think about their disappointing start, as they had to take the ice the next day against those same Coyotes in Prague. The B’s didn’t disappoint their fans home or abroad, winning 3-0. “We came out […]

Bruins a Bust to Begin Season

It was an ugly sight across the Atlantic, as the Boston Bruins opened the season with a 5-2 loss to Phoenix. Phoenix struck first blood 7:59 in, when Radim Vrbata tipped in a pass after Tuukka Rask slid off the side blocking a previous shot. The Bruins could not respond during two power plays in […]