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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 17

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16

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. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

The season is about half over now, and while the probable division winners have made themselves known, the rest of the seeding is easily up for grabs. Below Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Division is wide open. Similarly, the Pacific Division is available from #2-#4, and Montreal and Tampa are fighting for home rink advantage in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

Three months are gone in the NHL season, and all the teams are getting some rest on the league’s Christmas vacation. Games resume Friday, and plenty of teams have a lot of work to do. Some positioning is still up for grabs, as well a few spots in the playoff standings. The top contenders are […]

Video: Milan Lucic Punched in Bar Fight After Game in Vancouver

Milan Lucic is a tough guy on the ice and on Saturday night he proved he’s a smart one off it, too. A local Vancouver resident punched Lucic twice in the face and the Bruin forward refused to retaliate. He knows that the only time he can legally dole out some physical punishment is when […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

It won’t be long before the season is half over, but the intrigue is still going strong. Chicago and Pittsburgh easily lead their divisions, but the Conference lead is still up for grabs. Teams are still trying to hack their way into the playoff standings, Wildcard or division. The outside teams in the East are […]

Bruins Still Scraping By After Shawn Thornton Incident, Other Injuries

For the second straight game the Bruins were able to secure a victory while only outplaying their opponent for one 20 minute period. After narrowly escaping Calgary with a 2-1 victory, which they won in the third period with two goals, it was clear the Bruins weren’t playing their best hockey. After winning in Toronto […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

The season is already 10 weeks old, but it remains difficult for any team to make a run. In fact, many teams are out of the picture but remain very close, especially in the East. A few more injuries are rearing their heads around the league as well, threatening to turn everything upside down. A […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

Teams are rapidly approaching 20 games already, if they haven’t reached the mark already. The divisional races are getting closer, even Pittsburgh’s. The Wildcard races are pretty good too, especially in the East. A few teams may be thinking of ping pong balls already, but plenty still have postseason aspirations. With seedings shifting around all […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Week 5 is over, and the standings have only gotten closer. There’s a three-way tie for the Atlantic Division. The three best Pacific teams are all within a point. In fact, only the Penguins have built up a decent lead so far in their division. There’s a slight push in the Wildcard races among some […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

A month has gone by in the NHL, and the surprise teams are managing to keep up their momentum so far. Toronto and Colorado are division leaders still, while Carolina is still hanging in there behind Pittsburgh. Boston and Detroit, widely considered to be the best two teams in the Atlantic Division, are relegated to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 3

Now three weeks into the season, there’s not much separation, though a few of the best teams are making an early mark. On average, the West has been getting more points, but the East has more games in hand. The Wildcard races in particular are quite packed, and teams like Colorado, Toronto and Carolina remain […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

The NHL season is now well underway, and as happens at this early stage, there are plenty of surprises. The Rangers can’t get anything going. The Avalanche are unbeaten. The Flames are hanging in there without Jarome Iginla. Toronto is doing well in the early going. Tim Thomas is looking to make his return worthwhile. […]