// Vancouver Canucks

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

Just one week remains in the season, and there’s still plenty left to play. The unfortunate events surround the Boston Marathon and the week after have forced the Bruins to postpone two games, in turn forcing the Penguins and Sabres to postpone a game. That leaves Boston with six games games to play between now […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

Just two weeks remain in the season, and teams are starting to clinch spots. Time is quickly running out for teams to make their moves or break into the top 16. The Blackhawks, Ducks and Penguins continue to sit easy of course (and are now joined by Vancouver as a solid #3), but it’s not […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

Less than a month remains in the abbreviated season, but the situation remains heated. Plenty of divisions remain up for grabs. The playoff chases for #9 and below, especially in the East, remain open. The Southeast Division is starting to look like you either win the division or stay home in May. And of course […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

10 weeks into the season, things are still being shaken up. Pittsburgh is on a major roll. Plenty of squads are still hoping to get into the race. The playoff teams in general are crowding each other and could drastically shift among each other at any time. So before this wacky season gets any wackier, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 8

We’re two months into the season now, and plenty is still going on. Both #3 seeds are different from last week. The races for both #8 seeds are still quite crowded. Even the race for the East’s #1 has become a three-team showdown. Just about everything is in play like it was before the season […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

The season is half over for many teams, and almost everyone is still as close as ever. Boston and Montreal are fighting over the East, while the Rangers and Devils are still trying to hold off the Jets and Islanders. Out West, #3 and #11 are separated by just four points, so just about everyone […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

We’re approaching the halfway point of the abbreviated season, and things are still entertaining as ever. Aside from the Blackhawks and Ducks, just about every seed in both conferences is up for grabs. In a season that’s nearly been halved, it’s still largely about games in hand, and how they’re used. And with the value […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Five weeks into the season, and Chicago remains just about the only sure thing right now. The East is stacked top to bottom, and the West isn’t much different. Even the other teams on the outside are shuffling around, trying to make their moves and occasionally making headway. It’s still tough as ever to predict […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

We’re already a month into the season, and things are still pretty close. Chicago and Anaheim are starting to carve a niche for themselves, but they still have a ways to go, and all other slots are still very much in play. Ties are plentiful, and both #8 seeds are very much in the air, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 3

Three weeks into the season now, and while the Blackhawks have started to build a bit of a lead for themselves, the rest of the field is up for grabs. Each conference has a team better than at least one division leader, so teams are jumping all over each other. The standings still have a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

The NHL season is well-underway, especially considering the greatly shortened length of the season. With that being said, the standings don’t look like they usually do, partly due to the low number of games played, but it also has a lot to do with the urgency felt by every team earlier than usual. The Maple […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 1

The NHL season is finally underway, and there’s already been plenty of tooth-and-nail action. Every team (except Washington) has won a game, three teams remain perfect and 12 teams are clustered together with four points, including eight in the East alone. So while everything’s so tight, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 25

Just another week to go, and it’s playoffs time! The final standings are really starting to take shape much more than ever before, but the lower seeds are still very much up for grabs. Set teams are starting to prepare for the postseason while contenders are still making their moves just to get a spot, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24

It’s almost time for the playoffs to begin. There’s certainly no shortage of close contests, and nobody’s giving way easily at all. And this far along, only the top team in each conference has so much as clinched a playoff spot. The action the rest of the way is sure to be cutthroat, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23

Only a few weeks remain in the season, and there’s barely more than 10 games left per team. Both conferences have now opened up at #1, but it’s still a race for all fringe teams involved. Half the divisions are still very much in play as well, so there’s a lot to fight for still. […]