Posts tagged Playoffs
By Cole Feinbloom aka cfagent0
This year’s shortened NHL season is going to prove to be a monotonous challenge, so to speak. Fans, although ecstatic that hockey is back, are more than likely not too excited about the schedule. Not facing off against out-of-conference opponents, playing against teams twice in a row, and what seems like an ultra-repetitive schedule in general might make fans shy away from the sport a bit. But for those dedicated fans who stuck with the league through the lockout, and look to stay dedicated to their team throughout the season, this article is for you. I More >
At the conclusion of the 2009-10 season, the future for Carey Price as a Montreal Canadien was a giant question mark. Coming off a 13-20-5 record with a 2.77 GAA and .912 SV%, he had lost the starting job to Jaroslav Halak, who helped carry the Canadiens to their deepest playoffs run since 1993 and had fans Photoshopping “HALAK” on stop signs. Hockey was not a lot of fun for Price, as he’d often find himself producing 35+ save performances only to have an L in the ledger, resulting in many sticks being smashed and More >
By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan
Over the last few weeks, one of the biggest stories has been how tight the playoff races are shaping up to be. In the Western conference in particular, there was a few days in early February where only 3 points separated 3rd place from 11th.
We’re reminded daily about how ‘close’ and ‘exciting’ the playoff races are. Sportscasters insist that if a team can just come in 8th place, they have a real chance to win the Stanley Cup – because in today’s NHL, a league of parity, everyone is so close, and so evenly matched.
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