Archive for NHL Playoffs

Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (West) Predictions

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by FEGNS

 stanleycup2009-west (1st Round Predictions)

As a continuation of yesterday’s playoff predictions, here I’ll jot down some thoughts and theories regarding the Western Conference round one Stanley Cup Playoff match-ups.  To see the first post with Eastern Conference predictions, Click Here.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (East) Predictions

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2009 by FEGNS

 

stanleycup2009-east (1st Round Predictions)

Every year as the NHL regular season wraps up, I find myself attempting to make predictions as to which teams will advance through the playoffs. 

This year is no different… so I’ve decided to break down my thoughts regarding the upcoming playoff series’ of the Eastern Conference.  The Western Conference predictions will be posted tomorrow.

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Avery “Accidently” Hits Boston Goalie Tim Thomas

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2009 by FEGNS

Over the weekend, New York Ranger Sean Avery somewhat reverted to his old ways, when he “tapped” Boston Goalie Tim Thomas in the head with his stick during a break in play

Needless to say the event caused a huge ruckus, and it ultimately resulted in a 4 on 4 situation between the two teams (which were at that point in the game tied 0-0).  To see the clip of the incident, view the bottom of this post…

Now don’t get me wrong… I’m not one of those people that thinks that Sean Avery should be hung from the rafters by his toe nails (these people are out there though).  I actually think this was pretty funny, and pretty typical Sean Avery.  He riled Tim Thomas up something major, and there was every bit the possibility that Thomas would be enough off of his game because of the incident, that the Rangers could have won the game.

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Canucks and Blackhawks… Ding Ding!

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by FEGNS

March 29th.  The Vancouver Canucks played the Chicago Blackhawks in an important western conference matchup that would possibly dictate playoff seeding and home ice advantage for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Vancouver ended up winning the game soundly, but that wasn’t what drew the most attention that evening.  Moments after Dustin Byfuglien punched Roberto Luongo in the head while driving the net, Alexandre Burrows and Duncan Keith mixed it up near center ice.  During the scrap, Burrows pull Keith’s hair and scratched his face with his finger nails.

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NHL Final Standings Predictions – WEST

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2009 by FEGNS

A couple of days ago, I decided that I’d take a crack at figuring out what the final standings (and therefore the first round of the playoffs) would look like in for the Eastern Conference.

This is the second post (of two) on this topic… here we’ll discuss the Western  Conference and what might end up happening in the closing weeks of the regular season.

Pictured to the right is the current playoff picture in the western conference (as of the morning of 3.28.2009)…

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NHL Final Standings Predictions – EAST

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by FEGNS

nhl east standings -(3.26.2009)

UPDATE: Check out my Western Conference Predictions Here.

With just under 10 games left (give or take a couple of games) for most teams in the NHL, I decided that I’d take a crack at figuring out what the final standings (and therefore the first round of the playoffs) will look like in a couple of weeks.

This is the first post (of two) on this topic… here we’ll discuss the Eastern Conference and what might end up happening in the closing weeks of the regular season.  The Western Conference analysis will be up in a day or two, so check back for it.

Pictured to the right is the current playoff picture in the eastern conference (as of the morning of 3.26.2009)…

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