Considering the constant comparisons of East and West, and the close call often made between the two, I think this season’s playoffs second round has thrown the discussion wide open again.
1st round it’s fairly straightforward as you would expect. Both East and West have dominating teams (Detroit over Phoenix, Washington over New York Rangers), and [...]
Dear San Jose Sharks,
Please, if you’re going to beat us, can it be by a blowout 4-5 goals or something?
Losing in OT or by one goal is really irritating as we then analyse everything in the game to try and figure out where we could have snatched victory in what was a very close game.
WEST OK, let’s face facts here, Chicago were unlucky. I’m not saying that to rub it in that the reigning Stanley Cup champions couldn’t hold it together, but simply that they were losers in the worst possible way. Game 7 Overtime.
Vancouver progressed to meet Nashville, who disposed of the Anaheim Ducks in 6 games, with [...]
Just over a week old, the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already seen some surprises. One team have already been knocked out, and another is making a spirited, and surprising comeback against the league’s best team. Let’s delve a little deeper.
Vancouver v Chicago
The Canucks opened their Playoff campaign against last-gasp qualifiers, Chicago. The starting game, [...]
Last year, the Red Wings made it to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they were eliminated in game 5 by the San Jose Sharks. April 14th 2010 to May 8th 2010, a period of 24 days.
Every post-season, I throw down my razor and join the Red Wings majority in the cultivation [...]
It’s that time again folks, for the summary of goings on in the NHL. This final installment encompasses the whole of the NHL Regular season 10-11. If this looks like a lot of stats to get through, don’t worry it’s not, and in case you’re still not convinced, I’ve broken it down into a little [...]
The Red Wings’ Defensemen are in awe of Nick Lidstrom, but to be honest, I think anyone who’s ever watched and understood hockey, should be in awe of Nick Lidstrom. Not only a great player, but also an exceptionally intelligent man, it’s often thought his first language is Swedish, when really, his first language is [...]
What’s in a name? WESTERN CONFERENCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE here: http://www.hendrickshockey.net/?p=434
And to complete the absolutely true* reasons behind the naming of the NHL Hockey teams, here for your delicious pleasure, are the Western Conference franchises.
Chicago BLACKHAWKS: Original GM Fred McLaughlin had served in WWI with the “Blackhawk Regiment”, and honoured his military past by naming the hockey [...]
What’s in a name? Ever thought a team’s name was really odd, or even really rubbish?
Here listed for your reading and ridicule are the reasons why the teams of the NHL are known by their names.
New Jersey DEVILS: The Jersey Devil, according to Wikipedia, “is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of [...]
Mike Modano’s return to his homeland of Michigan brought with it great memories. But not just of Modano’s glittering career with the Minnesota North Stars and Dallas Stars franchises, as an exceptional forward and the highest scoring American player in the NHL. His tally of 1359 points from 1459 games was staggering, and many veteran [...]