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Eastern Conference Playoff Picture: Is Your Team In Or Out?

March 6th, 2010 No Comments

Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter It’s official, for the majority of NHL teams there is less than twenty games left in the season. For some teams, most notably the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers, it’s time to put your playoff hopes on the shelf and take a look at the kids on the farm. For others, it’s crunch time—time to get hot in hopes of making the playoffs. In the NHL’s Eastern Conference, there are six teams that are legitimately in the running for the bottom three playoff spots. The Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins and Atlanta Thrashers currently occupy the sixth, seventh and eighth playoff spots. Hot on their heals, the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are separated by a margin of seven points from the sixth spot.

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Philadelphia Flyers: No Trades, Is This Good News?

March 3rd, 2010 No Comments

For a good portion of the NHL season numerous members of the Philadelphia Flyers have been linked to trade rumors, including the likes of Jeff Carter, Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell, Simon Gagne, Ryan Parent and Daniel Carcillo. Coming the other way were Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle, Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco and a slew of others. As it turned out, none of the rumors had teeth as the Flyers elected to make any significant trades on or before today’s deadline. To say that hearing your name in trade rumors is a distraction is an understatement, but part of the business of hockey nonetheless. To their credit, each one of these players have fought through all the rumors and put together a decent season for themselves. Sure, Gagne, Parent and Briere would like to have had a better season,

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