Category: Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings: Western Conference Final Preview and Prediction

The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings will meet in the Western Conference Final for the second straight year. The Hawks won in five a year ago, but the Kings were without centres Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll up the…

Nashville Predators hire Peter Laviolette as new head coach

Peter Laviolette will become the second head coach in Nashville Predators history. Two short weeks ago the club fired longtime bench boss Barry Trotz after seventeen years of service. The general consensus is that we’ve not seen the last of…

Blackhawks vs Wild: Stanley Cup playoffs second-round preview and prediction

They met one year ago in the first-round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. Wild goaltender Josh Harding earned his first career postseason win. His story was one of the highlights of the tournament, and truly inspirational. The Chicago Blackhawks…

Hostility resumes between Blackhawks, Blues tonight in Chicago

Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are putting on quite the show in the first-round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The series began in St. Louis where the Blues won both home games 4-3 in overtime; twice tying…

Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook – Quintal’s first test as Director of Player Safety

Chicago Blackhawks Defenceman Brent Seabrook

The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are embraced in a first-round matchup that has been played at the level and intensity befit of a Stanley Cup Final. With only two games registered in the history books, the Blues lead…

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This one is really difficult to call. The Colorado Avalanche had an incredible regular season under the guidance of rookie head coach Patrick Roy, but it all seems too good to be true. The Minnesota Wild had an up-and-down season,…

St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This was supposed to be a conference final series under the old system. Furthermore, the Blackhawks vs the Blues was supposed to be a second-round series under the new NHL realignment system. But somehow, out of nowhere, the Colorado Avalanche…

Anaheim Ducks vs Dallas Stars: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

If you called the Anaheim Ducks finishing first in the Western Conference this season, well-done. Many believed they overachieved to win the Pacific in the 2012-13 lockout shortened 48-game season, but they’ve more than duplicated the achievement, so I guess…