After The 2010 Winter Olympics: NHL Western Conference Sprints to The End

February 17th, 2010 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »

The gold medal hockey game is scheduled for Feb. 28. Even VANOC should be able to keep that on schedule.

On March 1, Detroit flies to Colorado to play the Avalanche and the last quarter of the NHL schedule gets underway.

Teams will have three more days before the trade deadline to make a deal once the Olympic trade hiatus is over. They are in earnest at this point in the season and almost always give you all the effort they can manage at this time of year as they struggle to make the playoffs or improve their playoff position.

This is a quick look at where I see teams in the National Hockey Leagues Western Conference standing and where I see them going between the end of the Olympics and playoff time.


San Jose

San Jose is currently leading the West by a couple points over Chicago. They were arguably the toughest defensive team in the league last year, giving up the fewest shots on goal in the regu ...

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