NHL: Ovechkin Slump Among Top 10 Storylines in Season’s 2nd Half

January 13th, 2011 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
With the first half of the NHL season now firmly in the past, we've already closed the book on several questions that surrounded various teams and players at the season's start.

Would Philadelphia fall flat after an unexpected run to the Stanley Cup Finals last season?

Apparently not.

Currently leading the Eastern Conference in points, Philly looks as primed as anyone to make yet another long run to the Cup.

After the copious amount of drama surrounding the Ilya Kovalchuk signing in New Jersey, would he prove to everyone it was all worth it?

Um, no.

Kovalchuk's and New Jersey's season has been an utter disaster, and they are dead last in the league in points.

Though many questions have already been answered, several plot lines have yet to come to an end as the NHL moves forward into the back-nine of the season.

Many of these questions won't be answered until after game 82 is in the books.  However, if you're looking for a side of intrigue and speculation to go along with the rest of the NHL season, there are 10 such story lines that should provide adequate amounts of both.

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