NHL’s Beasts in the East? A Shift of Power in Conference Rankings

December 9th, 2010 by Adam Davis Leave a reply »
We've just about passed the halfway mark of the season, and things are starting to get very interesting in the NHL. First of all, the Eastern Conference is currently beasting it up in the standings and looking to take away the perennial crown from the West.

To be honest, it's about freakin' time. With such players as Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, Stamkos and Price leading the way. Wait, Price? Yup, you guessed it. The name Halak no longer has any meaning in the French-Canadian hockey town as their new/old goalie has been the fulcrum of their success this year.

Price is first in the league in wins, and in the top five in both goals-against and save percentage, and that's with his team being 19th in the league in goals-for per game.

But let's go back to the offence for a second. Did anyone notice that there is a new rivalry in the NHL right now? Steve Stamkos has kicked Ovie aside and started a new inter-Canadian battle with Crosby for the top NHLer. They tied with the most goals at the end of last year with Stamkos 14 assists behind, but so far Crosby is only six points and two goals ahead of the young Bolt.

What's really fueling this duel ...

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