The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff All-Postseason Team

June 16th, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »
The summer sun of July and August looms, which means it's time to tuck this hockey season to bed, turn out the lights and say, "See you in September." Except...there's still the draft, free agency, rookie camps and...yes, this has pretty much become a 12-months-a-year sport.

Depending on whom you ask, this was either a great NHL season or a step back.

The former cite the continued parity among the 30 teams; the latter complain that Jamie Benn was the league-scoring leader with 87 points. That tied Stan Mikita for the lowest-scoring non-strike season, when he posted 87 points for Chicago in 1967-68. Thing is, the NHL regular season in 1967-68 consisted of 74 games per team, not 82 like today.

The playoffs weren't much more flashy in terms of scoring. Three of the first five games of the Stanley Cup Final finished 2-1, a score that is becoming as common again as the maligned "Dead Puck" era of the late 1990s and early aughts.

If all-star teams could be selected based on tangible results, the following slideshow would consist of more defensemen and goaltenders than forwards. But tradition holds that we must name three forwards, two ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.