THE HAT TRICK WEEK 11: Teams On Notice for December

December 14th, 2009 by Matt Sitkoff Leave a reply »

As the weather turns colder and we enter the holiday season; Chanukah candles are being lit, Christmas trees are being put up, and hockey pucks are getting roasted on an open fire.  This being an Olympic year, the next couple of weeks will be the busiest time for teams trying to stuff as many games in before the winter break. 

December will make or break which way teams are headed in the parity filled NHL, so let’s look at three specific teams in this week’s Hat Trick.


Buffalo Sabres  

The surprising leaders of the Northeast Division have been riding one of the hottest goalies this season.  In December they have 15 games, and the good news is only two of them are on back-to-back nights.  They recently finished up a five-game home stand with a 3-2 record and had impressive back-to-back wins agai ...

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