Friday, March 23, 2007

The Hottest Team In The NHL

The hottest team in the NHL is currently on the outside looking in with respect to the playoffs. The Colorado Avalanche sit in 9th place in the West Conference. They are 6 points behind eighth place Calgary, whom they would need to catch to get a playoff berth. In their last 10 games, they have 9 wins and a loss (but since twas in overtime they got a point). That leaves them with 19 of the last 20 possible points. That kind of streak allows a team to close quickly on the teams ahead of them.

The Avs have done it with a potent attack that includes 4 of the top 14 scorers since February began. In that time, Joe Sakic has 32 points to sit second in the league (behind only Joe Thornton). Milan Hejduk and rookie Paul Stastny are tied for 9th with 29 points and Andrew Brunette's 28 points ties him for 14th. This kind of balanced potent offence could make a significant run in the playoffs, should Colorado get there. They need to catch a very good Calgary team that is 6 points ahead of them. A team that is not without its own firepower. Jarome Iginla has 31 points since February began and former Av Alex Tanguay has 28. It will likely be a tight race that gets decided right at the end of the season. Whichever team winds up in eighth seed in the west has a good chance to make a significant playoff run.

wrong you are forgeting about the rangers open your eyes 8-0-3 last 11 games 13-3-3 last 19 games
The Edmonton Oilers are 11-3 for the last 14 games. 8 of which where over 4 goals were scored.
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