NHL Power Rankings – March 15, 2006

Here are this weeks NHL Power Rankings. Significant moves up the list included several teams making a late season push for the playoffs: San Jose (11th to 8th), Anaheim (13th to 9th), Nashville (12 to 10), Toronto (17 to 15) and Atlanta (23 to 21). Those dropping down the list included Vancouver (8 to 11), Edmonton (9 to 12), Minnesota (14 to 16), Phoenix (15 to 20) and New Jersey…

March 15, 2006
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Game Predictions – 3/15/2006

We have just 3 games on the schedule tonight and only one of which will have much impact on the playoff race. That being Anaheim at Detroit. An Anaheim win will put them tied with Edmonton and Vancouver for 7th spot and 1 point behind 6th place Los Angeles but Anaheim has multiple games in hand against all of those teams. Detroit will be a tough game for Anaheim though….

March 15, 2006
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Game Predictions – 3/14/2006

I had a good night with the predictions last night going 4 for 5 missing only the Tampa win over Montreal. We have 8 games on the schedule tonight. Here are a few worth watching closely. Toronto-Boston – Toronto needs to win this game if they plan on staying in the playoff race because Thursday they begin a tough part of the schedule with 7 of 8 games on the…

March 14, 2006
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Predicted Final Standings…

A couple weeks ago I posted some predictions on the final NHL standings. Here are the updated predictions through last nights games. The predictions are calculated based on the number of games each team has left as well as the difficulty of their remaining schedule compared to their performance so far and their difficulty of schedule so far. In the east we have the playoff race tightening up some with…

March 13, 2006
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Game Predictions – 3/13/2006

We have 5 games on the schedule today, a couple of them with huge playoff significance. In the east we have the free falling Tampa visiting the hot Montreal Canadiens. Montreal has moved 1 point ahead of the Lightning into 7th spot int he east and would desperately like to put some separation between the two teams forcing Tampa to deal with the Thrashers, Islanders and Leafs who are looking…

March 13, 2006
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Game Predictions – 3/12/2006

Short on time again this morning but I should be back to normal tomorrow and provide more analysis. The interesting game to watch in my mind is Atlanta vs NY Rangers. A win for Atlanta and they will be putting themselves within 2 points of Tampa. Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence Washington Ottawa Ottawa Strong Colorado Calgary Colorado Some Buffalo Boston Buffalo Strong NY Rangers Atlanta Atlanta Some…

March 12, 2006
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Game Predictions – 3/11/2006

We have a really full schedule today with a total of 12 games being played, some with significant playoff position importance. Unfortunately I have no time this morning for analysis so you’ll have to do your own analysis. Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence Philadelphia Buffalo Buffalo Some San Jose Nashville San Jose Some Boston NY Islanders Boston Some Toronto Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Some Montreal NY Rangers Montreal…

March 11, 2006
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NHL Predictions – 3/10/2006

I had a pretty good night on the predictions last night going 6 for 8 and only getting Columbus’s win over Phoenix and Nashville’s overtime win over Vancouver wrong. I’ll accept that. We have 5 games on the schedule tonight and while none are head to head battles for the playoffs a couple feature teams with playoff hopes. The most interesting game has to be Ottawa at Atlanta. Ottawa is…

March 10, 2006
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Here is why Toronto has a chance at the playoffs…

Most people are writing Toronto’s chances of making the playoffs and while I will admit they have an uphill battle there are several positives on their side. They play 2 games against Montreal. If they win those 2 games they will close the game on Montreal by 4 points. They also play Tampa on Saturday and could close the gap on them by 2 points as well. They have 2…

March 10, 2006
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Deadline deals…

There seems to be a lot of minor deals being made today so I am going to update this post with all the minor deals with the most recent deals at the top of the list. More major deals requiring more significant analysis will get their own post. 19. Vancouver trades defenseman Steve Mccarthy to Atlanta for a conditional draft pick 18. Calgary picks up Jamie Lundmark from Phoenix for…

March 9, 2006
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