A nice recap with video and some article pieces along with the 2016 review in NHL hockey via Sports Net Canada:
It was a wild year in the NHL and as much excitement as there is for the future of the game with plenty of young and exciting talent coming in, 2016 also gave us a few moments to ponder the past.
Through the year, the hockey world lost a legend, celebrated another and witnessed one of the craziest 23 minutes in the history of the NHL, if not all sports.
Undoubtedly when coming up with a year-end top 10, a few noteworthy stories had to be left out that should get a mention:
Recently, the firing of Gerard Gallant as head coach in Florida was probably the most controversial coach dismissal ever and left Don Cherry labeling it the “worst” in NHL history.
Not a surprise that the Washington Capitals remain at the top of our consensus NHL power rankings. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks moved ahead of the St. Louis Blues, who fell back two spots to No. 4.
The Dallas Stars move back into the top five at No. 5.
There were changes this week to the bottom portion of our power rankings. The Winnipeg Jets dethroned the Toronto Maple Leafs for the No. 30 position. The Maple Leafs moved up two slots to No. 28.
The Vancouver continue their slide and fall to No. 29.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers remain at No. 26 and No. 27. – SEE MORE
Boston Bruins trade Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton.
The season has barely been over since June 15th when the Chicago Blackhawks stopped the Tampa Bay Lightning in a Game 6 WIN at home in Chicago but all the while the rest of the NHL has been planning their own next moves to get their respective teams to a Stanley Cup as well. Just over 2 Weeks later & we have the Kings getting a powerful Milan Lucic to an already strong lineup. Let’s not forget Phil Kessel got dumped by the Leafs to his delight. Kessel is now a Pittsburgh Penguin which is a shot in the arm to the fan base. Young talent T.J. Oshie is going to the Washington Capitals who made strides in their own quest for the Cup this past season. Looks like these 3 teams are gearing up for another incredible year of NHL hockey.
T.J. Oshie traded to Capitals; Blues get Brouwer
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 11: Phil Kessel #81of the Toronto Maple Leafs throws a stick into the crowd after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in their last game of the year during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre April 11, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
I know…. it’s been much to much too long since I last posted on here but I have to get upto date in whats going down in the Stanely Cup Final. In a blink of an eye we are now about to enter Game 4 of the Stanely Cup! So many great playoff games and now a VERY interesting final between Tampa Bay and Chicago.
Lightning Take Lead over Blackhawks
The NHL season has come to a close but now the next chapter starts to present an opportunity for teams to go after the prized Stanley Cup Trophy. Who will make it? I have no clue but I’m certain whoever comes out on top will be a team to watch. The L.A. Kings who won this past season didn’t even make it back even though they played hard this season, they just weren’t up for the task. Their opponent in last years final The New York Rangers ARE back to give it another go for a win for the cup. It would be their 1st in over 20 years this year. Crazy! I was at their parade in 1994. Either way enjoy all that comes with watching the NHL, just don’t lose your shirt if you like to gamble.
Click on the image for the current standings and see who is in & winning – –
When you think of dominant defensive hockey teams the Pittsburgh Penguins probably are not one of the first teams that come to mind. Likewise, when you think of the Pittsburgh Penguins, dominant defensive hockey probably isn’t the first thing that you think of.
Instead, it’s probably offense, offense, offense. And maybe more offense.
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