We’re on to round two where so far, the Penguins defeated the Canadiens, Islanders defeated the Panthers, Maple Leafs defeated the Blue Jackets, and the Rangers upset the Carolina Hurricanes. Meanwhile, the Flyers snagged the three-seed from the Washington Capitals, while the Bruins and Bolts held steady at one and two. In the Western Conference, […]Read more "PSN Picks the Playoffs – Derrik’s Round of 16 Picks"
The other day, I put out my qualifying round picks, with explanations. To save some time for you, my picks were as follows: Order of Round Robin: East: Bruins, Lightning, Flyers, Capitals West: Avalanche, Stars, Blues, Golden Knights Qualifying Series winners (their seed): East: Penguins (5), Rangers (11), Islanders (7), Blue Jackets (9) West: Oilers […]Read more "PSN Picks the Playoffs: Ricky’s First Round Picks"
At a time when it seems like we are inundated with bad news, there was an announcement made last Tuesday that provided hockey fans with a ray of hope. Almost 11 weeks after hockey was put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL laid out its return-to-play plans. According to the league, the […]Read more "PSN Picks the Playoffs: Chad’s Play-in/Round-Robin Picks"
On Friday, May 22, the NHL and NHLPA reached an agreement to further discussions about a 24 team playoff once play resumes. Many details remain undetermined, but one thing remains concrete: the fans can’t wait for some hockey to return to their television sets. Per Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, the seeds would look as such: […]Read more "PSN Picks the Playoffs: Derrik’s Play-In/Round-Robin Picks"
After reading Ricky Amandeo’s crystal ball projections yesterday and after seeing plenty of discussions sparked, it’s time to see what Lady Galadriel’s’ Hockey Mirror will reflect when I look into it. EASTERN CONFERENCE (BUBBLE CITY 1): City 1 – Round Robin for Seeding in First Round Boston Bruins Tampa Bay Lightning Washington Capitals Philadelphia Flyers […]Read more "PSN picks the playoffs: Liam’s play-in/round-robin picks"
The Stanley Cup Playoffs may actually be happening. Let’s let that sink in before getting to the heart of this piece. _________________________ It was announced on May 22 that the NHL and NHLPA agreed to the 24 team playoff, but there are still hurdles to overcome. Hub cities, seeding for teams ranked 1-4, and above […]Read more "Which Playoff Format Gives the Flyers the Biggest Advantage?"
With the deadline approaching on Monday to make a move on Linus Hogberg, the Philadelphia Flyers signed him to an entry-level contract today. If this hadn’t happened, the Flyers would have lost their rights to Hogberg. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the 21-year-old defenseman spent the 2019-2020 season with […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Linus Hogberg Signs ELC with Flyers"
On Tuesday May 26, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced his plan for the NHL to resume play. By the sounds of it, there doesn’t seem to be any puck drop happening until about August. The biggest piece of information from his announcement was the confirmation of the 24-team NHL playoff style. In this plan, the […]Read more "PSN Picks the Playoffs: Ricky’s Play-In/Round-Robin Picks"
The NHL season is finally in the midst of entering phase II of their return to play plan. Despite the smell of hockey being in the air, the NHL looked into having different options open for the NHL draft. The draft now looks to not occur until the Fall, with Commissioner Gary Bettman declaring on […]Read more "PSN Prospect Profile – Braden Schneider"
Last night saw NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman reveal that the league will leap into playoff hockey upon the next puck drop. Specific dates are up in the air, but we do know where the Philadelphia Flyers stand with regards to this picture. But how will a playoff game actually look? Format Bettman and the league […]Read more "What will a Flyers playoff game actually look like?"