Anaheim was booted out of the playoffs in the first round this season by the Detroit Red Wings. Ryan Getzlaf captained an impressive team throughout the regular season, but the Ducks let their frustration get the best of them in the playoffs and the seventh seed Wings knocked them out in eight games. The Ducks will be back this season though, and should be as tough as ever, even after sending Bobby Ryan to Ottawa. Get all of the updates you need on Anaheim and to see their season schedule be sure to check out Pucks Of A Feather right here!
The Calgary Flames are in rebuilding mode at the moment, and with the loss of long time captain and star Jarome Iginla, long time goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, and veteran forward Alex Tanguay the Flames future doesn’t look to be very bright. The Flames missed the playoffs again this season, making it four straight seasons without a playoff appearance and eight seasons without a playoff series win. Flames fans be sure to check out our Flames For Thought blog right here for the schedule and for all the updates you need for everything Calgary.
Edmonton is on their way to being a team to contend with in the NHL. They’re young and full of talented players. It’s only a matter of time before the Oilers will be back to the team that they have been in the past. They’re doing their best to avoid arbitration with Sam Gagner at the moment, but it will all work itself out. While you wait on the news about Gagner, check out our Edmonton Oilers site Oil On Whyte for this seasons schedule and any breaking news about your dear old Oilers!
The Los Angeles Kings were back in the Western Conference Finals for the second season in a row. Unfortunately for them, this time they had to match up with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks knocked them out, but Jonathan Quick and company will be back this season. Captain, Dustin Brown is coming into the season fresh off of an eight year extension, and they’ll be looking to take on the world once again. To check out their schedule take a look at Rink Royalty. Be sure to check back often for all Kings related news!
The Phoenix Coyotes future is no longer in doubt. They’ll be staying in Arizona, and they’ll be battling for a Cup. The Coyotes went out and signed center, Mike Ribeiro, extended goaltender Mike Smith, and even locked up coach Dave Tippett for another 5 years. The Coyotes always seem to be a sleeper team, but I wouldn’t count them out of contenders. To take a look at their schedule check out Howlin’ Hockey. They’ll keep you informed of everything that goes down in the Glendale area!
San Jose walked right through Vancouver in the first round of the playoffs this season, but found a wall in Jonathan Quick when they had to take on the Los Angeles Kings in the second round. The Sharks have had trouble in the playoffs for a while now, and you have to imagine with a line up like the Sharks have they aren’t too happy about it in San Jose. Take a look at their schedule and mark your calender Sharks fans, Blades of Teal has got you covered.
Vancouver is coming off of a disappointing loss to the San Jose Sharks last season in the first round of the playoffs, and much to their dismay, they’ll be playing the Sharks a little more often from here on out. The Canucks went ahead and fired Alaine Vigneault and went out and hired fire cracker coach John Tortorella. The Canucks are a skilled team that just may need a change behind the bench. To take a look at their schedule or just catch up on any moves that they’ve been making in Vancouver check out The Canuck Way.
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