The Canucks got the short end of the stick in the playoffs. The shortest end possible to say the least. Vancouver won the Northwest Division and was promptly broomed out of the playoffs by San Jose.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Ducks had six players score at least 10 goals on the season and two goaltenders with at least 15 wins each. They won the Pacific Division, yet couldn’t get out of the first round of the playoffs.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Minnesota Wild were a playoff team largely due to goaltender Niklas Backstrom and some timely offense. Sometimes it showed up in bunches while other times it would hibernate for a week at a time.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs primarily because of injuries to their star players and poor performances by those filling in for them. Injuries killed the Devils’ chances in the 2013 season with two of them standing out.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Despite the best efforts of Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Kimmo Timmonen and Ilya Bryzgalov, things certainly didn’t turn out to be Always Sunny in Philadelphia when it came to the 2013 Flyers.Please, blog, may I have some more?
At the end of Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne crawls through a sewage pipe and finds his freedom outside of jail. That’s the best analogy for the Florida Panthers in 2013. Crawling through 48 games worth of shit-smelling foulness and the light at the end of the tunnel was the off-season.Please, blog, may I have some more?
As shocking as it is to believe, the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t make the playoffs. They had the Art Ross Trophy winner in Martin St. Louis and one of the league’s most potent goal scorers in Steven Stamkos and they still were sitting on the sidelines.Please, blog, may I have some more?
No Cam Do: The Story of the 2013 Carolina Hurricanes
Team Name: Carolina Hurricanes
Record: 19-25-4, 3rd in Southeast, No Playoffs
Player of the Season: Eric Staal 18-35–53 was the best player on the team.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Jets looked like they had it all put together for a playoff berth. Carolina faltered, the Jets made up ground and held a good lead in the division. Then the Washington Capitals won 16 of their final 20 games to snatch the #3 seed away from the Jets.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Buffalo Sabres shuffled their way to the cellar of the Northeast Division in 2013. It’s not that bad of a place to be given that the other four teams in their division all made the playoffs.Please, blog, may I have some more?