1. New York Ranger-139 points
2. Boston Bruins-114 points
3. Winnipeg Jets-101 points
4. Pittsburgh Penguins-128 points
5. Philadelphia Flyers-110 points
6. New York Islanders-94 points
7. Ottawa Senators-78 points
8. Buffalo Sabres-76 points
9. New Jersey Devils-75 points
10. Carolina Hurricanes-71 points
11. Tampa Bay Lightning-58 points
12. Toronto Maple Leafs-58 points
13. Washington Capitals-46 points
14. Montreal Canadiens-28 points
15. Florida Panthers-19 points
1. Los Angeles Kings-146 points
2. Chicago Blackhawks-134 points
3. Vancouver Canucks-125 points
4. San Jose Sharks-114 points
5. St. Louis Blues-104 points
6. Columbus Blue Jackets-101 points
7. Colorado Avalanche-78 points
8. Detroit Red Wings-73 points
It's playoff time folks. Could playoff teams post their rosters with a little write up(which is optional)
Voting will open at 6pm EST and will close tomorrow evening at 6pm EST.
Missed the playoffs?
Well there is still things for you to do. Non playoff teams can talk trade and make trades if they like but only with other non playoff teams. To resign players pm Paul for RFA's and Me for Western Conference UFA's and a UFA East resigning agent will be appointed shortly
Also it is time for the NHL awards
The awards are
Most improved team
Most Active GM
Most Consistent GM
GM of the year
Most Consistent GM is that GM who never made a bad trade for his team and always made trades that improved it
PM me your top 3 candidates for each position so i can make ballots for voting for each award
Bobby Ryan ($5,100,000) / Patrick Marleau ($6,900,000) / Evander Kane ($4,700,000)
P.A. Parentau ($6,000,000) / Alex Burmistrov ($1,500,000) /Dustin Penner ($4,000,000)
Alex Ponikarovsky ($2,000,000) / Mark Scheifele ($1,594,167) / Patrice Cormier ($854,166)
Spencer Machacek ($1,000,000) / Ryan Carter ($600,000)/ Tommy Wingels ($750,000)
extras Brett Festerling ($700,000) / Stefane Da Costa ($750,000)
Zach Bogosian ($2,500,000) / Brent Seabrook ($5,800,000)
Pavel Kubina ($3,000,000) / Matt Carle ($4,500,000)
Ron Hainsey ($4,500,000) / Mark Stuart ($1,700,000)
Brendan Gormley ($1,315,000)
Ondrej Pavalec ($4,850,000)
Josh Harding ($2,500,000)
in Peter Holland + Bobby Ryan + Stefan Da Costa + Brent Seabrook + CHI 2013 4th + Justin Braun + Charlie Wingels + Patrick Marleau + Ryan Culkin + Tomas Hertl + Marc Mcneill + Ryan Carter + Brendan Gormley + Alex Ponikarovsky + P.A. Parentau + Dustin Penner + Pavel Kubina + Matt Carle
out Tobias Enstrom + Blake Wheeler + Tanner Glass + Chris Thourborn + Scott Kosmatchuk + Morgan Reilly Peter Mannino + Jim Slater + Bryan Little + Andrew Ladd + Paul Postma + Tim Stapleton + Kyle Wellwood + Randy Jones + Mark Flood + Chris Mason + Andrei Zubarev + Derek Meech + Jason Jaffray + Kenndal McArdle
we think our team is one of the best teams in the league we added a top 10 D and 2 top line forwards we have a top goalie in Pavalec who is only getting better Kane scored 30 goals last season and will probably score more than 35 this season Bogosian played great last season and is only getting better we think Penner, Burmistrov and Parentau will be a great second line and all of them could get 70 points next year.
The Kings are already the defending Stanley cup champions, we have size, skill, grit, one of the best defenseman in Doughty, a conn smyth winning goalie in Quick. We have also been aggressive and have improved our team significantly as well.
We feel with the following additions that the Kings will stay a powerhouse if not a dynasty for years to come as we still have our core players that won the Stanley cup intact like Quick, Brown, Richards, Doughty, Carter, Kopitar. We have the best depth of any team, our 3rd line is good enough to be a 1st line of several teams.
FORWARDS Dustin Brown / Anze Kopitar / Zach Parise
Max Pacioretty / Mike Richards / Jeff Carter
Kyle Okposo / R.J. Umberger / Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford / Brad Richardson / Trevor Lewis
Jordan Nolan / Kevin Westgarth DEFENSEMEN Rob Scuderi / Drew Doughty
Marc Methot / Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez / Matt Greene GOALTENDERS Jonathan Quick
Rick Nash ($7.800m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Brenden Morrow ($4.100m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Carl Hagelin ($0.875m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.875m) / David Moss ($1.300m)
Zenon Konopka ($0.600m) / Jay McClement ($1.300m) / Jamie Langenbrunner ($0.900m)
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Dan Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Brad Stuart ($3.700m)
Michael Del Zotto ($4.000m) / Bryce Salvador ($1.700m)
Joe Corvo ($1.500m) /
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m)
Martin Biron ($1.000m)
Chris Drury ($1.667m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $67,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,108,334; BONUSES: $612,500
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $191,666
Goaltending can win games as proven in the last 3 playoffs. In 2010 it was Halak leading the habs to the 3rd round. In 2011 it was Tim Thomas leading the bruins to the Cup. This year it was Mike Smith leading PHX to the 3rd round and Quick leading the kings to the final. We fully believe in Henrik Lundqvist looking at what he has done already. He lead the rangers to the 3rd round in 2012 and stole them many games when there offense was dead. Now he plays in front of a very inpressive defense and a strong offense here in New Yorl believe we have a team that can make it to the finals and win the cup. But it all starts here in the 1st round and we know that we cant look too far ahead
Well, it was a long journey, but the worst team in the NHL by a mile last year is now in the playoffs. We feel we have the best goaltending and defence possibly in the league, but definitely against the incomplete Vancouver Canucks.
First off, yes, the tandem of Sedin's on the first line is a good tandem. An elite tandem. However, past the Sedin's and Kesler, I don't think the Canucks have much scoring depth. Strome is a rookie with 0 games NHL experience playing on the second line with Kesler and ... No one. Seriously. No one. Forwards wise, we have the advantage, simply because Vancouver will be playing shorthanded. Even then, past Kesler, they don't have any secondary scoring. We, on the other hand, have a first line who can put up some serious numbers (Semin, Ribeiro and Vrbata could easily be 80 point players), a second line with Prospal, who, at the end of last season, put up 10 points in 11 games, Johansen, who is a break-out number 1 centre ALA Seguin and Kreider, who is also slated to breakout after last playoff's performance. Our third line has potential 60-point man Huselius playing with the best third line centre in the game in Stoll along with our breakout player from last year, Cam Atkinson
Which brings us to defence. Their defence is not as good as ours. We have a number 1 (OEL), a number 2 (JayBo) and 4 number 3's (Josi, Gunnarsson, Morris and Oduya). Vancouver doesn't have a top pairing. They have Edler. Again, a HUGE oversight.
In goal, everyone knows Luongo is a playoff choker, and Price is quite easily better than him, especially with the D in front of him.
Alex Semin ($9.000m) / Mike Ribeiro ($5.000m) / Radim Vrbata ($3.000m)
Vinny Prospal ($2.500m) / Ryan Johansen ($1.945m) / Chris Kreider ($1.325m)
Kristian Huselius ($2.000m) / Jarret Stoll ($4.500m) / Cam Atkinson ($0.875m)
Colton Gillies ($0.625m) / Derek MacKenzie ($1.000m) / Derek Dorsett ($1.633m)
Tom Pyatt ($0.600m) / Matthew Lombardi ($3.500m)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson ($1.750m) / Jay Bouwmeester ($6.680m)
Roman Josi ($1.000m) / Derek Morris ($2.750m)
Carl Gunnarsson ($1.325m) / Johnny Oduya ($3.383m)
Simon Despres ($0.840m)
An epic clash of 2 rebuilt and re-loaded franchises!
It should be a great series, and we feel like we can come out ahead.
The Jets have a high octane first line no doubt, but we feel like we have just as good of a first line, and much more proven depth. The 4th line of NYI can be a big difference maker.
The Jets also drastically improved their defense, adding Brent Seabrook and others. We might not have a guy like Seabrook, but we have extremely good depth. We have 2 puck moving threats in Goligoski and Streit. We have physical play from Fistric, and a consistant playoff warrior in Willie Mitchell. Michalek is another great defensive defenseman, who is a great shot blocker, and Andrew MacDonald is a very under rated, up and coming 2-way guy. Lots of versatility.
Cory Schneider and Evgeni Nabokov can certainly provide high level goaltending. It will be a great match up against Pavelec.