Poll: Conference Finals Predictions

We’re down to the final four in the NHL playoffs. The top two seeds remain in the West while the two teams that completed stunning sweeps of the top two seeds in the East are left. Who do you think will advance to the Finals?

Prospect Profiles: Ricard Blidstrand

Photo courtesy of whl.ca Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left Height: 6.2″ Weight: 205 Birthdate: April 20, 1992 Age: 19 Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden Acquired: 2010 7th round pick – 206th overall “Blidstrand is a big, solid stay at home defenceman who has a great first pass and will adapt well to the North American game.” – Regina Pats General Manager Chad Lang ‘ Blidstrand began his hockey career in the Djugardens IF system in Sweden. As a 15 year old, his 2007-2008 season was spent mostly with Djugardens J18 (under 18) junior squad. He finished with 1 goal and 2 assists in …

Prospect Profiles: Simon Bertilsson

Photo courtesy of brynas.se Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left Height: 6.0″ Weight: 198 Birthdate: April 19, 1991 Age: 20 Hometown: Karlskoga, Sweden Acquired: 2009 3rd round pick – 87th overall  “Bertilsson has good size and a decent shot and adds good puck movement and distribution skills to a strong skating base to create a very dynamic package for a defender. He is calm with the puck and often makes strong intelligent decisions.” – International Scouting Service Simon Bertilsson spent most of the 2008-2009 season split between Brynas IF’s J20 junior team and their senior roster. The normally defensive minded defender finished …

Poll: Conference Semifinals Predictions

For the first time ever all six division winners advance past round one. The only ‘upset’ was fifth seed Nashville defeating 4th seed Anaheim. For once the Conference Finals is truly the battle of the best which could mean four more close and exciting series for hockey fans. Who do you think comes out on top in each match up?

Poll: Flyers Round Two Opponent

The Flyers currently have three possibilities for their for the next round opponent.The Flyers will face the Bruins in the next round if they win their series. If the Canadiens beat the Bruins, the Flyers would face the winner of the Pittsburgh/Tampa Bay series. So who is your ideal opponent for the Flyers?