Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins on Wednesday 4/11/18 with the Minnesota Wild at the Winnipeg Jets (CNBC) and the Philadelphia Flyers visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN). Here are the Chester Doctrine Picks for this years Stanley Cup Playoffs.
With a few weeks to go in the NHL season here are my picks for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and a short reason why I think they will make it.
Hurricanes taking applications for general manager job through Twitter
Ron Francis is out as the GM of the Carolina Hurricanes, so the hunt begins for a new General Manager and apparently many fans were inquiring about the position. Therefore, the Hurricanes are accepting open applications from anyone who wishes to apply. Here is the link, everyone should check it out. (http://n.carhur.com/2oSnY3B)
Mike’s Top 10 Power Rankings
- Las Vegas Golden Knights
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Nashville Predators
- Boston Bruins
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- Washington Capitals
- Winnipeg Jets
- Pittsburg Penguins
- Philadelphia Flyers
- San Jose Sharks Continue reading
With the odds of success by expansions teams looking bleak in the past, Vegas has bet against the odds and is running away with their winnings. The last two expansion teams were the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Minnesota Wild in the 2000-2001 NHL season. Columbus finished with a record of 28-39-9-6 (71 points) and Minnesota recorded a record of 25–39–13–5 (68 points), however the Las Vegas Golden Knights already have a record of 32-12-4 (68 points). This Vegas team fueled by young talent and a tremendous veteran presence in Marc Andre Fleury has beaten the odds set by onlookers of the NHL.