Nation Playoff Pool Update #2

May 02 2014 02:02PM


So one week goes by and your ol' pal bm has dropped 100 spots in the playoff pool - magic genie I am not.  Last week, I was talking trash about the poor suckers below me in the standings, fast forward to today and I am in the tank. I'm dropping faster than lady garments in the red light district. DAMN YOU CHRIS KELLY! I'm not sure who I would have picked had I remembered you were injured, but I am blaming you for all my pool related misfortunes. For shame, Chris Kelly.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Podcast: Round 2

Dimitri Filipovic
May 01 2014 02:53PM

Sad Joe is definitely the saddest GIF of the playoffs on Twitpic

After a fantastically hectic conclusion to the opening round of the NHL playoffs, we've got plenty of material to work with in discussing what went down, and then going on to preview what's looming ahead in Round 2. I was joined by some familiar names, including The Artist Formerly Known As @CamCharron, and a few others that you've probably come across on the internet.

You can click past the jump to listen in on the podcasts. Yes, even you, Jumbo. I promise it gets better.

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Calder Cup 2014 Possession Preview

Josh W
April 21 2014 08:30AM


While the Stanley Cup playoffs are well underway with most series 2-3 games in, we cannot forget the AHL and the farm teams of our beloved NHL clubs. The AHL regular season just wrapped up with post-season set to start later this week. 

This post is intended to be a short primer on each of the Calder Cup's first round series as well as some simple fancystats so we can try and make some guesses on which teams will move on and which players will start their off season training early to earn another two-way contract for October.

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Stanley Cup playoff predictions podcast: Round One

Dimitri Filipovic
April 16 2014 01:37PM

Photo via Getty Images

The playoffs are upon as, and since going on the record with predictions is fun (to either laugh at after the fact, or point to as a great example of why you're so smrt), we decided to record a couple of podcasts pivoting off of our thoughts regarding each of the 8 opening series set to be played in the coming weeks.

Click past the jump to listen in. 

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Last Call for the Nation Charity Playoff Pool

April 14 2014 01:15PM


Playoffs? We're talking playoffs...playoff pools to be specific.

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