Monday, February 3, 2014

Hockey Talk

The WHL (Western Hockey League) is coming up on the playoff run sometime soon, with about 15 games left for most teams before the end of the season in mid-March.


I'm most familiar with the teams in the US West Coast division, arguably the best of all four divisions in the WHL. I feel kind of bad for the Tri-City Americans, the last place US team. They're not as bad as their record indicates. Why, if they were in one of the three Canadian divisions, they would be in second or third place. But they're here in the United States, facing the tough competition, so...


The good news is that Tri-City has a solid chance of making the playoffs anyway. Only two west-coast teams don't make the playoffs, so if Tri-City wants to make the playoffs, they just have to beat out the two worst Canadian teams. They are way ahead of Kaloomps, and a little bit ahead of Prince George. As the season winds down, it'll be interest to see them jockey for the final spots in the playoffs...

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