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April 6, 2010
Dropping The Puck
Afternoon Columns

by Andrew Rothstein

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Are successful playoff teams usually better in the first half or second half of the season, do hot teams continue to excel in the postseason, a look back at the Ilya Kovalchuk trade two months later, the Tomas Kaberle era in Toronto could come to an end and Price is as good of a goaltender as Halak when luck is accounted for.

  • ESPN's Pierre LeBrun argues that teams that perform better in the second half of the season do better in the playoffs than their counterparts, while Gabriel Desjardins of Behind The Net Hockey argues the exact opposite.
  • Tyler Dellow of Mc79Hockey has a post on hot teams down the stretch and excelling in the postseason.
  • With the Devils facing the Thrashers tonight, Matthew Gunning of Bird Watchers Anonymous takes a look back at the Ilya Kovalchuk trade from roughly two months ago.
  • Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy believes that the Tomas Kaberle era in Toronto is about to come to an end.
  • Olivier of En Attendant Les Nordiques believes that Halak isn't nearly as much of an improvement over Price as many portray him to be. Halak has been luckier in offensive support and Price has been as good as Halak away from the Bell Centre. (Note: Post is in French.)

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