The NHL is a team sport, and it’s one that often has a volatile relationship with fans.
A season can go from going all the way to losing by one goal in the final two games of the year to getting swept in the playoffs.
This is where the teams on the bubble get a lot of flak.
While this is all to be expected, teams like the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings are getting a fair amount of flack this year.
They’re among the hottest teams on earth and are coming off an 11-game losing streak.
With only six wins in their last nine games, these teams are definitely in a position to make a push.
But is it really possible to beat a team like the Toronto Maple Leafs and win a playoff series?
The answer is a resounding no.
The Toronto Maple Leaf’s record is an abysmal 5-15-1.
The team is in last place in the Metropolitan Division, which is considered to be the NHL’s weak playoff division.
The Leafs are just one game ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets and two games behind the Montreal Canadiens.
These teams are all going to have their ups and downs this season, but the Leafs and Maple Leafs will both be facing off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
There is little reason for fans to buy into a team that is currently on a winning streak.
The Maple Leafs are one of the most entertaining teams in the league, and the Leafs will certainly be able to pull off a series victory against the Toronto Marlies.
But if the Leafs can’t pull it off, it is doubtful they will be able win the Cup.
The Chicago Blackhawks are the third most popular team in the NHL right now.
The Blackhawks have won 20 straight games, including three straight in the past six months.
The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions are on pace to win their first Cup since 1996.
The Chicago Blackhawks also have some of the top goaltending in the game in Corey Crawford and Corey Crawford Jr., who have combined for a .912 save percentage in seven starts this season.
The best goaltender in the world in Corey Hirsch, who is currently playing for the Florida Panthers, will also be a factor for Chicago.
The St. Louis Blues have won six straight games.
The Blues have had some struggles defensively, but they have a lot going for them this year, especially after their recent resurgence in the standings.
The Minnesota Wild are the fourth most popular NHL team right now, and they are looking to add to their Stanley Cup dominance this season by winning six straight.
The Winnipeg Jets are also a team on the rise.
The Jets are in second place in their division and have been the best team in hockey in recent weeks.
They have scored a league-leading 12 goals this season and have only lost once in eight games.
Winnipeg is also in the midst of an exciting new era with Connor Hellebuyck coming back into the lineup.
The goalies on this team are pretty good, and he has helped the Jets reach a point in the season where they are starting to look like the team we all remember from the 1980s.
The Philadelphia Flyers have a history of success, but it hasn’t translated to the standings yet.
The Flyers are in last in the Eastern Conference with a 9-10-2 record and are just three points out of the final playoff spot in the East.
The biggest reason for the Flyers to be a bit of a sleeper is that they are going to face the Chicago Flames in the second round of their Stanley Cups.
This will be the first time the Flyers face a team from the Pacific Division since the 1996-97 season.
After being swept by the Los Angeles Ducks in the Stanley Cups final, the Flyers have had a rough few seasons and are in desperate need of a win to climb into the postseason.
The Arizona Coyotes are another team on a hot streak.
They are on a three-game winning streak and are playing some of their best hockey of the season.
This has been a team with a lot to prove this year after a disastrous run last season.
However, Arizona is also one of three teams that are playing in the Conference Finals.
The Coyotes have been playing some great hockey this season in the Arizona Coyotes Scotiabank NHL Classic, which was held this past season.
They were also a surprise team in Game 5 of the conference finals against the Anaheim Ducks, so they are on another hot streak right now and should be in a strong position come March.
The Vancouver Canucks have been one of two teams that have won eight straight games since December, and have gotten off to a fast start this season as well.
The Canucks have only been in the playoff picture for four games this season due to the fact they have only won three games since November.
The New York Islanders are a team who are on an upswing, as they have been getting off to some great starts.
This team has won 11