Now that Washington and Minnesota enter the National Hockey League's second half on top of their respective conference standings, will there be a breakthrough finish ahead for them? Now that league points (59) leader Connor McDavid has just turned 20, what's next for the Edmonton captain and that energized world of Oil Country?
With Sidney Crosby leading the NHL in goals (28) and Pittsburgh leading in goals per game (3.54), are the Penguins on track to finally put an end to a record streak of 17 consecutive Stanley Cup presentations without a repeat champion? Can Cam Atkinson and Columbus put together another run like that 16-game winning streak, the second-longest in NHL history?
It's time for many questions like those to be addressed now that the puck is dropping on the second half of the 2016-17 season, and subscription prices have been slashed for NHL.TV so you can join this hockey tech movement and see what comes next by watching live out-of-market games.
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What's next for Vladimir Tarasenko and a Blues team that got so close to a long-awaited Stanley Cup Finals appearance last year, but one that has been up-and-down this season (24-20-5) while dropping to 13th on the most recent NHL.com Super 16 power rankings? Will Brent Burns (51 points) and the Sharks hold on for a Pacific Division title and perhaps make it back for another crack at a Stanley Cup?
Will it be just as hard in the second half to score on Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk, who was leading the NHL with a 1.88 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage? Can the Canucks, Kings and Leafs -- all currently just outside of Wild Card position -- have a tough fight ahead to join the playoffs?
The Flyers enter the second half in position for one of those Eastern Conference berths. But how far can they go, given that their amount of time playing with a lead was 611:01 minutes through last Tuesday, second-fewest only to Colorado?
"We are not in that top group of teams yet," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. "For 10 games we were pretty good, then for 14 we didn't look so good but it you take somewhere in the middle, that's where we are at. We certainly have the ability to make the playoffs, but I am not going to look at a 14-game stretch and make long-term decisions on that. Ninety-nine per cent of the time the answer to your problem is in your room."
There are plenty of teams that fit into that mold. These coming weeks and months are when it all gets figured out, when the playoff field is set and the clutch moments happen and the celebrations ensue. So much drama is about to unfold, and here's the best way to follow it.
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