By Ryan Biechler NHL.com The NHL is in the midst of a playoff race that’s been a bit more competitive than ever.

The season is finally here.

The top teams in the NHL are battling it out for the Stanley Cup.

The NHL’s biggest stars are making a case for their status in the sport’s elite.

And, just like all sports, the playoffs are going to be about two teams: the top two teams and the teams that fall outside that top two.

How will this affect your hockey thinking?

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs Are Still the Biggest Contest in Sports 1.5 million fans in all 82 NHL markets watched the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday.

If you missed the event, the NHL is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can watch the games live online.

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The Playoffs Are Going to Be About Two Teams: The Top Two Teams and the Teams That Fall Outside that Top Two 1.

That’s right: The NHL playoffs are still going to play out.

This year’s event has some of the highest television ratings in the league and will feature the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils.

The rest of the field is in a good spot, too.

The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes will meet for the first time since 2013.

And the Florida Panthers will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this season.

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The Playoff Contenders Are Still The Most Exciting Teams in Sports In this age of social media, it’s refreshing to see a big, exciting, competitive series.

But if you think about it, the top teams are still competing for the title of the NHL playoffs.

So it makes sense that the top eight teams in terms of regular-season points (based on points per game) will be the top four teams in each conference.

But where do the other top teams rank?

Well, the league has the best overall record in the NBA, and the league’s best regular-year record in football.

That might make it easier for teams to sneak into the playoffs this year.

The biggest question facing the NHL this year is whether the top team will be in the top three or the top six.

The league has four teams with at least 60 points: Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit and Chicago.

Each team has three top-six teams.

The Blackhawks, Devils and Panthers have the top five overall teams in their divisions.

So the bottom two teams in a division will likely end up in the same spots they ended up in last season.

The other question: What will the playoffs look like?

The postseason is a little bit like a Super Bowl.

In the past, there’s been the Super Bowl in the first round, then the Super Cup, then another Super Bowl the following year.

But with the expansion of the playoffs to 10 teams, the number of games has increased to 28.

Each year, the teams will play each other, then play a playoff game in which the winner plays the host team for a spot in the postseason.

That means the final five games will be played in six-team divisions, with each team having to play at least one game in its division.

Teams have three days to prepare for their games, so teams will need to prepare by playing a lot of games in order to get ready for the playoffs.

The teams will get a few days off in the middle of the season, but most teams will be out there for two or three games.

So while there’s no guaranteed schedule, it won’t be a total mess.

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Playoffs Will Be More Fun to Watch than Any All-Stars Game in History Since the first All-Pro game was played in 1978, there have been seven playoff games that have featured three or more All-Pros, including the 2011 and 2015 playoffs.

There are also two playoff games featuring two All-Rookie selections, which are the only two playoff All-Americans to ever play in the NFL.

The only other playoff All 10 selections to play in that time were in the 1991 and 2002 playoffs.

All-star games are the highlight of the offseason, with the All-Defense and All-Defensive teams playing the best games of their careers.

There will be more All Stars than ever before in the playoffs, and it’s going to bring a whole new level of excitement.

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Playoffs Are Coming to a Stadium Near You There’s a reason why the league is holding a new exhibition game in Los Angeles.

The Staples Center in Los Angles will be hosting the first postseason playoff game ever played in a home venue.

It’s part of a $5.2 million upgrade for the venue.

Staples Center has a retractable roof that can be lowered down to a height of 12,000 feet.

The arena is the home of the Lakers, who have won five championships since the building was built in 1967.

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Playoffs Is Going to Get Real Tough The playoffs are always going to come down to who has the better chance