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#1 mouse

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

Since the offseason has reached the boring point, and I just want hockey to start again, let's do some predictions.

East

wsh
pit
bos (win division, though I could see Devils Flyers or Lightning end up with more points)
njd
phi
tam
mon
tor

buf
car
nyr
nyi
win
fla
ott

West

sjs
van
det
lak
chi
nsh
dal
ana

stl
pho
cal
min
cbj
col
edm
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:07 AM

Couldn't give two sh!ts about predicting the West to be honest, don't follow it closely enough:
(Warning: Personal bias evident in several selections)

East

~Top 8
1. Washington
-At least, they SHOULD be here with finally having acquired a solid #1
2. Tampa
-I like this team next year, could do big things
3. NJ
-BAM, homer glasses
4. Buffalo
-Surprise #1
5. Boston
-Stanley Cup hangover early on, book it
6. Pittsburgh
-Struggle with/without injured Crosby
7. Filthadelphia
-Also struggle responding to roster shakeup
8. NYI
-Yep, NYI ahead of the Rangers & Montreal

~9~12
9. Montreal
-Pencil them in at 7th-8th if Price turns on God mode again. Otherwise...
10. NYR
-Because signing the best free-agent does not guarantee you a playoff berth. (YES I'M AWARE OF THE IRONY OF THIS STATEMENT :lol:
11. Carolina
-Meh
12. Toronto
-Continue annual suck-age

~Bottom 3 (in no particular order)
Winnipeg
Florida
Ottawa

Edited by Devilsfan118, 17 August 2011 - 09:12 AM.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:32 AM

East

wsh
pit
bos
buf
nyr
phi
tam
njd

mon
car
tor
win
nyi
fla
ott

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac, 18 August 2011 - 07:57 AM.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:53 AM

East:

1. Washington
2. Boston
3. Pittsburgh
4. NJ
5. Tampa
6. Montreal
7. Philly
8. Buffalo

Rangers
Carolina
Toronto
Winnipeg
Florida
Islanders
Ottawa

Edited by Quinn01, 17 August 2011 - 09:54 AM.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:22 AM

pit
boston
buff
philly
njd
tampa
wash
rangers
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montreal
carolina
winnipeg
toronto
ottawa
florida
islanders

pit v rangers
wash v boston
tampa v buff
njd v philly

pit v wash
njd v buff

conference final buffalo v washington
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:49 AM

Man am I gonna look smart when the Isles sneak in... :whistling:
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

Eh, why not:

East

1. Washington
2. Pittsburgh
3. Boston
4. Tampa Bay
5. New Jersey
6. Montreal
7. Philadelphia
8. Buffalo
9. New York Rangers
10. Carolina
11. New York Islanders
12. Florida
13. Toronto
14. Ottawa
15. Winnipeg

and the West

1. Chicago
2. San Jose
3. Vancouver
4. Detroit
5. Los Angeles
6. Columbus
7. St. Louis
8. Calgary
9. Nashville
10. Anaheim
11. Colorado
12. Edmonton
13. Phoenix
14. Minnesota
15. Dallas
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:50 AM

Too lazy to do all of them, but I'm going to predict a modest success for the Devils, a return to the playoffs, but in no way will they dominate the division or conference. NJD, 6th place finish.

Edited by bekim, 17 August 2011 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:55 AM

1. Tb
2. Pitt
3. Bos
4. Wsh
5. Nj
6. Buf
7. Phi
8. Mon

9. Car
10. Nyr
11. Nyi
12. Tor
13. Fla
14. Ott
15. Wpg
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:40 PM

Ok, I'll play:

East:

1. PHL
2. WAS
3. BUFF
4. BOS
5. NYR
6. TAM
7. PITT
8. TOR (sleeper)

9. WIN
10. MON
11. CAR
12. NJD
13. OTT
14. NYI
15. FLA
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:59 PM

1. WSH- Will still be a strong team, addition of Vokoun makes them a stronger team, Core players(Ovie,Back,Semin,Green) must perform
2. PIT- Ditto, with the uncertainty of NJ lineup with another coach, coupled with Phillys roster shakeup, they take division
3. BUF- They just need a great (not just good) season from Miller, and that's not too far-fetched. Strong defense this year
4. TB- Strong team last year, same core players, Roloson's age makes goaltending a question mark for them I think.
5. BOS- Same team in Boston for the most part, same coach, same style, should be a contender.
6. NJD- NJ is really a team that can end up anywhere in the standings, could be a top team or a bubble team, but I do NOT think we will be at the bottom of the standings this year again.
7. PHI- Will be a bubble team, Pronger is slow and old and will be captain, but shakeup will hurt more than it helps
8. NYR- With Gaborik and Richards, there's no excuse for the rags not to make playoffs. Must deal with young defense

On the bubble
Winnipeg- Never count this team fully out. Decent roster, just need to put everything together.
Montreal- Will struggle to score again.
Carolina- Someone on team will have to have season of his career (Staal,Skinner,Ward etc.)

Edited by RizzMB30, 17 August 2011 - 01:00 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:07 PM

1. WSH- Will still be a strong team, addition of Vokoun makes them a stronger team, Core players(Ovie,Back,Semin,Green) must perform
2. PIT- Ditto, with the uncertainty of NJ lineup with another coach, coupled with Phillys roster shakeup, they take division
3. BUF- They just need a great (not just good) season from Miller, and that's not too far-fetched. Strong defense this year
4. TB- Strong team last year, same core players, Roloson's age makes goaltending a question mark for them I think.
5. BOS- Same team in Boston for the most part, same coach, same style, should be a contender.
6. NJD- NJ is really a team that can end up anywhere in the standings, could be a top team or a bubble team, but I do NOT think we will be at the bottom of the standings this year again.
7. PHI- Will be a bubble team, Pronger is slow and old and will be captain, but shakeup will hurt more than it helps
8. NYR- With Gaborik and Richards, there's no excuse for the rags not to make playoffs. Must deal with young defense

On the bubble
Winnipeg- Never count this team fully out. Decent roster, just need to put everything together.
Montreal- Will struggle to score again.
Carolina- Someone on team will have to have season of his career (Staal,Skinner,Ward etc.)


With PITT you have to be concerned about Crosby who I would imagine will not play more than 40 games this year.

Don't overrate Tampa.

Philly has too much depth too many quality players to be a "bubble" team with or without Pronger.

With a rabid fan base and a young competitive team with Pavlec healthy they will make the playoffs.

Edited by MantaRay, 17 August 2011 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:21 PM

I think we could surpass Pitt this year, but who knows. We could end up any were. I say WSH ND or Tampa for the first 2 spots
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:41 AM

Prediction the Devils make the playoffs in the 7th spot in the East.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:59 AM

With PITT you have to be concerned about Crosby who I would imagine will not play more than 40 games this year.

Don't overrate Tampa.

Philly has too much depth too many quality players to be a "bubble" team with or without Pronger.

With a rabid fan base and a young competitive team with Pavlec healthy they will make the playoffs.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:14 AM

toronto was horrible last year and burke has done almost nothing to change that so far - reimer will have to be amazing for toronto to finish 8th.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

toronto was horrible last year and burke has done almost nothing to change that so far - reimer will have to be amazing for toronto to finish 8th.


Horrible, yet still finished higher than our Devils. Not saying they will be a force, but most times with a young building team, its better to let the dust settle and just tweek it enough. With Reimer full-time, Liles, Connelly, they probably have enough pieces to make 8th.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:06 PM

East:

1. Penguins
2. Capitals
3. Sabres
4. Bruins
4. Flyers
6. Lightning
7. Devils
8. Rangers
9. Canadiens
10. Panthers
11. Hurricanes
12. Maple Leafs
13. Jets
14. Islanders
15. Senators

West:

1. Blackhawks
2. Canucks
3. Sharks
4. Red Wings
5. Kings
6. Predators
7. Ducks
8. Blues
9. Flames
10. Coyotes
11. Wild
12. Avalanche
13. Stars
14. Blue Jackets
15. Oilers
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:24 PM

East:

1. Devils :koolaid:
2. Capitals
3. Bruins
4. Sabres
5. Penguins
6. Flyers
7. Rangers
8. Lightning
9. Canadiens
10. Maple Leafs
11. Panthers
12. Islanders
13. Hurricanes
14. Jets
15. Senators

West:

1. Sharks
2. Blackhawks
3. Canucks
4. Red Wings
5. Kings
6. Ducks
7. Predators
8. Blue Jackets
9. Blues
10. Coyotes
11. Avalanche
12. Oilers
13. Wild
14. Stars
15. Flames

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:31 PM

I think Winnipeg and Florida (AKA "Chicago South") have tremendous upside this season and could be in the 6-8 spots. The Devils... Best case scenario... 7th and worst... 14th. I expect the poor Islanders to still be tanker.
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