What I'd like to see without Ponikarovsky:
But I bet Barch is in on Monday.
edit: max, Buffalo is atrocious. I have no clue how they are winning games. The Rangers are real good, though. Philadelphia is the best of a bad lot behind us though.
Yeah, the Rangers are involved. I have it as 9 playing for 8. Washington could be a wild card, but they'll probably take out one of their division mates if they get in. If 3 of those teams get in, the Conference is historically bad this year.
The reason I include Buffalo as a long-shot is because it's possible they could pass us without taking someone out. But 5 from one division is a stretch too.
Another thing this year is that games in hand aren't as nice as they normally would be. If you're sitting with 2 or 3 games in hand, it means you're getting put through the grinder. I like our schedule alot, not so much in who they play (it's tougher than the March teams), but that it looks like a normal schedule and you get off days and you can practice and such. The first 3 weeks of March were a nightmare.