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Old 01-18-2013, 11:57 PM   #2014 (permalink)
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Default Re: The NHL: Where will Luongo end up?

Piggybacking on RKing85, some quick predictions that will look silly in a few months:

East

1. Bruins- Rask isn't a major dropoff, some good young players improve
2. Penguins- Great offense, defense could use a boost or just Despres maturing quickly
3. Lightning- My surprise team, like Lindback a lot, solid pickups on D
4. Rangers- Nash will take some time to gel with new team and scoring lags until then
5. Capitals- Holtby stabilizes goal, Ovechkin produces more
6. Flyers- Losing Jagr will and JVR will hurt scoring depth
7. Sabres- Miller and Enroth very valuable in a short season
8. Panthers- Just enough scoring up, good veteran tandem in net
9. Hurricanes- More goals but still not enough defense
10. Devils- Parise loss hurts, Brodeur on his last legs
11. Canadiens- Therrien will coach them up, still a couple years away
12. Senators- Caught fire last year, too many goalies shuffling, not enough scoring
13. Islanders- Could have used Visnovsky, Nabokov may show his age
14. Leafs- Another re-tooling in progress, youngsters will learn some lessons this year
15. Jets- Should be deadline sellers by March, no top scoring threat

Playoffs
Bruins over Panthers in 5
Penguins over Sabres in 6
Flyers over Lightning in 7
Rangers over Capitals in 6

Flyers over Bruins in 7
Penguins over Rangers in 7

Penguins over Flyers in 6

West
1. Canucks- Real questions come in playoffs, what will they do with Bobby Lu?
2. Blues- Pietrangelo ready to emerge, Tarasenko legit Calder candidate
3. Kings- Slight Cup hangover, no way they can be as hot as they were last year
4. Blackhawks- How far they go hinges on Corey Crawford
5. Wild- Granlund, Parise, Suter will all make a splash
6. Predators- Pesky forwards plus Weber, Rinne keep they in the playoffs
7. Ducks- Surprise West team, Perry and Getzlaf in contract years, Teemu's last stand
8. Stars- Whitney, Jagr signings pay off, Lehtonen makes a name for himself
9. Red Wings- Coliacovo for Lidstrom? Not enough, I'm not a Howard believer either
10. Oilers- Scoring will be there, D and goal is another story
11. Sharks- Last year for the core, if things go poorly Dan Boyle is the prize of the deadline
12. Coyotes- Have the most volatility of any team in the West, Yandle could be dealt
13. Avalanche- Starting without O'Reilly a problem, not sold on Varlamov either
14. Flames- Big decision on Jarome Iginla at the deadline or off-season
15. Blue Jackets- Pointing in the right direction, just not there yet

Playoffs
Canucks over Stars in 6
Ducks over Blues in 7
Kings over Predators in 7
Blackhawks over Wild in 5

Canucks over Ducks in 7
Blackhawks over Kings in 6

Blackhawks over Canucks in 5


Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins over Blackhawks in 6

Awards
Hart: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh
Ross: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh
Norris: Shea Weber, Nashville
Vezina: Ryan Miller, Buffalo
Richard: Marian Gaborik, New York
Calder: Mikael Granlund, Minnesota
Byng: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit
Selke: David Backes, St. Louis

Wow, that escalated quickly. Didn't intend to type that much. Should be a fun ride!
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