Re: The NHL: Where people get concussions
I find that insulting, I probably watch the Canucks more than the Ducks(sadly) and plenty of other teams as much as I watch the ducks because I get a lot of games on. And I'm sure most Americans don't get many hockey games other than their local teams because it isn't as big over there, so maybe all they get is mostly their team.
As for who will likely not make the playoffs, I can see the Wild and LA not making it in the west. Wild were red hot in the start of the seaosn and playing great, but it's gone down hill from there and I don't see them making it until the end of the year. LA doesn't seem to have the offensive weapons to make it, or at least their offensive weapons are underperforming, they can only depend on Quick for so long to keep them in games. Basically, unless their goalies maintain their great play all year and don't have any bad stretches, I don't see them making it in the end. Same with the Wild, their goalies were great in the start of the season, but have slowed down since and their offense hasn't been able to make up for the goals they've allowed in.
I feel that either Panthers or capitals will make it in the East, Ovie is underperforming and they have a bunch of injuries that have completely fucked them over which has caused them to go downhill a lot, but it was kind of the same thing last year and they made that huge run near the end of the season and got first place.
I have a feeling Toronto is going to grap that last spot for Ottawa and Ottawa come ninth or something barely missing the playoffs. They are a streaky team so you never know when they might start failing again.