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Since the new NHL season starts Wednesday I thought it was time for a new thread. For all the NHL fans here maybe you can leave a post telling us how you think your team will do and your realistic expectations.






This is going to be an interesting year in Boston - they could be a surprise team in the East or they could completely bottom out and finish near the basement. There is still lots of talent there with Rask, Bergeron, Krejci, Chara ( when healthy ), Marchand, Pastrnak and Eriksson and let's not forget that Boston still had 96 points last season ( the most in NHL history by a non-Playoff team ) and only missed the Playoffs by 2 points. But will the new players that were brought in ( Belesky, Hayes, Irwin and C. Miller ) be enough to compensate for the off-season losses of Hamilton, Lucic and Soderberg ??? And as for Claude Julien - I think he's a good Head Coach ( maybe even a very good Head Coach ) but I don't think he's the right type of Head Coach for this team and the style of play they need to use to be successful.

Personally I'm torn - as much as I want them to make the Playoffs I would really like to add another couple of high draft picks. My way of thinking is that I either want my teams to be serious Championship contenders or be really bad and get some good high draft picks. That being said I don't want my teams to suck for more than a few years as I need to see some serious improvement after a few bad seasons - no Edmonton Oilers level of sucktitude here. The worst thing for a pro sports team is to be mediocre - look at what happened to the Boston Celtics last year. They put together some good stretches late in the season and squeaked into the Playoffs as the # 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. So they end up getting swept by Cleveland and end up with the # 16 pick in the Draft. But if they only had 5 less wins they would have missed the Playoffs but gotten the # 9 pick instead of the # 16 pick. 

Bottom line - even with Rask there I don't see Boston making much noise in the Playoffs ( if they even get there ) so I'm hoping for an off year for the Bruins this season. If Boston could somehow get 2 top 10 picks ( they have San Jose's 2016 1st round pick in the Martin Jones trade ) and add those picks to the 3 kids they picked in the first round in the 2015 Draft then I don't see a long rebuild at all. I would prefer a bad year this year to add some good future talent then squeak into the Playoffs only to get knocked out by one of the Eastern Conference's elite teams......especially if it ended up being Montreal. :tongue:



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Rangers eliminated before the finals this year if AV plays Girardi, Klein, Boyle and Yandle regularly without giving them rest.  And since they all have contracts that are too big for their performance, it kills our offense as we lost Hagelin and took on Etem (who blows). 

Dylan Mcilrath should be given a chance to play D every other night taking shifts for Girardi, Klein and Boyle for certain, as they play the right side and he can only play that side. That will keep those legs fresh and we might not have 3 defensemen with broken feet in next years playoffs.

Nash will score plenty in the regular season and suck in the playoffs. 

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McDavid mother fuckers!!!
Sky's the limit, and by sky, I mean better then last in the league.



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Detroit Red Wings- I am looking forward to another good year from my Wings. They have built up a nice nucleus of young players.

It remains to be seen how the players will take to new coach Jeff Blashill, but I feel confident since he was coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins (Wings minor league affiliate) he has already been coach to many.

I'll miss Babcock, but I got a feeling that towards the end his message was wearing thin. His stay in Detroit was long enough and no matter how good the coach I think a change of scenery is what he needed.

Goaltending should be good, I think Mrazek has supplanted Jimmy Howard as the starter.

One area lacking I feel is overall team toughness. Outside of Abdelkader, we need more mucker/grinder types.

I think we'll make the playoffs again, maybe advance one round, depending on the seeding.

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Leafs. No comment.

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The Hawks season will be told in the first 20 games. If Kane's investigation goes away and he can stay in the lineup, they should make the playoffs. If he has to miss any time, then they will be in a dogfight right to the end of the season to make it.
If they do make the playoffs, who knows? I didn't think they had the horses to do anything special in the last two years, and they made it to game 7 OT of the WCF two years ago and won the Cup last year. If they get in, the fact that they know what it takes to win may carry them through again...and two straight years of a LOT of hockey might doom them to an early exit.
It will be interesting to watch. Should have a good idea by between game 25 and 30 what is more likely to happen.



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In the Washington Capitals first season, they were 8-67-5 for 21 points.
The Leafs will come close to that mark of futility.

10-72 for 20 points. Thank God for the Raptors.

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The St. Louis Blues have signed Scott Gomez to a one-year, two-way contract.
He'll earn an NHL rate of $575,000 and $200,000 in the AHL in addition to potential bonuses, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Gomez's deal includes bonuses of $125,000 for number of regular-season games played and $100,000 for team playoff success. #stlblues
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) October 7, 2015
The 35-year-old forward notched 34 points in 58 games with the New Jersey Devils last season.
Gomez has 747 points in 1,045 career games with the Devils, New York RangersMontreal CanadiensSan Jose Sharks, and Florida Panthers.
The 15-year veteran won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 2000, and won Stanley Cup championships with the Devils in 2000 and 2003.

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I'll start with a couple other teams.


Edmonton:Fuck off.  If you pathetic pricks finish in the lottery and get another number one pick I'll personally blow the city of Edmonton up.

Toronto.  They might surprise some people this season.  Babcock doesn't like losing, not for Auston Mathews, nor any other demi-god.  Regardless of the Shanaplan if Babcock is gonna play all those vets then they are gonna play till body parts fall off.

Montreal-Your 2015-16 Stanley cup champions, ladies.  Bow down in subservience, peons.  I like the off season moves they made with the exception of Kassian, even before his incident.

The first day of the regular season is always interesting as so many story lines begin to unfold.  As a hockey purist I am not a fan of 5 minute overtimes, 4 on 4 hockey for overtimes, 3 on 3(GTFO-getting dangerously close to pond hockey here).  I'd almost rather have the shootout.  If you really want to not have ties then teams play until their is a winner even in the regular season.  And the loser doesn't get any points, period.  It will never happen but baseball games tied after 9 innings aren't decided by a homerun derby or for the 10th both teams play with one less player each inning there is a tie.  Basketball goes till there is a winner in every game.  Football allows ties but they are so infrequent it doesn't matter and aren't decided by the opposing QB's alternating tosses at a tire on a rope till one of them gets to 5 or spells horse.

That's all for now and keep your heads bowed when listening to royalty speak you peasants. 



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Montreal: We'll be somewhere between 3-6 in the conference, and probably bowing out in the second round, unless Semin, Fleishmann and Galchenyuk can score 85-100 goals between them.



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Teuvo Teravainen is gonna be a superstar.



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Mike Babcock made history in his first game behind the Toronto Maple Leafs' bench.
During the second period of Wednesday's season opener against the Montreal Canadiens, defenseman Jeff Petry put the visiting club up 2-1 with a shot past Jonathan Bernier.
Although the goal was initially ruled good on the ice, Tomas Plekanecappeared to have interfered with Bernier, leading Babcock to issue the first coach's challenge in league history.
The referee ruled that Plekanec had indeed hit Bernier with his stick, impeding his ability to make the save on Petry's shot. The end result was a no-goal call and a successful challenge by Babcock.


With that, Babcock put himself in the record books in his first regular-season game in Toronto.
Make a note and tell your future grandchildren where you were when the first NHL challenge happened.#TMLtalk
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 8, 2015


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For Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the future is now.

The top two picks in June's NHL draft will make their respective regular-season debuts Thursday night, a fact that is finally sinking in with the exceptionally talented pair of prospects.

"When I woke up this morning, I guess that's kind of when it hit me that I'll be playing in my first NHL game." McDavid told ESPN's Craig Custance.

The first overall selection has been looking forward to making his NHL debut for years.

"It's something that you dream of for so long," McDavid told NHL.com's Derek Van Diest earlier this week.

"The draft is one thing, but to finally be in this situation is another, so I'm really excited. It's been a long road; it's been a lot of hard work. I think a lot of guys' stories are different in how they get here, but the one common theme is hard work and my story is not any different that way.

"I put in a lot of hours to be here and I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to it for my family and for them to enjoy it. I know my dad and mom are going to be very proud and it's going to be a great experience."

The Edmonton Oilers forward will be in the lineup for the season opener against the St. Louis Blues, while the Buffalo Sabres' Eichel, the second overall pick, will play against the Ottawa Senators.

"I'm really excited about it," Eichel told NHL.com's Joe Yerdon.

"I have a lot of family and friends coming in so it's going to be a special moment for me. It's something I've dreamed of my whole life; stepping foot on that ice and making the NHL.

"I'm trying to soak it all in right now with everything that's going on in my life. I think it's all happened really quickly, but I'm trying to soak it all in. It's kind of been a whirlwind, but you're finally playing hockey for a living and everything you've done your whole life is to get to this point. It's pretty special."

McDavid has already been labeled a generational talent, and Eichel has also garnered his share of hype. McDavid notched five points in five preseason games, while Eichel ranked fifth in NHL preseason scoring with two goals and four assists in six exhibition contests.

For the dynamic duo atop the 2015 draft class, their respective NHL journeys officially begin Thursday night.

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Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will miss Thursday's season opener against the Winnipeg Jets due to his nagging upper-body injury, Bruins head coach Claude Julien confirmed after the morning skate.

Chara suffered the injury during a preseason game against the New York Rangers when he collided with forward Ryan Bourque. He was limited to one exhibition contest as a result.

The 38-year-old registered 20 points in 63 games last season.

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Los Angeles Kings forwards Milan Lucic and Dustin Brown won't face further discipline following separate incidents during Wednesday's season opener against the San Jose Sharks, according to Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com.

Lucic, playing in his Kings debut, was assessed a match penalty for attempting to injure Logan Couture, while Brown delivered a controversial hit to Couture earlier in the game that wasn't flagged by officials at the time.

Upon further review by the league, both players will be eligible to suit up for Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

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