Annnnnnd I'm back!
Haven't made a post on the old Spoked and Disorderly site in a long time, but now, going forward, all posts will be made here at causewaycrew.com. Improvements to the site along with more contributors are on the way, so check back often!
Anyway, the reason we're all here...
The Bruins were rated 10th overall in their yearly 30 Teams in 30 Days coverage. Little bit higher then last year, but I think it's a fair assessment. No one should disagree that the Bruins should win the division. Buffalo and Montreal are, as usual, their main competition in the Northeast, but the Bruins Defense and PK should make short work of any offense teams in the division have. I don't think they can outplay Washington in the Southeast or New Jersey/Pittsburgh in the Atlantic offensively so I'd place them third in the conference this year behind those two respectively.
My overall predictions from last year were pretty off...lets try again this year...
2. New Jersey
8. New York Rangers
14. New York Islanders
2. San Jose
5. Los Angeles
9. St. Louis
Stanley Cup: New Jersey v Vancouver
Winner: New Jersey
I can't imagine New Jersey not doing well enough to make it to the finals this year. Caps have proven then don't have what it takes in the playoffs and the Bruins, well, as we all know, we're not going to win championships until we can hang onto a lead. West side of things, I got a feeling about Vancouver, they always start slow and finish strong. I watched a lot of their playoff games last year and they played well. San Jose will choke in the playoffs as per the usual (at least we're not San Jose fans) and Chicago, I'm still calling it a fluke :P. I've never been a fan of the same teams winning championships year after year (insert Yankee hate).
I'll stop here as it's getting a little long. Nice to be back and I'm looking forward to the posts of other contributors!
Lets go Bruins!