It has been a while. Definitely haven't been writing as much as I would have liked. But I guess it's not to bad for the first year doing it. I think going forward and into next year, I won't try to write every day, just before and/or after every game. I think it'll feel like less of a chore.
Anyway, this season has turned out pretty crazy. I was just reading through some of my old posts...pretty good mix of totally inaccurate and dead on. I think now would be a good time to look at my terrible season predictions....
This is from September 30th 09...
11. Maple Leafs
East Division Winner:
2. Red Wings
6. Blue Jackets
West Division Winner:
Stanley Cup Winners:
Bruins vs Blackhawks: Bruins Win
You can see the current standings, here .
So I was very hit or miss on some of these teams...mainly the Bruins and Coyotes...
Bruins hugely under performed and the Coyotes have greatly exceeded expectations.
As for the West, Avs also had a pretty good run for a while, but they're on the bubble now. No 14th place, but still, would have been cool to see them end up higher. The Red Wings as well, they're battling for a playoff spot which is a surprise.
But aside from the Bruins and Buffalo in the East, I was pretty close with most. Buffalo did not have the best start to the season if I recall...but Ryan Miller has been tearing it up, especially since the Olympics. Atlanta is still somehow in the mix after dropping Kovalchuk (enjoy Russia next year ya douche). Toronto has had a good run recently, but theyr'e still in 29th giving that pick some potential still. Doesn't look like they're going to go any lower then 29th as Edmonton is bottom of the barrel with 55 points...what the hell happened there huh?
Speaking of Olympics...Canada v USA probably one of the best hockey games I've seen in my life. Both games were out of control. It was definitely Canada's Gold to lose though. As they essentially had the NHL All-Star team.
Bruins are playing Buffalo tonight. Julian is gonna let Thomas play back-to-back games, amazing! He hasn't been playing bad...just needs some offense in front of him. See game vs the Flames.
That Flames game was nuts. Got to go to it and for a 1 o'clock game, very lively in there. Suppose it helps when you win 1 at home and you score some goals...