Hockey is back. Hockey Night in Canada Land is back. Don Cherry is back. The Leafs lost. Everything is back to normal.
One last preview combo post before we get to the real thing tonight in Boston. I have been delinquent (my real job pays better than the blog, as it turns out, so they get first dibs) but now I am here to make sure you know all you need to know about the Northwest Division. Here is what I think of the division. I'm an expert because I live in Minnesota.
5. Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers are going to have to rely alot on their opponents not being able to find Edmonton, because when they get to the rink, they are going to find the net with regularity. The Oilers don't seem to be particularly strong on defense. Or offense. And Nikolai Khabibulin has had a bad preseason. Their preseason scoring leader was Mike Comrie. I could go on, but I won't, because that's mean.
With the season starting tonight, we might as well unleash our predictions on an unsuspecting world. If you remember, we correctly picked the first round of the 2009 Eastern Conference playoffs. So, clearly, we'll be getting a few things right when all is said and done. First up are our playoff predictions. We each ranked what we thought would be the top eight teams in each conference at the end of the year. The team ranked first got 8 points all the way down to the predicted 8th place team who gets one point. Add them up and ta da! Predictions!
6. St. Louis
8. Everyone (4-way tie)
Today, Judge Redfield Baum rejected both bids in the Coyotes case -- I don't know how that works... So nobody owns the team now? -- and, in his ruling, he decided to have some fun with hockey puns. And we thought the law was serious business.
"In hockey parlance, the court is passing the puck to the NHL, who can decide to take another shot at the sale net or it can pass off the puck," Judge Baum wrote.
Yeah, I don't know what the 'sale net' is but don't quit your day job.
This year, I'm looking forward to Canada screwing up their Cup chances yet again. Bobby Lou <3's the 1st & 2nd rounds of the playoffs, woot!
(partly cloudy with a chance of premature FAIL!)
I would consider myself an Ovechkin fan (not a Caps fan, but #8 iz grate) - but it's about time we saw someone else come away with some hardware. So here you go - George Parros will win league MVP, bank it.
jumpy jump time
With the season fast approaching BMR will be rolling out our obligatory season previews division-by-division over the coming week. Today, we'll be taking a look at the Central division.
In the great tradition of The Vapors (I'm stealing this from Mattblack, thanks honey!), I am turning Japanese. Once again, I am using haiku, this time to preview the Central division.
With the season fast approaching BMR will be rolling out our obligatory season previews division-by-division over the coming week. Today, we'll be taking a look at the Atlantic division.
To continue with the east coast bias, I'm going to preview the division that I know the most about. We're going letter by letter through the Atlantic Division to give you everything you need to know about it this year. Well, some of the things you need to know. Actually, to be honest, it's really just free association. It should be entertaining, though.
A is for arrogant, which is what my friend who is a diehard Rangers fan is after they signed Marian Gaborik. We'll see how he feels in two months when Marian either A) gets hurt B) stops trying C) gets hurt or D) turns into the latest free agent bust for the Rangers by getting hurt.
B is for bragging rights. You can't really argue with the Stanley Cup.
C is for Combos. Cause they taste really good and they're always advertised on here.
With the season fast approaching BMR will be rolling out our obligatory season previews division-by-division over the coming week. Today, we'll be taking a look at the Northeast division.
Today, I'm going to start things off with a look at the Northeast Division. (what East Coast Bias?) Since I'm not much of a numbers and predictions person, I'm going to preview this division in haiku form.