Bruins ranked 8th in East

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    Bruins ranked 8th in East

    Check out this prediction 'overrated' and on the bubble:
    http://sports.sympatico.ca/nhl/2010_nhl_eastern_conference_predictions/d287ab5d
    Might temper some expectations, but I still expect a top 4 showing.
     
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    Top 4 may be a bit aggressive, but I agree that seeds 4-8 will be a crapshoot.  After Washington, NJ and Pitt who knows what will happen.  B's better have their PP clicking at 25% plus or they're in trouble. 

    I am also trying not to be overly optimistic...losing to a 7 seed after being up 3-0 doesn't help breed confidence.  Last year was the perfect storm with all the top seeds eliminated - and we blew it big time.  Can't wait for the puck to drop for real though.
     
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    Gee yah think this writer favors Ontario teams ? I have Ottawa, Tampa and Buffalo on the outside looking in. Mackie has Toronto 11th "when Kris Versteeg is your second-best offensive player, you've got issues." Ok so why do you have them ranked above the Rangers and Canadians whom I have in the playoffs Mackie shot himself in the foot there.

    No way does Ottawa finish with a better record than Philly and Pittsburgh Leclaire is a good goalie but not a great one with an aging offensive defensman in front of you logging all the minutes. Losing Volchenkov and Sutton is going to hurt bigtime!

    Mackie Joined the club on picking Tampa to have immediate bounce back year their goaltending will fail as their D is not so good either after Hedman, Kubina and Ohlund no depth. Once again Buffalo's GM went into hibernation during the summer but woke up to sign Leopold after losing Tallinder and Lydman. It's all up to Miller to get them in the playoffs if he gets hurt or loses any lengthy time the Sabres are done.

    Can't fault Mackie for raising questions about the Bruins offense as there are some. However no one not me anyways is expecting "
    Tyler Seguin factors into the mix, but it's unrealistic to expect an 18-year-old rookie to carry the offensive load on a contending team." plus Mackie is saying that Rask is going to need help from the defense that was the 2nd best in the NHL last year and Boston hasn't lost any with an addition of possible takeover of the 6th spot by Bartkowski which would be an improvement.

    It's that writers opinion not mine though.
     
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    I have to say he makes some good points . Being the eternal optomist i envision the B's scoring to return , the defence play solid and the goaltending to be steady . They should win their division but that being said i could also see them fighting it out for the last playoff spot going into the last week of the season . We'll see.
     
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    Totally disagree with Jeff Mackie ....BRUINS will be ahaead of the Sens and the Sabres and no way the Leafs will finish ahead of the NYR

    1.CAPS
    2.NJD
    3.BRUINS
    4.Flyers
    5.Pens
    6.Sabres
    7.Sens
    8.Panthers
    AND of course : Stanley Cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013

    Stanley Cuo to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013
     
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    The Panthers making the playoffs ? Huh ah Stanley please explain ?
     
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    [QUOTE]Nice to see SanDogBrewin already in midseason apologist form! Once a footy pajama wearing, thumb sucking Bruins fan always a footy pajama wearing, thumb sucking Bruins fan I suppose...
    Posted by Chowdahkid[/QUOTE]

    If you're not a fan, why are you here? To troll?
     
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    8th in the east--- lol--- Its his opinion-- but he forgot to enter in the equation that while losing to Philly after being up the Bruins were losing their best players to injury while Philly was getting healthy.  Just like all season-- too many injuries and they still made it as far as they did.

    The Bruins WILL score more goals this year.  Overated-- my azz.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bruins ranked 8th in East : LOL, are you serious? A hockey player without a shirt is "naked"? Let me guess - you're one of those people who screams "CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION OMG THINK OF THE CHILDREN!" when the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue comes out. Or is that OK because it's women, not men?
    Posted by duinne[/QUOTE]

    That is funny Duinne! Kudos!

     
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    I think that the Bruins finish in around the 4-6 position in the Eastern Conference...

    Glad to see someone else told that troll to take her soft core porn elsewhere...

    She claims to have children...

    Wonder if she lets them look at stuff like that at home too...

    You gotta wonder about some people, really ! 
     
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    1. Capitals
    2. Penguins
    3. Bruins
    4. Flyers
    5. Devils
    6. Lightning
    7. Senators
    8. Sabres
     
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    1.  Caps
    2.  Pens
    3.  Devils
    4.  Flyers
    5.  Habs
    6.  Bruins
    7.  Sens
    8.  Sabres
     
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    Right now, the franchise is selling potential- not performance.  It's not like they recently just missed; were off by a player or two.  Rather, everything moved in the direction of draft picks, etc...  From here on, they will have to earn the rest.
     
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    So much parity in the NHL right now...well-informed predictions are tough. Injuries play a huge factor. Still, we can be assured that the most talent-loaded teams in the East (Pitt, Wash.) will be top-tier playoff bound...

    after that, well, the B's might very well be fighting just to avoid another DNQ, especially if our friend #91 can't make it back.

    This is what's so frustrating about the Kessel situation (not looking to re-hash, just stating what's true: That even if getting Seguin becomes the steal of the century, the dividends wil NOT be reaped in his first year in the NHL at age 18...we have to hurry up and wait instead, while Kessel is bound to have another 30+ goal season, even w/an offensively challenged team).

    so, two predictions:

    1) Assuming Savard comes back before January, stays healthy the rest of the way, and is his own self by around March or so:

    1. Caps
    2. Penguins
    3. Devils (Kovalchuk is going to be a nightmare for the rest of the league this year; Brodeur has an oil painting of himself with a grey beard and the skin of a 100-year old codger stashed somewhere in his basement.)
    4. Sabres (Freaking Miller.)
    5. Bruins  (New chant at the Gah-den: "Shoot the puck, Boychuck! Shoot the puck!")
    6. Tampa Bay (Defensive issues aside, Stamkos is going to destroy people this year, and if Gagne stays healthy they're going to pile up goals. It is of course, criminal that people in Florida get to watch good hockey when they can't even be bothered to go watch their playoff bound baseball team. Marty St. Louis  should be in Boston. He just should.)
    7. Flyers (Because they're just so d*mn annoying.)
    8. Habs   (See #7. Increase by factor of 10)

    2) If Savvy can't make it back and Krejci, Bergy et al. get ground down trying to pick up the slack):

    1. Caps
    2.Pens
    3.Devils
    4. Tampa
    5. Sabres
    6. Flyers
    7. Sens/Habs
    8. Bruins (in a dogfight w/Rangers that goes down to the last game of the season; possibly a repeat of the Flyers/NY shootout from last year to see who gets in. Sturm, Krejci, Horton, Wheeler all miss. Bruins Nation collectively bites fingernails bloody while Kessel watches in Toronto and begins cackling like a madman...until wunderkind/savior/newly minted teen heartthrob Tyler Seguin pots the winner. Bruins then get swept by Caps in first round.)

    and to Duinne, don't forget Helen Lovejoy of the Simpson's hysterical catch-phrase cry: "Won't SOMEbody think of the children???")
     
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    [QUOTE]1. Capitals 2. Penguins 3. Bruins 4. Flyers 5. Devils 6. Lightning 7. Senators 8. Sabres

    I'll eat my underwear if the B's finish in the top 3.

    Posted by lordy4[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bruins ranked 8th in East : That is funny Duinne! Kudos!
    Posted by islamorada[/QUOTE]

    The joke was on you RMiller87 alias Bruins hater and Montreal psuedo fan. Duinne is one of the best posters here.  

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bruins ranked 8th in East : The joke was on you RMiller87 alias Bruins hater and Montreal psuedo fan. Duinne is one of the best posters here.  
    Posted by islamorada[/QUOTE]

    Awwww....  The Flower hatin' trollie has a secret admirer !

    Sweet !
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bruins ranked 8th in East : Awwww....  The Flower hatin' trollie has a secret admirer ! Sweet !
    Posted by RMiller87[/QUOTE]

    Words you speak are the truth in a room with no windows and doors.  

    Great White Buffalo!
     
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    Once again the Canadian press dumps on Boston. Good comment to remind them that the D was #2 even with Wideman. Plus, the loss to Philly was after Kreji, Savard, Stuart, Ference, and all the other injuries created unsolveable challenges for Coach Claude, who is not noted for his flexibility. Obviously the loss of Savard and Sturm, to begin the season, creates some new challenges that DEMAND flexibility since Savvy and Sturm[ approx. $8 mil] cannot be permanently replaced. If Ryder doesn't get his rear in gear it also hinders Seguin's options and natural play making. Maybe Marchand will alleviate some problems, but Wheels trying to improve; Ryder still flubbing; and Marchand's erratic game; are not the best tools for developing Seguin's potential. If Claude cannot produce a solution, then Peter needs to make some moves.
     
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    Sports Illustrated is picking them thus:

    1. Capitals
    2. Penguins
    3. Flyers
    4. Bruins
    5. Devils
    6. Sabres
    7. Lighting
    8. Thrashers

    9. Canadiens
    10. Senators
    11. Hurricanes
    12. Rangers
    13. Maple Leafs
    14. Islanders
    15. Panthers

    From the Bruins preview:

    The pivotal moment of Boston's second-round collapse against Philadelphia: the crushing, wrist-dislocating hit that Flyers captain Mike Richards laid on one of the game's most underrated players, David Krejci, in Game 3. On a team with Marc Savard, a sublime passer, and Patrice Bergeron, an Olympic gold medalist, Krejci, the third center, is the Boston bellweather. He is a creative playmaker and dedicated checker, a get-well-card player who cheers up practically everybody. After he went down, the Bruins scored eight goals in four straight losses to Philly.

    Sorry, no link. That's from the hard copy. The rest is mainly saying Seguin and Horton should help on offense, but that Krejci's role is the key. They also listed Johnny Boychuk as the Northeast Division's "hidden gem."

    I think my only disagreement with their projected finish is that the Hurricanes make the final cut, IF Cam Ward's back doesn't act up.
     
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    I guess the B's would finish 3rd then by way of winning their division .
     
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    Caps
    Pens
    Bruins
    Flyers
    NJD
    Canadiens
    Sabres
    Lightning
     
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    In Response to Re: Bruins ranked 8th in East:
    [QUOTE]Sports Illustrated is picking them thus: 1. Capitals 2. Penguins 3. Flyers 4. Bruins 5. Devils 6. Sabres 7. Lighting 8. Thrashers 9. Canadiens 10. Senators 11. Hurricanes 12. Rangers 13. Maple Leafs 14. Islanders 15. Panthers From the Bruins preview: The pivotal moment of Boston's second-round collapse against Philadelphia: the crushing, wrist-dislocating hit that Flyers captain Mike Richards laid on one of the game's most underrated players, David Krejci, in Game 3. On a team with Marc Savard, a sublime passer, and Patrice Bergeron, an Olympic gold medalist, Krejci, the third center, is the Boston bellweather. He is a creative playmaker and dedicated checker, a get-well-card player who cheers up practically everybody. After he went down, the Bruins scored eight goals in four straight losses to Philly. Sorry, no link. That's from the hard copy. The rest is mainly saying Seguin and Horton should help on offense, but that Krejci's role is the key. They also listed Johnny Boychuk as the Northeast Division's "hidden gem." I think my only disagreement with their projected finish is that the Hurricanes make the final cut, IF Cam Ward's back doesn't act up.
    Posted by duinne[/QUOTE]

    Well the writers at SI should be fired because those rankings are impossible. Ive seen a few other posts here that dont make sense. Winners of each division will get the 1-3 seeds. Assuming that SI writers are getting paid, this is a gross mistake.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bruins ranked 8th in East : Well the writers at SI should be fired because those rankings are impossible. Ive seen a few other posts here that dont make sense. Winners of each division will get the 1-3 seeds. Assuming that SI writers are getting paid, this is a gross mistake.
    Posted by mattymcgee55[/QUOTE]

    SI doesn't do a great job of hockey coverage, but that doesn't mean their writers are stupid. They listed the Pens, Caps and Bruins as division winners, so it doesn't appear these are actual playoff seedings, just a list of where they'll finish according to their records. In other words, they predict the Flyers will finish with a better record than Boston.
     
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    I have the Bruins winning their division, meaning they will finish at least 3rd in the East. 

    Buffalo and Ottawa probably overperformed last year.

    The Canadiens with Price in net, well good luck Habs.

    The Leafs I think will play near .500, and will probably finish anywhere from 10th-15th in the East (I doubt they have as bad a start as last year).
     
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