B's #1?

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    B's #1?

     

    Looks like NHL.com has ranked the B's number 1 to start the season:

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=650827&navid=nhl:topheads

     

    I hope they are not trying to jinx us....

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    A jinx would be if TSN has us number one or getting the Cup - I don't think they're ever called it right. This year they've got Pitts #1 in the east, Blues #1 in the west, and the Penguins vs. the Canucks for the Cup.

     
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    Saw that too Red and it just creates more headscratching.

    My thing is that the previous SC winner should be ranked first to start the season no matter what. It sure can change but, to me, it would be the correct thing to do.

    Call me old fashioned.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    What's more meaningless and pointless than power rankings? Pre-season power rankings.

     

    I must admit I'm shocked they picked anyone over their beloved Penguins, though. Also, why the same team that dominated the playoffs last year and won the cup isn't on top to start the season doesn't really make sense either.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to Bisson1's comment:

    What's more meaningless and pointless than power rankings? Pre-season power rankings.

     

    I must admit I'm shocked they picked anyone over their beloved Penguins, though. Also, why the same team that dominated the playoffs last year and won the cup isn't on top to start the season doesn't really make sense either.




    1.  Kopitar is hurt.

    2.  Back surgery for Quick.

    3.  Teams don't repeat.

    4.  They traded Kevin Westgarth.*

    Considering history, it would actually be pretty foolish for anyone to pick a team to repeat.

     

     

    * This is not a real reason.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    In response to Bisson1's comment:

     

    What's more meaningless and pointless than power rankings? Pre-season power rankings.

     

    I must admit I'm shocked they picked anyone over their beloved Penguins, though. Also, why the same team that dominated the playoffs last year and won the cup isn't on top to start the season doesn't really make sense either.

     




    1.  Kopitar is hurt.

     

    2.  Back surgery for Quick.

    3.  Teams don't repeat.

    4.  They traded Kevin Westgarth.*

    Considering history, it would actually be pretty foolish for anyone to pick a team to repeat.

     

     

    * This is not a real reason.




    I wouldn't count out a Kings repeat given the extra ~3 months rest, but without Westgarth it would be unlikely. He's so irreplacable. 

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    In response to Bisson1's comment:

     

    What's more meaningless and pointless than power rankings? Pre-season power rankings.

     

    I must admit I'm shocked they picked anyone over their beloved Penguins, though. Also, why the same team that dominated the playoffs last year and won the cup isn't on top to start the season doesn't really make sense either.

     




    1.  Kopitar is hurt.

     

    2.  Back surgery for Quick.

    3.  Teams don't repeat.

    4.  They traded Kevin Westgarth.*

    Considering history, it would actually be pretty foolish for anyone to pick a team to repeat.

     

     

    * This is not a real reason.



    NAS id dead on.

    Vegas odds are interesing

    http://www.vegasinsider.com/nhl/odds/futures/

    Kings are 3rd to win the cup.

    Then they have the Kings 5th to win the division.

    So I guess Vegas thinks that history repeats itself.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to Bisson1's comment:

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

     

    In response to Bisson1's comment:

     

    What's more meaningless and pointless than power rankings? Pre-season power rankings.

     

    I must admit I'm shocked they picked anyone over their beloved Penguins, though. Also, why the same team that dominated the playoffs last year and won the cup isn't on top to start the season doesn't really make sense either.

     




    1.  Kopitar is hurt.

     

    2.  Back surgery for Quick.

    3.  Teams don't repeat.

    4.  They traded Kevin Westgarth.*

    Considering history, it would actually be pretty foolish for anyone to pick a team to repeat.

     

     

    * This is not a real reason.

     




     

    I wouldn't count out a Kings repeat given the extra ~3 months rest, but without Westgarth it would be unlikely. He's so irreplacable. 



    Hold on. Bruins couldn't repeat because the summer was too short. now the Kings won't because summer was too long? Maybe we needed the strike last season...

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to BadHabitude's comment:

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

     

    In response to Bisson1's comment:

     

    What's more meaningless and pointless than power rankings? Pre-season power rankings.

     

    I must admit I'm shocked they picked anyone over their beloved Penguins, though. Also, why the same team that dominated the playoffs last year and won the cup isn't on top to start the season doesn't really make sense either.

     




    1.  Kopitar is hurt.

     

    2.  Back surgery for Quick.

    3.  Teams don't repeat.

    4.  They traded Kevin Westgarth.*

    Considering history, it would actually be pretty foolish for anyone to pick a team to repeat.

     

     

    * This is not a real reason.

     



    NAS id dead on.

     

    Vegas odds are interesing

    http://www.vegasinsider.com/nhl/odds/futures/

    Kings are 3rd to win the cup.

    Then they have the Kings 5th to win the division.

    So I guess Vegas thinks that history repeats itself.



    Fifth to win their division? I trust you mean conference?

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to 49thparallel's comment:

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    What's more meaningless and pointless than power rankings? Pre-season power rankings.

     

    I must admit I'm shocked they picked anyone over their beloved Penguins, though. Also, why the same team that dominated the playoffs last year and won the cup isn't on top to start the season doesn't really make sense either.

     




    1.  Kopitar is hurt.

     

    2.  Back surgery for Quick.

    3.  Teams don't repeat.

    4.  They traded Kevin Westgarth.*

    Considering history, it would actually be pretty foolish for anyone to pick a team to repeat.

     

     

    * This is not a real reason.

     




     

    I wouldn't count out a Kings repeat given the extra ~3 months rest, but without Westgarth it would be unlikely. He's so irreplacable. 

     



     

    Hold on. Bruins couldn't repeat because the summer was too short. now the Kings won't because summer was too long? Maybe we needed the strike last season...



    No one said that.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.

     
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    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.



    As is picking a Cup finalist right, the "experts" do nothing more then make educated guesses. Not exactly an art form that can be repeated on a consistent basis.

     
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    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.



    Barry Melrose picked the Wild to win it all, made me laugh. NHL playoffs are too unpredictable, especially before the season starts.

     

     

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    Melrose's pick of the Wild makes more sense than Lozo picking Seguin to win the Hart.
    Great player, but he's not there yet.

     
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    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.

     



    As is picking a Cup finalist right, the "experts" do nothing more then make educated guesses. Not exactly an art form that can be repeated on a consistent basis.

     




    You missed my point, but I get the dig. I'm just a guy in a forum, not someone claiming to be an expert.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to kelvana33's comment:

    In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:

     

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    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.

     



    As is picking a Cup finalist right, the "experts" do nothing more then make educated guesses. Not exactly an art form that can be repeated on a consistent basis.

     

     




    You missed my point, but I get the dig. I'm just a guy in a forum, not someone claiming to be an expert.

     



    I doubt that they walk around claiming to be "experts" in regards to predicting. It's a title given to them to draw interest of who's doing the picking for tv, publications etc. If it's Joe Blow no one will read it . Get someone with a known name and voila, instant expert. Nothing more then that in my opinion.

    And as far as the dig ? A bad habit that I've been told there is no cure for. Sorry !   

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    TSN has man crushes on Crosby, Canucks and Leafs.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to mattbs' comment:

    TSN has man crushes on Crosby, Canucks and Leafs.




    Yeah, but its much more understandable then Barry Melroses pure insanity.

     
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    Re: B's #1?

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    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.

     



    As is picking a Cup finalist right, the "experts" do nothing more then make educated guesses. Not exactly an art form that can be repeated on a consistent basis.

     

     




    You missed my point, but I get the dig. I'm just a guy in a forum, not someone claiming to be an expert.

     

     



    I doubt that they walk around claiming to be "experts" in regards to predicting. It's a title given to them to draw interest of who's doing the picking for tv, publications etc. If it's Joe Blow no one will read it . Get someone with a known name and voila, instant expert. Nothing more then that in my opinion.

    And as far as the dig ? A bad habit that I've been told there is no cure for. Sorry !   

     




    I get one more Cup finalist this year and I want to be refered to here as the BDC expert. I will settle for nothing less!

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to kelvana33's comment:

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    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.

     



    As is picking a Cup finalist right, the "experts" do nothing more then make educated guesses. Not exactly an art form that can be repeated on a consistent basis.

     

     




    You missed my point, but I get the dig. I'm just a guy in a forum, not someone claiming to be an expert.

     

     



    I doubt that they walk around claiming to be "experts" in regards to predicting. It's a title given to them to draw interest of who's doing the picking for tv, publications etc. If it's Joe Blow no one will read it . Get someone with a known name and voila, instant expert. Nothing more then that in my opinion.

    And as far as the dig ? A bad habit that I've been told there is no cure for. Sorry !   

     

     




    I get one more Cup finalist this year and I want to be refered to here as the BDC expert. I will settle for nothing less!

     



    Who'd you pick?

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to kelvana33's comment:

    In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:

     

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    I always go back at the end of the season and read the magazines with the "experts" picks for that upcoming season..I'm usually left wondering why they are refered to as experts.

     



    As is picking a Cup finalist right, the "experts" do nothing more then make educated guesses. Not exactly an art form that can be repeated on a consistent basis.

     

     




    You missed my point, but I get the dig. I'm just a guy in a forum, not someone claiming to be an expert.

     

     



    I doubt that they walk around claiming to be "experts" in regards to predicting. It's a title given to them to draw interest of who's doing the picking for tv, publications etc. If it's Joe Blow no one will read it . Get someone with a known name and voila, instant expert. Nothing more then that in my opinion.

    And as far as the dig ? A bad habit that I've been told there is no cure for. Sorry !   

     

     




    I get one more Cup finalist this year and I want to be refered to here as the BDC expert. I will settle for nothing less!

     



    Done. 

    I'll read it. You're a known name to me .

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    In response to mattbs' comment:

    TSN has man crushes on Crosby, Canucks and Leafs.


    I understand it (for the fanbase), like the Red Sox owners jammimg their team down your throat in January. It's pathetic though, nauseous and down right irritating.

                                 "A bad habit that I've been told there is no cure for."

    Don't worry there are disease centers working on this affliction. For now there is always Castor Oil...

     

     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from Not-A-Shot. Show Not-A-Shot's posts

    Re: B's #1?

    TSN isn't a non-profit news organization.  They have to pander to the Leafs fanbase.  That's their money.

    They like Crosby too much?  Well, he's the best player in the world, so it's okay.

     

     

     
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    Re: B's #1?

    Crosby is the best player from Canada as I said i get it. So until Crosby has a year, this year, like Malkin had last year. Geno Malkin is still the reigning best player in the world.

     
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