Re: Dust has mostly settled - who ya got in the East?
posted at 7/26/2011 10:47 PM EDT
I agree with the Vokoun hype. He is the most underrated goalie in the league, scary he is out of Florida. When I make my way to Vegas, a little coin will go to Caps Cup. For the record, I cleaned up on Bruins winning Cup this year.
Bruins #2....will dominate the road again, but will have improved home record.
Pens will be solid as always (they could take first with Caps in 3rd, Caps may learn to pace themselves a little bit in the reg season)
I will go out on a limb and say Buffalo 4th. Lot of changes, but Leino is great, Philly will miss his development. Strong as anyone in goal
Tampa Bay at #5, but they will slip a little bit with an even older St Louis and Roloson
Rangers take 6th, I doubt they improve a ton, they always sign huge name players but never become elite.
Philly drops to 7. I love Bryz in net but Pronger almost seems like he is done, overnight. Traded Captain, traded Carter, and lost a great younger player in Leino. I live in LA now, not a huge Simmonds guy. Team needs time to gel. Pitt and NY will play them a lot and give them trouble, plus NJ will win a few more.
8 spot goes to Montreal, I guess. I hate them but love seeing them loose in the playoffs! Always fun.
Other: Toronto will prob be about the same, Devils will barely miss too.