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I'm sure find plenty of crazed hockey fans.
LETS GO RED WINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AVS Haha...Ryan Smith is a good addition and will be a crutch for Sakic, Hejduk- yup he's good, ,Budij will be OK and Theodore may be a good back up and if he's pn his game he could make them a great team, the young talent could also be a force, but I'm not expecting much...they migth make the playoffs.
Hockey since the last lockout is Great...you never really know who will be a real contender...Look at last season, Edmonton and Calgary were expected to do great things they were nowhere in sight. Anaheim was a darkhorse and low and behold their system works in the "New NHL"
Here are this years top 5 Teams in my opinion, and just to note I hate some of these teams - like Ottawa, they are a bunch of Bastards:
Ott. Sens. - bastards! - possibly last year Spezza and Heatly will be togther, Top notch crazy ass goalie, stong D, Strong Forwards, depth ,this will be their last shot with this team! Expect a bonefide run for the cup.
Pitt. Pens. - Young Guns! They've added some vets over the past season, they will be the Sens #1 foe in the East, I am little bit unsure of Marc Andre Fluery he may still be a a little bit young.
NY Rangers - They poises for another run, if they stay healthy, they have a good package, scorers, D's, and a great goaler. But you never know which Jagr will show up? overweight and unmotivated or in shape a ready to win, Straka is getting Old, Shannahan is Old...although the new aquisitions Sean Avery(added bruiser and maybe even a 30 pinter this year), Chris Drury - little injury prone in Buffalo, but I thinks he's ready to play(I'm sure remember how he good he made the Avs.), Scott Gomez - Holy Shit! Veteran from Jersey...on paper this could actually be one of the most experienced teams in the leaugue.
The Detroit Red Wings...Lindstrom, Chelios, Rafalski, Hasek, Osgood, , Holstrum, Datsuk, Zetterberg, Cleary, Draper, Filppula, Hudler...the list keeps going - This team have serious depth! They crushed the NY Rangers in preseason play last night 6-1! Need I send more.
Anaheim - Do i need to say anything, defending champs, the only issues there are Nydermeyer and Salane(not on their roster on their offical website), Will they come back? If Niedermayer comes back he'll tear it up, if Selane cmes back...he's already been reported as saying that he has accomlished all his Hockey goals, he may not be so motivated anymore. J.S Giguere - his pads are freakin huge, try to put a puck past those things. Pronger, Schneider, Bertuzzi, Getzlaf, MacDonald, Kunitz...these guys are pretty stacked.
Dark Horse - Vancouver Canuks - Roberto Luongo! the Sedin twins, Naslund, Linden, Morrison, Beiska,...thiewr biggest weakness could be D. Did I say Robero Luongo!(Move over Marty B. theres a new sheriff in gaolieville)
Worst 5 teams:
Chicago Black Hawks