Obviously I have reneged on my Ten Day Blogging Challenge. I'll get back to that tomorrow, but in the meantime, the new NHL season is upon us, and I wanted to throw down some predictions, so that I can be mercilessly mocked at the end of the year. Go Leafs Go!
Stanley Cup Winner: Washington Capitals
Stanley Cup Finalist: Los Angeles Kings
Presidents' Trophy Winner: Vancouver Canucks (thanks to a terrible, terrible Northwest division).
Worst team: Ottawa Senators (but man, a few years from now, they'll be good, which is more than I can say for the Flames - ouch)
Where the Jets will place: 12th in the East, right ahead of Ottawa, Florida, and New York Islanders (conspicuously, like this year). I hope I'm wrong, as I am now officially a Jets fan. Go Jets Go!
Where the Leafs will place: 9th in the East. I'll spend the season hoping for eighth, but they're in tight in a race with Carolina and Montreal for that last spot, unless Tampa really craps the bed. Egads. Again, I hope I'm wrong.
My hope against hope, unlikely situation: That at the end of the year, both Mark Scheifele (of the Jets) and Jake Gardiner (of the Leafs) are competing for Best Rookie of the Year.
OMG I LOVE HOCKEY SO MUCH.