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    Who Are Top Teams In Hockey This Year?

    Top 5 I guess

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    Does that sport even matter?

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    1. Detroit
    2. Pittsburgh
    3. Dallas
    4. San Jose
    5. Montreal/Phildelphia

    Those would be my top 5.

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    you would not believe the hype and excitement the blackhawks are getting...they must be majorly improved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    you would not believe the hype and excitement the blackhawks are getting...they must be majorly improved
    Yep, brought in Huet and Campbell, and have a great young defensive corps, and of course Kane and Toews. Should be a playoff team.

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    Keep an eye on the Caps. If Theodore is solid they will go far.

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    Detroit
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    det
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    sleeper picks boston and edmonton

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    Nobody is mentioning Washington. They will be a force to be reckoned with. You heard it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    you would not believe the hype and excitement the blackhawks are getting...they must be majorly improved
    They have improved sir, however not nearly enough IMO though. I still say the under 94.5 is the way to go on the points future.

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    Go Sharks!

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    Go Predators!

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    The west is best

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    Jose will go deep this season, and very well may win the Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by element1286 View Post
    Yep, brought in Huet and Campbell, and have a great young defensive corps, and of course Kane and Toews. Should be a playoff team.
    Keep your eye on Igor Makarov if he makes the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickler View Post
    Keep an eye on the Caps. If Theodore is solid they will go far.
    Caps have no D!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Top 5 I guess

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    Top 5 East
    Pitts, Ottawa, Philly, Montreal, Washington

    Top 5 West
    Detroit, San Jose, Calgary, Anaheim, Dallas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western View Post
    Jose will go deep this season, and very well may win the Cup.
    Jose Theodore is a blank, Caps go from an A goalie in Huet to a C goalie in Jose Theodore.IMO.

    Plus he comes from a family that is the biggest loan sharking family in eastern canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Masters View Post
    Jose Theodore is a blank, Caps go from an A goalie in Huet to a C goalie in Jose Theodore.IMO.

    Plus he comes from a family that is the biggest loan sharking family in eastern canada.
    Al,
    I seriously always wondered if his family played a part in Jose winning the Vezina and Hart. Perhaps a few phone calls were made to the voters??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickler View Post
    Keep an eye on the Caps. If Theodore is solid they will go far.
    Jose Theodore is far from solid, so Caps will have trouble on the defensive side
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE_LOCKSMITH View Post
    Jose Theodore is far from solid, so Caps will have trouble on the defensive side
    Theodore may get his game back, but Washington's D is pretty thin. If Theodore does get his game back Washington could do some damage. Theodore is a typical French Canadian goalie who plays the butterfly. He commits way too early and most players know this and goes top shelf. If he can alter his a game a tad bit and play decent then Washington will be right in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Masters View Post
    Jose Theodore is a blank, Caps go from an A goalie in Huet to a C goalie in Jose Theodore.IMO.

    Plus he comes from a family that is the biggest loan sharking family in eastern canada.
    Never been sold on either guy. Both are very mediocre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE_LOCKSMITH View Post
    Jose Theodore is far from solid, so Caps will have trouble on the defensive side
    Their top two defensemen are Mike Green and Tom Poti, not much defense going to played there. Although Jeff Schultz does have some defensive skills, and some upside. They should win that division, but will probably not go far in the playoffs with such a weak d, and question in net.

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    Detroit
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    Chicago - you heard it here first.
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    Surprise pick to make the playoffs - Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaechte View Post
    Surprise pick to make the playoffs - Florida
    No

    It will be LA or NYI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No

    It will be LA or NYI
    Islanders could be the worst team in the NHL. And the Kings have no one goaltender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western View Post
    Jose will go deep this season, and very well may win the Cup.

    Is the coaching change going to turn around their tendency to dissappear in the playoffs??

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    Theodore had a 2.44 GAA last year with the Avs. If he gets most of the starts and finishes with a similar GAA, the Caps win the east. Will he get enough help in front of him? Time will tell. We know the Caps will have no problem putting the puck in the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickler View Post
    Theodore had a 2.44 GAA last year with the Avs. If he gets most of the starts and finishes with a similar GAA, the Caps win the east. Will he get enough help in front of him? Time will tell. We know the Caps will have no problem putting the puck in the net.
    He will have no shot at putting up a 2.44 GAA with the Caps. The Caps defense is much worse, they play a wide open style that focuses more on scoring than playing defense, and teams in the East score a lot more than teams in the West. I would think he will be closer to 2.80 GAA with a SV% that is barely over .900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by element1286 View Post
    He will have no shot at putting up a 2.44 GAA with the Caps. The Caps defense is much worse, they play a wide open style that focuses more on scoring than playing defense, and teams in the East score a lot more than teams in the West. I would think he will be closer to 2.80 GAA with a SV% that is barely over .900.


    There are 30 teams in the league. 13 teams gave up more goals than the Caps last year, 16 teams gave up less goals.. In the east which has 15 teams, 8 gave up more goals than the Caps. That makes them above average in their conference. They are not defensive bottom-feeders. Middle of the pack. With their firepower, they will outscore teams most nights if need be.

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    I actually meant the Sharks. Should have mentioned San Jose,

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