Divisional previews by the Zneaky 1: Northeast division

21 08 2007

Eastern Conference: Northeast Division

Almost has a “group of death” look to it with 3 of the 6 Canadian teams in this division, not to mention the team I back – the Buffalo Sabres…

 

Ottawa Senators

1) The 2nd best team in the comp last year should be a strong runner to the finals; Ottawa’s offense hasn’t been plagued by the hits that Buffalo took in the off-season. Over-rated and over-paid Wade Reddens future in Ottawa is uncertain even though he has a no trade clause in his contract.

Buffalo Sabres

2) Sigh… that’s pretty much all I can say: losing Briere, Drury & Zubrus for a combined total of 224 points on the season will put a huge hole in the offense. But in saying that I have hope that the likes of Roy, Vanek & Afinaganov will step up to the plate big time.

Toronto Maple Leafs

3) Grrrrrrr… quite possibly the most hated team in the league & was very hard putting them in this spot. Didn’t take any major hits in the off-season but picked up goalie Vesa Toskala from the San Jose Sharks. After missing the last 2 post seasons they may just sneak in this year.

Montreal Canadiens

4) Unlucky to make it to the playoffs last year, all they needed to do was beat Toronto on the 2nd to last day of the season to make it to the final 8 in the east. They lost Sheldon Souray in the off-season to Edmonton though picked up Brian Smolinski from Vancouver.

Boston Bruins

5) With only 4 players being in the plus side during ice time last season, its not hard to see why the Bruins will once again hold up the bottom of Northeast division. Sure Chara, Bergeron & Sturm are shining lights however Tim Thomas in net with a 30/29 win/loss record last season simply isn’t good enough.

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

Next up the Southeast division…

Advertisements

Actions

Information

4 responses

22 08 2007
kip

Hang on mate

The Ducks rule the nest

Quack Quack………

Anyway who are these Sabres? Thought the Senators were the bees knees up your way!

kip

22 08 2007
kip

Whoops Ducks are in the Western Conference!!!

I didn’t read your header properly

regards

Mother Duck

22 08 2007
zneakyp

Yeah i was never 1 to conform Kipster, but thats ok i luv supporting a team in enemy territory… Broncos, Queensland in the middle of Sydney & now im a “Buffalo soldier in the heart of Ottawa”…

22 08 2007
kip

Cool

Shall we call you “Buffalo Pete” ?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: