Bruins 2-0, 46 games left until the playoffs. It's going to be a fast regular season!
I still hate shootouts. I agree they add excitement but the game was tied 1-1 even after overtime. That shouldn't result in a win.
Oh and if you've seen the Sports Illustrated hockey preview (a whopping 5 or 6 pages
) they are completely delusional. They have the Caps finishing third in the East and I believe they mean that as a legit ranking space, rather than that some team actually has to win the SE. If I'm picking the SE, I'm not picking the Caps. I don't believe Ovie is back and I most assuredly don't believe in Holtby either. A seven game playoff streak does not make you a good regular season goaltender. Holtby might turn out to be great, but I'll wait and see.
They do have the Jets last in the East and I think that is conceivable btw (though I can see us finishing ahead of Montreal, Toronto, the Islanders and possibly Washington as well), so I'm not just playing homers. Were I to pick I'd take Carolina in the SE. I'm not sold on Tampa's goaltender and while Stamkos is the real deal, St. Louis and Lecavalier are getting long in the tooth and their D doesn't make me believe. I'm still not sold on Florida's season last year. They have some pieces and they really played well last year but I just don't believe in them either.
And if Jeff didn't see it they suggest that the Wild use the buyout option on Heatley and he was in there with Gomez, Redden and Di Pietro.
They also found Barch's diatribe to be entertaining. I found it to be a perfect allusion to how stupid hockey players are supposed to be. Play it up to the stereotype Krys. Just like ebay, don't drink and blog.
Man I hate SI.