Ryan Ellis won’t play this season and likely will never play again. Couturier is injured again and will likely miss all of October and November at the very least. At best they are probably an 82 point team this season unless some kids really step up out of nowhere and become very good NHL players suddenly and Kevin Hayes plays much better than he did last year.I think he's as good as anyone for that job. Great at taking a mediocre team and making them better. Does he have the horses (and patience) to do that in Philly? Press conferences will be epic.
Zap-Ok Rangers fans, my dad won a lot and always believed in the light switch theory…for the most part.
His old Yankees never won in spring training but won 10 World Series and another few pennants in his career.
Time for the Blueshirts to stop the exhibition game sleepwalking and use the save it for the season philosophy.
Interesting, but no big surprises from the talking heads.Season preview, lots of talk about NYR:
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The Devils with league average goaltending will challenge for the playoffs.Interesting, but no big surprises from the talking heads.
Notably absent from any predictions are some recent big time EC teams: BOS/PIT/WAS/NYI. Will this be the year that the changing of the guard, with “down” teams like NJD, is completed?
They can for sure win it all if they get their act together, but no way would I bet that TOR would win their division, let alone a Stanley Cup. Win one playoff round in 20 years first, then I’ll be a believer. Funny thing is, if they get that monkey off their back, they just might keep rolling.
My surprise teams to sneak into the playoffs - OTT, CLB
My Dark Horse cup winner - CAL.
I can see it. Sorokin is a very good goalie. And with the NYI scoring woes, they will need it. I’ll say the same thing that I have for a few years now - NYI make the playoffs, look out. They will pound their first 2 round opponents.The Devils with league average goaltending will challenge for the playoffs.
I think Shesterkin is still really good this year, but Sorokin has a crazy good year like Shesty did last year.
Sorokin had pretty similar stats to Shesterkin in Russia (albeit playing a completely different style).I can see it. Sorokin is a very good goalie. And with the NYI scoring woes, they will need it. I’ll say the same thing that I have for a few years now - NYI make the playoffs, look out. They will pound their first 2 round opponents.
I thought Devils would be awful this year and then looked at over under and odds of making the playoffs and they are expected to be better than they have.The Devils made some solid moves this off-season. They should be competing for a playoff spot this year. Offense was not their issue last year, it was the goaltending. If they can stay healthy at that spot, should be improved.
Unbelievable that there was even a question whether Gallant would give Hayek or Jones the LHD spot.+1
Pretty easy win. Out shot TB and even had a huge FO margin (which never happens). When do the playoffs start? :)
It’s opening day!It is now happening in every sport with these streaming services. The league's are taking the money and giving the streaming service an exclusive. Fan's didn't think things would rise like this when they cut the chord. ESPN+ only tonight. $9.99 per a month. A lot of games on the service, not just hockey. I can't stand Disney but it is nice for the games.
I'm right there with you, on this being wrong even though it does not affect me personally. That is why I made the comment about the streaming services. All pro leagues now do this, look at Thursday Night Football exclusively on Prime.It’s opening day!
They have an elderly fanbase in nursing homes, assisted living situations and just plain tech challenged.
Not to mention low income families.
It’s not a very nice thing to do