Originally Posted by neonatural45
Vancouver will end up in 8th and probably not make it out of the first round. No way they play Calgary unfortunetly (us flames fans would like the free pass to the next round) becuase for that to happen they would have to be 3rd and 6th and Colorado will take the division title for sure. I'm worried about the flames, they have one of the best teams for sure but they are inconsistent. They can beat any team but they have lost to ALOT of teams they shouldn't have lost to this year. We will have to see how it unfolds but I see the flames finishing in 6th and Vancouver in 8th with Minnesota in between.
My team in the east is Montreal and they are taking the eastern conference. They really dismantled New Jersey about a week ago and Pittsburgh plays worse with Crosby then they do without him IMO. Montreal is inexperianced so that is what I am worried about, Kovalev is the only one on the team who has won a cup (that I can think of, probably much more then him) and he really isn't much of a leader.
I see Colorado taking the Stanley Cup, other contenders are Detroit, Montreal, San Jose, and New Jersey.
Don't count out Vancouver. All their last games are interdivisional and the Northwest division is up for grabs. Any team the top 4 teams can finish anywhere between 1-4 in it. Minnesota 84 pts 10 games remaining. Calgary 84 points 10 games remaining. Colorado 84 points 9 games remaining. Vancouver 82 point 10 games remaining. I don't see how you think Calgary would have any easy win over over Van. Van is taking the season series 4-1 (one win coming in ot). Plus Van's goaltending has been a hell of alot better this year. Of all the starters that are on the team that are currently in playoff spots in the west Kipprusoff has been the worst and Luongo has been the best. If they do end up playing eachother I'd definitely take a sig bet.