I don't know if anyone else knows this, but the NHL Youtube channel has a bunch of "classic games" uploaded. There are a bunch of Stanley Cup winning games, some "rivalry" games, some "overtime classics," and a couple others. They're interesting to watch, because they're from a couple of different eras.
For example, here's game 6 from what was probably the best goaltender duel of all-time: Dominik Hasek vs. Martin Brodeur in the 1994 ECQF.
Nice link GP! I'll be watching some of those in the days to come. I like watching the older games and even little things like no advertising on the boards and ice are a pleasure to see lol.
So realigment talks started and there are a few teams that actually want to move to the East! the ones cited are Detroit, Nashville and Columbus. I can see why Nashville and Columbus would want to move to a "weaker" Eastern Conference, but Detroit? The Gold Standard in consistency and excellence in the last 20 years? Interesting to say the least.
Wow, I thought I was going to have some gripes about your list, but... I don't, looks good to me. Unless Montreal surprises or Salanne carries the ducks on his back I'd say that looks rather good on paper for now.
If the Jets are able to tap into the adreneline that's flowing through the city of Winnipeg since their return, they are going to surprise everybody. Wishful thinking, yeah. But this prairie town is on fucking fire for their team, and it's great to be caught up in it. If anyone's catching the Jets/Predators game on TV Friday night, look for the guy in the Eddie mask and Killers t-shirt halfway up the lower bowl at the centre line... Go Jets Go!
Good list. I'd expect the Lightning and the Ducks to make it. Doubt Calgary can make it back in with Iginla's health (and age) becoming a bit of a concern. But all in all a better list than most of the professional prognosticators.
No real bright shining light in terms of talent, but a lot of gritty work ethic, which will hopefully see the Jets through the season with some success. Quite honestly, they could go out there every night and fuck up royally, and this town would still be cheering for them. For how long would be the question...
Re: Coyotes 4 Jets 1... It's looking like it might be a very long season for we Winnipeg folk... Chris Mason showed some flashes of competence between the pipes though... the power of the Aces High helmet wasn't enough, I guess
Makes me wonder how long we'll have to wait for our first win...