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mouser 11-14-2008 12:59 PM

Biggest surprise team so far (positive)
Which of these teams are you the most surprised by so far? (positive)

The Big Swede 11-14-2008 01:00 PM


kingsholygrail 11-14-2008 01:01 PM


Gumbercules 11-14-2008 01:19 PM

I'd say Rangers, I figured the loss of Jagr was going to be tough to overcome, especially early in the season with a young team, but they've been good.

Germz 11-14-2008 01:27 PM

Also Rangers.

Bruinsfan_37 11-14-2008 01:31 PM

I won't say the Bruins cause I did expect them to have a great season,gonna say the Hawks

Mancouver 11-14-2008 01:35 PM

Chicago Blackhawks 7-3-4

vippe 11-14-2008 01:39 PM

east: Rangers, Bruins
west: wild, black hawks, kings

Warm Cookies 11-14-2008 01:39 PM

Aren't the Hawks about as good as most people expected them to be?

I'll go Rangers. I expected them and the Flyers to be in each other's spot.

Riffo* 11-14-2008 01:45 PM

Bruins and Rangers aren't a surprise to me. I don't think the Hawks will make the playoffs but I thought they'd be worse than they are at the moment.

Luigi Lemieux 11-14-2008 01:54 PM

i was coming into the thread planning to vote for buffalo. i guess i'll go with boston.

aegwillnotwinthecup* 11-14-2008 02:07 PM

Rangers, out of that group. Hawks are about where they should be.

Considering everyone on HF and the hockey community as a whole had LA penciled as a surefire top five pick, I think it's pretty damn surprising that they're sitting at 7-6-2, one point out of a playoff spot with a game in hand.

JustAHabFan 11-14-2008 02:09 PM

Bruins :(

HenrikZ40 11-14-2008 02:15 PM


Celestial Black 11-14-2008 05:12 PM

Rangers...with all the changes it seemed like it would be a possible disaster but they are doing pretty good. The forwards just need to actually show up and score for these games sometimes and they will be set.

Luongo2008* 11-14-2008 05:16 PM

Boston Bruins 10-3-3

tony d 11-14-2008 05:16 PM


AK 11-14-2008 05:17 PM


Uber Coca 11-14-2008 06:22 PM


MonacoBlue 11-15-2008 12:03 PM

None of these teams are a surprise at all. They're right where I pegged them. The real surprise is Toronto being ahead of Philly, who somehow stink this year! Actually, it's pretty obvious why Philly stink and I think most of their fans will be happy to give a reasoned, critical analysis of this :sarcasm:

The other surprises are Columbus being a decent team (who knew Brassard was this good already?) and Dallas being such a ****** team, although it's hard to feel sorry for a team that includes Ott and Avery.

Habsfunk 11-15-2008 12:07 PM

I thought the Bruins would be good. Maybe not this good, but definitely Montreal's toughest competition in the division.

I expected the Rangers to be mediocre. To me, their off-season wreaked of the pre-lockout Rangers - lots of movement and signings that wouldn't translate on the ice. So far I'm wrong.

I went with New York.

Blackfader* 11-15-2008 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by Letang58 (Post 16327049)

Bingo. Most people knew chicago would be a low playoff spot/fighting for one. NYR have been a bit better but have came back to earth in the last 10, boston has been a bit better as well. Sharks have done as id expect with Boyle added. Buffalo has came out of nowhere though. They didn't make any significant additions and are playing great, the question is will they keep it up the whole year. Either way its gonna be Philly, carolina, buffalo and NJ fighting for the last few playoff spots (ottawa wild card if they can start to play some hockey).

8BostonRocker24 11-15-2008 06:52 PM

1. Chicago
2. New York

3. Boston

Boston had 94 points last year (8th in the east) Montreal had 104 (1st in the east). Boston lost all 8 games to Montreal, and took a total of a grand total of 1 point vs. Montreal. Just splitting with Montreal would of put them in 5th in the east.

They added Blake Wheeler, Patrice Bergeron, Micheal Ryder, Manny Fernandez. Lucic, Kessel, and David Krejci are all a year older. The rest of the NHL might be surprised, but Bruins fans are not.

LAX attack* 11-15-2008 07:09 PM

LA Kings should be an option... who knew that a lottery roster could do so well? Especially the defense

Doughty + O'Donnel + Greene > Blake + Lubo, in their own zone at least

SixthSens 11-15-2008 07:09 PM


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