Honestly, the Pens are the favourite in the East. That's the bad news. The good news is that the way I see it, two teams have their chance against them. I'm talking about the Habs and the Rangers. Sure the Sens "came back" in this game but it's a total domination by the Pens. They are really impressive and they will be scary in the years to come.
The Sens will need some major changes. If I'm Bryan Murray, I put every players in the market this summer except Spezza, Alfie, Volchenkov and Philips. The first move to do is obviously to get rid of Ray Emery. Then, the second "move" is to let Redden go. They need to change the core of this team. Then, I would like to see a blockbuster that would send Heatley, Vermette and Meszaros to Florida for Horton, Jokinen and a pick (or something like that). Then, the Sens could have two dominating offensive lines. Spezza with Horton and Alfie with Jokinen. There would be some obvious holes to fill on D but the Sens could go on the UFA market. One thing is for sure, they have the assets to shake the team.
Flyers @ Capitals
This is like a B series. It will be a close one but the winner will not stand a chance in the 2nd round. I'm not sold on Huet and once again, he showed me why tonight. He didn't have a bad game but what I hate it's the fact that he has difficulty to do the key saves that will give confidence to his team. He was awesome for them in the last gamesf the season and he played a major role in their playoff spot but the guy isn't make for the pressure.
As much as I like Ovy, I hope that the Flyers will win this one. I really don't want to face the Rangers (or the Devils) in the 2nd round. It would be nice to beat the Flyers and show once again to Brière that he made the wrong decision. Anyway, every single fans in Montreal is happy right now to see his heavy contract elsewhere.
It's official; Flyers suck on D and the Caps do too. A series with the Flyers and we're winning each game 6-4!!! It's a bit out of respect and a bit out of preference that we want to play the Flyers. We think we could take them easier but they're also way more entertaining to watch or play against than the Rangers or Devils.