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10-04-2010, 04:11 PM
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Lebrun and Hradek pick Subban for Rookie of the Year Award

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/previe...ory?id=5647799

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That Buccigross has some weird predictions

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Sooo much love for the Pens.

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There's some weird predictions across these ''experts''.

Why would anybody ever choose the Sharks to win a cup?..they fail year after year. Why would this year be so different compared to others?..Even though he was old, Blake was a big part of their D. Niemi is the same as Nabokov. The difference is that when he had a poor game for the Hawks in POs, his team bailed him out. Sharks couldn't do that for Naby. I expect very much of the same for the Sharks.

Pittsburgh, even with an improved Defense, have the same problems up front. If Malkin has a similar season as last year, the Pens will struggle again.

Philly have the exact same question mark as last year, their Goalie. To make matters worse, Leighton is injured yet again and they'll have to start with Boucher.

Vancouver is a decent pick, but personally, I'm just not convinced. There's been questions about Luongo's play in the POs for quite some time now. Eight of their players had career years last season, I have a hard time believing they can all have great years again. Even with an improved Defense, I feel their year was last season, with the Sedins, Burrows and Kesler playing as well as they did, I think they might have missed the boat.

I disagree with Boston's pick to win the NE and I'm surprised by the lack of love for the Habs (actually, not really surprised). Boston are without Savard and every time he missed some action in the previous years, they were affected. Adding Horton could give them some good help up front, but not enough to compensate for the loss of Savard. I haven't seen much of Seguin, only the first game versus us where you pretty much could have told me he wasn't dressed. Not sure just how big of an impact he will have.

Buffalo always seems to put on good performances no matter their losses in the off season. I think that's the best way to see just how powerful of an impact a good coach can have. I'm sure they will be very competitive and it wouldn't surprise me if they won the NE.
Ottawa is another good pick. If they had a better PP last year, they might have won the NE. With the addition of Gonchar, it will certainly help even with the loss of Volchenkov. They could be a very dangerous team and on paper they're my pick to win the NE.

I think Mtl has a good chance as well, the problem is that there's still a few question marks. How will Pouliot perform?..A.Ko?..Price?..If those three players can step up and have solid performances, then it will be a very, very good year in Mtl.

Personally, I really like Phoenix, I have a feeling they could go very far.


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Hope so, I picked him in the keeper league.

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I also expect Subban to win the Calder.

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that was fast!

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That Buccigross has some weird predictions
In the video melrose is like "i don't think he's qualified" but I do see the logic of his picks.

If NJD bring it and win the east, people will say kovalchuk put them over the top won't they?

Vezina on halak as well.

I think he's basically going for storyline picks lol

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Hopefully PK doesn't get wind of this, it will only go to his head.

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Hradek is puzzling me. He picks the Wings to win Central but the Hawks to win the West?
Hello lack of consistency.

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In the video melrose is like "i don't think he's qualified" but I do see the logic of his picks.

If NJD bring it and win the east, people will say kovalchuk put them over the top won't they?

Vezina on halak as well.

I think he's basically going for storyline picks lol
his predictions are as crazy as Eklunds

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Hradek is puzzling me. He picks the Wings to win Central but the Hawks to win the West?
Hello lack of consistency.
Barnaby does the same...Devils for Atlantic yet Pens for the East.

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Don't rly like this tbh, these "experts" are hardly ever right.

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I think Subban has been pretty underwhelming in the preseason. I don't expect him to win the Calder, but I still expect a solid rookie outing a la Doughty where he only gets better as the season/s go by.

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Melrose ... might have a 1% chance for Luongo to win the Hart

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I think Subban has been pretty underwhelming in the preseason. I don't expect him to win the Calder, but I still expect a solid rookie outing a la Doughty where he only gets better as the season/s go by.
IMO the experts are wrong here.

Subban's biggest threat will come from the blueline, being John Carlson and Jamie McBain.. He'll have to be much better then them, Carlson can likely put up huge numbers playing on a stacked Washington team.

I also consider Eberle/Paajarvi to be bigger threats then Hall at this perticular point in time.

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IMO the experts are wrong here.

Subban's biggest threat will come from the blueline, being John Carlson and Jamie McBain.. He'll have to be much better then them, Carlson can likely put up huge numbers playing on a stacked Washington team.

I also consider Eberle/Paajarvi to be bigger threats then Hall at this perticular point in time.
Consider however that he's behind Green. Washington's powerplay generally goes with 4 forwards so he won't play on the first unit.

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I think the 'conference' picks are to win the conference finals in the playoffs, not lead in standings, which would explain questions some have brought up in this thread.

And while I think Subban has the potential to win the Calder, he may get burned too many times while taking his big risks...either way I am just hoping for a great season from him (and not just because I have him in pools!)

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IMO the experts are wrong here.

Subban's biggest threat will come from the blueline, being John Carlson and Jamie McBain.. He'll have to be much better then them, Carlson can likely put up huge numbers playing on a stacked Washington team.

I also consider Eberle/Paajarvi to be bigger threats then Hall at this perticular point in time.
Paajarvi yes, eberle no. Eberle is too good for AHL, but I don't think he'll be an automatic stud in NHL. We'll see what happens.

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IMO the experts are wrong here.

Subban's biggest threat will come from the blueline, being John Carlson and Jamie McBain.. He'll have to be much better then them, Carlson can likely put up huge numbers playing on a stacked Washington team.

I also consider Eberle/Paajarvi to be bigger threats then Hall at this perticular point in time.
IMO, Hall and Seguin are non factors.
The pool of guys I have right now are
Subban
McBain
Carlson
Ennis
Eller
Pietrangelo

There might be more, but it's a really good year for rookies, and can Subban do what he does while still helping his team win for a full 82 game season?

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Barnaby does the same...Devils for Atlantic yet Pens for the East.
That means that Pens will represent the East in the finals, not that they'll win the regular season conference title.

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I think Subban has been pretty underwhelming in the preseason. I don't expect him to win the Calder, but I still expect a solid rookie outing a la Doughty where he only gets better as the season/s go by.
It was the same in the first 10-15 games of his rookie season in the AHL last season. Look where it got him. He just needs to adapt. When he came up in the playoffs last season, he was already in game shape. Give him jsut a bit of time. Calder is still in reach despite his lack of consistency in the preseason.

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IMO, Hall and Seguin are non factors.
The pool of guys I have right now are
Subban
McBain
Carlson
Ennis
Eller
Pietrangelo

There might be more, but it's a really good year for rookies, and can Subban do what he does while still helping his team win for a full 82 game season?

I really really like Subban, but my money is on Ennis. Mark my words.

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Good pick. Honestly, I don't understand all the hate for Pierre Lebrun, I actually like him. He's down to earth and knows his stuff.

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I really really like Subban, but my money is on Ennis. Mark my words.
Same here. Ennis is the second coming of Gionta.

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I get alot of scoops from my buddy who's really good friends with Pierre Lebrun.. He grew up in my small town of Hearst Ontario (home of Claude Giroux).

this summer he came up to town and we had a few beers with him.. guess who texted him while he was with us??? #99.. yep.. Wayne Gretzky told him he did a good job when he ask Bettman why do the NHL continue to do the All Star Game.. (Lebrun's opinion is its a usseless game).

He's a really good reliable source.. I love him on the Hot Stove too!

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