What? When did I ever show disrespect towards the top team in the East?
I meant that tongue in cheek to go along with my whole post.
As a side note, thanks to your incessant "Dallas is the best at everything" posts I actually picked Modano AND Morrow in my draft. I had a choice between Morrow and another player who was rated slightly better than Morrow (although Havlat was already taken ) but I took Morrow anyway. You'd better be right about them.....
this is the 2nd year in a row melrose has picked hte rangers.......
Of course! If it works out, Goodtime Barry can brag about what an astute hockey mind he is while reminding all the GMs that he's available to fill any coaching vacancies that might be out there. If not, the Mullet has plenty of time to attach himself to some team's bandwagon right before the playoffs start.
To play Devils' Advocate, everyone would make fun of people who had Carolina in the Stanley Cup two years ago and Anahiem last year. Hell even putting those teams in the playoff would be considered a "reach".
Most predictions have two of these 6 teams in the finals: Ottawa, New Jersey, Colorado, Dallas, Vancouver, Detroit. So while going with the flow won't get you picked on, it's also pretty weak to predict what everyone already knows.