HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > National Hockey League Talk > Polls - (hockey-related only)
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2

Who will win the NW division?

View Poll Results: Who will win the division?
The Vancouver Canucks 123 42.27%
Colorado 8 2.75%
Minnesota 120 41.24%
Edmonton 32 11.00%
Calgary 8 2.75%
Voters: 291. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-21-2013, 01:40 AM
  #1
Steve Bennett*
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yes
Posts: 766
vCash: 500
Who will win the NW division?

Vancouver or one of the other teams...? (em cal col minnesota)


Last edited by Steve Bennett*: 01-21-2013 at 03:56 AM. Reason: NorthStars fan complained about me not mentioning his favourite team in the original post
Steve Bennett* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 01:42 AM
  #2
Billy Mays Here
Optimistic Pessimist
 
Billy Mays Here's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 13,379
vCash: 50
Obvious homer thread is obvious.

Billy Mays Here is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 01:44 AM
  #3
Steve Bennett*
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yes
Posts: 766
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
Obvious homer thread is obvious.
I dunno the Canucks lost their first two games...

Steve Bennett* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 01:46 AM
  #4
Socratic Method Man
Weise's Lost Lunch
 
Socratic Method Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,666
vCash: 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
Obvious homer thread is obvious.
At this rate Vancouver isn't winning anything except the draft lottery. Minnesota is looking strong, and Colorado will be really good as well.

Socratic Method Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 02:01 AM
  #5
Billy Mays Here
Optimistic Pessimist
 
Billy Mays Here's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 13,379
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Bennett View Post
I dunno the Canucks lost their first two games...
I'm talking about how you put the Vancouver Canucks in all capital letters in the OP and how of the five options in the poll, only Vancouver is listed in its entirety.

Billy Mays Here is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 02:06 AM
  #6
CoachBadkitten
Matt Hunwick
 
CoachBadkitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Colorado
Country: United States
Posts: 4,105
vCash: 500
In all honesty it's a toss-up, especially in a 48 game season.

CoachBadkitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 02:10 AM
  #7
NugentHopkinsfan
Registered User
 
NugentHopkinsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 9,087
vCash: 500
The Wild.

NugentHopkinsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 02:12 AM
  #8
Steve Bennett*
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yes
Posts: 766
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
I'm talking about how you put the Vancouver Canucks in all capital letters in the OP and how of the five options in the poll, only Vancouver is listed in its entirety.
O I didn't even notice, now I know for next time. Thanks friend...

Steve Bennett* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 02:44 AM
  #9
Lord Flacko*
Down to let it go
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,399
vCash: 907
LMFAO @ the poll results

Lord Flacko* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 02:48 AM
  #10
Billy Mays Here
Optimistic Pessimist
 
Billy Mays Here's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 13,379
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by maroon 6 View Post
Go through his post history and you'll know...
Hmmm. . . . I see.

Well to at least answer the thread seriously, I really don't know at this point. I'm gonna rule Calgary and Colorado out for now, although I was impressed with Colorado's ability to create scoring chances during the season opener here in St. Paul. If the Wild can stay healthy, I can see them making a run at it. Vancouver's injuries are going to hurt them big time the first month, and I'm not sure if they'll be able to recover or not. In all honesty I actually think Edmonton has a fairly good chance at winning the division too. A lot of them played together down in OKC and if their goaltending can stay strong and they don't run into many injury problems in their top 6, they can definitely make a run at it.

Billy Mays Here is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 03:08 AM
  #11
TAnnala
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oulu
Posts: 10,362
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Bennett View Post
VANCOUVER CANUCKS or one of the other teams...?
Just a heads up. If you make polls that are obviously in favor of one team, especially you'r own favorite team people are going to vote against you, not the option they actually think is the right answer.

That is seriously annoying when people don't even try to cover up their bias when making a thread.

TAnnala is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 03:14 AM
  #12
McTankel
HFBoards Sponsor
 
McTankel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hamburg, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 6,023
vCash: 500
I think the Wild win it. Nice mixture of youth, experience, and good goltending.

McTankel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 03:16 AM
  #13
Steve Bennett*
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yes
Posts: 766
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAnnala View Post
Just a heads up. If you make polls that are obviously in favor of one team, especially you'r own favorite team people are going to vote against you, not the option they actually think is the right answer.

That is seriously annoying when people don't even try to cover up their bias when making a thread.
Someone else already informed me of this error I made, thank-you as well.

I now realize that by writing out the full name of my favorite hockey squadron that I was unknowingly hypnotizing non-Canuck fans into selecting the Canucks, therefore giving them an unfair advantage in the real hockey standings. For that I apologize.

Steve Bennett* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 03:33 AM
  #14
Steve Bennett*
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yes
Posts: 766
vCash: 500
Hey guys lets stick to the issue of the thread. Thanks.

I believe the Canucks have a great shot at repeating the division title again! Good luck to the opposing squadrons in their quest for second place in the division!

Steve Bennett* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 07:20 AM
  #15
Krishna
Registered User
 
Krishna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Country: Canada
Posts: 82,054
vCash: 50
Canucks

Krishna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 09:14 AM
  #16
BonMorrison
Sexy Back
 
BonMorrison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,892
vCash: 500
Lost it at "The Vancouver Canucks."

That being said, I did vote for them. They're off to a slow start but they'll pick up.

BonMorrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 09:38 AM
  #17
eklunds source
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ed Snider's basement
Posts: 7,669
vCash: 500
Last year they won the division by.. 21 points?

The teams that improved (Edmonton & Minnesota) were 37 and 30 points back.

Edmonton and Minnesota did not improve by 30 points. Canucks.

eklunds source is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 09:49 AM
  #18
416Leafer
Registered User
 
416Leafer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 5,702
vCash: 500
I'll say Vancouver... but this division has a strong future. Give it 1-2 years. Colorado, Minnesota, and Edmonton all have some very good young pieces.

Also there are obviously cracks in Vancouvers depth. Keslers injured. Even with him in the lineup the 2nd line looks less than spectacular. So while I think Vancouver should win, there are question marks and also potential on the other teams, so I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see Minnesota take the division.

416Leafer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:01 AM
  #19
eklunds source
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ed Snider's basement
Posts: 7,669
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
I'll say Vancouver... but this division has a strong future. Give it 1-2 years. Colorado, Minnesota, and Edmonton all have some very good young pieces.

Also there are obviously cracks in Vancouvers depth. Keslers injured. Even with him in the lineup the 2nd line looks less than spectacular. So while I think Vancouver should win, there are question marks and also potential on the other teams, so I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see Minnesota take the division.
Minnesota was 30th in scoring. From December 8th until the end of the year, they won 17 of 54 games and were the worst team in the NHL by a long shot. They finished over 80 goals behind Vancouver in even strength goal differential.

Adding Parise/Suter/a rookie does not take a team from cellar to challenging the repeat president trophy winners. The Penguins added Lemieux/Crosby after the last lockout and still finished last.

eklunds source is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:11 AM
  #20
zytz
lumberjack
 
zytz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,800
vCash: 500
While I'd love to be wrong, I think VAN turns it around after a slow start, as ever

zytz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:12 AM
  #21
CoachBadkitten
Matt Hunwick
 
CoachBadkitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Colorado
Country: United States
Posts: 4,105
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by eklunds source View Post
Last year they won the division by.. 21 points?

The teams that improved (Edmonton & Minnesota) were 37 and 30 points back.

Edmonton and Minnesota did not improve by 30 points. Canucks.
If only there was a team in that division who came closer to Van. Than Minny and EDM. And added a 67 pt. player.

CoachBadkitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:14 AM
  #22
Pi
Registered User
 
Pi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 25,948
vCash: 100
I am going to pick Minny because the Canucks are slow starters and it could kill them to start slowly in a 48 game season.

We'll know better in about 10 games.

Pi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:17 AM
  #23
Vankiller Whale
Maybe HE can score
 
Vankiller Whale's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 24,600
vCash: 5555
Quote:
Originally Posted by eklunds source View Post
Last year they won the division by.. 21 points?

The teams that improved (Edmonton & Minnesota) were 37 and 30 points back.

Edmonton and Minnesota did not improve by 30 points. Canucks.
We don't have Kesler/Booth for a good chunk if the season as well. And if we continue our slow start, we'll be hard pressed to win the division.

Still, I voted for us because we have a better chance than any one other team, but if it's Vancouver vs anyone else winning it, I'd be hesitant to vote.

Vankiller Whale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:18 AM
  #24
416Leafer
Registered User
 
416Leafer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 5,702
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by eklunds source View Post
Minnesota was 30th in scoring. From December 8th until the end of the year, they won 17 of 54 games and were the worst team in the NHL by a long shot. They finished over 80 goals behind Vancouver in even strength goal differential.

Adding Parise/Suter/a rookie does not take a team from cellar to challenging the repeat president trophy winners. The Penguins added Lemieux/Crosby after the last lockout and still finished last.
A few biases in the way you wrote this

1 - You're only talking about Minnesotas second half of the season. The first half they were one of the best teams. You can't just isolate the parts that support your argument. The biggest sample size we have from last year is 82 games, and over 82 games Minnesota got 81 points and finished 12th.

2 - Penguins added Lemieux. That's your argument? Lemieux put up 22 points that year... Adding Crosby to a dead last team isn't the same as adding Suter/Parise/Granlund to a 12th place team

3 - Vancouver was 18-5-1 against the NW last season...the division they had their best record in, which also happens to be the division they had the most games in. Yes, they were (and are) a good team, but the Presidents trophy was essentially the byproduct of eating up a terrible division. NYR for example had to play against Pittsburgh, NJ, and Philly in their division, all playoff teams. Put NYR in the SE division last year, and how many points do they get?

4- Not to mention Kesler/Booth are out.

And like I said. I think Vancouver should win the division, I just wouldn't be surprised to see Minnesota take it.

416Leafer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:40 AM
  #25
No Fun Shogun
Global Moderator
34-38-61-10-13
 
No Fun Shogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Country: Fiji
Posts: 25,861
vCash: 1
Nucks, ainec. Heck, they might even win the Presidents' Trophy again due to how weak their division is overall compared to others, even with Edmonton and Minnesota improving (of whom I see only the Wild barely making the playoffs).

No Fun Shogun is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.