Ouch. But you're right, just predictions. It wouldn't make them any more professional if Iginla did crack 100 points last season, just like it doesn't make them any less professional that he didn't. It's a crapshoot that most of us here could probably make a living at as well if given the chance
Will Eero Somervuori be a top Calder candidate this season too?
I think most of us are better for predictions than the guys writting in THN. However, its a very long shot to predict an entire season. I predict there will be a trade in early Fall (Danis won't clear the waivers) and I also predict Ryder won't play more than 80 games.
remember, the thrashers played a fair chunk of the season with their #2, #3, and even #4 goalies.
And they still came close to making the post season.
With a young stud like Kari lehtonen healthy and a little more seasoned, its not far fetched at all to think that the thrashers will make the post season.
Sure, they lost savard, but really, I dont think its a loss thats going to severely hurt the thrashers. Kovalchuk and hossa will still put up their points and they can find someone else to ride shotgun with them.
a couple pretty good teams always miss the playoffs these days and montreal might be one of them.
I thought the rangers overacheived last season and I will be very interested to see how they come out. Jagr's attitude can change from season to season. Lundqvist is going to need to duplicate his stellar rookie season. I dont think I'd pick them to finish as high as 4th. Also, the pittsburgh ranking of 12th also bewilders me. Their major problems still have not been resolved. Their goaltending is under too much stress for an inconsistent youngster and the D is still sub par.