This. Who cares, they don't hand out the Stanley Cup for being at the top of the North East. I'll be happy with this team's performance regardless of what happens though. This entire season has been a pleasant surprise for me.
Anderson is better than Reimer, but if we win round #1, I'd rather be safe from Pittsburgh till round 3. More of a chance Pittsburgh gets upset and we stay clear of them.
I see Ottawa and Toronto both as worthy opponents. I think Toronto is a slightly better team with a solid goaltender, where-as I see Ottawa as a slightly worse team with a great goaltender. Both are good teams.
But the division, safety from Pittsburgh, and home-ice makes me want 2nd more.
I also don't want to play Toronto because if we did happen to lose, I live in Ontario by nothing but Maple Leaf fans and I'd never hear the end of it, even if the Leafs got swept in round 2.