I like Calgary, and Dallas. Not a big fan of Calgary, but Kiprusoff is amazing! Big fan of him.
I hope they both make it into the playoffs. Minnesota GTFO, and stay out! Colorado is too hot, and cold for me. If they make it in the playoffs they get swept in the first round. They could also SWEEP the opponent in the first round. That's how Colorado is. The most inconsistent team in the league. Just roller coaster pace of back, and forth. You never know what to expect with them. When they feel like turning it on they win. When they feel like not coming to play the lose, and stay in a slump.
Unless Los Angeles slumps bad only one of those two out of Calgary, and Dallas will get in. Phoenix might not be able to, and if they don't Calgary or Dallas will take that spot. Just one of them though. Not really both.
This has been an ongoing problem with the LA clock. They really need to fix it. Either that or have a secondary clock.
Kruger said it on the Holik podcast. If you watch the clock long enough you'll see a second go by real slow, and then the next go by fast to immediately catch up to where the real time is. I know exactly what he means. I tend to not concentrate on the clock when the game is going on. If you ever have on a game you don't care about much or it's slow in action check it out. He's right I see it right now in the LA game. I've noticed it in the buildings before too on the board.
Love how proactive he is with the puck, although he certainly looks like he's laboring when he plays the puck. I'm never sure if he's going to make a good play with the puck until he makes it.
One issue is his rebound control on low shots. He has a tendency to leave juicy rebounds on shots that are only an inch or two off the ice. Thankfully he has forwards who contribute like animals in the defensive zone thanks to Tippett.