I'm starting to think it would be a good thing for Chicago to stay in the playoff race considering we aren't great against teams like STL/NSH. Maybe they can knock one of them out? Wishful thinking, but still, we match-up better against teams like Chicago, you know, teams that actually play.
I'd like to see them lock down the #6 spot. That gives them the Pacific winner in the first round, so lots of travel and a legitimate chance for an upset, which would mean we'd (assuming we finish first) get them in the second round.
Does Boston have a good third goalie? It would break my heart if the Bruins had to overuse Thomas down the stretch in order to win their division. The Rangers are a good team I hope.they do not come out of the East either. A good year for a miracle run to the final for Florida or Winnipeg followed by being swept by Vancouver in the final. That is my hope I do not need any drama in the final. Of course beating Chicago on the way as well as Detroit would be great as well. Chicago because well that would never get old and Detroit as a passing of the guard in the west.