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Who is more likely to challenge Boston in the North East?

View Poll Results: If not Boston, who wins the Northeast
Ottawa 61 40.94%
Buffalo 69 46.31%
Toronto 15 10.07%
Montreal 4 2.68%
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01-20-2013, 10:10 PM
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Who is more likely to challenge Boston in the North East?

I suppose I should include Toronto and Montreal, but seriously, LOL Montreal and LOL Toronto

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01-20-2013, 10:13 PM
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I picked Sens (homer vote!). But really. No one.

Realistically its Sens or Buffalo. But I don't see anyone really challenging Boston.

*And I'm taking this to mean division title --- like below, Sens would lose miserably in a one to one battle*


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01-20-2013, 10:14 PM
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In a 1v1 game, the habs

For the division title, the sens

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01-20-2013, 10:16 PM
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In a 1v1 game, the habs
For the division title, the sens
This...In a series only the Habs make me nervous. I think the Sens are the only ones who have a chance at making the playoffs. But who knows with a short season.

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01-20-2013, 10:25 PM
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Not trying to be a homer, but I don't think any team in the NE is very close to the Bruins caliber. It's a shortened season, so a lot could happen, but I think you have to go with the Bruins as the clear favorites at this point in time.

Bruins/Habs games are always a toss-up, but the Habs are questionable to even make the playoffs. I think Buffalo is the next best team in the division, so I guess I'll say them.

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01-20-2013, 11:00 PM
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Not trying to be a homer, but I don't think any team in the NE is very close to the Bruins caliber. It's a shortened season, so a lot could happen, but I think you have to go with the Bruins as the clear favorites at this point in time.

Bruins/Habs games are always a toss-up, but the Habs are questionable to even make the playoffs. I think Buffalo is the next best team in the division, so I guess I'll say them.
I'm saying Buffalo too , i think people dont give them enough credit . They have a very good Goalie , some skills and they added something this year that they were lacking last year , toughness.

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01-20-2013, 11:00 PM
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Buffalo, in fact I could see them winning the division

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Buffalo, in fact I could see them winning the division
Sarcasm?

Not sure why they always get so overrated. People called them contenders last year

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01-20-2013, 11:15 PM
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I honestly think Buffalo looks like the worst of the bunch.... dont think its quiet fair considering what Vanek and Pominville did today but before the game i thought the roster looked the worst of the 5 teams

Anyway, NE is probably the worst division in hockey right now. One contender, one bubble team and what looks like 3 basement dwellers. I suppose Sens have the best shot but i would not be surprised if it were Montreal, Toronto or Buffalo there by the end of the season.

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01-20-2013, 11:28 PM
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Well the crazy thing is, I see if we had to play any of the other teams in a series, the B's maybe would look past them, which scares me alot. We did it with Washington last year. With a divisional opponent, i don't know if they could which benefits the B's.

However it would all change if we were to play Montreal. In seven game series with them, it doesn't matter who is the better skill level, they are all dogfights nowadays. There aren't any walks. There's quite a fair share of animosity at this point where any series with them would most likely go to seven games, with six probably being the minimum.

I guess though if the point is who will challenge throughout the season i would say either buffalo or ottawa.

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01-20-2013, 11:29 PM
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01-20-2013, 11:31 PM
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Voted Sens, meant to vote Sabres.

But really, I don't see any of them really challenging Boston.

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01-21-2013, 12:10 AM
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My prediction from the Bold prediction thread:


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My bold prediction is Miller gets back to Vezina-form and the Sabres win the Northeast .
I'm still going to stand by it. Miller can be a game changing goalie.

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In a seven game series it's the Habs and it's not close, but for a regular season division title it's the Sabres.

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I'd go about 70/15/15 percent chances of the Bruins, Sens, and then the Sabres winning the division in that order.

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01-21-2013, 12:17 AM
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It'll be awhile before the rest challenge the best.
A none option would have been the overwhelming winner.

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01-21-2013, 12:27 AM
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Sens or Sabres.

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Sabres, big year from Ryan Miller.

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If I have to say someone, it's Buffalo

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Buffalo and Sens

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Not trying to be a homer, but I don't think any team in the NE is very close to the Bruins caliber. It's a shortened season, so a lot could happen, but I think you have to go with the Bruins as the clear favorites at this point in time.
you arent being a homer and i agree with you.when they are clicking on all cylinders,they can and should beat anyone.

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Nobody has a shot. They are a complete team, no one else is.

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montreal and toronto can not even beat most of the sm-liiga teams let alone boston. Buffalo

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montreal and toronto can not even beat most of the sm-liiga teams let alone boston. Buffalo
I love responses like this. They make me feel smart.

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Boston wins it with Ottawa being not far behind

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