Watching Penguins vs Flyers right now. Both teams great at creating chances but are Edmonton like as far as defensive commitments go...
I am not surprised one bit that a guy like Kunitz puts high scoring numbers - he wouldn't find his defensive zone if it was attached to his nose....
As far as who wins the east:
1.) Boston Bruins
2.) Flyers / Penguins
3.) Canadiens / Maple Leafs / Rangers
Pens losing 4-0 and Crosby's a -3. Good day today!
Crosby is just executing Bylsma-s heavy offensively oriented system. He is still the best NHL player tho. Barring a quick playoffs exit (like that has a chance of happening in the current E. conference ), the Pens, like the Flyers will just do all to win the 5-4 games...
Outside of Bruins (questionable defense with their injuries), Devils (will probably miss the playoffs with that weak offense) and somewhat Red Wings (Babcock is a terrific coach, the team is probably too weak defensively for an upset) I don't think other teams can beat them and they will cruise through those other teams.
my opinion based on limited number of games watched of the eastern conference teams.