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Biggest surprise team so far (positive)

View Poll Results: Which of these teams are you the most surprised by so far?
New York Rangers 12-5-2 43 20.57%
Boston Bruins 10-3-3 128 61.24%
Chicago Blackhawks 7-3-4 18 8.61%
San Jose Sharks 14-3-1 20 9.57%
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11-14-2008, 12:59 PM
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Biggest surprise team so far (positive)

Which of these teams are you the most surprised by so far? (positive)

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I'd say Rangers, I figured the loss of Jagr was going to be tough to overcome, especially early in the season with a young team, but they've been good.

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Also Rangers.

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I won't say the Bruins cause I did expect them to have a great season,gonna say the Hawks

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east: Rangers, Bruins
west: wild, black hawks, kings

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Aren't the Hawks about as good as most people expected them to be?

I'll go Rangers. I expected them and the Flyers to be in each other's spot.

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11-14-2008, 01:45 PM
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Bruins and Rangers aren't a surprise to me. I don't think the Hawks will make the playoffs but I thought they'd be worse than they are at the moment.

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i was coming into the thread planning to vote for buffalo. i guess i'll go with boston.

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Rangers, out of that group. Hawks are about where they should be.

Considering everyone on HF and the hockey community as a whole had LA penciled as a surefire top five pick, I think it's pretty damn surprising that they're sitting at 7-6-2, one point out of a playoff spot with a game in hand.

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Rangers...with all the changes it seemed like it would be a possible disaster but they are doing pretty good. The forwards just need to actually show up and score for these games sometimes and they will be set.

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11-15-2008, 12:03 PM
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None of these teams are a surprise at all. They're right where I pegged them. The real surprise is Toronto being ahead of Philly, who somehow stink this year! Actually, it's pretty obvious why Philly stink and I think most of their fans will be happy to give a reasoned, critical analysis of this

The other surprises are Columbus being a decent team (who knew Brassard was this good already?) and Dallas being such a ****** team, although it's hard to feel sorry for a team that includes Ott and Avery.

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I thought the Bruins would be good. Maybe not this good, but definitely Montreal's toughest competition in the division.

I expected the Rangers to be mediocre. To me, their off-season wreaked of the pre-lockout Rangers - lots of movement and signings that wouldn't translate on the ice. So far I'm wrong.

I went with New York.

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11-15-2008, 06:20 PM
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Buffalo.
Bingo. Most people knew chicago would be a low playoff spot/fighting for one. NYR have been a bit better but have came back to earth in the last 10, boston has been a bit better as well. Sharks have done as id expect with Boyle added. Buffalo has came out of nowhere though. They didn't make any significant additions and are playing great, the question is will they keep it up the whole year. Either way its gonna be Philly, carolina, buffalo and NJ fighting for the last few playoff spots (ottawa wild card if they can start to play some hockey).

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11-15-2008, 06:52 PM
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1. Chicago
2. New York


3. Boston

Boston had 94 points last year (8th in the east) Montreal had 104 (1st in the east). Boston lost all 8 games to Montreal, and took a total of a grand total of 1 point vs. Montreal. Just splitting with Montreal would of put them in 5th in the east.

They added Blake Wheeler, Patrice Bergeron, Micheal Ryder, Manny Fernandez. Lucic, Kessel, and David Krejci are all a year older. The rest of the NHL might be surprised, but Bruins fans are not.

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LA Kings should be an option... who knew that a lottery roster could do so well? Especially the defense

Doughty + O'Donnel + Greene > Blake + Lubo, in their own zone at least

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