Friday, October 28, 2005

Eastrern Conference Monthly Review - October 2005

NYR - Jagr is back and unstopable with the new rules, Lundkvist a surprise
PHI - Esche is the question mark, Forsberg and Gagne great chemistry
NYI - Yashin has become a PP expert, but that doesn't say much for overall game
NJ - Is it time to rebuild in the Swamp? I think it is and I think Lou is thinking about it too.I think by the trade deadline, Lou should think of moving Brodeur, Madden, Langenbruenner, and Kozlov and look to the future
PIT - Crosby looks good, but not a GREAT ONE. Lemieux looks distracted, and Pens do not play defence. Will not make playoffs
MON - Fast and Furious.....nothing else to say.
OTT - Best team in league, Spezza, Heatley, and Alfredsson look dynamite, hope Hasek stays healthy and focused
BUF - Surprising start thanks to Miller in goal. Team is not that good to keep it up though. Look for them to move Biron in goal
TOR - Who thought they would even be this good? What happens when Sundin gets back? Belak sucks, gauranteed 6 mins in PIMs / game
BOS - Slow start, but ready to explode.
CAR - Eric Staal is a big development, and so has been the team play. Hopefully goaltending stays strong through the year
FLO - Roberts and Nieuwendyk a bust, and already prone to small nagging injuries.
TB - Slow start, beginning to pick up slack. Was St. Louis lucky last year? Questions in goal.
WAS - Ovechkin to win Calder Trophy. Witt, Kolzig, and Friesen will be the veterans to be moved prior to deadline. THey are strongveterans that will not see cup in WAS for a very long time. Hanlon as coach has been surprised.
ATL - Big disappointment with a terrible start. No defence, no goalie = one very long year. Heartly has to be on the hot seat.

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