The chic pick, for a reason. If Carey Price is as advertised, this is the best in the East.
Watch Briere and Gagne work wonders, if healthy. A young, more mobile D will help.
Only here because they win a weak division. Again. Still not great past Ovechkin.
Still not sold. If Fleury is great, they move up, but that’s a big if.
5. N.Y. Rangers
Lots of cash equals another middle of the pack finish. Loss of Avery actually hurts.
We’re not just homers. Too many things went wrong last year that won’t this year.
Good, but who’s in net? Addition of Ryder makes them softer, but more fun to watch.
Cam Ward is the key. This team will score, can it keep the puck out of the nets?
Crazy talk, right? The best line has little support elsewhere. Gerber isn’t the answer.
10. New Jersey
Elias, Gionta, and Langenbrunner are on the wrong side of their prime.
Hmmm … beating the Wings on opening night is a good start. Can they keep it up?
12. Tampa Bay
Barry Melrose goes from being the U.S. face of hockey to Steven Stamkos’ baby-sitter
13. N.Y. Islanders
Nolan’s out, but the Isles are still crummy. Can DiPietro stay healthy?
You’ve got to feel for Kovulchuk. Bad doesn’t begin to describe this lineup.
Free points. Kreps went from a second-line center in Rochester to one of Florida’s finest.
- Can Starks handle the pressure?
- City Championship restores sporting faith
- NU AD gets two minutes for lamest excuse
- Still not getting Hamilton threat
- Was ’Cuse bad for Harris?
- Demske not fit for baseball
- Fewer locals at N-Trip
- Holy Bemidji! Beavers score one for CHA
- Flynn’s run proves he’s worthy of NBA
- NU baseball needs to right ship