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Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

Posted in All-star, Hockey, NHL, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2008 by flamesfan77

Well it is that time of year again, playoffs!  I will preview the East today, and tomorrow I will work on the West.

Montreal vs Boston:

If the regular season is any indication this should be a short series, but Montreal will be without their captain Saku Koivu and Michael Ryder.  The Habs went 8-0 vs Boston this year, and I believe will continue their dominance. Montreal in 5.

Pittsburgh vs Ottawa:

This is a match up of two teams heading in opposite directions.  The Penguins have been red hot, while the Sens have been cool and will be missing their captain Daniel Alfredsson.  I think Pittsburgh will win this series in six.

Washington vs Philadelphia:

This will be a high scoring affair that Washington should take with home ice.  Washington has been one of the hottest teams leading up to the playoffs and the Flyers have cooled off over the past month.  Look for Ovechkin to shine in his first post-season appearance. Caps take it in 6

New Jersey vs New York Rangers

Two division rivals square off and New York has dominated the season series, but I think Brodeur will keep the Devils in it with the home ice advantage.  Jagr has been hot lately, but I think New Jersey will take this in 6.

Tomorrow I will preview the West.

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Ovechkin vs Crosby

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, All-star, Hockey, NHL, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby with tags , , , , on March 21, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well this could get heated…Alexander Ovechkin is a better player than Crosby this far into his career.  I am not just going by his amazing stats this year. 

The passion and energy he exhibits each and every night makes him a joy to watch.  He acts like a kid in a candy store every team he scores, or even his team scores for that matter.  He has been more productive on a team with less talent than Pittsburgh.

Sure Sid the Kid is a great player as well, but I see Ovechkin as a more dominating physical player.  He is the new power forward who can level a player and then feed a sweet pass to a teammate or roof a snap shot top corner.  That to me is what makes him more valuable.

Let the comments begin…

Who needs Huet?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 18, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Montreal has proved all the critics wrong after trading goalie Cristobal Huet to Washington at the trade deadline. 

Carey Price has been solid and the Habs are a win away from first place in the East. They are also 7-3 since the deadline. 

Many questioned leaving the reigns to a 20 year odl rookie but Price has looked sharp since becoming the number one man.  The only question left is will he continue his strong play in the playoffs?  My guess is yes and look for the Habs to go far in the post season.