Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Next up is the Northeast division.
We start with the defending eastern conference champions, and a team we cannot stand.
The Ottawa Sentators.
With all the jobbing of Sens fans, we were lucky enough to have TJ From [ Sens HQ ] write us up a nice little preview of the Sens.
2006-2007: (48-25-9) 105 Points
Playoffs: Forgot to show up in Finals
TJ From [ Sens HQ ] take:
Emery has a lot to prove this year. Coming off a great season even more is expected of him. He will finally be playing healthy after receiving surgery on his glove hand wrist (something that nagged him nearly all of last season), and he is looked at in Ottawa as the next coming of Christ. While I certainly don’t view him that way, he has shown that he is a top 15 starter in the league, and hopefull will be able to steal a few games for Ottawa.
Overall, things are looking good in Ottawa. Of course, you never know what will happen on the ice, but we are at least in a good position to make a push for the Cup, and hopefully this year they will know what it takes.
Read TJ's complete preview here:
[ Senator Preview ]
Last season: (42-34-6) 90 points
A big thanks to the crew from [four hab's fan ] for this preview of the Montreal Canadians.
Here is a portion:
Will the Habs Be Stripperriffic?
This preview of the Montreal Canadiens is brought to you by Panger76, one of the Four Habs Fans, home of Hockey, Habs, Snark and Strippers. Those unfamiliar with us might want to consider reviewing our stripperrific rating system to understand wtf we’re on about.
You want in-depth preview? We laugh at Sean Gallagher and his puny little Blues piece. Let’s break it down, position by position.
THE BIG FINISH – THE 4 AM SMOKED MEAT SANDWICH FROM THE REST OF THE FHF
HabsFan10 – IF everyone plays to their potential, and IF some of the other teams in the East a) have their team plane go down or b) trade for the ebola virus or c) get managed by John Ferguson Jr ... oh, wait ... or d) remain "The Florida Panthers", the Habs may have a shot at a low seed in the playoffs. Miracles along the lines of St. Patrick's 1993 post-season could result in a top-four spot. Not gonna happen. Just beat the goddamn Leafs out, okay? I have to live in Toronto.
HabsFan29 – I don’t know about a 4 am smoked meat sandwich. I don’t trust this to be the best way to come to the aid of ailing entrails incurred by the many defeats Habs fans will be ill at ease digesting. Instead of numbers on jerseys, this year the players should don the shoe that really fits – A BIG FUCKING QUESTION MARK. I can’t help it, I’ve always been an optimist.
HabsFan33 – And I’ve always been a pessimist. 11th place in the East, crippling injuries all year (giving the French media an excuse), Carbo gets fired, and Kovy, Pleks and Huet are all gone by the deadline. Worst. Season. Ever.Read the entire preview here:
[Montreal Canadians season preview ]
The rest of the jobbers that didn't give us previews:
2006-2007: (53-22-7) 113 Points
Playoffs: Jobbed by Ottawa-Eastern Conference finals
Best Blog: [ Die By The Blade ]
2006-2007: (40-30-11) 91 points
Playoffs: Just watching
Best Blog: [ Raking Leafs ]
You have to think it is the Senators division to lose.The Sabres are going to fall off, but are they really that bad? Montreal will be better, and if the Leafs miss the playoffs again people will hang themselves.
The Bruins are mud, so no one even needs to worry about them,
In the end it will be between the Leafs and Sens.
We refuse to pick Ottawa.
We will go Pensblog correspondent Rufio's pick:
Go Leafs Go
If you didn't have tears in your eyes when Rufio died, you aren't human.
Riveting cinematic moment.
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