The season kicks off tonight, and I’m very excited to see some good hockey this year. There are a lot of rising young stars and, once again, the race in both conferences is wide open.
As much as I want to be optimistic about my Habs, I realistically don’t believe that this is our year; we’re still way too much in a rebuilding phase. While I’ll save my real predicting for my fantasy hockey league, I think Buffalo looks good in the East, while San Jose and Calgary should be very competitive in the West. Seasons usually hinge on skaters and playoffs usually hinge on goalies, anyway, so it will be interesting to see how things play out.
Long live the greatest game on ice!