Not sure if we are purposely holding off with the weekend wrap up but it might be a good time to get something up on the blog today.
Here's where we stand right now:
1 - Boston - 112 - locked and loaded
2 - DC - 104 - same
3 - NJD - 102 - about to wrap up the division
4 - Philly - 95 - Carter is still going crazy
5 - Carolina - 95 - playing out of their minds right now
6 - Pitt - 93 - post season bound; not playing great hockey
7 - Mon - 92 - wouldn't like to face them in the opener. OTT, NYR, BOS, PITT to end things
8 - NYR - 89 - 3 games before pencils down. MTL, PHILLY (2x) to end things
Florida - 89 - 3 games: at Philly, at ATL, DC = not impossible
Buf - 85 - 4 games left: DET, at TOR, at CAR, BOS = good luck with allll that.
1 - SJ - 115 - locked and loaded
2 - DET - 109 - same but with a 'different' Osgood than last season
3 - CGY - 94 - So many moving parts in the west. Great logjam in the middle here
4 - CHI - 97 - Nice to see Chicago back in the post season
5 - VAN - 94
6 - CBJ - 90 - Really rooting for this team
7 - ANA - 88
8 - NSH - 86 - This team too
St. Louis - 86 - feel good story of hockey right now. Last 3: at PHO, CBJ, at COL
Minnesota and Edmonton have 86 points, 3 games left and a chance to ruin the playoffs if they get in.
We'll do the whole playoff match up preview needfull when the dust settles this weekend. We'll do some half ass analysis, makes awful picks and maybe even include a video or two. Who knows?
Det at Buffalo - Make or break for the Sabres.
Ott at Montreal - a few weeks ago I was talking about how great it would be if Montreal missed the playoffs in it's indulgent 100 year anniversary. Crazy.
LA at Calgary - I'll be asleep.
What else happened? Avery was a dick (on the ice), Crosby stuck up for Malkin, Tim Thomas still will make less then Lundquist, Turco etc, Ron Wilson will coach us in Vancouver, and the Isles look like they can secure that last spot in the league despite the sick play of Yann Danis (for real).
I was away all week so I missed a shitload. Apparently I had today off from work too but only found out when I saw my boss at 7am.
Help fill me in.