Digitalgypsy66 wrote:PensFanInDC wrote:Caps are going to win the East IMO.
Win the East in the regular season? With 9 games left, they need to win every game to get to 60 points. They play Montreal twice, Ottawaaah twice, Toronto, and Boston. The other games are their SE division doormats brethren. It's a longshot to vault the Penguins and the NE division.
The Jets have an easier schedule with Montreal, Caps, and the Isles being the only playoff-ish teams in their last 8 games.
Coming out of the Eastern Conference, sure, anything can happen. They make for an excellent dark horse contender. Ovechkin appears to be back on PEDs, and Oates system has gained traction.
As for the thread, I think all except for perhaps Martin will be back for the first round. The big problem will be to get everyone on the same page as far as systems, chemistry, line combos and so on. Hopefully, this road trip will provide for some bonding moments.
No. As in win the ECF