2013 NHL Preview (TSN)
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:25 PM
So what are you looking forward to this year?
The NYR vs PIT games should be great. The Rangers seem to be stronger in many ways but not down the middle, and when you have a healthy Crosby and Malkin it can make up for a lot of disadvantages.
Can the Islanders finally start to benefit from all the great prospects they have. It can be hard to go from loser to regular playoff team but Tavares may be the leader that finally helps the Islanders do that. They are still pretty young so next year might be more realistic but it seems like they are headed in the right direction with Tavares who looks to have the kind of winners mentality that can turn franchises around but he can't do it alone.
Can Jordan Staal be the elite 1st line centre now that he gets top line minutes?
Wlii The Winnipeg crowd be as good as last year?
Calgary have way more skill in their line up, should be some good games between them and VAN and EDM. We all know about EDM.
Can DET defence get it done.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:54 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:56 PM
Not sure who would go ahead of Bouchard. Clutterbuck is their next best forward, and Bouchard is a lot more gifted offensively than him.
so they expect the Wild to have a 2nd line of PM Bouchard, Grandlund and Seto? Sure, if they are looking for the shortest line in NHL history. Bouchard will be 3rd line (probably) for starters.