Saturday, October 14, 2006

Nashville Tries Again

Nashville once again will look for their first win tonight when they play host to the Phoenix Coyotes. It will be interesting to see who gets the start in goal for the preds tonight, as Vokoun has struggled, and Mason looked very good in his last start despite the loss to Chicago. Phoenix is another team who are having goaltending issues, though rumours continue to fly that Phoenix may address this problem if it continues. Nashville can't fix their goaltending, because no matter how Vokoun plays, his contract means he's Nashvilles goalie for awhile.

Ottawa is another team currently in a goaltending slump, with Gerber struggling. Emery will get the start in goal against Ottawa tonight, while Huet will get the start for Montreal.

Carolina visits Pittsburgh tonight in what should be a very exciting game. Pittsburgh has played very good hockey so far this season, while Carolina has struggled. If it wasn't for Ray Whitney's last second goal last night, Carolina may still be winless. Staal and Letang are making strong cases to stick around, despite the very strong rumours they will be sent back to junior. I bet the Pens are happy they didn't deal Fleury prior to the season...

Another great game tonight will be Calgary at Toronto. The Leafs are 2-1-2 and will look to rebound from a very ugly game against New Jersey which saw them blow a three goal third period lead, and lose in a shootout. Raycroft will be back in net tonight, in which should be a goaltenders match up. The Leafs were able to tally six goals on Brodeur, but Kipper, at least in my opinion, is the best goalie in the world. That being said, if Calgary (2-2) wants to win, they will have to find their offense. Iginla, their leading points scorer, has three. Wellwood leads the Leafs with seven points.

Keep sending in your predictions, and I will post as many as I can on the blog. Here is the latest from Andy Tahltan.


1) Buffalo
2) NY Rangers
3) Atlanta
4) Ottawa
5) Montreal
6) New Jersey
7) Pittsburgh
8) Toronto
9) Philadelphia
10) Carolina
11) Florida
12) Tampa Bay
13) Boston
14) Washington
15) NY Islanders

1) San Jose
2) Nashville
3) Edmonton
4) Anaheim
5) Calgray
6) Minnesota
7) Vancouver
8) Chicago
9) Dallas
10) Detroit
11) Los Angeles
12) Columbus
13) Phoenix
14) Colorado
15) St. Louis

Stanley Cup Final:
Edmonton Vs Atlanta
Edmonton in 7 games
Con Symth: Peter Sykora

President's Trophy: San Jose Sharks
Art Ross: Martin Havlat
Hart: Roberto Luongo
Roberto will lead the canucks back into playoffs again.
Vezina: Roberto Luongo
"Rocket" Richard: Martian Havlat
Norris: Chris Pronger
Calder: Anze Kopitar
Jack Adams: Ron Wilson

First Coach Fired: Jim Playfair why can not find away to get Ignla and Tagnuary
playing and Darryl Sutter will be back!
First GM Fired: Jim Rutherford because he can not turn things around in Carolina!
Break Out Player: Michal Handzus because he is Martian Havlat center nuff said!