Yeah, I saw that game. You guys kicked the Kings butts! But, inexplicably, before last night LA was in the second Wild Card seat despite dropping a string of games. St Louis is in it today. Canucks are 6 points out so never say never!
I'm perplexed by Dallas too. I started following them this year along with the Devils and each FB update I see is a loss.
Teams I'm following:
Panthers: still possible to make it in. Great that Huberdeau's back and we picked up Vaneck from the Wings. This team should be doing better than they are. I'm STILL super pissed for Viola messing with the team mid-season and firing Gallant.
NY Ranger: They need to make it happen. They've been slipping too and Hank has looked sketchy - on and off for the last couple of years. As much as I love the Rangers I think Lundqvist should distance himself from "The King" moniker until he wins the big game - a la Lebron.
Ottawa: Looks good. Hopefully they can keep momentum.
Tampa Bay: Awful! They look to be in sell mode. I'd be mad AF if I were a true Bolts fan.
NJ: I'd be mad AF if I were a Devils fan too. I've been following them to see if they bounce back post-Lou who, IMO, kind of f**ked them. From the back forward they need to 86 Schneider who sucks and sucked in Vancouver too, get a few defensemen, and get a few forwards. Really they need a near complete rebuild.
The Caps: Look good as long as they don't choke again in the playoffs.
Minnesota: Just looks unstoppable now! Lots of scoring and they just look solid - at least for now. I think they could win it all.
I haven't been following Edmonton but... that Connor McDavid kid! WOW! Good to see former Ranger Cam Talbot doing well too!
LA: Lots of players not scoring. Lots of big money on the payroll just not doing it. Bish being a rental might help but he's been off lately. I'd hate to see LA miss the playoffs but it very well might happen. I wonder what we'll get for Bish?
Winnepeg: I want to love this team but they need more talent. Great fan base and great team but they need a few more big names. I think they'll miss the playoffs again.
Dallas: WTF? Just... really? I hope they keep Lindy. I like him and I don't think their problems are necessarily because of him. Looks like they might be in a selling mode too in the off season. Maybe.
Dishonorable mention for the Avalanche: Seriously! If I were a fan I'd be throwing feces on the ice! Seriously! They're playing BAD hockey!