1 Windsordave 11 months ago Thought we needed a new thread, now that the 'real' hockey season is underway. Couple of thoughts to start things. The bloom hasn't come off the Knights season. LA started out like a house on fire last night but the Knights hung in there and their speed finally overcome LA's attempt to beat them up. Very stoic performance I'd say. The Cinderella team. The Leafs are toast without a miracle like the burning bush. Never mind the Leafs, most of the league doesn't have an answer for the Bruins top line.Minnesota pushed back but I'm not convinced they can slow down the Jets enough to win the series. Series going pretty much as expected are the Preds vs the Avas, more or less the Pens vs the Flyers and the Lightning & Devils. The Sharks are a bit of a surprise to me as I thought this might be a close series. Kesler isn't healthy and could be the difference maker. Along with the Knights having a strangle hold on their series, I believe the most surprising results to date is the Blue Jackets up two buzz on the Capitals. On the other hand it isn't surprising, given the Caps reputation for folding up early in the playoffs. If they're out in the first round, I expect Trotz to be gone by the next day.