2018 Stanley Cup Favourite #14

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  1. Etteduag ot Reseob

    Etteduag ot Reseob Kesaj ot Drassarb

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    MTL... easy choice there... I vote MTL since 11 lol.
     
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    How's Montreal the easy choice? Their defense got worse, and they still don't have depth down the middle. Their entire success is riding on Price playing like he's super human.

    There's at least 3 or 4 teams still left on the list who have rosters that are closer to Cup-caliber than Montreal. Price essentially has to turn in a performance for the ages for them to have a shot.
     
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    Between Boston and San Jose, I'll take Boston.
     
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    Ottawa easily.
     
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    Ottawa's perfect year was last year. For them to win the cup, everything has to go right, and I can't see lightning striking twice. I actually like Calgary or Montreal here. A HoF goalie can take you farther than any other position (okay maybe center), so I went MTL.
     
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    Carey Price is arguably the biggest x-factor in the league.

    Best goalie. Goalie is the position that can most influence a series/game. If he gets hot at right time Montreal can absolutely win the cup

    Also. They were a top team in the league last year. So it's not like they're bottom feeders.

    I say Montreal.
     
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    Tampa should have been higher!
     
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    The team that was in the Final Four last season.
     
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    I agree with you that I think it's unlikely they'll win it all or even go far, but at some point that hot streak and recent experience has to work for them rather than against them in these polls. Especially when you look at what we have left to pick from.
     
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    Sens with Montreal next.
     
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    Went with the Flames. Surprised they haven't gone already.
     
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    But that was my point. Their success hinges entirely on Carey Price playing out of his mind. If a team relies on a single player to determine whether they win a Cup or miss the playoffs, they probably shouldn't be picked ahead of teams who are overall better than them.

    As for them being a top team last year, yeah, when they had Radulov, Markov, etc. It's not the same roster as last year (a team that lost in the first round, by the way, even though Price played well -- which goes back to my above point).
     
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    This has probably been commented on a lot, but Edmonton being 2nd makes this whole list a sham.
     
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    Eh, maybe a bit, but CBJ is the real slept-on team
     
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    I too think the Leafs are top 8.
     
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    AustonPowers The Kids Are Alright

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    Calgary looks promising imo. I'd go with them here.
     
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    Weird. Your fanbase doesnt seem confident at all.
     

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