So, Teams from Canada might not suck this year???

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  1. AmericanDream

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    What a turn around a year makes - well sorry Edmonton lol...

    It is pretty early on but you can certainly see a few teams from Canada are really looking good out there.

    Ottawa has to be the biggest surprise, they just look so fast out there, Lajoie and Chabot look like legit top pair talents out there...Tkachuk has been as impressive as any rookie can be right now (sucks for the injury but hopefully no more than a month)...their depth guys have stepped up as Tierney and Smith have looked real good, and Stone hasn't really even started scoring yet. Plus they have some real good kids ready to come up in Wolanin, Balcers, Brown, etc.. Ottawa might be a bubble playoff team this year, very very few even dreamed that.

    Vancouver has a lot going on that Ottawa does. The kids are stepping up and taking roles like Petterrsen, Horvat and Boeser. They have guys like Sutter and Ericksson playing solid hockey, and anything I have ever said negatively about Edler- I take it back, that dude is a stud!! I am not sure they have the depth to get through the grind, but they have been entertaining as well and have kids like Gaudette ready to step up too.

    Montreal is a team that....I honestly can't explain. I have no idea how they are winning games with the roster they have, but the team is so quick and hustles most nights, they simply are outworking their opponents. They have some talent here as Byron and Gallagher are two very underrated players, Tatar seems to be the find of the year and Drouin finally might be figuring things out. Kotkaniemi has been real good though nothing spectacular, but overall the team just looks good out there...also Mike Reilly has been very solid on the point too..and they have that Carey Price guy too...

    Calgary and Winnipeg are both teams I expected to make the playoffs and neither are letting that down though Winnipeg is taking its sweet time to really get rolling here. I expect both teams to be in the playoffs this year as they are well balanced groups.

    Almost every team from Canada is playing better than last year.....and oh yeah, forgot about the Leafs....no I didn't, don't want to talk about them, this is for the other teams lol... But so far so good for ALL the teams out of Canada this year............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................sorry Edmonton
     
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    Sorry Oilers?

    They're 2-2 from a road trip and one of the hardest schedules to start a season that we've seen in a while. You're not funny.
     
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    Some of those teams are going to tank out. Montreal and Ottawa will not last.
     
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    Jinx thread?
     
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    I don’t disagree with your points but I also don’t expect much this season.
    But you can’t skip an opportunity to mock the Oilers!
     
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    that's great, they still look like ****
     
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    Excuse me but the Oilers are only 2pts out of a playoff spot with 2 games in hand and only 78 games to go. Let's pump the brakes on calling the Oilers bad.
     
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    Bettman sure hopes so!
     
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    Except for McDavid, he looks incredible as expected.
     
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    OP, sidebet the Oilers don't finish last out of the 7 Canadian teams?
     
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    The 20 game mark is usually a decent indicator for how the season will fare.

    Didn't the Canucks have a decent start last year too?

    The odds are still likely that most Canadian teams will struggle this season.
     
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    How about you take your 20 games and throw them in the garbage. It's all about small sample size around here. You take the most you can from the least you can to prove your point or get owned.

    WE ARE HF
     
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    As a Vancouver fan-- I expect them to come crashing back to earth sooner than later.

    EP has almost single handedly kept their head above water, but once a couple D injuries hit, it'll get ugly.
     
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    Well, teams from the U.S.A might not suck this year?
     
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    Its October 18th
     
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    Let’s wait until at least the quarter pole to say this. The Canucks for example were in a similar position the last couple of years before the wheels fell off with key injuries. Still way too soon.
     
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    Speaking for the Nucks, this isn't the first year we've started hot and then been in the lottery sweepstakes later. And it won't be the last. :laugh:
     
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    My hope for Edmonton is to finish one point out of playoffs
     
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    The Oilers are 2-2 after being on the road for 17 days? Not sure why you’re apologizing.
     
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    of course, nobody is saying all of these guys will make the playoffs, but pretty nice to see how teams like Ottawa, Vancouver, and Montreal have looked while all being near lottery teams...fans should be happy with that and found it curious to see that nearly all of them are playing above .500 if only for a half a dozen games...
     
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    I miss that thread

    And raptors jesus

    And olli jokinen and turkey girl dollhouse


    Anyon got those threads archived?
     
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    Thread seems sincere:sarcasm:
     
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    They do suck.. except Toronto.. i'm sorry..
     
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