Where does Ottawa finish in the Atlantic?

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  1. Stylizer1

    Stylizer1 HatTrick Swayze

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    Sens and Bruins go 1 - 2
    I say the sens finish 3rd in the east.

    Pitt and the bruins probably finish a head but not by much.

    Montreal misses the playoffs.
     
  2. Super Cake

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    Most analysts think the sens will finish third in the Atlantic division.
     
  3. FolignoQuantumLeap

    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    Anywhere bellow third and I think they'll have underachieved. It's a tough division though so playoffs are the main goal.
     
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    I think it's Boston, Ottawa, Detroit, and Toronto as the top 4 and where they slot in will depend on injuries.
     
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    How come the Habs are being underrated?
     
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    Because everyone loves underrating the smurfs.
     
  7. Charliebox

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    I think it will be
    1. Boston
    2. Ottawa
    3. Detroit
    4. Montreal/Toronto
    5. Montreal/Toronto

    I have a feeling Montreal will finish 4th simply because they have more scoring and a better Defense than Toronto.

    I almost wanted to put Tampa ahead of the Leafs, but I'm not sure if it's cause I dislike them, or I really am seeing all the holes I think they have.
     
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    I'm picturing them at second. Boston is the top dog, and I'm not seeing anything done this offseason that will take them off that pedestal, and Detroit to me seems quite streaky in their play so far. Montreal really feels like last year was fluky, and Toronto is Kessel, Phenuf, Reimer/the new guy and a lot of 3rd liners so they're of little threat to eclipse the Sens.

    EDIT: Or what Charliebox said.
     
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    First. Book it.
     
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    We're taking the division
     
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    I really think over a long season, Montreal and Toronto's 4th line and 3rd D pairings are going to hurt them.

    I know, it sounds silly that a 4th line will hurt you, but if the coach can't trust them, then that means extra ice time for everyone else.

    Orr and McLaren are just brutal as are White and Parros. These guys are going to get feasted on by other teams 3rd and 4th lines.

    Ottawa, Boston and Detroit can all roll 4 lines pretty easily.
     
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    First and its not gonna be close
     
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    1. Ottawa
    2. Toronto
    3. Boston
    4. Detroit

    I think Boston is the best team in our division but will be hampered from an extremely short off-season combined with injuries to some key players in their last playoff run.
     
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    Somewhere in the playoffs. The coaching staff and goaltending will get them there.

    The Sens position will depend on the health of the star players.
     
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    I'm fairly confident that during at least a somewhat injury free season we can be ahead of every team in the division, except for maybe Boston.
     
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    In 2nd behind Boston and ahead of Detroit then Toronto then Montreal then Tampa Bay then Florida then Buffalo.
     
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    1) Boston
    2) Ottawa
    3) Toronto
    4) Montreal/Detroit
    5) Detroit/Montreal

    Yes, I can see Detroit missing the playoffs. If Montreal doesn't regress (which I expect them to, however slight that regression may be), I think Detroit's the odd man out.

    The Flortheast "New" Atlantic division is the toughest in the NHL, IMO. Whoever finishes 5th is going to be good enough to have made the playoffs in any other division, but will get shafted because they play in the NHL's version of the AL East.
     
  18. Qward

    Qward Because! That's why!

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    Last. And the ducks will get the second overall pick while winning the cup. They will chant "thank you ryan!" every time we play the ducks.
     
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    If Toronto gets the goal-tending, they will be good.
     
  20. aragorn

    aragorn YES WE CAN

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    If Ottawa can stay healthy they could be challenging Boston for the top spot, if they can't stay healthy or their best players need a lot of games off to heal, they may find themselves fighting for a playoff spot. Ottawa has a lot of good depth, if they don't lose some to waivers. They need to make a deal to bring in one more top 6 forward to assure secondary scoring & their young defence has to play big.

    1. Boston - big, tough, skilled, best faceoff guy in the league, Chara, Iginla & Lucic
    2. Ottawa - depends on the health of their key players & the youngsters stepping up
    3. Toronto - they will try & beat the crap out of everyone on their way to the Cup
    4. Detroit - very good veteran leadership but may be getting long in the tooth
    5. Tampa Bay - they are an improving team with a lot of good young players
    6. Montreal - still too small, still too soft & will still get pushed around by teams
    7. Buffalo - a team in transition, likely to trade one of Vanek or Miller or both
    8. Florida - lots of good young players but few are NHL ready
     
  21. MainDotC

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    Typically you won't be able to answer this question until the end of the season. As for "analysis" - there are way too many factors to even come close to an accurate conclusion.
     
  22. Stylizer1

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    I think Tampa does better than Montreal too. If they get average-good goal tending from Bishop they will surprise. They pick up a Dman at the deadline and I think they take the 4th spot over Toronto/Montreal.
     
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    I have no clue.
     
  24. Shanny

    Shanny Let's Win It All

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    We'll be neck and neck with Boston all year but we should take it, hopefully Detroit grabs the last wild card spot and sets up an epic Wings-Sens first round matchup.
     
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    1st in Atlantic.

    Premier 1st line.
    Good secondary scoring.
    One of the best players in the league who will yet again contend for Norris.
    Goaltending.
    Depth in all positions.
    Young, but not necessarily inexperienced.
     

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