Well, it's FINALLY that time of year again!!!

The joy of a season previously feared (thought) lost - is soon to be upon us.


Who wants it most?


A look at what might happen broken down from an 82 game projection to 48 games:
http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=326

Rank Team 82 gm 48 gm
1 Pittsburgh 104 61
2 Boston 103 60
t-3 Chicago 99 58
t-3 Vancouver 99 58
t-5 Los Angeles 97 57
t-5 NY Rangers 97 57
t-5 Philadelphia 97 57
t-5 San Jose 97 57
9 St Louis 96 56
t-10 Carolina 93 54
t-10 Toronto 93 54
t-12 Detroit 92 54
t-12 Nashville 92 54
t-14 Buffalo 91 53
t-14 Colorado 91 53
t-14 Dallas 91 53
t-14 Winnipeg 91 53
t-18 Calgary 90 53
t-18 Ottawa 90 53
t-18 Tampa Bay 90 53
t-18 Washington 90 53
22 Montreal 89 52
t-23 Edmonton 88 52
t-23 Minnesota 88 52
t-23 NY Islanders 88 52
t-26 Anaheim 86 50
t-26 New Jersey 86 50
t-26 Phoenix 86 50
29 Florida 84 49
30 Columbus 81 47
I'd be happy with that. Although clearly it's a bit flawed, seeing as how it has Toronto as a playoff team.


Discuss what the 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins winning the President's Trophy then (clearly!) going on to bring the Cup home for the fourth time in franchise history would mean to you ...

(I'd get to update my ink)


... Or, you could always just talk about one of the lesser 29 teams.






Have a take, and see if you can shout down the drunken hillbilly.


Here's to an injury free shortened season for your favorite squad.
(Unless you're a Flyers fan - then Scotty Hartnell needs to die on the ice. Seriously. Die. Preferably by choking on his mullet.)