This Episode of the Slewfoot Hockey Show is all about the East!
We kick off the show with Top Shelf News – the subjects we discuss today are:
1: The pre-season and the end of that. We’re glad the new season will be starting soon, as I am sure everyone else is too. We don’t think it’s a true indication of what will be happening in the real season.
2: The Injury Train makes an appearance again – it’s been everywhere all over the league, making stops in various cities and picking up passengers. It’s unfortunate, but it’s part of the game.
We preview the Eastern Conference, equally as competitive as the West. The Metropolitan will be a very tough Division again with teams like Washington, Columbus, the Rangers all looking to dethrone the Champions from Pittsburgh. There were many moves in the off season in the Division so it should be very competitive.
The Atlantic has also improved and there are also some teams looking to grind their way to the playoffs. The Bruins look strong, The Canadiens with all their new talent are looking to show that their early playoff exit from the spring was a fluke. The Maple Leafs are looking to show everyone they’ve improved and their young group of superstars are for real – but can they stay healthy? The Red Wings struggled last season – Dave is a believer in the Wings turning things around, and he is cautiously optimistic about their playoff chances. Tampa Bay is hoping their Captain stays healthy all season, and if he does they could be a force to deal with!
So who ends up on top in the East? Dave believes the Bruins are going to have a good year and finish in 1st – Fred believes it will be Tampa’s year.
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Thank you for listening!