Wow... some good answers there guys.... now for a lady's point of view
1) Will Roberto Luongo be the difference-maker the Canucks are banking on him to be?
Hes certainly has the capablility to go out and have shutout games... and the lower our GAA is, the better our chances are. but we all know that theres alot of teams who get into the playoffs because of killer goaltending... and this is the most talented goalie we've had in a long time.
2) Will the Canucks make the playoffs?
As a huge fan im thinking.... GOD I HOPE SO
, and i hope we take the division. however the chances of them squeezing in is more likely... but it has been proven many times that your position in the playoffs doesnt really matter
3) Who will win the Stanley Cup?
Im gonna go with the ducks, you cant help but look at the tandem they have on the blueline and think they have a shot
4) Which team will be the most improved over last season and why?
Im hoping that the Pens improve at least a little... they have a ton of talent out there and its only a matter of time before things start to happen out there...
5) Can we expect a big drop-off in performance from any team this year?
Detroit... im not too sure if they will make the playoffs. First time in forever that they will have a new captain and now that most of the team is aging or has moved on they are only relying on a couple stars to score goals
6) Who would be your first pick in a fantasy hockey league and do you have a sleeper pick?
Ovechkin... sleeper= J.P Dumont
7) Who will win the Art Ross Trophy and how many points will it take?
8) It's been pretty much a draw so far between last year's top rookies, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Will one of them pull away from the other or will the rivalry continue?
that "rival" will always be around, Ovechkin is more of a natural goal scorer, but with the amount of talent in pIttsburgh.... look for it to stay even at least for now...
9) Who will win the rookie of the year award and can it possibly be as exciting as last year's race?
its not going to be as exciting as last season's rookies.... but its gonna come down to Brule or Malkin... lol whoever plays the most games (stays the healthiest) wins...
10) Will former Canuck goaltenders Dan Cloutier and Alex Auld blossom in Los Angeles and Florida respectively?
well for our teams sake lets hope cloutier wont disapoint us and do terrible... as for auldy... he has the talent to break out but may crumble and if that happens its all over for florida
11) Will Todd Bertuzzi find peace -- or find his form -- with the Panthers?
He may think to himself that he could find "peace" in florida do to lack of attention, but thats the sort of thing that will be with him forever. i LOVE bertuzzi (thus the name) so i wish him well and i hope he has a great season.
12) Which Canadian teams can we expect to make the playoffs this year?
Kinda depends on how everyone's goaltending goes.... if kipper has another great season expect them to be there... same with luongo... same with Roloson.... oh, and ottawa
13) Will Luc Bourdon be to Vancouver what Dion Phaneuf was to Calgary or are fans expecting too much of him?
Phaneuf is a damn freak of nature! i dont think we'll ever see another rook d-man play like he did... but i do hope Bourdon develops into an eventual top d-man
14) Will the Calgary Flames miss Darryl Sutter behind the bench?
Naaaa, that guy is still runnin the show...
15) Will Ryan Kesler be able to live up to his $1.9-million annual salary?
He damn well better!!!
16) Do you think performance-enhancing drugs are a problem in the NHL?
17) Will Mike Keenan find another job?
of course, it may not be until the next offseason... always an opportunity for a GM like that guy...
18) Who will be the first coach or GM to be fired?
Garth Snow... what a joke
19) Who will score more points this season: Anson Carter or his replacement on the Sedin line?
Well i would like to say his replacement... but i think it also depends on what kind of ice time carter will see in Columbus
20) In his next life, Mike Milbury will return as:
ol mad mike will return as the Islanders mascot... do they have one??
"we did a fucking great job"