Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pre-Pre Season Prediction Pontification

My blogging has been less than frequent as of late, so I am starting with something nice and easy to get myself into writing shape for the season. Consider this the start of training camp.

20 Predictions for the 2011-2012 NHL season
Leaf-centric
1- Tim Connolly will be a 0.8 PPG player
2- Phil Kessel will score 40 goals
3- Luke Schenn will get 30 points
4- Matt Lombardi will play 20+ games for the Leafs
5- Nazem Kadri will score 45+ points
6- Mike Komisarek will earn some of his money....maybe half of it
7- Ron Wilson will coach the full final year of his contract
8- Josh Leivo will be this years Josh Nicholls and surprise everyone with his CHL scoring
9- No one will miss any of the players let go/traded from last season....except Kaberle for nostalgia purposes alone.
10- The Leafs will be fighting for a playoff spot right up to the end, and won't miss by more than 6 points

NHL Wide
1- The Jets will not only be terrible, their fan base and the media whoring around them will be intolerable.
2- The Flyers at best will be a bottom rung playoff team
3- If Cary Price produces an average season, the Habs will be a below average team
4- The Oilers and Islanders will continue to rush their prospects
5- The Avalanche will hand the Caps a top 5 pick for .905 goaltending
6- Ovechkin will be back, in a big way and win the Richard
7- Crosby will return, and score at a staggering pace almost immediately
8- Selanne will still be near a PPG if he plays for the Ducks
9- Jagr will embarrass himself in Philly this year.
10- Forsberg will attempt yet another come back

2 comments:

quinn esq said...
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quinn esq said...

My predictions for 2011-12:

1. Jarde will mispel JaDer.

2. Kessel will score a tremendous goal in Philly, forget where he is for a moment and flash his goofy grin up at the fans, thus igniting a riot that will engulf the City of Brotherly Love in flames, all is lost, woe is us, ALL FLyeRS FANS ARE DAID.

3. Lombardi will successfully rehab his head playing Angry Birds.

4. But then accidentally stab himself through the eye while eating corn on the cob.

5. We will weep at the memory of Keith "Action " Acton.

6. Weep, I tell you.

7. There is a never a point 7, and anyone who uses one is an unholy monster.

8. Luke Schenn will get 30 points. True.

9. Except 13 of them will be on these two bucks he shoots just outside the Sault.

10. The Leafs will ring up Cary (sic) Price big-time this year, after realizing that Hal Gill - no matter how frightening he may appear - actually cannot move his feet.

11. 4 rookies will start the season with the Leafs. Frattin, Colborne, Gardiner and a SURPRISE.

12. Nope, not telling you who. It's a fricking surprise, assh*le.

- Not Norm Ullman