So Toronto, Boston and Philly are tied for '1st' in the East with 58 points. Philly is ahead on wins, and Toronto is ahead of Boston by having less losses (or at least less OTL)The best part about this list? NJ is currently NOT in the playoffs (although ther are only out by one point), and Montreal is out by 2 points, and Vancouver is out by 5...So it's still VERY possible to have all 6 Canadian Teams in the Playoffs.
Of course after tonight Toronto will have sole possesion of 1st place with 60 points after trashign the Thrasers!! (Yes I can be a cheesy radio broadcaster now!)
Overall shocks of the season so far? CHICAGO!!!! 62 POINTS!!! HOLY SHIT! And Boston actaully giving Toronto a good run for lead of the Northeast Division (And Eastern Conference)
As a NYR fan it is getting increasingly difficult to watch my team stumble through their current 7 game winless streak - injuries aside, this is not a very good team and will only go as far as Richter's knee will let them - not too mention their pathetic special teams play of late
Just keep the devils out of the playoffs and I will be happy this year
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Well, the Leafs lost. Heatley and Kovalchuk strike again.
I'm not sure about New Jersey, there's a alot of trouble there and Mogilny is the only difference from last years team (unless you want to count Sean O'Donnell and Bob Corkum). I'm hoping they make it..they're too good not to.
As for Boston, it's going to come down to goaltending. They have a tremendous offense, but Toronto has Cujo.
Philadelphia is finally living up to expectations...they're going down against Toronto on Saturday.
I had heard it speculated, especially since they did not make the playoffs. Montreal has gone on record saying they will have a Francophone coach, so he is a likely candidate to end up behind the Habs bench.