NHL Preview 10/29

7pm- Rangers at Islanders  Ducks at Flyers and Stars at Canadiens

730pm-Lightning at Devils NBCSN

8pm- Sens at Hawks and Jets at Blues

9pm- Leafs at Oilers

10pm- Kings at Coyotes

Best game- Rangers at Islanders

Picks- Rangers, Ducks, Canadiens, Lightning, Hawks, Blues, Oilers  and Kings

Breakdown-

1. Rangers at Islanders 7pm – The Rangers looked awful last night against the Canadiens losing 2-0, I think they will bounce back, but they can not get into a high paced up and down game, the Islanders have more scoring threats right now, but, I think the Rangers will slow it down and get a close win.

Score- Rangers 2 Islanders 1

2. Lightning at Devils 730pm NBCSN- The Lightning are better than the Devils to be honest and I dont see them losing here.

Score- Lightning 3 Devils 1

Rangers And Wild Preview

Rangers:

Finally back at MSG this week but, a tough week ahead

Monday vs Canadiens 730pm NBCSN, Tuesday at Islanders 7pm, Thursday vs Sabres and Saturday vs Canes 7pm

Thoughts: The week is tough with a back to back to start the week, then the Sabres and Canes

How they will fair: I have them winning 2 and losing 2.

Wild:

Monday vs Hawks 8pm, Friday vs Canadiens 8pm and Sunday vs Devils

Thoughts: Not an easy week at all

How they fair: I have them winning 2 and losing 1.

NHL Preview 10/28

7pm- Stars at Sabres and  Pens at Canes

730pm- Canadiens at Rangers NBCSN

8pm- Hawks at Wild

10pm- Caps at Canucks

Best game- Canadiens at Rangers

Picks- Stars, Pens, Rangers, Hawks and Canucks

 

Breakdown- Habs at Rangers 730pm- The key here is who gets their style of game going, Montreal likes to sit back and wait for turnovers to counter attacj, while the Rangers like to dump in and use their speed to win. I feel that the Rangers speed will get the winning edge.

Score- Habs 2 Rangers 3

Thoughts and Rankings 10/27

Top 10:

1. Sharks, 2. pens, 3. Lightning, 4.Avalanche, 5. Ducks, 6. Leafs, 7.Canes 8. Hawks, 9. Canucks, and 10 Wild

Hot 5:

1. Avs, 2. Sharks, 3. Lightning, 4. Wild and Canucks

Not 5:

1. Sabres 2. Panthers, 3.Oilers, 4. Sens and 5. Flyers

 

Thoughts

1. The Sharks right now are the team to beat

2. The Oilers were over hyped as of now, a lot of talent but no results so far….

3. I will wait and see on Matt Moulson of the Islanders being traded to Buffalo for Tomas Vanek for this year its great but how it is long term remains to be seen.

Best Games 10/27-11/3

Sunday:

Ducks at Blue Jackets 6pm- One of the best vs one of the hottest

Monday:

Habs at Rangers 730pm NBCSN- Debut of the New MSG for the Rangers

Caps at Canucks 10pm

Tuesday:

Rangers at Islanders 7pm- Rivalry

Lightning at Devils 730pm NBCSN

Wednesday:

Bruins at Pens 8pm NBCSN

Sharks at Kings 1030pm

Thursday:

Ducks at Bruins 7pm NHLN

Friday:

Caps at Flyers 7pm NHLN

Wings at Flames 9pm

Saturday:

Leafs at Canucks 7pm CBC, NHLN

Wings at OIlers 10pm CBC

 

 

NHL Preview 10/26

3pm- Oilers at Coyotes

7pm- Devils at Bruins, Penguins at Leafs CBC, Sharks at Canadiens CBC, Rangers at Wings NHLN,  Sabres at Lightning, Jets at Stars CBC and Flyers at Islanders

8pm- Wild at Blackhawks and Blues at Predators

10pm- Capitals at Flames

Best games- Pens at Leafs, Sharks at Canadiens and Caps at Flames

Picks- Coyotes, Bruins, Leafs,Sharks,Stars, Red Wings, Flyers, Lightning, Blackhawks,Blues and Caps.

Predictions of big games:

1. Pens at Leafs- This will be fast and quick tempo, if the Leafs can play smart they can sneak out a win, both teams are playing a back to back Leafs are in Columbus and Pens are home for Islanders, so it might be more slower than expected, in the end the Pen’s experience gets a goal in the 3rd to win.

Pens 4 Leafs 3

2. Sharks at Canadiens- If the Habs want to have a shot they gotta drag the game to a crawl, they do not have the  offensive talent to get into a high scoring game, in the end it wont be pretty but the Sharks have enough offense to beat a decent but not great Habs team.

Sharks 3 Habs 1 ( empty netter at the end)

3. Caps at Flames- The Caps can score with the best of them, with Ovechkin and Green, but their defense is suspect, the Flames are not talented, but, they do work their butts off and will make this game very competitive at the dome. In the end the Caps get a win just based on talent level. but the Flames make it close.

Caps 3 Flames 2

4. Rangers at Wings- This is a mismatch on paper, right now the Rangers are not doing well, the Wings are one of the best teams, if Lundquvist is back in goal it would not batter, the speed will be too much for the Rangers to handle, the Rangers will have to get into a quick paced game and just go for it to have any chance here.

Rangers 1 Wings 4

5. Wild at Blackhawks- With Backstrom playing at less than 100 percent, this is trouble, the Hawks will pound away and get chances and win the battles to get a victory by a few goals. The Wild can not score many goals and against the caliber team of Chicago that will be hard.

Wild 1 Hawks 4.