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2010-11 NHL Preview: BT’s 10 Bold Predictions for the Philadelphia Flyers

October 4th, 2010
The Philadelphia Flyers shocked the world more than a few times during the playoffs last year, and they're preparing to try for the same success this year. Granted, you could argue that the Flyers should have never been in a position to shock the world with the offensive superstars and loaded ...

BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not so Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Pittsburgh Penguins

October 3rd, 2010
The Pittsburgh Penguins are perennial contenders in the NHL, and namely it's because of their two superstars. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin produce at other-worldly levels, and even when one of them has an off-year (Like Malkin last year) the Penguins still find a way to compete. This year will be especially ...

BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not so Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Ottawa Senators

October 1st, 2010
The Otttawa Senators have always had trouble with secondary scoring. They've tried to fill those holes through free-agency, from within, and now with the acquisition of Sergei Gonchar, they're going to try to revitalize their puck-moving defensive ways of old. Along with that, the maturation of Erik Karlsson and the hopeful ...

BT’s Bold (Or Not So Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The New York Rangers

September 29th, 2010
The New York Rangers are divided, but only one side really recognizes the division. Fans of the team are clamoring for a youth movement. They see the young guys up front (Mats Zuccarello, Evgeny Grachev, and Derek Stepan) and the on the blueline (Ryan McDonagh, Mike Sauer, and Pavel Valentenko) and ...

BT’s Bold (or Not So Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The New York Islanders

September 28th, 2010
The Islanders seem to have the worst luck of any NHL franchise. Toronto Maple Leaf fans in the audience are struggling to stifle screams and the Phoenix Coyotes never seem to be able to dodge extinction worries, but it's true. Key injuries, missed opportunities, weird/bad decisions, and performances leaving a lot to ...

BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not so Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The New Jersey Devils

September 25th, 2010
For as long as anyone can remember, the New Jersey Devils have been a competitive team. They employed the best defensive system in the league, buoyed by one of the greatest goaltenders ever, and were able to get key offensive contributions when needed. It's an organization that's used to success, but with ...

BT’s 10 (Not So) Bold 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Nashville Predators

September 24th, 2010
Things never change in Nashville. Year in, year out, they're a perennial pick to miss the playoffs. But then people consider that this team has missed the show just once in the past six seasons. Meaning that they try to give people reasons why the Preds could make it. Yet the fact is, ...

BT’s 10 Bold 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Minnesota Wild

September 21st, 2010
The Minnesota Wild has been doing their best to shed the image of "defensive specialists." They've introduced a bit of scoring to their arsenal. While there are some quality pieces in place (Mikko Koivu and Martin Havlat), there wasn't a ton done over the off-season to help this plan. Drafting ...

BT’s 10 Bold 2010-’11 NHL Predictions: The Los Angeles Kings

September 20th, 2010
Last year the Kings were one of the biggest surprises in the league, but with hindsight being 20/20, should we have been surprised? With a ton of young talent, the Kings had been building to burst on to the scene for a few years now. Drew Doughty emerged as a candidate ...

BT’s 10 Bold 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Florida Panthers

September 16th, 2010
The Florida Panthers are certainly going to have their work cut out for them this season. Amidst yet another rebuild, Florida has been forced to watch the teams that were around them in the standings get better: The Toronto Maple Leafs added a bit of punch with Kris Versteeg, the ...