NHL Survivor Pool Picks for November 6: L.A. Kings, Habs, Flyers

November 3rd, 2010 by Iain Arseneau Leave a reply »
We’re finally ready to get underway with this year’s edition of the Hockey Survivor Pool.

There have been lots of early season surprises in the NHL, such as the Devils’ implosion, the Leafs’ hot start, and Steven Stamkos’ otherworldly scoring pace, although maybe the latter shouldn’t be too, too surprising.

With all the unpredictably that goes with these hot and cold starts, it’s a good thing we’ve now included a double elimination rule for the survivor pool! Let’s take a look at this weekend’s top three available picks.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Nashville Predators (Saturday, 10:00 Eastern)

The Predators have faded somewhat since their hot start, but boy does Barry Trotz deserve some recognition as one of the league’s best coaches. Year in and year out, his ragtag teams are always there come playoff time.

They’re slumping now though, and the Kings are rounding into form as one of the league’s most exciting young teams. Couple this with the fact that Drew Doughty is expected back in time for this game, and the Kings should be padding their lead ...

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