Hockey is back!

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    The lockout is finally over and were gonna have a 48 game season. Can't wait to see them raise the Championship banner at Staples Center.

    Anyone else excited for hockey?
     
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    I love hockey. I'm a huge Capitals fan. I would love for them to win it all... but not like this.

    So no, I'm not excited.

    #fuck the nhl for this bullshit.
     
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    Thank heaven!

    Now, I can save that $700!!!
     
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    Thank goodness! 48 games? Shitty, but betetr than 0! Ready to go see my Preds kick some ass! Kings are probably my second favorite team BTW
     
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    :lol:

    I forgot about that...it must suck.

    I'll say this, LA has an advantage not usually bestowed on the defending cup champs, plenty of off-season to get as rested as the rest of the league.

    Doesn't matter though, my Bruins are taking it back, bud. :thup:
     
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    Last year it took LA a while to get the offense going so this shortened season might really hurt them. Hopefully they start out as hot as the playoff run but I doubt it.

    Boston always puts a good squad on the ice. Seguin and Lucic are beasts. I see Nashville struggling a little with no Suter. Minnesota is scary in the West.
     
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    Ryan Ellis. He will be in the top 3 before too long. Maybe not surpass Suter, but right behind him.
     
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    I'll tell ya, Boston does regularly make the playoffs, but until they won that cup the fansbase was incredibly skeptical, and rightfully so. After Joe Thornton bombed out in the playoffs a few times, then got shipped to the sharks and won the MVP, it was a team that was good enough to get to the postseason, but really didn't have the intangibles needed for that long run to June, and everyone knew it. So finally 6 or 7 years later better pieces came along and the rest is history.

    The Phil Kessel trade to Toronto goes down as the best move the Bruins have made since they drafted Bobby Orr. That's how we landed Seguin, and Dougie Hamilton, a Defenseman that's one of the top prospects at that position. He's gonna be a good one, like Seguin is quickly becoming.

    I don't think he's going to put up the same scoring pace that he did over in Europe though, the defense in the NHL is better. I have a feeling he'll end up being a 50-goal scorer within the next few years...he has highlight reel skills, it's really a pleasure to watch.

    I'm so excited! :D
     
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    Should be a fun short season, esp if they go with a schedule flush with divisional games.
     
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    Our season largely depends upon Rask.

    We should, however, enjoy a nice advantage early on given that nearly everyone is back again.
     

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