The gang here at the FanSided Sports Network began it’s NHL season preview today. I’d like you to skate over to each of our sites and see what our talented sports writers have to say about their teams’ upcoming season. Remember, we’re all fans and we have high expectations for our teams and previews are what they are…..previews. It will be interesting to see what the gang here has to say about their respective clubs. Such as, will the Washington Capitals challenge for the Cup, what will happen to the Boston Bruins as they try to defend their championship, and can the Vancouver Canucks survive the “heartbreak” of losing in the Finals.
Today we started with the Anaheim Ducks over at Ducks Daily Blog. Michael Lombardi gives you his insight to a Ducks team that in my mind has a chance to make the playoffs, but if a few things go wrong, could be on the outside looking in. The Florida Panthers faced off against the Ducks once last year and lost 5-3. George Parros scored twice in that contest for the Ducks as did Steve Bernier for the Cats.
Here’s some of what Mike had to say in his preview:
It is safe to say the Ducks have one of the strongest cores in the NHL. The Ryan-Getzlaf-Perry line is one of the best trios in the league and can take on anyone. If Teemu Selanne returns, he will bring back his magic to the powerplay. They also have some insane power on the blue line with veteran Lubomir Visnovsky and rookie Cam Fowler. With Jonas Hiller in net, the Ducks have one of the league’s top goaltenders.
The Ducks biggest issue would be their lack of depth. Ducks GM Bob Murray made some off-season moves to hopefully fix those problems.
Tomorrow you can read about the Boston Bruins over at Causeway Crowd as they attempt to defend their championship.
We hope you enjoy all the previews as we attempt to “pump your tires” for the upcoming season.
Thanks for reading. We welcome your comments and opinions. By the way, I’ve made it to day three of “my contest”. Only two more to go!
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