|My gut said the Rangers at first. But if you ask me, I *still* think they won't be super high scoring. They will have one great line. But yeah, killer goaltending, and a willingness to pay the highest price.
Posted: 1/15/2013 7:23:42 PM
However, I am going to go with Detroit as a bit of a sleeper pick.
Damian Brunner playing with Zetterberg and Datsyuk. After dominating the Swiss league alongside Zetterberg, Brunner will need a little adjustment for the NHL. But man, this line could be super scary. Scares me more than that Ranger top line. I still would rate Datsyuk as the best overall player in the league. Easily.
Goaltending is above average, and I think out of the T.O. spotlight, the Monster is going to shine as a backup.
Losing Lidstrom and Homer hurts. So this is a bit of a stretch, but, I can't see this all-out favourite pick (Rangers) winning. This is a league of upsets. And the wings are NOT weak. They've been deep for years, and have several really nice new young players.