Since the "unofficial" kickoff to the 09-10 season is upon us I figured I would throw out the obligatory preseason predictions/outlooks post.......
I think the Bruins finish 2nd in the East behind Pittsburgh
I think even with the addition of Pronger, Philly finishes 5th because they have absolutely no goaltending
I think the top 5 in the East are 1. Pittsburgh 2. Boston 3. New Jersey 4. Washington 5. Philly
I think Chara repeats as the Norris winner
I think Lucic pots 22-25 goals this year, Kessel resigns a few weeks into the season, Rask plays more than we all think he will, Ryder gets over the 30 goal mark, Shawn Thornton goes full handlebar moustache all season