Western Conference: First Few Games Fly in The Face Of Expert Opinions

Posted: 7th October 2009 by David Protheroe in NHL
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I know that it is probably way too early to be writing this article, but there have been so many surprises in the first week of NHL action that I just couldn't resist. Detroit, Vancouver, San Jose and Anaheim, who just about everyone predicted to either win or be near the top of their respective divisions, are the bottom four teams in the conference. Colorado, who everyone had pegged to be the bottom dwellers, has the third most points in the conference, coming off spectacular back to back games from their new goaltender, Craig Anderson, and stellar performances from their top line of Wojtek Wolski, Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk. Calgary's revamped defense was widely touted to be one of the stingiest in the league, and their offense was expected to have trouble scoring.á Three games, 106 ...

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