Believe in Blueland = Believe in Blue in the Face
>>> after trading away Hossa in February, the Thrashers should be bottom-feeders in the Eastern Conference. They can only hope the addition of Jason Williams can take Hossa's pla...yea right.
Our Team. Our Tradition = No Team. No Tradition. Horrible Division.
>>> What tradition? Hey, maybe since they are in the Southeast Division, 80 points will get them into the playoffs.
The Puck Unites = Yuck, This Bites
>>>The Panthers traded away their captain and their chances at improving upon their 85-point season.
New York Islanders:
Grit. Character. Heart. = Old. Old. Old.
>>> Guerin, Sillinger, Weight are a combined 107 years old.
Vengeance = Vengeance
>>>For a team with 6 suspensions last season, their slogan actually fits their philosophy.
Tampa Bay Lightning:
My Game. My Team. My Town. = New Free Agents. New Analyst. Same Headaches.
>>> half of their team played from another club last season. Talk about chemistry issues. Plus their coach has been an analyst for ESPN since 1995.
Toronto Maple Leafs:
The Passion That Unites Us All = The Suffering That Might Get Us the First Overall Pick
>>> Could finish dead last in the NHL this season. Good news tho, they made a huge free agent signing in Jeff Finger. Uh who? Looks like Tavares will be a leaf in 2009.
We Are All Canucks = We Are All Screwed
>>> Pavol Demitra, Kyle Wellwood > Marcus Naslund and Brendan Morrison? ha, they wish.