I was wondering where the hockey thread was...
I'm a Senators fan, so all I have left to hope for is that they sell at the trading deadline, and keep losing to get a lottery pick, and try and rebuild a bit... Trading a first round pick the other day scares me that they may not realize that they're finished for this year, and sacrifice more of the future for right now.
On a Jackets-related note, it is nice to see the central division not be a joke anymore, and see Columbus, Chicago, and St. Louis not out of playoff contention by Christmas like they usually are.
the west is a much more exciting division in terms of the playoff race
the east has atlanta, islanders, the leafs, the lightning...and other such teams that are perinally out of the race
in the west you cant really count anyone out