Here's his thoughts on the Red Wings and the rest of the West.
Preseason prediction: The Wings are still good because they have a god on defense in Lidstrom, a 40-50-goal threat in Zetterberg and a potent power play. What they don't have is a championship roster.
Preseason player projection: Henrik Zetterberg, 44-53-97. Current projection: 41-46-87.
Here and now: Zetterberg is one of the best players in the NHL. Having seen them play in person, I still don't believe the Wings have a championship roster. They need a little more grit and punch, or Datsyuk will get shutout again. GM Ken Holland will do something. I'm sure he is telling John Davidson in St. Louis, "Don't do anything until you call me."
and his thoughts on the West overall:
Edited by haroldsnepsts, 20 February 2007 - 08:00 PM.