About effing time indeed ! 48 game schedule means playoff intensity from the get go. Teams can't afford to go on a prolonged slump. Only bummer is no inter conf games. For example : No Pens vs Wings or Blackhawks or Canucks etc. Its gonna be a dog fight in Atlantic div. We have to face Flyers, Rangers, Isles, Devils- five games each, and three games each vs all other East teams. So, teams will cancel each other out in our division. Much easier path to playoffs for teams in 'not so strong' div in East. Same goes true for West conf. Anyway, I am just glad its over and can't wait to see some action starting next weekend.
Looks like Leafs have fired Burke as their GM.
Sohel : I heard a joke that you would love. Hearing that the league went to a lockout so Leafs don't get to play in the Winter Classic : (