ZoomZoom18 Posted March 19, 2009 Report Share Posted March 19, 2009 Normally I'd be hating on the Panthers, but I'm hoping to see them make the playoffs this year. It seems like its been a dogfight and looking at the standings tonight, they have lost four straight and are three points out of a playoff spot. However, I think it'd be cool to see them make the playoffs for the first time in what seems like ages (I personally can't remember the last time that they made it). I was impressed with some of the names on their blueline; Ballard, Bouwmeester, Boynton, McCabe, Allen, Skrastins, Eminger, and Cullimore. I know Ballard and Boynton from their Coyote days and personally hated to see the Yotes get rid of both of them and then obviously Bouwmeester and McCabe. I can't say that I'd have a problem going into the playoffs with that group. As for the Blue Jackets, I've really been hoping to see them get over that hump for their first playoff berth ever. As of right now, it looks like they'd be in the 6# spot. Personally, after having played some high school and club hockey games in Ohio, I've always thought it was a solid hockey state. Not to mention the Cincinnati Cyclones fans in the IHL in the late 90s were always pretty devout (at least the ones who came into Indianapolis were). I've been rooting on the Blue Jackets for awhile to get over that hump. Its possible that the entire Central Division in the Western Conference could be in the playoffs if the Blues happen to squeak in (right now the Predators are in 7th). That would be very interesting to see. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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