Buffalo could make it, and they have great goaltending when he's on, and a good defence. St. Louis played last night, and was tired. They trap like mad--it was easily the dullest game I've seen since Jacques Lemaire coached Minnesota. But that wins in play-offs. The Dead Puck era revisited. But I see why Elliot has been so successful there. I suppose Ottawa is possible. Boston is salivating just thinking about it, no doubt. I despise Boston so much it is hard to be fair to them. They certainly have a chance, but the league has finally concluded (accurately) that they are a bunch of thugs. It will thus be harder for them to get away with what they did last year while screaming 'dive'. But a repeat is as possible as anything else. Vancouver is quite fragile--both emotionally and physically, and the twins can be shut down easily. A couple of injuries on defence and they are toast. The reason they kept Schneider is that they don't trust Luongo. He can be really good. He can also suck, and you never know which is going to appear. Once he gets a scunner on a certain team, it's nearly always permanent. Which is why Schneider plays in Boston or Chicago. Nashville should be a beast. Don't envy whoever gets them or the Blues. The fact is, once you make the top ten, anyone can win. It's luck after that.