NHL Predictions – 1/6/2006
Six games on the schedule tonight but none you would really consider rivalry or important matchups except for Nashville-Detroit. Nashville trails Detroit by 4 points for first in both the division and conference with a game in hand. I am sure Detroit really wants the win to put a bit more space between the two teams while a Nashville will put the teams almost deadlocked with half a season left to play.
For western Canadians there is always high interest when Toronto comes ot town so I am sure a lot of people will be watching the Calgary-Toronto game. The Leafs have managed to win a bunch of games while dealing with a bunch of injuries but for the most part those wins came against second tier teams. This western Canada road trip will say a lot about the Leafs and whether they should be considered a top team or a tier below the top teams.
In the pick-em games, I’ll take Philadelphia to win despite playing on the road on back to back nights. The Flyers are just a better team than the Capitals.
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