This team is firmly in control of its own destiny. No, not 8th. Stop it with the 8th. Forget about 8th! I'm talking FOUR . . . TEENTH. The Ducks are currently tied with Minneosta at 12th and 13th respectively, but Columbus is only 6 points back.
Now, I'm not suggesting that the Ducks try to lose; that would be unsportsmanlike. I'm not suggesting we root for them to lose; that would be sickening-- and ultimately, they haven't really needed our help there this year. I'm suggesting we all root for Columbus a little harder. Go Jackets! With your -45 goal differential! It's the stretch run, time to deliver.
Sadly, 14th in the West might put us 5th overall come draft time-- damn you Eastern Conference!! --BUT, you know who else is working with a slim lead? The Flyers. Atlanta (9th) is only four points out from Philly (6th). Philly, who is on a three game losing streak and is now without the services of Jeff Carter.
Imagine us picking twice in the Top 7 at the Staples Center draft. Imagine. It's easy if you try.
There's a watch party at the Oggi's in Temecula (41301 Margarita Rd. #101). Only 60 miles from Honda Center!!
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