by Patrick Hoffman on 04/21/10 at 03:17 PM ET
In a recent blog on XM 204’s NHL Home Ice Channel blog, host Mick Kern went back in time and looked at the predictions he made before the 2009-2010 season started.
I found these two predictions to be the most intriguing:
- bloggers for the Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals will continue to show their complete ignorance of the game of hockey � HALF RIGHT. That one was for fun. Red Wings’ fans ignored it, and continued to show why they and their team are a class act. Some, and I stress SOME, Capitals’ fans took the bait, which only proves the point.
- except for Paul Kukla, who, unfortunately for him, will have at least two of his hockey viewing parties crashed by Rossy and Mick � GIVE IT TIME.
Here are a few other predictions that Kern commented on:
- the Boston Bruins will almost miss the playoffs � BANG ON � They finished only 4 points up on the 9th place Rangers
- the Tampa Bay Lightning will just miss the playoffs � CLOSE � the Bolts were in the race until the last two weeks
- Alex Kovalev will score 18 goals this season, 17 of them against the Montreal Canadiens � HALF-RIGHT. Kovalev did indeed score 18 goals this past season. Obviously, 17 of them didn’t come against Montreal, though that would have been fitting.
- Dominic Hasek will attempt another comeback � BANG ON. The Dominator tried to make it back for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He didn’t make it all the way back, but nice try.
How did your predictions work out? Were you bang on, way off, or somewhere in between?
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