Last season, approaching playoff time, I had St. Louis as my “dark horse” team to go all the way. Can’t call ’em that now and, yes, they do have what it takes to repeat.
My dark horse to go all the way this year is Colorado. Joe Sakic has made a believer out of this doubter (BOY was I wrong) with his management skills and I say keep an eye on him as we approach trade deadline day.
He’s got a nice chunk of cap space to add something significant either up-front or on the blue line, both of which are as solid as any team in the league, to go along with two goalies both having outstanding seasons.