Do you think Florida will be a playoff team ne…

Do you think Florida will be a playoff team next year with Q behind the bench?

I like their chances. He’s got one hell of a track record when it comes to winning. In 20 seasons where he wasn’t fired partway through, his teams have missed the playoffs twice. And in one of those, they missed by a single point. If they can figure out their goalie situation, I trust him to get the defensive game figured out enough to make an impact and get them to the playoffs.

Are there any players who haven’t had th…

Are there any players who haven’t had the best regular seasons that you think will be major contenders in the playoffs this year?

I think Patrick Maroon in St. Louis might be somebody to look at. This prediction will look terrible if they get bounced in the first round, but I’m going with it lol. Every year there are a couple players who just have great playoff runs after unremarkable regular seasons, and a lot of the time, it’s a big guy who can just charge to the net. Bryan Bickell, Johan Franzen, DSP last year. Maroon’s a big guy who’s shown he can score in the past, and if the Blues go on a run, I think he’ll factor in.