It’s that time of year already the National Hockey League drops the puck tonight in Washington as the Capitals raise their Stanley Cup Championship Banner. It will be a long season with some cool games with the Winter Classic being played at Notre Dame and the stadium game in Philly. I would like to see these games without the Blackhawks and Penguins for a change as they have been in the most of these games, how about a Minnesota or Colorado hosted game? As for who is going to make the playoffs it seems likely that most of the same teams from last year will make it yet again. Although the Red Wings should be back in the playoffs where they belong. As the season begins there are talks about a new team coming to Seattle. As for real predictions wait until the season is over and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are around the corner.