Going into this season are you looking for a successful record or a favorable playoff matchup?

I’ll propose a question to you and open it for debate, but first since this is my first day with a SBN name and I plan on being active this season, I wanted to introduce myself to you

My sbn name is 5th Shift.  I was born in Jersey but I live in Central Pennsylvania... deep in the jowls of Flyers and Penguins country.  My doctor says theres nothing I can do about this problem except move

Because of my close proximity to Carcillo of the flyers I tend to stay inside my house as much as I can, I fear if I get any closer to him he may take a flop...

I have cataclysmic home insurance because of my proximity to the hype monster that is the Penguins, it roams around all over here, and it roars so loud sometimes I can barely get a word in edge wise.  It bludgeons the streets here crushing cars with its heavy spiked foot falls, it tears apart houses, I fear my house isn't even safe... the other day caught my dad saying that he "kind of likes Crosby."  How do you feel about the penguins wingers, I asked my dad... I think that move may have bought us some more time!

I've been a long time reader on In Lou We Trust, in fact I usually try to come on here at least one a day.  Until the other night when John posted the late night shill, whatever that means, I never really put thought into getting a name.. but its time! Its time to start getting pumped for the regular season!!

As my first topic of discussion I propose to you this question, and while it may not seem important for this time of the year its something that has been crippling the devils for a few years now... even ending their seasons

Going into the post season this year, if of course we make the postseason, would you rather have the better rank or the better matchup?  Would you sacrifice an atlantic division title to play a team that matches up with you favorably first round?  I know everyone wants both, but some years it just doesnt happen. I saw us dominate the caps and the pens last year, only to be crushed by a team who got into the playoffs with a shootout.  Before you jump to conclusions and say rank every time, as I am also inclined to do, think about how important it is for us to get out of the first round this year...

As we start the regular season whats on your mind?  What are your goals for this regular season, successful record or favorable matchup?


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