Why Ottawa will top Toronto tonight 

November, 2, 2010

Damn those Ducks! If they would have played to form down in Dallas last Tuesday, I would've had a perfect 6-0 week. Instead, they rose up for just their second road victory of the young season. As you well know, for me, perfect weeks are about as tough to come by as goals for the Devils. (Can you believe they've scored just 13 times in 20 games?)

I shouldn't really complain, though. I'll sign-up for a 5-1 weekly record right now. For the season, I've moved over the .500 mark. With four games tonight, let's see if I can build on last week's success.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.