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internetdotcom 01-06-2013 09:10 AM

Your hopes for the 12/13 "season"
 
We all know how decimated/weak we are on the back end, and how we are, let's be honest, not Cup contenders, and that making the playoffs last year, while it was a VERY pleasant surprise, was not something to indicate that we are a perennial playoff team for at least a couple more years. We also all know how deep the 2013 draft class is. With that said, what are you hoping for this year, to make a push for a playoff spot, or to finish as low in the standings as possible (this year only), since we are not contenders anyway, get a high pick in this deep draft, and try to push deeper into the playoffs in 13/14 and beyond?

Shanny 01-06-2013 09:11 AM

Playoffs....if not......top 5 pick

Orange Thunder 01-06-2013 09:13 AM

Drouin or Lindholm please

Deku Scrub 01-06-2013 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Shanny (Post 57175143)
Playoffs....if not......top 5 pick

Came here to say this.

danishh 01-06-2013 09:18 AM

playoffs. Screw a top pick, this is probably alfie's last shot.

source 01-06-2013 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by danishh (Post 57175383)
playoffs. Screw a top pick, this is probably alfie's last shot.

Trade Alfie.

internetdotcom 01-06-2013 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by source (Post 57175451)
Trade Alfie.

Blasphemy. Also, you misspeled 'Spezza' . ;)

BonkTastic 01-06-2013 09:27 AM

Don't care.

If we make the playoffs, we get playoff hockey... and playoff hockey is a fantastic development tool for our young guys.

If we don't make the playoffs, it's a hella-deep draft year. Anyone in the top-15 are going to be good, good players in this league.

Silver lining to both viewpoints. I'm just glad there's actually going to be a season this year.

Yokai 01-06-2013 09:30 AM

Pretty much during this "3 year plan" I will be riding the "I ain't even mad train". If Ottawa makes the playoffs this year then awesome. If Ottawa fails to make it and continues to build on their already impressive prospect pool then awesome as well.

I think by this point anyone Ottawa calls up has played enough AHL games to go back for their playoffs? That way even if the big team fails then Silfverberg can get some playoff experience in NA.

CanadianHockey 01-06-2013 09:32 AM

Playoffs are always preferable to tanking. I'm confident enough with Murray's drafting to secure good prospects outside the top-5.

RedWhiteBlackGold 01-06-2013 09:48 AM

I'm fine with whatever the outcome is but with our current lineup, especially on defense I'd prefer getting a top pick and retool for next season.

Iamok 01-06-2013 09:50 AM

Hell, there's no better time to tank than in a shortened season amirite?

Gil Gunderson 01-06-2013 10:02 AM

Obviously I hope we make the playoffs, but the D looks terrible.

If we suck, I hope we do it well.

internetdotcom 01-06-2013 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by BonkTastic (Post 57175755)
Don't care.

If we make the playoffs, we get playoff hockey... and playoff hockey is a fantastic development tool for our young guys.

If we don't make the playoffs, it's a hella-deep draft year. Anyone in the top-15 are going to be good, good players in this league.

Silver lining to both viewpoints. I'm just glad there's actually going to be a season this year.

The season is so short that essentially the whole regular season will be playoff hockey. That, and knowing that a high pick in this ultra-deep draft is the best thing for this team to become a perennial contender, rather than a tweener between a playoff team and a bottom feeder.

Legend Killer 01-06-2013 10:12 AM

Whatever happens, happens.

Stick to the plan and dont make any dumb decisions for Alfie, or any other one player. If we make the playoffs, great. We play our tails off and try to win the cup.

If we miss, hopefully we get a high pick. Draft BPA. And give it a go next year.

danishh 01-06-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Legend Killer (Post 57177689)
Whatever happens, happens.

Stick to the plan and dont make any dumb decisions for Alfie, or any other one player. If we make the playoffs, great. We play our tails off and try to win the cup.

If we miss, hopefully we get a high pick. Draft BPA. And give it a go next year.

if we're sitting in the 7-11 range at the trade deadline I fully endorse making a dumb decision for Alfie.

Legend Killer 01-06-2013 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by danishh (Post 57177945)
if we're sitting in the 7-11 range at the trade deadline I fully endorse making a dumb decision for Alfie.

And riding our goalie who has never won a playoff series? With our suspect defense?

Yeah good luck with that.

Fitch89 01-06-2013 10:22 AM

Playoffs would be awesome, but realistically I see this being more of a scouting season. Gives us a chance to find out who can make the transition to the NHL and where our holes truly are as opposed to the obvious gaps on paper. With our huge amount of cap space and the lack thereof on other teams, we could fill the gaps we find this season in June and have a pretty kickass team next year.

MainDotC 01-06-2013 10:34 AM

How can you have playoffs with a 48 game season? To my knowledge there is no official announcement that there will be playoffs or even if the cup will be awarded to anyone.

Legend Killer 01-06-2013 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by MaindotC (Post 57178647)
How can you have playoffs with a 48 game season? To my knowledge there is no official announcement that there will be playoffs or even if the cup will be awarded to anyone.

Are u being serious or??

There has to be playoffs

OgieO 01-06-2013 10:43 AM

I "hope" we add a dman (or 2) and I hope we make the playoffs and go on a run. Why waste Alfie's last year? We don't need to add a lot to give us a chance - just find a good D and maybe another depth D and lets give it a shot.

BonkTastic 01-06-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Legend Killer (Post 57178773)
Are u being serious or??

There has to be playoffs

Main's my favorite tongue-in-cheek troll on these boards.

You stay awesome, Main.

MainDotC 01-06-2013 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BonkTastic (Post 57179167)
Main's my favorite tongue-in-cheek troll on these boards.

You stay awesome, Main.

troll love :)

Fenix Rises 2026 01-06-2013 10:50 AM

Is no one paying attention? The draft order is going to change, specifically for the purpose of reducing the incentives for tanking. (I'm hoping the entire top 14 gets doled out via lottery)

You guys are just going to have to suck it up and start cheering for your favourite team to win again.

Highbrow 01-06-2013 10:52 AM

Try to make the playoffs to give the younger players more experience.

Just out of curiousity, was the CBA amended in the end so that all non-playoff teams had a chance at 1st overall pick or is it still a bottom-five system?

[EDIT] It would seem Fenix just answered my question. Thank you.


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