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Sportsfan1 01-15-2013 09:41 PM

What are your expectations for this season......really?
Obviously we are all very excited to see Parise and Suter on the Wild with Granlund. The talent has never been higher, we have never had a bona fide #1 go to guy on d like we do now. The talent and prospects have never been deeper.

That being said, this team has a lot of gelling to do, a lot of guys getting to know each other where as other teams in the league like Chicago are coming in with much less roster turnover. It'll be hard for these guys to get thrown into the season and really start gelling this year right away, will this team fall far behind or manage to stay at the top of the conference?

What do you honestly expect from this shortened and uncertain season Wild fans?

Me personally, just make the playoffs and maybe win a round this year is fair. Is that expectation to high, to low or just right for the team this year?

forthewild 01-15-2013 09:52 PM

4th in conference, Conference Finals in playoffs, 7 game series loss to STL

NugarifiK 01-15-2013 09:52 PM

The team has to make the playoffs this year. No excuses.

Fel 96 01-15-2013 09:52 PM

I expect playoffs, nothing less.

Then, anything can happen from there.

Sportsfan1 01-15-2013 09:54 PM

Yeo get fired if we miss after a year in a half essentially?

BigT2002 01-15-2013 09:57 PM

6th in the Conference. 2nd in the Division.

That is being realistic.

rynryn 01-15-2013 10:07 PM

Playoffs are a must. Anything more = gravy.

opinions WILL change if we play great hockey during the regular season. As in: people will ***** incessantly if we don't get past the first round.

tomgilbertfan 01-15-2013 10:12 PM

If we don't make the playoffs this season I'd consider it a failure of a season. I expect to make the playoffs and get past the first round (or at least take the first series to 6-7 games).

Avder 01-15-2013 10:18 PM

We are this years LA Kings. Maybe not so splashy during the regular season, but we get hot at the right time and start to blow everyone out of the water come playoff season.

State of Hockey 01-15-2013 10:21 PM

7th-10th in the West. 2nd-4th in the division. Right on the playoff bubble. That's where I'd have us.

Fel 96 01-15-2013 10:22 PM

Why am I not shocked?

rynryn 01-15-2013 10:26 PM

we're not going to get in so lets sell all our NHLrs for picks right away.

tomgilbertfan 01-15-2013 10:27 PM

If we don't it'll cost us 5 cups, minimum.

Fel 96 01-15-2013 10:28 PM

Dang, I was about to ask the cups question.

Puhis 01-15-2013 10:29 PM

5th in West and conference semis. Anything more than that is a bonus.

Minnesota 01-15-2013 10:30 PM

I'm keeping my expectations low until I see some chemistry.

I don't want my heart broken again. :(

Dee Oh Cee 01-15-2013 10:33 PM

With these Canuck injuries...who knows maybe they'll even win the division..

Realistically I was thinking between 5-8 area.

elnewby 01-15-2013 10:34 PM

Playoffs are a must.......

...if we can stay healthy..

TaLoN 01-15-2013 10:38 PM

Minimum fifth seed in the conference (serious challenge for division title), win at least one playoff round.

Casper 01-15-2013 10:47 PM

one step at a time, just make the playoffs.

I would also like to see us in the middle of the pack and not the bottom of goals for too.

WildisLaw 01-15-2013 10:50 PM

Somewhere between 3rd to 6th in the West, and a playoff run.

TaLoN 01-15-2013 10:53 PM


Originally Posted by Casper (Post 57659577)
one step at a time, just make the playoffs.

I would also like to see us in the middle of the pack and not the bottom of goals for too.

You don't get the talent influx this team just had, and only be satisfied with "just making" the playoffs IMO.

With higher talent level SHOULD come higher expectations.

Billy Mays Here* 01-15-2013 10:57 PM

7th-8th in the West with an early playoff exit. Baby steps here people.

Lapa 01-15-2013 10:59 PM

Playoffs. Everything above that is gravy.

TaLoN 01-15-2013 10:59 PM


Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan (Post 57659995)
7th-8th in the West with an early playoff exit. Baby steps here people.

I would call that a failure. JMO

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